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16-01-01 - 2016 - From Oldie magazine.

2016 - Summary
* Newfoundland
* Italy, Tuscany, Cinqueterra

Links to this year's pages

Home
D375 16-01-01 New Year, local
D376 16-01-10 Home, etc.
D377 16-02-03 Home, NP greenhouse
D378 16-02-23 Local, NOTL Fort Mississauga
D379 16-03-05 Local
D380 16-05-01 Passover, Natco, FSN, BT rambles
D381 16-05-12 Biking, BURA, lilacs
D382 16-05-27 Lo-cal
D383 16-06-08 Lo-cal, NFNC Bruce
D384 16-07-02 Lo-cal, Niagara Gorge

Newfoundland
NL16 16-07-04 All links below plus best selection
D385 16-07-04 Home, Depart for NL
D386 16-07-06 St. John's
D387 16-07-07 Bay Bulls boat trip
D388 16-07-08 Petty Harbour, Ferryland
D389 16-07-09 St. John's The Rooms
D390 16-07-10 Heart's Content, Carbonear
D391 16-07-11 Placentia, Cape St. Mary's
D392 16-07-12 Driving west
D393 16-07-13 Trout River campsite, Gros Morne
D394 16-07-14 Western Brook Pond
D395 16-07-15 Thrombolites
D396 16-07-16 L'Anse aux Meadows
D397 16-07-17 Limestone Barrens, Burnt Cape
D398 16-07-18 The Arches
D399 16-07-19 Gander
D400 16-07-20 Departure from St. John's

Home again
D401 16-07-26 Parry Sound Disenhaus cottage
D402 16-07-31 Lo-cal, George Sanders retro
D403 16-08-06 Local
D404 14-03-02 Old flip-phone pics, Some new
D405 16-05-10 Isabel, Crystal Beach
D406 16-08-17 Pearl and Jerome, Farr Rd farm
D407 16-08-20 Local
D408 16-09-04 Local

HF Holidays. Italy. Tuscany. Cinque Terre
ITAL 16-09-18 All links below plus best selection
D409 16-09-18 Tuscany, San Quirico d'Orcia
D410 16-09-19 San Quirico, Vignone Alta, Bagno Vignone
D411 16-09-20 Rocca d'Orcia, Castiglione d'Orcia
D412 16-09-21 Siena
D413 16-09-22 Pienza, Montepulciano
D414 16-09-23 San Gemignano
D415 16-09-24 Montalcino, Abbey of San Antimo
D416 16-09-25 Departure Tuscany, Pisa
D417 16-09-26 Cinque Terre, Bonassola, Montaretto
D418 16-09-27 Coastal Path, Corniglia, Manarola
D419 16-09-28 Campiglia, Porto Venere, Views of La Spezia
D420 16-09-29 Portofino trip
D421 16-09-30 Framura, Farm lunch
D422 16-10-01 Monterosso to Vernazza, Departure

Home again
D423 16-10-01 Montreal. Nathan's graduation
D424 16-11-12 Misc, Lo-cal
D427 16-11-20 Lo-cal, Nathan family visit, year end

2016 Gallery. {gallery}

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16-01-04 - Hwy 406 and Mayberry candelabrum.

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16-01-05 - First BT hike of the year.

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16-01-05 - Portal. Insert figure?

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16-01-05 - Merleschwanstein. 3d puzzle finished.
Almost ready for King Ludwig to move in. Have arranged snow removal and provided a landscaping job by Linda Hankin.

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16-01-13 - Brock tower behind Merle.

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16-01-23 - The godfather arrives.
Family get-together for Pearl's birthday. Was it at a French-themed eatery downtown in the heritage district of Toronto?

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16-01-23 - Draydle-like sculpture nearby.

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16-01-23 - Irony in the distillery district.

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16-01-23 - In the Atrium, bus waiting on the way back to St Catharines.

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16-02-17 - Twelve-mile Creek.

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16-02-21 - Fab foliage. Niag. Parks Bot. Gdn.

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16-02-21 -

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16-02-21 - Rootscape.

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16-02-21 - There's still hope.

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16-02-23 - Jumping the gun as usual.

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16-03-14 - Nicer indoors.

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16-03-27 - NOTL Cute.

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16-03-27 - World's only fortified golfcourse.
"where" xref sent to where.ptf

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16-03-27 - Mausoleum in NOTL Anglican churchyard.
This town has features that would be useful in an olde-country style TV murder series, like Midsommer Murders.

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16-03-29 - Grand Panjandrum Hayseed.

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16-04-06 - Tycoon. Leon's furniture.
Welland BT walk.

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16-04-07 - Tree cutting, backyard.

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16-04-07 -

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V16-12-22 - Mexican resto Pt Colborne w Trevor.

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16-04-12 - Lake Ontario shore.

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16-04-24 - Harvest.
Merle hates that use of the term "harvest", to prettify what is basically a kill-it-and-sell-it motivation.

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16-05-01 - Note magnolia across the street.
Just above the roofline. In time for my birthday, May 6.

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16-05-01 - The Family. They look busy, don't they.

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16-05-01 - Watch-car - the Minivan knows.
Reference to Ladies Home Journal. "This is a watchbird watching you."

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16-05-01 - Andrea, your glass is empty.

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16-05-06 - The dark side of whuskey.

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16-05-06 - Happy hour? Check watch.

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16-05-06 - Nope! Too early. But what the heck.

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16-05-06 - Thanks Lison.

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16-05-11 - Classic uprootscape on the BT.
Possible access to the Luciferian regions.

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16-05-11 - Habitat for harbingers. Nr Brock U.

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16-05-12 - What are these flowers? Forgetsias? Senior Momentos?

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16-05-17 - These are Freesias.

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16-05-19 - Marilyn Walker complex

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16-05-19 - Ignored, but cherished, just the same.

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16-05-19 - An Escher inspiration?

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- Garden ctr. Recall DR's wagon, Danville.
He had one just like this in the late 1940s, with the same stake truck sides.

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16-05-29 - Artist, looking for employment. (Looking for a drink?)

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16-05-29 - Lo-cal uncomfort. Woodside backyard.
Were we just testing out the tent or was someone like Beatrix visiting?

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16-06-05 - Heraldic salad with butterfly gardent.

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16-06-05 - Funny! A real "bon mot", Adam.
But why don't we write these witty sayings down?

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16-06-08 - Summit. Glenridge landfill mountain.
Looks breezy.

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16-06-08 - What?

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16-06-09 - Taste good? FSN party, Mansion House.

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16-06-10 - Peonys, Evergreen resort. L. Huron.
"flowers" xref in notes

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16-06-11 - Keep to the path, please. An alvar.

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16-06-12 - The obligatory shot of WW in W'ton.

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16-06-12 - Lupins. Tobermory?

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16-06-12 - Rockery.

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16-06-12 - Garden ornament. Evergreen Resort.

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16-06-12 - Cover, better than book.

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16-06-12 - The book's cover.
The book's cover.

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16-07-02 - Prickly-pear.

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16-07-02 - Don't be one, DR. A prickly-pear, that is.

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16-07-02 - Coffee table roses.

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16-07-02 - Milkmaid with salad dressing.

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16-07-02 - Whirlpool and cable car.

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16-07-02 - Abstractions. Gorge walk.

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16-07-02 - Abraded root. Probably ice coming up over the path. Note poison ivy.

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16-07-02 - Turn up the wattage a tad, Merle.

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16-07-02 - Sizzle. Ouch! ... Not quite that much.
NL16 16-07-04 NFLD links plus best selection

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16-07-26 - The Disenhaus cottage. Empty glass syndrome.

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16-07-26 - Cottage in background. We go a-see-faring via kayak.

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16-07-26 - Noodles but not pasta.

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16-07-27 - New kid on the block?

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16-07-27 - Yup, yup, yup.

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16-07-27 - Agree? ...

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16-07-27 - Or else ... I might hafta ...

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16-07-27 - See ...?

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16-07-29 - How doth the little busy bee...
Improve each shining hour. This was part of a poem quoted at us as children. Something that would encourage us to be busy and industrious.

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16-07-29 - Canal Days, Port Colborne.
We've been on the Empire Sandy before, sailing out of Port Dalhousie.

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V10-07-09 - The Empire Sandy. Port Dalhousie.
BURA event

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16-07-31 - Joyce's sea creatures. Arts Place.

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16-08-05 - To the unknown political prisoner.
"Wreath" of barbed wire found years ago by Miriam and I in some Port Colborne quarry. I was actually practising for my driver's licence at the time and looking for quiet roads to drive on.

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16-08-06 - Farmers' Market

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16-08-06 - St Kitts does get a few things right.

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16-08-07 - Darth R. prepares Universe takeover.
But who's the lady on his helmet?

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14-03-03 - NP greenhouse roofscape. That's snow, not clouds.

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16-08-17 -

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16-08-17 - Watch out! Might be catching.

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16-08-17 - Kick-butt sandals. Say, Merle ...
Would you consider a session ...?

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16-08-18 - Crystal Beach. BN lady.

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16-08-18 - Splash.

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16-08-18 - Gurgle.

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16-08-18 - DR scepticates, left-turnishly.
Was this at some beach resto on the south coast? Maybe in that town Cynthia used to live in, or near. Sherkston?

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16-08-19 - Pearl and Jerome visit metro Thorold.

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16-08-19 - Farr Rd Farm, East Welland.

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16-08-19 - Worm calligraphy.

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16-08-19 - Isabel at Farr Rd Farm. Wonderment.

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16-08-19 - Panoramas. ASUS tablet.

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16-08-19 - Panoramas at Farr Rd farm.

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16-08-19 - Walking 360 around merle.

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16-08-25 - That's a darlin' fireplug.

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16-08-28 - Unusual flowerbed, Port Dalhousie.

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16-09-03 - Last camper standing (sitting). DnD's place?

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16-09-04 - 56th Anniversary meal, Port Weller.
What's the name of that Euro-style restaurant, Merle? Up near Club Francophonie. The Valley Inn.

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16-09-09 - They droppeth where they listeth.

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16-09-09 - Solid. Shorthills PP.

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16-09-09 - Puffballs

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16-09-11 - Rootscape. Grimsby Mt.

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16-09-13 - Biking Vikings, Boat House, Chippawa.

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16-09-16 - Farr Rd chickens.

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16-09-16 - Farr Rd cat.

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16-09-16 - Farr Rd retirement home?

HF Holidays. Italy. Tuscany. Cinque Terre Preliminary picture selection in effect 16-10-09.
ITAL 16-09-18 All links plus best selection

Home again
D423 16-10-01 Montreal. Nathan's graduation

BT End-to End. Linda Bonnar, Merle and Derek.

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16-10-31 - E2E: Start out in Sam Lawrence park.
Hamilton.

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16-10-31 - Looks like an old brick works.

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16-10-31 - This is what creek?

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16-10-31 - Red Hill Valley Xpway infrastructure.

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16-10-31 - Infrastructure decor.

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16-10-31 - End of the Hamilton section walk.

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16-10-31 - Adam's Halloween art installation.
This project required considerable time searching for materials and putting things together. But Halloween on our street isn't what it used to be.

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16-11-01 - Be content with scaring ourselves.

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16-11-01 - Metallic details, courtesy The Re-Store.

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16-11-01 - One trick-or-treater at least.

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16-11-01 - This thing's getting out of hand.

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16-11-01 - Lurching toward Jerusalem. Pumpocalypse.

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16-11-01 - Just a friendly android punkin by day. A cooler head prevailed.

Montreal.

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16-11-06 - Brekkers or very late din-din.

All of the following are flip-phone pics.

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16-11-06 - what 2do on a rainy aft in Montreal.

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16-11-06 - Zombie punkin in the garden.

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16-11-06 - Nat's postdoc porch project.

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16-11-06 - Homeward to St. C., Prefontaine metro.

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16-11-06 - Off, into the wild blue.

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16-11-06 - Change of trains at Ottawa RR stn.

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16-11-06 - Walk. Union to Bay bus term.

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16-11-06 - OK, OK. We know where we are.

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16-11-14 - Home. Potsherd. Frag o' wall tile?
Doing archaeology at the Glenridge Quarry landfill site.

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16-11-15 - Adoni birthday at Taris resto.

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16-11-15 - Drinks on the house, bartender. No?
"bar" xref in notes

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16-11-15 - Nice glasses but ... where's the wine?

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16-11-15 - Adoni card from A'n'A.
Adoni's b'day party at Taris Resto, Welland, was raided by the A'n'A constabulary. Charges were dropped after cake was served back home at Farr Rd. Farm.

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16-11-15 - Cake at M'n'A. Warm DR knees.
One of the fireproof "little people" is supervising the fire inside the stove.

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16-11-15 - Bee's knees.
Diana at Farr Rd. Farm watches Adoni blow out candle(s?) on his birthday. With flowered legs like that she'll be The Bee's Knees of Niagara fashion.

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16-11-16 - The launch date has been moved up.
Ach du lieber! Adam's pumpkin satellite should appear in Canadian skies very soon. Eat your heart out Elon Musk.

But why is the rocket pointing downward? And why is the satellite sitting on the exhaust pipe? It'll turn into celestial pumpkin pie-filling. Take it from an expert in racket-science. ... Wernher von Braun-Richards

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16-11-16 - The Rake's Progess.
Merle Rowlandson researches a new chapter for her naughty, soon-to-be-bestcellar gardening book: The Rake's Progress.

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16-11-16 - Trillium RR.
We were about to walk across that bridge when we heard the rumble of heavy machinery approaching.

Montreal.

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17-01-01 - Nathan's thesis defence committee. Montreal. McGill University.

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16-11-20 - Nice view south.
The Brock University tower is visible on the left horizon. View from the Mayberry condo.

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16-11-20 - The clock moves on too quickly.
See how the minutes fly. Our kindergarten's over. It's time to say goodbye. Words from a long-gone CBC kid program. But we just got here ...

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16-11-20 - The Mayberry place.
The LR has see-through to the kitchen. Bigger view. A sense of companionship between guests and hosts, busy with food and drink prep. Nice touch.

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16-11-20 - From the novel by Wm. Golding.
Loved the gritty depiction of sea travel in the 19th century.

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16-11-27 - Somewhere in Olde Glenridge.
Grapes ready for icewine.

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16-11-27 - Pigeon roost, Glenridge, Westchester.
Usually a flock there. Overlooks 12 Mile Creek, old Welland Canal. Equidistant from Olde Glenridge bird feeders and bus terminal trash barrels.

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16-12-01 - Merle birthday, Ruth, Maureen.

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16-12-14 - In the goldilocks zone.

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16-12-14 - Little engine that would.
Shopping at The Harveste Barne, or some such-named, rustic, concession road, olde tyme, grocery emporium.

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04-08-15 - 2004: Pre-descent inspection.
Mt. Washington, New Hampshire: Check the brakes, Merle. We don't want to get back to the base station too soon.

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16-12-17 - The launch has been postponed.

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16-12-17 - Frost on the pumpkin.
Just 'cause thar's snow on the roof, don't mean they ain't no far in the furnace.

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16-12-17 - Viking graffiti ... Uncharacteristically concerned with personal hygiene.

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16-12-24 - It's a hostile universe.
In an alley off James St: No God, and the world is increasingly run by creepy clowns. Coming soon to a jurisdiction near you.

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16-11-22 - Rick Mercer could rant up a storm here.

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16-12-24 - Looking toward James St.
A very wide gorilla could probably graffiti-paint both walls simultaneously.

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16-12-24 - Old city hall and courthouse.
Farmers' Market pavilion, left. Plenty of flak while planning it, building it, and after. But now one of St. Kitt's most successful institutions.

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16-12-24 - Adam enjoys the lighter side of marriage.

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16-12-24 - Merle, back from Yukon R. canoeing.
Eventually, Nathan and the whole family arrive from Montreal. By car, not canoe.

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16-12-24 - Jungle cat chez lui.
Old poppa tiger was boss of the Nile/ A real cool cat with a solid style/... (Ape-call, doodly-abba.)
And he didn't care a hoot about the song's erroneous habitat location of tigers in Africa. Now you know the kind of pop songs Derek was listening to, way back then.

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16-12-24 - Ou sont les GNs d'antan?

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16-08-05 - August: The original installation.

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16-12-25 - Walkies, clay borrow pit pond.
At the Walker Quarry, reclaimed landfill site up behind our house on Woodside Drive.

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16-12-25 - Justine decides against skating.
Last year there were people playing hockey on the opposite side.

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16-12-25 - Textures.

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16-12-27 - What to do today? Botany!

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16-12-27 - Fetching colours.

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16-12-27 - Have never seen it so lush.
But watch where you sit.

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16-12-27 -
As images, flowers are very close to the "abstract" that we see in artistic paintings. Although their forms may have some evolutionary meaning to the biologist, they're so varied as to seem to the layman, almost akin to the "creative", or even the "expressive" impulse of the artist.

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16-12-27 -
The flower isn't related to the leaf below. It's an interloper. An interloper is not an insect, by the way.

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16-12-27 - Red Oak?

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16-12-27 - DR fit to be tied.

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16-12-27 - Window shopping. Nathan and Merle.

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16-12-27 - What to wear while tootling.

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16-12-27 - Vase. Advertising shoes, not vases.

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16-12-27 - Rosy-headed girlikin.

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16-12-27 - She's made up her mind.

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16-12-27 - She has not.

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16-12-27 - Welcome to our humble abode.

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16-12-31 - Busy Kobo-ing.

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16-12-31 - Busy celebrating.

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16-12-31 - Ottawa New Year festivities, TV.

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16-12-31 - Here's MC, Rick Mercer, again.

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16-12-31 - Life is a beach. For DR.
A warm TV beach with a furnace that works. And comfy socks, and golden sand and ...

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16-12-31 - Tyranna, up to its usual tricks.

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16-12-31 - Ottawa in all its gory.

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16-12-31 - Two minutes, twenty seconds to go.
On Canada's Big Ben. Hmmm. Looks about twenty seconds slow, according the the CBC clock just above the date.

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16-12-31 - One minute, twelve seconds to go.
Careful she doesn't bite you Rick.

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17-01-01 - Bang on time ...
But in a different time-zone, in the antipodes. Check out Sydney Opera House, in our Australia show.

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17-01-01 - Not hung over. Dommage.

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17-01-01 - Great day for a walk.
Why does everyone seem to walk faster than me? Apart from delays for picture-taking, I do take longer steps than most (but less frequently?)

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17-01-01 - Rockway Falls, bridal veil.
After the walk. Just beside the Community Centre where the BT often has its events. Could use a cool-down shower, right now. But not outdoors.

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17-01-01 - Still a few logs left over... for another fire, someday, I guess.

What? No more pics in 2016?

Reference any gallery picture's home folder by clicking the same-named link as shown above. Eg. for the context of pic D408-134, find link D408, in it, select "all", click it. Within page, scroll down to pic D408-134.

Notes
20-02-26: Added missing pics at year-end.

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