Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Lakeside stones washed out of the clay banks by the high waters...



...and more water on the way.


Monday, 16 October 2017


Earlier this summer we took a few hours at the Hell Holes Nature Trails on the way up to our cabin.




Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saturday, 14 October 2017


This summer's high waters in Lake Ontario washed away a lot of shoreline.


Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Liddell Crescent...



...a walk-through to Robert Wallace Drive,...



...and a soon-to-be-demolished back yard on Crerar Blvd.


Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Coming into my favourite time of year again. True, it's a bit more hit and miss for model flying, but the turbulent atmosphere offers different vistas all the time:



There's turbulence in trees as well, but very, very slow on our time scale:




Monday, 25 September 2017


If you are like me, the chance to get up close to a vintage aircraft is not to be missed, so when the Commemorative Airforce sent a B-17G to Kingston I went to see it and climb through it with our sons. I disagree with almost everything these aircraft were designed to do and did, but that doesn't lessen my fascination with them. Inside the bomb bay doors, veterans had put their signatures and crew lists, which was very affecting, and reminded those who cared to look what life was like in these machines.










Sunday, 24 September 2017


The end of summer in Paterson Park: the sun coming lower through the leaves and branches blown down by the first cool winds...




Friday, 22 September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017


Earlier in the summer, walking around Shannon Park, while the boys tried out the new skate park by Rideau Public School:






Tuesday, 12 September 2017


The rich greens of late summer. This first tree is likely going to be in the way of Kingston's "Third Crossing", which I think will come straight up this passage of trees:


Nearby on Belle Island these are growing on a mountain of garbage:


And up at Sheffield Lake:


Monday, 11 September 2017


The old Rideau Marina, in black and white first, in colour below. The marina is in (or very near) the path of Kingston's proposed Third Crossing, but has been declining for some years. At least you could buy gas on your way up the Rideau Canal, but as a marina it seemed little more than a cheap place to leave a boat. Now it's all gently falling into the water. A rainy day seemed to be the perfect atmosphere!





Saturday, 9 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


The old Rideau Marina on a suitably dreary day. Blue docks...


...and Travel Lift:


Sunday, 3 September 2017


Getting back to nature: a canoe on Crerar Blvd,


a shopping cart on the K&P Trail,


and a breech-loading cannon on Point Frederick.