Monthly Archives: February 2012

I’m like a fungus; you can’t get rid of me!!

A Colorado low is pushing its way towards us this morning here in Southwestern Ontario, and we are currently under a nasty freezing rain warning.   I took the day off yesterday because I had a horrible headache and was … Continue reading

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Bah Bah White Sheep

Not only is texture pleasing to the eye, but it can also be very pleasing to our sense of touch. Have you ever really thought about how much people are fascinated by the texture of hair, fur, and wool? We … Continue reading

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Texture Smorgasbord

How many times do people miss seeing beautiful creations in nature because they are looking straight in front of themselves and not down at the ground or up above?  And how many people nowadays are so encompassed by the stress … Continue reading

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But it looks like a flower!

I am not a gardener by any means, but I definitely appreciate the beauty of a garden, and I love to photograph flowers and plants.  In keeping with my texture theme this week, I consider the garden a great place … Continue reading

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Texture all around me

Smooth, bumpy, rough, and lumpy… Slimy, fuzzy, sharp, and fluffy… Texture is the way a surface, material, or substance feels when we touch it, but I don’t think you have to touch something to notice texture.  Every time I pick … Continue reading

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Mystery Photo #14

Sometimes it’s really hard to figure out what to use as the mystery photo, but yesterday my creative side appeared out of nowhere, and I took enough mystery pictures to last a couple of months.  There’s a good mixture too … Continue reading

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Punting on the Cam

Ok, so I know I said I was done with my series on Cambridge, England, but I forgot one aspect of Cambridge that I found very quaint. While Cambridge is world renowned as a centre for knowledge and learning, it’s not all … Continue reading

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Views from the top

As a final post in my series about Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, I give you the view from the top of the Great St. Mary’s.  As I couldn’t choose just one, here are my favourites that show some of the … Continue reading

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Phew, that was quite the climb!!

Another one of my favourite historical landmarks in Cambridge, England was the Church of St. Mary the Great, known locally as Great St. Mary’s or GSM, a Church of England church.  The first church on the site of the current … Continue reading

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St. John’s College, Cambridge University

While walking around Cambridge University in England, I was fascinated by the details found on the buildings.  One that was especially detailed was St. John’s College.  The college was established in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, and believe it or … Continue reading

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