Kodee ~ December 3, 2006
Becky ~ June 6, 2009
Participated at: Camera CrittersThese fab sisters live to; cuddle Mom, hunt down enemy squirrels, spy squawking birds, corral leaves, and perfect soulful eye begging. Don't let their innocent, wide eyed-stares fool you.
Miss Kodee is the ring leader and Miz Becky is her side kick but together they are... trouble, err I mean challenging. OK truth be told, they are just PERFECT! Wouldn't change a thing.
Downy Woodpecker: The smallest woodpecker in North America. Has a white back, black nape and black wings with white spotting. Underparts are white. Face is white with black stripes. Hindcrown patch is red. Tail is black with black-spotted or barred white outer tail feathers. Bill is black and short.[ Read More: www.whatbird.com ]
Participated at: Mellow Yellow Monday
Is there anyone cooler than Bond ...that's James Bond? Take the 401 Hwy east from Toronto for 30 minutes to Whitby, and you can find street signs relating to the James Bond character, such as Ian Fleming Cres. During WWII there was a secret agent training camp here called 'Camp X'. It was located right on the shore of Lake Ontario where it could be reached discreetly at night by water from the USA. One of the spy trainees was Bond author Ian Fleming, who went on to create the famous James Bond '007' character using knowledge he aquired here.
Participated at: Outdoor Wednesday
Take this my body for it is done and I have gained a new life, glorious and eternal.~ Gold letter inscription around the inside of the domed roof
Listed as one of the "Top 100 Unusual Things to See in Ontario", is the Foster Memorial. Inspired by the Taj Mahal and built in 1935 by Thomas Foster. The octagonal temple is constructed from Indiana limestone, Italian marble, leaded glass windows by artist Yvonne Williams, bronze doors and windows. Foster was the also the Mayor of Toronto from 1925 to 1927 but gained his wealth through real estate. He constructed the temple as the final resting place for his daughter Ruby who passed away at the age of 10 in 1904 and his wife Elizabeth who died in 1920. Thomas was buried there when he passed away in 1945 at the age of 95.
Location: Parkwood Estate, Oshawa, Ontario Resource: Oriental Poppy
Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess.
~ Walter Savage Landor