Category: phototale

First Snow Bite in Eastern Ontario

The first frosts and snow of winter are often vampirish – they bite to the bone because the air is humid, cold and chill bane. So this post is not a favorite topic across Canada because 5 more months of cold, wet and snow are on tap. The only consolation for last night’s freezing rain…

Fall Color Crescendo

Pics of Canada had all sorts of hints and notions as to what Fall colors would be like in Eastern Canada in 2011. But there was no real conviction except for some degree of colorful. The heavy rains and warm weather in August and September suggested a long  Autumn; however the colors could have turned…

Ganny Fanny Fest

[iframe width=”700″ height=”1400″ src=”https://picsofcanada.com/gannytry2.html”] For readers interested the Ganny Fanny Fest takes place in late March early April and more info can be found here.

Falls Hints in Canada

Fall in Canada has distinctive colors as seeen here and just above. This year the the alternating very hot and then very wet weather adds new variables to the mixing that is the Canadian Fall color palette. So ye Editor has been out and about to see what is upcoming this Fall. Its two weeks…

Ganny Fanny 2011: Rapid Ends

This is the goal of every Ganny Fanny Cruiser – the Finish Bridge in downtown Port Hope. The end of  Ganny Fannying changes from the very wet shallows of the Midway Fens [wet because riders have to get out of their boats through some of the shallow channels] to the real chutes and falls of the…

Ganny Fanny 2011 : Midway Fens

By definition, fens are flat, marshy lands frequently overrun by water. And the midway fens on the Ganaraska  are hardly midway down the length of the Ganny Fanny cruise. But this stretch of the Ganny is about midway between the conservation area and the emergence of the Ganaraska into Lake Ontario at downtown Port Hope.…

Ganny Fanny 2011: Action at the Dam

Just past the 401 Overpass is the portage landing point. Near the 401 overpass, The Ganaraska spills over a ledge which has a spillway dam and fish ladder. This obstruction forces Ganny Floaters to haul their craft out of the water [dangerous task for some of the fragile “crazy craft”] and carry their craft 100-150…

Scene at the Long Lunch

PicsofCanada promised you lots of things to see and do at the Warkworth Long Lunch and so here are the photo returns. First, the East Market opened up early Sunday morning  and there were lots of wares, produce, and goodies to be found in the Red Barn on East Street. The weather was still a…

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…

Long Lunch Photo Contest and Library Lectures

Sample Long Lunch Event Photos from 2008 Imagine a photo contest for youngsters 10 to 20 which has a tutorial on the same day for how to take and later edit your photos for that photo contest. That is the first of the two Long Lunch Photo Contests being sponsored by the Warkworth Library and…

Country Crafts: Windebank Outdoor Arts

On County road 29 just outside Warkworth on the way to Highway 30, there is an outdoor art and antiques farm of great delight – Windebank Outdoor Art. The following Rooster Sign chants out the outdoor art available: Royal Rooster among the panoply of the day Now these are outdoor signs and welcome art that…

Country Crafts: Game Boxes

The Warkworth Canada Day celebrations had a wonderful set of games for the amusement of the many kids  that came to the Day’s  festivities. They were  simple hoop and ring games: They are actually fun to play and kids join in, especially when adults try their skills at the same time. But what caught yeEditors eye was…