Monday, March 31, 2008

Old Rusty Auger

This old auger was found out behind the derelict Harbour Office at the dock in Callander, Ontario. It may have been used to drill holes in the ice for ice fishing on Callander Bay, or possibly to burrow into the lake bed to serve as an anchor for a floating dock or something. I am really not certain of its use long before it was abandoned. It was just laying there, and I thought it might make a nice picture for a den wall somewhere. Hope you like it too.

Harbour Office

There was a time when this little office was a hub of activity at the dock in Callander, Ontario. However, its best days are obviously somewhere in the past, as it appears to have fallen into a state of ruin. So I thought it might be nice to capture a shot before it falls to the ground, and is just a distant memory.
Camera: Maxxum 7D
Lens: Minolta Rokkor 75 ~ 300 mm.

Punk Rock.......?

This rock gave me a real chuckle when I came across it at the dock in Callander, Ontario, just a little south of North Bay. I had recently encountered several youth at the local mall, who had chains dangling from their various facial orifices, and are proud to emulate their favourite punk rocker groups. So I thought that this rock with the chain hanging out was somewhat similar, and I blurted out "Punk Rock" while I was shooting the picture. I have been told that my sense of humor isn't everyone's cup of tea. Oh well.....

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Shamrock's Song


Where the wind has a sound
like a sweet song,
And anyone can hum it,
And the heather grows upon
the hills
And shamrocks not far
from it.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Shamrock Blossoms



I haven't posted in a few days, flu bug again..... anyway, today while going through some of my old files, I came across this shot that I had taken a while back of some Shamrock blossoms that my daughter had grown. I hadn't realized before that the leaves of this plant are triangular in shape, and makes for a very lovely plant about the house. Later, she transplanted it outside in the garden, where it spread and grew somewhat wild about the edges. I thought it was somewhat appropriate today, since Monday is St. Patrick's Day. It was shot with my Fuji S20Pro digital camera in macro mode. Hope you enjoy it.