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Canada’s Beautiful Fall Colors

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Fall colors have been very bountiful & beautiful but also very locally playful this year. This year the sumac were were putting on the ritz in most areas of Eastern Ontario. However, even in Northumberland Hills the sumac colors were quite varied from valley to valley – ad of course predicting a peak is nigh…

Warkworth Fall Fair: In the Arena

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The fun part of a Fall Fair are the events in the community center or arena. These events are really  folks fun at Summer’s end. A chance to see who did what in the vegetable patch or flower garden. Find out how  the kids are doing mixed in with a little home preserves or  knitting…

Hot Diggity Dogs and Flyball Racing

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For the third wet weekend in the Northumberland Hills  in a row, one had to delay on Spring Lawn and Gardening work. Fortunately, the Belleville Hot Diggity Dog Club was having its Flyball competitions under a spacious and rain-protected arena. So it was off to Frankford to catch the May 3 2014 Hot Diggity Dog…

Water Fun in Campbellford Ontario

The poster says it all – the Port Hope’s Ganny Fest now has a worthy mid-Summer successor.  There are all sorts of fun and games to be found –  Beach Volleyball, Rock Paper Scissors Contest, Ice Cream Eating and the Belly Flop competition. And that is just the morning activities. Noon starts the river races:…

50th Cobourg Highland Games – Pipe and Drum Bands

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One of the fascinating sensations on enter Cobourg’s Spring lush Victoria Park was the music in the air. Pipes and drum rat-a-tats filled the field but there was no obvious source except for a lone piper. Bagpipes lilt permeated the park from over a dozen bands scattered throughout Victoria Park. Enough to make Groucho Marx…

Bonnets in the Canadian Hood

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The Royal Ascot in Berkshire England is a Horse and Bonnet showing of 300 years distinction. Lately the Bonnets have gotten the best of the show as seen above. The media flock to the venue as much for the bonnets on display as for the horse racing. See CBS News Images for a handsome Hats…

Maple Syrup Festival Photo Contest Results

As was the case last year, choosing the final photo contest winners was no easy task. There was some agreement among the 8 judges as to the top 4; but then ranking among the top four was no mean task nor was the choice of which to eliminate. Finally, we decided to expand our list…

Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival Photo Contest Top 12

The Rooster is calling, The Rooster is calling – Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival’s Top 12 Photos The Maple Syrup festival attracted many photographers who submitted some excellent photos of what was happening in the Sugar Bush and in town.The Photo Contest had 16 photographers and over 200 fine photos submitted. However, this excellence in photography…

WW Maple Syrup Festival Photo Contest 2012

Cold , windy and chilly on the first day, the Spring flood of  warm weather on Sunday  certainly brought out the photo takers for the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival Photo Contest sponsored by the Library. There were over 200 photos submitted among 14 photographers. This number includes 2 of last year’s top ten photographers, Ray…

Photo Contest at the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival

The big news for the Pics of Canada is the return of the  the Maple Syrup Festival Photo Contest sponsored by the Warkworth Library and this blog. From the photo above there will be more than enough photo opportunities at this years festival. And this year there is an added Sweet Prize [see just below]  if…

Canadian Summer Photo Contests

Summer Photo Contests This summer there are dozens of photo contests throughout Canada and the World. Our selections emphasize contests that are free for entry, have judging and not online votes as as the final arbitrer, and have some prizes for the winners. In addition, all of the contests post the winning photos [ and…

Spring Photo Contests

Spring is my favorite time of year because Nature’s colors are a rare delicate and pastel hue. In short it is a season to imbibe and enjoy as a new cycle of vernal   sounds, fragrances and colors cover the landscape. And if ye Editor is not mistaken, there is an invigoration in step and…