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Яick Harris PRO 1:15am, 11 January 2007
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Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Thank you -- it's very nice to meet you. I hope you enjoy the rest of the year. There are some very nice people in this group. For example ...

Thank you Bella!
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
06-20-2007

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Oshawa Garden

Lacrosse season will end tomorrow. Which means I can't stroll through the lovely peonies at this garden beside the arena. My son goes for the 'A' final in house-league lacrosse. It's a tough sport, he's a tough guy. It will be two very tough teams hammering it out for the championship. Hopefully no one gets hurt.
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
06-21-2007

Whitby Psych - Bldg 12

Strolling the Grounds ~ Whitby Psych

Whitby was home to a wonderful urban exploration site, the Whitby Psychiatric Hospital. It was decommissioned some time ago. But in it's time it served as a troop hospital for WWI soldiers. Wonderful turn-of-the-century architecture. It was transformed into a psychiatric hospital after the war.

This place is well documented among flickr-ers:
www.flickr.com/search/?q=whitbypsych&ct=6&ss=2&am...

Sadly, only 2 buildings remain (BLDG 12 and 22). The rest demolished to make room for development. It's a sad thing because the buildings were beautiful and a great place to explore!

My daughter and I celebrated summer solstice by strolling the grounds. She's an urban explorer at heart. She once ventured down to these buildings to explore them before they were razed. She got to see the recreation building. Interesting fact: Girl Interrupted was partially filmed in the recreation building (the bowling alley).
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
oooh!! i didn't know that! Girl Interrupted was disturbing
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Catching up, and marvelling once again at the quality and variety here, the rich colours you present. Jellia put it very well, I think. And shame on Glory, misinterpreting your metaphor like that!

Oh, and congratulations on being published! Did they pay you anything?
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
No they didn't -- but I didn't really ask for anything. I like the publicity.

Thanks Rob!

My daughter did a little research on Whitby psych and came up with that little tidbit!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
06-22-2007

Brianna ~ Whitby Harbour

Brianna

Walking with my daughter down at the pier.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
06-23-2007

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Runners Up

Martin came in second in his lacrosse league. It's a great sport. It whips you into shape. We're done sports for the summer. We start hockey again in October.
jelliajamb 11 years ago
so which broad-shouldered sweaty kid is him?! is that a goalie in front? I don't know lacrosse -just really impressed by the massive leg gear there.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Lacrosse is played with a very hard ball. The goalie needs massive protection (especially the industrial strength jock).

My sweaty son is in the back row on the right.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
06-24-2007

"Abandoned"

"Abandoned"

So I went for a nice country drive this morning. I came across these abandoned railroad tracks. I walked about a mile taking pictures of pretty flowers, when I heard a train whistle. I thought, hey there's another set of tracks around here. I continued on my gleefully ignorant way, when I heard a loud blast from the train whistle. I looked up and saw a large train rounding the corner in front of me. I moved off the tracks to safety. The "York Durham Heritage Train" was speeding down the track at about 5 mph. I let the train pass, went home and changed my shorts.

Sadly they don't have cabooses on trains anymore. Another metaphor dies an undignified death. I am here to breath new life to the phrase "hey nice caboose, lady".
Jonathan W PRO 11 years ago
really like the colors and how the track pulls your eyes onward
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
More beautiful pictures!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
thanks ...
and you too, Rob!
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
The 6/20 shot is so lovely. went to fav it,but can't .... oh well.... i'll enjoy it here :-)
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Thanks Bella -- I forgot to de-privatize it. It's public now. Thanks!
Oh, that need for changing ones shorts!! :D

Thanks for the laugh.

Beautiful shot and worth the little thrill.

( A Gypsy Outdoors)
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Thank-you Maq!
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
06-25-2007

Risking the Wrath of the MDPD God(esse)s

Risking the Wrath of the Diary Gods / Godesses

I'm entering one of my pictures in our corporate art show. It will be exhibited in our company's head office in Plano, Texas.

I've narrowed my selection down to 8. My wife chose number 1.

I'd love some of my diary buds to chime in with a suggestion. The only prize you win is bragging rights for the year. And the opportunity to have your picture hung in some snazzy north Texas building.

1. Triumph of the Swans
2. Dining Room Tabblo
3. Vase
4. 16:9 Booths in a Field
5. Cottage Dock
6. September Leaf
7. Lake St. Peter
8. Still Life

If you happen to visit my diary entry, please weigh in with your opinion. Everlasting good karma awaits all who help.

*asking pre-forgiveness from the Diary Gods.

*slideshow
jelliajamb 11 years ago
PFFFT!!! Not hard at all, huh? Well, from a competition standpoint my faves would be 7 & 8 - high impact, bombastic color, unique enough to emote. Leaning toward 7....but then 8 and then all of them again. But I definetely pick 7... or 8 : j
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
Thank you! (I'm leaning towards 7 -- but I don't wanna skew people's opinions).
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
06-26-2007

Peg

Clothing Optional Housework
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-27-2007

Martin

Martin

10-years ago.

Martin attended his grade 8 graduation tonight. It was very special. Incredibly hot; great fun. What a great looking kid!
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
07-28-2007

Picture the Cure

Picture the Cure

Picture The Cure is a one month gallery show featuring photographers and artists from Canada and abroad. All proceeds are donated to the Canada Cancer Society. This year the event is being held in July at the Steamwhistle Brewery gallery in Toronto. The final night, July 30, will be a reception and silent auction.

The flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/picturethecure/
The site: www.picturethecure.ca
Irina Souiki is the co-ordinator (she's an awesome soul): www.flickr.com/people/stillmemory/

If you're in Toronto anytime in July, please stop by.

Steam Whistle Brewing
255 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, ON, Canada
(416) 362-2337
www.steamwhistle.ca
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-29-2007

tofacebook

My Buds

My wife and I went to dinner with some friends, Camille, John and Jayne.

It was a nice night with nice people. Camille is from Vancouver in town for business. John and Jayne traveled all the way from Ottawa to join us for the evening. They're very smart, sweet people!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*sighs
i wish your wife had been in the shot
Dragonhide Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Dragonhide (member) 11 years ago
Picture the cure is cool... I remember your invite a while ago.. I guess I haven't participated yet cause I'm still rather raw about Mom.. :P I expect that to change in the near future and get back to contributing some elbow grease and participating in the cause other than just simply running the World Community Grid computing screensaver and donating my CPU time.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Which is cool Tim ... there are plenty of participants this year. She's overwhelmed a bit with the response.

We start hanging pictures next week. It will be a blast. There are some scary talented people participating. Irina has some beautiful pictures to be exhibited. It should be fun.

Three of my diary pictures will be on display. I doubt I would have picked them, but I trust Irina's instincts. She knows what will sell.

Here are my entries:
flickr.com/photos/rickharris/tags/picturethecure2007/
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Meh, your humility.

Those are very good entries!
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Nice to see the best of your work, or at least a selection, featured here. Difficult to choose between the 8 - you'd do well with any of them. Good luck with Picture-the-Cure. Good cause.
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
06-30-2007

June 30, 2007

At the Cottage

Wrestled with the water pump all day. Why is it the simplest devices give me the greatest problems. I replaced the pump, but neglected to replace the fitting that draws water from the lake. It was allowing air into the system. Which means there wasn't enough pressure. Replaced a $1.50 part and voila the water works. OK the new pump cost $250 -- the fitting caused the old pump to overheat and break.

My sister-in-law had visited the cottage and planted a lovely garden. It was a nice surprise!

It was a lovely weekend. More to come.
drab chicken [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by drab chicken (member) 11 years ago
Happy Birthday, Rick. you, sir, are a precious and trusted friend of mine. i feel honored to know you. i love the husband you are to your wife and the father you are to your kids. i also love the friend you are to me.

xoxo
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
*blush
Thank-you. That's very sweet. I'm thrilled to be your trusted friend. Peace GD!
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
07-01-2007

The Working Life [1]

Urban Spelunking

It was rainy at the cottage, so I decided to explore this abandoned saw mill down the road. The place was lovely; rotting and rusting filled with poetic reminders of a hard life working big machines. Milling large pieces of lumber into something usable and useful.

The place was eerie. Looks like the announcement to shut down went out early in the morning. The men's hard hats were sitting on the lunch room table -- covered in dust and mouse droppings. It must have been a hard life with low wages and few rewards.

*the set
*the rest
ebilflindas 11 years ago
You even make switch-boxes (or whatever they're called) lovely subjects!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Thank-you!
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
07-02-2007

Peck Lake - Algonquin Park

Typical Canadian Scene

I'm probably feeding a stereotype of Canada, (all snow and moose). Well so be it. This was taken on the side of the road in Algonquin Park -- it's a large nature reserve in northern Ontario -- about 20 minutes from our cottage. We're fortunate to be within driving distance of this place. It's lovely. We visited Peck Lake -- which is a moderate hike. Soon we will visit the majority of hiking trails along the hwy 60 corridor. If you're ever in northern Ontario, Algonquin should on your list of sites to visit.

My Algonquin Park Collection
My Peck Lake Set
ebilflindas 11 years ago
A worse stereotype might be that everytime I see a moose[photo], I hear the MacKenzie Brothers (thanks to the Brother Bear movies)!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Take off eh

(ok that's the last time I utter those words, eh)!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-03-2007

[*]

My Birthday

Too lazy to take pictures on my birthday! What's up with that? Well my wife and kids gave me a lovely leather portfolio as a birthday gift. My wife made me a scrumptious vegetarian dinner (Vegetarian Ratatouille and Vegetarian Cous-cous!). It was a lovely night. I spent a lot of time selecting and editing pictures for my new portfolio. Pictures to follow.

Next year a D40, prime lens and Tamron 10-20 wide angle lens.
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
07-04-2007

Clara!

Clara the Star

Went out with my daughter to the opening of Picture the Cure. It was lovely. There are about 150 pictures on exhibit. They will be there for a month. On July 30th all of the prints will be auctioned off. All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society. It all looks lovely. Clara was a hit. A lot of people gathered around her picture and oohed and aahed. This picture was taken in January and added to my diary.

If you're interested, drop by the flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/picturethecure

The original: www.flickr.com/photos/rickharris/361185304/in/set-7215759...
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-05-2007

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By the Way Café

Went out for vegetarian with my daughter. Preparing to go to California next week.
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
07-06-2007

Mercurial ~ 7 Mile Island, Lake Scugog

7 Mile Island Road, Lake Scugog

I love exploring. I love discovering new old places. This place is an abandoned estate on a lake just north of my home. It is an amazing place. With a large boathouse, statuary, man-made ponds, a large outdoor fireplace / bar-b-que and a number of cottages scattered on a large property. I believe the property dates from the 20s or 30s. The statues and the grounds seem to be geared towards children.

During those years, parents would send their kids out of the city during the summer months to protect them from Polio. I suspect this well-healed family used this wonderful property for that purpose.

The property is reminiscent of old money Ontario. Lakeside, summer cottages, sunset view. I suspect this was water-access only in its day.

More pictures: www.flickr.com/photos/rickharris/tags/7mileislandroad
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I'm off to California for the next week ~ training and working. Should be fun. I have one day to travel down hwy 1.
Dragonhide Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Dragonhide (member) 11 years ago
Not all Californians are vegetarians, you know... :-) Couldn't resist the lead-in. (re: 7/5)

I'm very surprised to see such beautiful estate... abandoned.

wow.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Brilliant blue on 30 June. Loved your industrial archaeology set -so detailed and colourful. A satisfyingly ugly moose, and colourful, interesting cafe decor. And a well-lit statue of Hermes (Ermis) to finish off.

Why does the word colourful so often recur in my comments on your pics?

And belated wishes for your pictureless birthday.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
jallen ~ it was an amazing property. I will have to visit there again.

Thanks for the visit Rob. And thanks for the kind words!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-08-2007

SFO

SFO

In San Francisco for the week for training. I love this place. It's just like coming home. I took a drive through the mountains along Page Mill Road and Alpine (highly recommended for anyone visiting SF). Also took a nice drive down the coast. I arrived early so I could sneak in a day of sight seeing. I lasted most of the day, but alas the travel caught up with me and I had to grab a nap at about 5:00pm.
laheringer PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by laheringer (member) 11 years ago
You know, in San Ramon, you're really close to the windmills of Altamont pass and to Mount Diablo . Both of them are within 20-30 minutes.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
My sister lives in San Ramon... I owe her a visit.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-09-2007

Mount Diablo

Mount Diablo

Took laheringer's advice and climbed Mount Diablo. Quite a beautiful spot. I confess I was more than a little scared climbing the mountain in my rental car.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
You know another place that's 20-30 minutes away from San Ramon is Mission San Jose — one of the old Spanish missions from when California belonged to Mexico. it's right off of the 680 freeway, take Mission Blvd exit and it's the corner of Washington and Mission Blvd.

There's some pictures here. It's got a pretty little cemetery if you hit it in late afternoon light.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
quite beautiful indeed. know what's peculiar? when i closed the window to work ...which is what i actual get paid to do here (haha!) ... qhat i remembered most about this last picture was the golden glow of the growth there at the bottom. this has nothing to do with anything. just thought i'd share
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
laheringer -- thanks for the suggestions! That will be my next stop. I'm really tempted to try to get to Big Sur, but after experiencing the traffic around the bay, I'm scrapping that idea.

Thanks for sharing GD! There are such lovely places around here.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-10-2007

Half Moon Bay [1]

Half Moon Bay

I started out for the ocean twice. I got half way when I realized I forgot my camera. Then I forgot to go before I left home. This occured to me as I got onto the San Mateo Bridge. Oy!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ahi ahi ahi... such sexy pics!!!
lovin it!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Dude, don't let the Bay Area traffic keep you from exploring--it's not like that on the coast, and if there is traffic on the 1, it's not bad 'cuz the view is incredible! Try mapping out a route that'll take you out to the coast, take CA-1 south (for the view and better/easier opportunities to pull over for photos) as far as you want/can, then cut inland and return north on the US-101. If you have the time, I'd say travel south to Cambria, take CA-46 east, and that'll get you to the 101.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
thanks sunshine!

eb: Good advice. I explored plenty this time:
» Page Mill Road, Alpline Road and Hwy 1 to Santa Cruz on Sunday,
» Mt. Diablo on Monday
» Half Moon Bay Tuesday.
» San José Mission and Mission Peak on Wednesday
I'm in meetings most of the day tomorrow and meet up with a dear friend tomorrow night. Alas I fly home Friday. I could live here! I love exploring this area!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-11-2007

Mission Peaks Pano

The Long Valley

I love exploring. I love the SF area of California. There is an embarrassing amount of beauty here. So far I've climbed Mount Diablo, traveled the coast, seen the sun set over Half Moon bay and climbed Mission Peak.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Quite lovely spot you're hanging out in these days :)
Glow* 11 years ago
You've got very nice photos.Never been to SF (neither west coast)

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594429817562/page5/
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Hope you're home safe!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
*echoes ebil's sentiments
welcome home,
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago


Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm home again. Since Friday I have traveled from San Fran to Toronto to northern Ontario. That's a whole heck of a lot of mileage. It caught up with me today. I slept most of the day.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-12-2007

Page Mill Road

California

Second to last day in California. Had a lovely conversation with a friend. And saw some beautiful scenery!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-13-2007

Altamont Pass

Morning on Altamont Pass

Received a lovely 4:30 am wake up call. Went out and did some last minute exploring. This was taken at 5:58 am. In a few hours I was on my plane home.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Nice to see California put on some of her finest for ya. Whadja bring home for the kids?
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Well I brought my vegetarian, left-leaning, honour-student daughter a copy of that PostSecret book.

I bought my son a pair of portable speakers. He likes to crank up the tunes in the shower (don't ask, that's just what little dudes do) :)

Got room on your couch eb? California is beautiful.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I'll bring an inflatable mattress eb, we'll have a flickr adventure!

Great pictures, Rick!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
thanks jallen ... maybe your sister will put us all up. Then we can impose on bunaen, laheringer, la Maquisarde, eb and bella.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
i call La M's couch!!
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
07-14-2005

Lake St. Peter

Altamont to Lake St. Peter

According to google maps the distance between Lake St. Peter, Ontario Canada and Altamont Pass Road, California is 2,793.06351 miles. You should be able to drive that distance in 1 day, 17 hours (41 hours) -- at an average speed of 68 mph. I don't know if they factored in pee breaks. You should include a couple dozen empty bottles before you embark.

Here are the directions, if you're interested. Please feel free to drop by the cottage. We'd love to have you.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
bottles are only salvation to one gender, yo.
Wow, that dianthus with the raindrops is just stunning. Great colors.
Now wait a minute, you came to Santa Cruz and I didn't know about it. Darn. I would have loved to meet you.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Thanks for the map, Яick. With all the mileage I've put in the last few months, I could've gone out there and back (maybe). Couch is all yours; I might have to clean up/clear out the spare bedroom if anyone else is comin'!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago

A little envious? There are real benefits to owning and operating one of these things, yanno.


Thanks ... well I was tempted to drop a line, but time just caught with me and suddenly my days were full. I have to admit you are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places I've visited. I love the coast.


Clear the couch and put a couple of frosty ones in the fridge!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-15-2007

Lake St. Peter

More Flowers

Oy ... what's with all these flowers?!

So I bid the kids and wife farewell as they stayed at the cottage. I will join them next week. I didn't think it would be prudent to be out of the office for 3 consecutive weeks. So I will split my vacation in 2 parts (one week at the end of July and August).

It is very quiet in my house. No kids, no wife, no dogs. With honey-doo list in hand, I will fill my time. I will have to rely on my diary buds for company this week.

And today's word is shmeckel -- Yiddish for penis.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-16-2007

Toronto

Toronto

A sight familiar to most Torontonians. This is part of the water purification system down at the lake. Kudos to those responsible for such visionary, 70s styling!

Went downtown and met up with my urban explorer friends. We're coordinating a display at our favourite bar.

I met a fellow flickr-er, Tim Neesam. He's a great guy with some wonderful pictures. I especially love his pictures of Turkey. The have real antiquities. In Toronto our heritage dates back to the 70s -- when we all wore orange-y striped pants with big Tom Selleck-sized mustaches.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Shots of the citrusy-striped-slacks and selleck 'staches, stat!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Otherwise known as porn-staches.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
that building's molding looks like king triton's crown
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Takes a Canadian to go to California and really capture that wonderful light and colours. Beautiful shots.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Yes it does. A funky 70s crown.

Thanks Rob
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-17-2007

Mud Lake

On Vacation

So this is my last post in a bit. I will have to catch up when I get back from vacation. We're spending some time up at the cottage with the kids and the in-laws. Should be a lot of fun.

This is Mud Lake, just a little north of Whitby (my hometown).
Fabulous photo with wonderful light. Brilliant. Have fun.
Yes, I love living on the coast of California; but I have the itch to be on the road.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Thanks!
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
07-20-2007

Blue Heron - Burleigh Falls, Ontario Canada

Vacation Day 1

We had a great vacation. Will post more details later. Lovely weather. Beautiful all around.

This is a Blue Heron I shot at Burleigh Falls.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-21-2007

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut Sided Warbler

Great weekend at the cottage. We had 10 people and 6 dogs (including: 4 pugs, 1 black lab and 1 very energetic Boston Terrier pup). Lots of fun.

This guy flew into a closed window. He was fine and flew away shortly after I snapped his picture. The Field Guide: Birds of the World pool, tells me it is a Dendroica Pensylvanica. It is also on the list of endangered species -- probably from flying into windows.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-22-2007

Cottage

Martin Makes a Splash
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
omg. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO!!!!!!!!!

haha this shot of martin is fantastic!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Thanks for the hugs!
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
07-23-2007

On the Beach

Thunder Beach

This is a lovely beach about 4(!) hours from our cottage. We dropped off my son at a friend's place. This is a very lovely spot -- popular and crowded. They also have a very tight-knit community. Martin joined a flag football tournament, went water-skiing and had a lot of fun visiting.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-24-2007

Need A Better Mousetrap

Man 1 - Rodent 0

We had numerous late night visits from these guys. Seems that they hacked the mouse trap. This guy mockingly feasted on our peanut butter and refused to succumb to the trap. We upgraded our traps and bid farewell to our little mouse-friend.
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 10 years ago
07-25-2007

Clara and Otis

Clara and Otis

Otis and Clara show a little concern for the boys as the swim in the lake.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-26-2007

Lake St. Peter

Rural Exploring

We have a small, rustic place on a lake in northern Ontario. In this area it is common for families to flee the city and enjoy weekends and vacations on the lake. This is part of the heritage we have here in Ontario and in Canada.

These cottages tend to be remote. I suppose people start finding the long drive too much. Some of these properties fall into disuse and eventually they are abandoned (piling up a large tax bill no doubt). These properties make fascinating subjects. I will have to explore a little further when the light is better.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Wow, Rick. Fanatstic, as usal. That one of Martin is spectacular, and in this one, with Clara and Otis, the water absolutely looks like velvet!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
Thank-you eb!

Martin loves showing off for the camera :)
Яick Harris PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Яick Harris (member) 11 years ago
07-27-2007

Out with the old

Out with the old

The stairs going down to the lake were starting to rot. You risked your life simply descending to the lake. We started the process of replacing the rise and run (nice predictable 7 inches -- instead of 8,8,8, 16, 4). Soon there will be 40 new stairs descending/ascending the equivalent of 5 stories to the lake.

My ne'er-do-well brother-in-law supervises (that's a joke). He's quite particular and wanted to control every aspect of the construction :) He designed and did the majority of the construction (at least the fussy stuff). I carried the wood, swung the hammer and kept him hydrated.

Celebrity spotting: we saw Ed from the Barenaked Ladies in Home Hardware as we were buying a water cooler. How cool is that! I was lucky enough to see Ed and the band perform in Boston last year. He looked astonishingly normal as he bought floaty toys for the kids. He's a wonderful musician -- look for him on you-tube (very funny stuff).
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-28-2007

Liam Tubing

Liam (de)Tubing

Had a great day on the water and finished 15 of 40 stairs. The last day of vacation (back for another week in August). Next week is a long weekend! Yeehaw.

This is my nephew Liam looking less than graceful. Great kid!
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-29-2007

Not a Moose

Camelus ontarius

Seen on the side of the road in northern Ontario ... Canada.

Dropped the kids at camp. My daughter will be gone for the entire month of August. She's in a counselor-in-training program. She will be a great counselor. She has a quiet, gentle artistic nature. I'm sure the girls she is in charge of will warm up to her gentle graceful nature. I sure miss her.

My son will be gone for 2 weeks. He'll be taking a 5-day canoe trip through northern Ontario. He still raves about last year. They usually have a hoot. I love camp.

I use to be a camp counselor when I was young. It was the greatest job I ever had. PS: I admin the Summer Camp group.

For the next two weeks it will be just me and my wife...and my libido.
Яick Harris PRO 11 years ago
07-30-2007

Steamwhistle

Steamwhistle Brewery

mmmmmm beer. Attended Picture the Cure last night. It was a hoot. Bought a beautiful picture. It was held in a brewery (Steamwhistle beer -- pretty good beer).

Met up with some good(scary talented) friends:
Peter Bowers - www.flickr.com/photos/mr_fabulous/
Olena Sullivan - www.flickr.com/photos/ohlenna/

Irina Souiki organized the event. It was a wonderful night and a great chance to meet some of my flickr friends in the flesh.

And I won 100 moo cards!
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