Monday, 14 October 2013

Urban Forest

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The urban forest canopy plays a major role in making our cities liveable.

According to Wikipedia "they filter air, water, sunlight, provide shelter to animals and recreational area for people. They moderate local climate, slowing wind and storm water, and shading homes and businesses to conserve energy. They are critical in cooling the urban heat island effect, thus potentially reducing the number of unhealthful ozone days that plague major cities in peak summer months."
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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Lock 2 Gulls

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Morning on the Welland Canal.
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Friday, 11 October 2013

Three Trees

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Actually they are larches and for some reason they turn a different rates.

I can't think about larches without thinking of Monty Python, but for anyone who doesn't know, this is what Larch Woods Canada has to say:

 "The Eastern Canadian Larch [larix larcina] is also known locally as Tamarack or Juniper. The larch is often referred to as the deciduous conifer because unlike other conifers it drops its needles in the fall. Larch is a dense, rot resistant wood that has a superior ability to neutralize bacteria. The beauty of the bold grain patterning along with the larch’s other characteristics make it a superior cutting surface.

'Tamarack' is from the Algonquin word 'akemantak' which means "wood used for snowshoes".
      
Historically, tamarack was widely used in wooden ships, for timbers, planking and to join ribs to deck timbers. Native Americans used the roots to bind seams of birch bark canoes, the wood for arrow shafts and the bark medicinally."
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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Towards the Falls

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Looking south-east, from the Welland Canal, there is a perpetual plume of water vapour hovering over falls.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Two Trees

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If I could afford to have a home for each season, I have always thought that my fall home would be in southern Ontario or Quebec. The colours are almost good enough to eat.
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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Fall Common

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I don't know how many posts I have already named "Fall Common". Here is another one anyway.
Late afternoon on the Niagara-on-the-Lake Common, long shadows and golden light.
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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Short Hills October again

 
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According to http://www.infoniagara.com
"The landscape in the Short Hills area is Quiet unlike anywhere else in Niagara. It has been moulded into a jumble of small but steep hills and valleys by the last ice age." I am not sure if the 'quiet' is a typo and should read 'quite'. I can think of a few other quiet spots in the region. It is especially lovely at this time of year.


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Friday, 4 October 2013

Short Hills - October


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I haven't blogged for months, in fact I haven't painted for months. Lots of reasons, no excuses.

The autumn colours always serve as an inspiration though. I have some time on my hands now, having just finished a contract that proved to be a lot more full-time than I had anticipated. I am going to try to get back into painting every day, maybe even be a full-time painter for a while.
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