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May 31, 2007 Comments off


A kaleidoscope of Spring colours in Edwards Gardens in midtown Toronto. Photos were taken with a Nikon D200 and 70-300 VR lens, some with SB600 fill flash.

May 30, 2007 Comments off


Statues in the park leading to the Beach on Centre Island of the Toronto Island Park. Photos posted today were taken with a Nikon D200.


At the entrance to one of the Lake Ontario beaches.

Tall ship passing the islands on the way to the Toronto waterfront.


Centre Island beach


Ward’s Island garden and flowers.

May 29, 2007 Comments off


Toronto, Ontario, Canada


World Partnership Walk. Sunday, May 27th in eight cities across Canada, Sunday, June 3rd in Ottawa. “Walk the Walk and help bring hope and renewal to poor communities in Africa and Asia.” Aga Khan Foundation, Canada.


Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty accompanied by his wife Terri cuts the ceremonial ribbon for the walk.


Premier Dalton McGuinty with his wife Terri at his side leads off the walk accompanied by Ontario Minister of Health George Smitherman (right), Federal MP John Godfrey (back left) and thousands of walkers.


Part of the huge crowd of walkers moving along King Street for the trek up University Boulevard.


Ontario Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne (center) with one of the many partner groups met along the walk.


The delightful and talented hosts of the post walk entertainment. A tribute to the wealth of cultural diversity in Toronto.


Part of the huge crowd gathered for entertainment after the walk.


Fashions and …


… dance from many of Toronto’s cultural groups …

May 28, 2007 Comments off


Cardinal parenting 101. A watchful parent. A fledgling out of the nest, learning to fly and doing OK. But it still feeding time! Thickson’s Woods with a D200 and 70-300 VR lens.


Flitting around quite well in the brush.


A new perch … and a hungry beak.


Really making sure the food doesn’t escape.


OK. It’s there, now swallow!

May 27, 2007 Comments off


RBC desiFEST on May 26, 2007 at Yonge Dundas Square in Toronto featured South Asian music, dance, food and culture. Photos were taken with Nikon D200 and 70-300VR lens.


Sathish Bala. Director of RBC desiFEST.

May 26, 2007 Comments off


Some Toronto Island Park birds on a hot and smoggy Spring May day. Nikon D200


A lone seat with a view.


Sparrow on south shore breakwater rocks.


Vireo?


Wren?


Yellow warbler.


Female Baltimore oriole feeding in the blossoms.


Unknown species of duck.


Mallard surveying the waterfront.


A gosling taking a rest from power feeding.


A nesting mute swan.


A cruising ring-billed gull.


Common tern


A patient duck “posing” near the Ward’s Island dock.

May 25, 2007 Comments off


The Toronto waterfront as seen from the Toronto Island Ferry. Photos in today’s blog were taken with a Nikon D200 and 18-200 VR & 70-300 VR lenses.