Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boxing Day Doe

Here's a doe that was sunning herself in a neighbours' garden today. Click on the image to see the larger version. The houses on the north side of the street quite often get deer stopping in to sun, rest or snack. We are a little more fortunate in that on the south side of the street they don't usually stop to eat or rest. Normally they are just passing through.

Because of our proximity to both Stoney Brook and the north branch of the Thames river, we have deer all year round in our neighbourhood. I think it's cool considering we are a city of 350,000 population.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Canada Cardinal

Backyard visitor.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Canada Goose

A pair of Branta Canadensis at Harris Park flying over the Thames River.
To see the large version click on the image.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

It's Here

The weather reports are calling it the 'storm of the decade'! The yellow on this image indicates that the snow is falling at the rate of 2 cm/per hour. This is a photo taken of the radar image from the Environment Canada weather webpage The Weather Office.

This is a great place for weather fans! It is full of all sorts of info besides up to the hour reports. You can find it here.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy 29th! (Lol!).

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tim Ray

Tim Ray, the pianoman for Issa's performance at the London Music Club.

Adrienne Pierce

British Columbia's own Adrienne Pierce opened for Issa at the LMC Tuesday evening. It was great music from the start and it just got better as each song was sent our way. If I had to describe the atmosphere, I would call it 'live and intimate'. The Big Hall holds around 200 people. It is just such a great venue to share this kind of talent.

As usual, it was a superb musical evening at the LMC. Hats off to Pete and Jan.

Issa Live @LMC

Issa performed live at the London Music Club Tuesday evening to a sold out crowd. The unique talent performed an evening of all new songs, save for the second encore which featured a past anthem, Calling All Angels.

The lady still sports the fascinating voice that captivates. As always her musical story telling is unparalleled. Proving once again that less is more, Issa was backed by pianoman Tim Ray.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fly, Little Wings, Fly ...

Remember, click on the image to see the large version!

Monday, December 03, 2007

A Walk In The Park

Here's Cassandra and her dog Patty (rhymes with katie), out for a walk in Gibbons Park this afternoon.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Candle In The Dark

This is a photo from December 14, 2005. It can also be seen at Mike's Flickr account here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

One Of Autumns Last Warm Days

This photo was taken on the north branch of the Thames River @ Gibbons Park in London, On.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Snow Buddha

If you like you can click on the image to see the larger version.

Snow Angel

If you like you can click on the image to see the larger version .

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Leopard Head Girl - The Second Photo! Got Blogged!

That's right! The second photo I ever uploaded to Flickr, back on Nov. 2, 2004, got blogged to Blog Windsor! Maybe this will make Leopard Head Girl famous! Lol.

You too can see her at :

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Another Red One

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Good old Branta Canadensis! To see the large size, click on the image.

Friday, November 09, 2007

The Human Experience

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."

Teilhard de Chardin, 1881-1955.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Seagull At Gibbons Park

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dr. David Suzuki

Dr. David Suzuki
Originally uploaded by Phototrain
At the Grand Theatre, London, Canada.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tofino Eagle

Tofino Eagle
Originally uploaded by Phototrain
Cool Birds!

The Heart Of The Matter

The Heart Of The Matter
Originally uploaded by Phototrain
Purdy, isn't it?

Tulip In The Garden

Tulip In The Garden
Originally uploaded by Phototrain
Tulip from last spring.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pond Lilies

Westminster Ponds, London, Canada. October 22, 2007.

Autumn Colour

Westminster Ponds. London, Canada. October 22, 2007.


Blurry bee at Westminster Ponds. London, Canada, October 22, 2007.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Feel The Music

Mr. Tony Springer of Wild T Experience.

Welcome to London, Jeremy and Andrea! All the best in your new home! Thanks for sharing your table.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Flower Power Strat

Tony Springer playing his flower power Strat.

Remember; if you would like to see the flower power strat in large click on the image.

Wild T And The Experience

Here's Wild T And The Experience at the London Music Club in London, Ontario. Oct. 6, 2007. The guitar is as good as Jimi Hendrix or better, the voice isn't pure Hendrix, but it's very, very close and at times it seems like it is the real Jimi.

Either way, Tony Springer is a virtuoso with the axe. Even on a Thanksgiving Saturday, with Toronto & Montreal playing, the hall was pretty much full. The Big Hall seats only 195, so there isn't a bad seat in the house!

The only bad news is that the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Habs. Lol.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sunrise Blur

Sunrise Blur
Originally uploaded by Phototrain
What a beautiful morning, what a beautiful world!

Birthday Buddha

This is the most recent arrival in our little, 'slice of heaven' ... our garden!

It's a beautiful world, have a super day.



Backyard Buddha

Backyard Buddha was the first addition to our yard this past spring. I enjoy his peaceful demeanor.

Please remember, if you would like to see the image in large, just click on the image.

Angel Of The Garden

Angel is a recent arrival in our little slice of Heaven ... our backyard.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Look Of Gerbera

If you like you can click on the image to see the large size.

This Is How I Feel!

Yes, It's getting better!
To see the large version click on the image.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Godin Exit 22 S

Oh sweet! My first new electric! Very nice. Mahogany body, Maple neck and Rosewood fretboard. Comes with one double Humbucker and two single coils.

To find out more about the Godin Exit 22 S and other fine guitars, go to


Originally uploaded by Phototrain
Thank you Explore. Thank you

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

No, They Aren't Mine!

I wish they were though! I would love to see them!


Aren't ya glad Flies aren't as big as dogs? If you are brave enough, click on the image to see the fly as big as a dog! Lol!

Downtown Detroit

Downtown Detroit
Originally uploaded by Phototrain
Well, well, well! Downtown Detroit made it to #40 in Explore! I was hoping it would eventually crack the top 100 and it did!. Lol!

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I thank you all for viewing my Flickr account and Phototrain.
I am very grateful and humbled by your interest.

Thanks again,


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Montana Bluet

Hummingbirds feed at this flower.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Backyard Bunny

We are lucky that this rabbit likes to come and eat and drink in our yard. There is plenty of water and birdseed, and, of course the gardens.

Our garden is visited frequently by all sorts of birds and squirrels and a few rabbits. In the spring we get a number of pairs of ducks, and Canada Goose. Deer pass through the back of the property in the winter. I think the lack of deer tracks in the summer means perhaps one of two things. There is more food near the river, or, less coyotes or wolves are coming up the creek from the north branch of the Thames river, to hunt for deer. For animals ... it's all about food.

I love my home, I love Canada.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Second Of Two In A Row

Well the log-in process seems to be working as intended.

It is going to be another hot day in London, Ontario, Canada. Another two months of sweet weather would be ... well, sweet.

Click on the image to see the large version ... there are drops of rain on these daisies.

Good Morning Sunshine

Finally a post! It had been so long I had to reset the password. Even though I hadn't posted since the spring, I have still been taking a few photos. The gerbera daisy is one of the recent captures.

Hello to all ... again.