Saturday, 9 April 2011

Ruby Tuesday a Toronto Moment

The City of Toronto, Ontario Canada. To-day this city of 6 million is the premier city of Canada and the 5th largest city in North America. It is surpassed by Mexico City,  New York City,  Los Angels, and Chicago. The city was formally the Town/City of York, Upper Canada , Then the Capital of Upper Canada as Toronto and when Confederation became a reality it became Toronto, Ontario in 1867.

Toronto to-day has the distinction of being the most diversely populated city in the world. It is said to be 54% minority groups. The largest group is white English, Anglican. Second is the south east Asian groups. Surprisingly for such a large a diverse city the murder rate is very low (1.2 murders a week) as well as other crimes, are low for this kind of city..

Toronto has one of the highest standards of living in the world and it is a very expensive place. But well in line with other cities her size.

For a fairly long time Toronto had the highest skyline in the world out side of the USA. The CN Tower was only surpassed a year ago, by the Bourj Dubai.

Toronto has many famous pro sports teams, but sadly for them all they are not known as winners!!!! I am a Montreal fan so hehe on Toronto!!!! The city Motto should be "Next Year"

Any way I thought I would send this along as a This is what it looks like near where I live in Canada. Toronto is actually about 100 KM due north from were I live. That said you have to drive around Lake Ontario to get there from here.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

A Quote from Christ

“Look at the birds of the air; your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26 

How hard is it for us in our time to remember that we are more valuable than the birds or actually any other living thing. We find our selves low, probably unwanted, unloved, and forgotten, by the vary society we created.
Family, friends, the work place, and even our gatherings to worship the Lord, can make you feel hungry, needing or wanting.
God does feed the Birds of the air, he also takes care of them. God wants to do the same for us. Let him guide you first and for most and all else will follow.
It is so important to know that we as a family come first with the Lord, That alone makes us the most valuable of all.

This wonderful House Sparrow was so busy the other day creating a nest in a bird house that I provided. All day long just going at it. His Mrs. was busy inspecting all his work. I wish at times that I had more time to watch Gods work in Nature. It is always fascinating.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

A bit of life in the garden

My first crocus of the year. I was rather excited to see this guy to-day. The snow is now melting away again and fast. So there should be much more soon enough.

My little girl Asia enjoying what is left of the snow. She needs to go to the Beauty Parlor and soon !!!!!

Daffodils and other things taking a run for the sun. The days are getting longer and warmer now. So nice to see winter now behind us.

My forsythia bush is in a neat spot. Most of it is in the open, but a small part is in a sunny protect spot, and this is the result. A bloom out two weeks before the rest of the plant. Now I know spring is well on the way.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Violas in the snow

I decided to shovel out one of the violas from under the snow so I can show the poor thing in all it's frozen sadness!!!!!
It sure is not as beautiful as it was on Tuesday

No matter what, Spring is well on the way so this mishap will soon be gone. For you Canadians that live any were but southern BC. I had already cut my lawn!!!!!!!!

March storm, in the Niagara Region

The snow was all gone and the temps were wonderful for a few weeks and then this. It started Tuesday night and this is Wednesday morning. These pics were taken in my back yard.

Under the snow there are Violas in bloom. I hope to see them again soon!!!!!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Thinking of You Much Sonny Sikora

dear sonny...i hope everything is going well with terry

Monday, 21 February 2011

An Olympian Ruby Tuesday Vancouver 2010

A year ago I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the opening of the Vancouver Winter Games. I had two cameras and four lens with me. I must of looked like a press guy !!!!!! I had my camera set to take 3 pictures a second so it was a lot of fun going threw what ended up being a couple thousand pics on several cards. Sad story to all this was that I miss placed the cards before I ever looked at them when I got home. Any way here are a few of those pics. One I think is amazing as I caught the skier going threw the rings bang on.

The Canadian team entering the Pacific Stadium. The roar from the crowd was deafening

A close up of our team

Michelle Jean our then Governor General dressed in a gray dress, and our Prime Minister Steven Harper with his wife who is dressed in red
Anne Murry, Donald Sullivan, and Terry Fox's Mother are a few here bringing in the Olympic Flag

The Polar Bear was just beautiful, this was just before the whale part that was just incredible to see. The ice here was just starting to break apart it looked so real.

This is a simulated mountain and skiers are going down the sides, wonderful to see. Thank God I had zoom lens so I could get a closer look. I spent way to much time changing Cameras and zoom lens, But I am glad I did it.

This is a close up of the aerial skiers

A couple of the torch lighters, there was 4 of them

Wayne Gretzky lighting his part of the torch. Of course this became world famous as part of the torch failed to open up. Being in the stadium we had no idea there was a problem. Leave it to the press to harp on it for days

and finally my favourite picture out of thousands. I was so glad I was able to get it. Here again I used a zoom and the shutter was set at 3 pics a second. 

Anyway I hope you all enjoy these few pics from The Vancouver Olympics one year ago this week

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Ruby Tuesday from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ruby Tuesday from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

George Montague-Dunk, Earl of Halifax, had been instrumental in obtaining British government approval for a projected town. And so in his honour the new founded village was named Halifax. Halifax was also the site of the largest military fort in the Empire. It was constructed to help protect British North America from the Americans. An earlier fort was built to help protect all the British colonies including the "13" from the French.
Halifax for a time was the premier city of Canada. It then became Montreal, and to-day it is now Toronto.

Halifax, Nova Scotia seen from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Halifax has a half a million people and is the largest city in Canada's Eastern Provinces (the Maritime Provinces). It is also the Capital of Nova Scotia.

The City Harbour. It really is very beautiful. This was taken at sun raise the other day.  I lived here for many years and my Children and my Grandson were born here.

A night view of Halifax, Nova Scotia from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. By the way Nova Scotia means New Scotland from the Latin.

Nova Scotia has the highest tides in the world. They can be as much as 20 meters in variance. Here is a pic of a high tide on a pier. the next is a low tide but this one is only 10 meters in difference.

another low tide not far from Halifax, Nova Scotia,

This is down town Halifax on the water front.

.Here is the famous Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia lighthouse. It is a very beautiful light-house and the ocean views are amazing.

 Container shipping is big business in Halifax. These ones are located at the mouth of the harbour, in the south end.

 and finally to-day Halifax at dawn.
I hope you all enjoyed my favourite city in the world from a few pics I presented to-day.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Ruby Tuesday January 18 2011

I was at a wonderful restaurant in Dunnville, Ontario to-day I live in this town part time. and here was this great sign. Lots f Ruby Red here

Here is the whole display. We actually have a religious colony called the Mennonites that live here and they do not use cars but horse and carriage. It was not meant for them but rather as a decoration.

 Here is a Heinz Ketchup can for the smokers buts at that Restaurant. I just love how the snow and red combine and look so patriotic.

 Now back to my Dunnville home, It was - 30 o C to-day here and that was a record, including wind chill. It was so cold to-day that it was a National News type of a story. Even the sky was pink from the cold. I have to admit that it was the camera not me that saw the sky so pink at 7 this morning at sun raise.

And finally for to-day the wishing well. The poor plastic flowers felt the cold as well. Do not feel sad for me as for to-marrow we are expecting rain, and + 5 o C. This is a day in the life, in Southern Ontario, Canada.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

a Quote from Christ Jan 12 2011

A garden sign given to me by my next door neighbour

“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven".

This is for most people and myself included nearly imposable. However I can and it does happen that it can be very rewarding on the human level. That sign in the picture like I stated was given to me by my next door neighbour. I hated him for a few years and the reasons were not of mine concern, but rather my grandfather's.

They had a property dispute and it became extremely ugly for both men. People were drawn in and so forth. I admit I wished for this man great harm and so on but of course I was not going to get my hands dirty.

Years later after my Grandfather died and the neighbours wife died within a month of each other. I decided that the fight was long dead and stupid. Huge amount of money had been spent and the cold war was still on. A neat thing happened the day I moved into my Grandparents home. I seen that evil neighbour in his back yard, he gave me a look and I gave him a glare. Then I said to the Lord, Why can I not grow up. Funny thing was as soon as I said that, I went to the fence and said hello. It shocked me.

Very long story shortened way down. My neigbour and I have been the best of friends from that day forth.  I discouvered that my enemy was not just a good person, but a godly man. Better he was kind and is trusting.

If it was not for a little 5 second prayer, I believe the war would still be on. with no winners. The Lord sure knows how to do things right!!!!!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Ruby Tuesday Jan 10 2011 / Cold and Snow / froid et la neige

To-day is a cold -17 o C and we have snow. Yuk!!!!!! Coldest day this winter so far....
Aujourd'hui est un froid -17 ° C et nous avons de la neige. Yuk !!!!!! Jour le plus froid de l'hiver jusqu'à présent ....

My little Girl Asia, the Shih-Tzu enjoying the fluffy stuff. Not so much here then yet
Ma petite fille en Asie, le Shih-Tzu appréciant la poudreuse. Pas tellement ici, puis encore

Part of the garden in the winter wonder land, I rather Palm Trees and beaches my self!!!!
Une partie du jardin dans la neige, je suis plutôt palmiers et des plages de moi-même!!

My garden benches are ready for drinks and a party!!!!
Mon bancs de jardin sont prêts pour les boissons et une fête!!

Here is a view of the garden, I just know there are tulips getting ready for spring under there!!
Voici une vue sur le jardin, je sais qu'il ya des tulipes se préparent pour le printemps là-dessous!

No red here in this pic, but if you where out side you would get red fast enough. Man it is cold to-day.
Pas de rouge photo of this danses, MAIS SI Vous êtiez à Côté de Vous Obtenir Rapidement Assez rouge. Man Aujourd'hui fel il froid.

No red here either but just a nice sign for all who visit to-day. There is snow and cold on it,  but I hope the sign warms you up even if a little.
Pas de rouge ici non plus, mais juste un signe agréable pour tous ceux qui visitent le jour. Il ya de la neige et le froid sur elle, mais j'espère que le signe que vous réchauffe, même si un peu.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Ruby Tuesday for Jan. 3rd 2011/ Ruby Tuesday pour le 3 janvier 2011

My Daughter and her boy friend came for a visit during Christmas, and here are a few pics. Also here is my other little girl Asia the Shih-Tzu
Ma fille et son petit ami est venu pour une visite à Noël, et voici quelques photos. Également dans ce pic est mon autre petite fille en Asia du Shih-Tzu.

She was here for her birthday and traveled here from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Elle était là pour son anniversaire et est venu ici de Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse.

Of course we had dinner as well. It was really good and my daughter helped me with it ~!!!!!
Bien sûr, nous avons dîné ainsi. Il était vraiment bon et ma fille m'a aidé avec elle ~!!!!!

Her better half serves our Great Nation in the Navy, out of Halifax. He is on the HMCS Athabaskan.
Sa meilleure moitié sert notre Grande Nation dans la Marine, à partir de Halifax. Il est sur le HMCS Athabaskan.

This is the Badge for the HMCS Athabaskan. I served on her myself in 1981 and threw to 1982
Ce Badge pour le HMCS Athabaskan. J'ai servi sur moi-même en 1981 et lancé à 1982

Finally the beautiful HMCS Athabaskan.
Enfin, le HMCS Athabaskan belle.

This is video of the ship done for the British Pres a few years ago. When HMCS Athabaskan was there.
C'est la vidéo du navire fait pour la British-Prés il ya quelques années. Lorsque le HMCS Athabaskan était là.