Category: Ontario

《A Recent Eye-Opening Visit to Northern Muskoka》__ Daniel Ho (67)

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《Riverdale Farm, Toronto》__ Rose Ho


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Initially, I was planning to go down to the Humber Bay park; but with the weather forecast of 20% to 30% of precipitation, I switched to go somewhere in the city where the run for shelter was short.

I picked Riverdale Farm in the neighbourhood of the urban Cabbagetown.
The Farm is in fact, a park in itself.  I spent about an hour and a half there, a place that I have never had the time and luxury of visiting.  (Logic follows that I did not bring my children there before.)

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《Ward’s Island》__ Rose Ho

Ward's IslandThe first time I heard about Ward’s Island was from a co-op student who worked for me back in the 80’s. He lived on Ward’s Island.
I had no interest then to find out about the island.  Or even if I had gone, I wouldn’t have appreciated the houses there like the way I did this past Monday.
I spent time walking alley by alley, going very slowly to savour the charm, the uniqueness of the locals’ homes and the serenity and peacefulness of their cottage-like environment.  Not too many tourists bother to wander into this eastern part of the “Greater Centre Island”.
I fell in love with the area.  The hour-long wait for the ferry to and back to Toronto was worth it.
I invite you walk with me to enjoy these cottages in the city…..on the Ward’s Island and the Algonquin Island. (Please click the image.)
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《Centre Island, Toronto》__ Rose Ho

Centre IslandAlbum – Centre Island 2016 May 21s

When the kids were small, the whole family would go out there for the rides at Centreville and for quad-cycle rentals.
The last time I was there was with two of my teenage children in the 90’s.  That day was misty.  We simply went for a walk.
Now that the children are all grown up and left home, it is a different feeling and venture to go “picnicking” at Centre Island by myself.

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《Guildwood Park, Scarborough》__ Rose Ho

Gildwood ParkOne of my pleasures is to sightsee, take photos and enjoy a quiet walk.

This past Saturday, I drove down to the Scarborough Bluffs again and hit a few more parks there.  The Guildwood park was one of them.  I forgot when I was last there.  It must be many years ago.
A day with gorgeous weather.  Not cold. Not hot.  Sunshine although with grey clouds from time to time.
These drives were beneficial.  I got to know the whereabouts of a few prominent landmarks.  I also had a better understanding of the neighborhood along Brimley, Midland and Birchmount south of Hwy 401.
Great trip.
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《Scarborough Bluffs 2》__ Rose Ho

Bluffers Park_2

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《Toogood Pond Park》__ Rose Ho

Album – TooGood Pond 2016 Apr 27s
Toogood Pond
[This is in Markham Unionville when we have our annual Terry Fox Run in September.]

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《Scarborough Bluffs》 __ Rose Ho

Album – Scarborough Bluff Parks 2016 Apr 23sScarborough Bluffs

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《Before the leaves come》___ Rose Ho

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The same trail I walk each time, but the sights are never the same to me….only beautiful…no matter which season, which day.
It gives me inspiration to do up albums.
Of course, it gets my legs (hands, eyes etc.) to exercise too.
Enjoy these thousands and over steps I did the past and this Saturday on the trail.

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《Ice storm in Ontario》__ Rose Ho

16 March 24 (Thursday)Freezing_rain
o Ice storm in Ontario
o Grounds were like skating rinks
o The freezing rain encased everything it touched in ice
o This morning, ice cubes were blown down from trees
o Pedestrians were advised to watch for falling ice
o Over 100,000 homes in Ontario were hit with no power
o Our area was blessed this time, unlike the year of the last polar vortex
This morning (March 25)
o I treaded out to explore
Imagine and Enjoy….. Please click the image

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