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Country Crafts: Bird Houses

Bird houses would seem to be a natural – a place of refuge in Canada, especially for the smaller species that do not migrate South for the Winter. Or the bigger ones like Cardinals and some Jays.  But just over 50 species among more than 450 in Canada will consider using a bird house. And  many…

Canada Day at Mill Creek

Canada Day has some consistent constants like fun, food, games and entertainment for the whole family. And Canada Day is different too as the local geology, flora and fauna. If you are at Mill Creek  on Canada Day you are also not far from the Woods that surround the town in this Esker sand mound…

Warkworth Lilac Festival

Blooms mean Spring and Eastern Ontario’s Lilac Festival is a celebration of the Blooms of Spring. And if you missed the Lilac Festival, the upcoming Apple Blossom Tyme Festival in Colborne is more than worthy as  a Spring time outing of family fun and shopping for Antiques, Art, or just kids fun. And the flower…

Apple Blossom Festival: One Disappointment

Spelling Bee Winner Emilie and Her Proud Parents Readers who have been following PicsofCanada’s coverage of Colborne’s Apple Blossom Tyme festival, have found ye Editor to be a fairly enthusiastic festival goer. But there was a major disappointment – the Spelling Bee – or rather the turnout for the Spelling Bee. As readers can see…

Apple Blossom Festival: Place For Kids Fun

The Apple Blossom Festival in Colborne ON has a surplus of events and good fun – and Moms and Dads benefit from the extra fun available to kids of all ages on all three days of the festival. There is the Classy Car Exhibit and Gazebo Performers Show in the park while the  Midway Rides, despite the…

Apple Blossom Festival: Skills and Tools on Display

Idled Plants dot even rural cities In the Ontario countryside one can see the same  phenomena as in the big cities, leftover and abandoned plants as Canada gets absorbed in the Race to the Bottom in manufacturing and service jobs+ salaries in North America. One of the problems beyond economic livelihood of outsourcing jobs is…

Apple Festival: Classy Cars Blossom

One of the attractions of the Apple Blossom Festival in Colborne ON is the reappearance like flower blossoms of the classic cars and trucks at the various Shows and Festivals throughout Ontario. Sure there is the big car Fest in Barrie and the Granddaddy Auto Exhibition in Hershey Pa in late Summer. But hidden in…

Apple Festival: Holcim Impresses

The Apple Blossom Tyme Festival has had some unusual exhibitors over the years. So when I saw that Holcim, the local quarry operator, was going to be offering free rides to the quarry for a tour – I thought, “uhoh, these guys are going to be dissappointed”. Not so because of a very good presentation…

Springs Arrival in Canada

The first sign of Spring in Canada is the birdsong in the morning even before all the white has disappeared from a background of bleached light tan. A week or more later and night turns to day on equal footing and the humidity is up as below zero Centigrade nights, frost and chill vanish into…

Ganny Fanny 2011: Conservation Area to Portage

Our previous Ganny Fanny Post post showed the start of this Spring Naval Gazing … uhhhh Outing. The Ganny Fanny Float is virtually worry free except for water balloon bombs and return-fire water gunning. In short, a lot of Spring wet fun. But there is one hiccup literally along the way – the portage at…

Ganny Fanny 2011: Dale Road

If you “sail” down the Ganaraska River in the Ganny Fanny Float, your first real point of contact with the viewing public is as the Ganaraska flows under the Dale Road bridge just west of Highway 28. As can be seen in the photo below, the Ganny Fanny Float is through some rolling country side…

Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival: Winning Photos

The Photo Contest for the 2011 Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival had a lot of  good images  submitted – over 100. And viewers can see  the quality  of the entries  here. Thus , the judges had their work cut out for them. There were two categories for the images – Maple Syrup Festival Events and then…