Category Strange Things I have Seen

Strange Things I’ve Seen – The Brechin Sauropod (Yeah that’s a Dinosaur)

For many years, the wife and I have travelled back and forth from Gravenhurst, Ontario to visit my Mom. There are only so many different routes one can take, to break the monotony of passing the same old landmarks. Sure, things change from trip to trip. We watched some frickin’ mansion on a hill being […]

Strange Things I’ve Seen – A Well Heeled Tree with alot of Sole

The Wife and I were returning from Orono a few weeks ago, on a “long way Home” cruise along the backroads.  We passed a tree we’d passed many times before, but without as much as a second glance. I guess that’s why someone “decorated” it. I can only assume there’s an artist (that’s phonetically pronounced … “arteest”) in […]

Strange Things I’ve Seen – The Orono Water Tower

The wife and I were returning from a trip to The Leskard Trail when we stopped into Orono (just North on Hwy 115 from the 401) to buy some Christmas gifts for an old friend at the Dutch shop/bakery on the Main St.  On our way into town, I spotted this : I asked the […]

Strange Things I Have Seen – Arboreal Meadow Flowers

Yeah, this isn’t exactly unheard of, but it still caught my eye. This lovely patch of meadow flowers (ox-eye daisies) were photographed during a “backroad cruise”. The day was just too damned hot to be walking in, so the wife and I took a drive. So why did these rather common meadow flowers catch my […]

Strange Things I Have Seen – A Railroad Crosswalk to Nowhere

The wife and I were returning Home from a walk about the Wilmot Creek Nature Area. What with the 401 being so uninteresting, we tend to take Lakeshore Rd. Home. Seems there’s always something unusual to see when we take alternate routes at this time of year. But this time, the unusual sight wasn’t botanical, […]

Strange Things I Have Seen – Inosculation

No, inosculation isn’t a technical term for a dirty word. Well, not really. It’s a type of natural “grafting” which is described as not uncommon, yet I’ve not seen examples of this … commonly. What happens is that one tree’s branch grows out and literally runs into the trunk of the tree beside it. As the […]

Strange Things I Have Seen – Woodpecker Carnage

We’ve all heard, or perhaps seen a Woodpecker at work. The Downey, or the Hairy, most commonly. Then there’s the more impressive Red Headed, and the unexpected Flicker, also classed as a woodpecker. All told, there are ten different woodpeckers in Ontario. But the most impressive by far, is the Pileated. If you wish to […]