Photographs

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Birdie's Roost

January morning

January morning

DSC_0015_518Gorgeous morning light
Memories

Memories

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Statue in the park facing the Stratford Festival Theatre.

Statue in the park facing the Stratford Festival Theatre.

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A little bit of hardy growth in the folded rock of  the Precambrian Shield - Northern Ontario

A little bit of hardy growth in the folded rock of the Precambrian Shield – Northern Ontario

A beautiful sunny facade of a stately home in Kingston, Ontario.

A beautiful sunny facade of a stately home in Kingston, Ontario.

Stratford Festival Theatre in Stratford Ontario

Stratford Festival Theatre in Stratford Ontario

Queen Street West, Toronto - 10 years ago

Queen Street West, Toronto – 10 years ago

2002 Queen Street West, Toronto - too much for MUCH?

2002 Queen Street West, Toronto – too much for MUCH?

On the west side of Canada's parliament  is the cozy shelter for the cats who are allowed free access to the interior of the  buildings, presumable through a tunnel system. The shelter sits atop a steep hillside which likely is used as their litterbox. I'm told these admirable felines keep the rodent population away from all the treasured documents and books.

On the west side of Canada’s parliament is the cozy shelter for the cats who are allowed free access to the interior of the buildings, presumable through a tunnel system. The shelter sits atop a steep hillside which likely is used as their litterbox. I’m told these admirable felines keep the rodent population away from all the treasured documents and books.

On the Bay of Fundy - a whale watching operation. (2007)

On the Bay of Fundy – a whale watching operation. (2007)

In Kingston, Ontario, sits old Fort Henry, which is placed where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario., gateway into the Great Lakes Basin.

In Kingston, Ontario, sits old Fort Henry, which is placed where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario., gateway into the Great Lakes Basin.

Seen on the sidewalk: Queen Street West in Toronto.

Seen on the sidewalk: Queen Street West in Toronto.

Where cars and trucks dare not venture.

Where cars and trucks dare not venture.

Lake Huron's gift

Lake Huron’s gift

A clock and barometer dressed in finery at Casa Loma, Toronto

A clock and barometer dressed in finery at Casa Loma, Toronto

Devilish days of (not so) long ago

Devilish days of (not so) long ago

Beauty lives forever

Beauty lives forever

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This building in downtown Toronto always catches my eye

This building in downtown Toronto always catches my eye

The Canadian Prairies as a storm approaces from the west.

The Canadian Prairies as a storm approaces from the west.

An Indian observes the foot traffic on the far side of Queen Street West in downtown Toronto

An Indian observes the foot traffic on the far side of Queen Street West in downtown Toronto

Some reading for a cold, windy night.

Some reading for a cold, windy night.

Tree ornament

Tree ornament

The Toronto Streetcar

The Toronto Streetcar

Cute little thingy :P

Cute little thingy :P

63 Responses to Photographs

  1. Great collection of photographs, Ontario looks very picturesque.

    • masqua says:

      There is a great deal of variance in the Ontario landscape because of the vast amount of territory it contains… 415,000 square miles from the far north (Hudson’s Bay) to the warm climes of the south which lie on a parallel with Northern California. I’ve seen a lot of this province and, yet, I’ve seen very little of what there is to see. :)

  2. feelingjoy says:

    I enjoyed looking at your photographs and reading your biography, thank you!

  3. storygal says:

    I recognize a number of these places, having been there before, especially Stratford, Ontario. Beautiful collection of photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  4. Judy says:

    First thanks for you visit to my neck of the woods!! Have enjoyed reading your bio and looking at the images. Like the studio pictures above a lot as I enjoy watching artists work. Also, noticed the Lovecraft book image…I tend to like those darker themes too..and the flavor of writing in that period..and Poe of course.

  5. Glad you enjoyed some of my photographs. I loved the shot of the skull and horns by the way

  6. restlessjo says:

    A little bit of everything. Loved the statue in silhouette.

  7. westseventhfreelance says:

    Of course, I love the cats. How ironic, our two tabbies, stretched out on plaid?!

  8. Kavita Joshi says:

    lovely pics…thanks for stopping by….

  9. pushinback says:

    Your love for your craft shows through.Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  10. Jude says:

    Great pics here, and many thanks for stopping by mine with a ‘like’! :)

  11. Thanks for liking my post.
    These photographs are brilliant! I wish I could take pictures like this. Simply Amazing!

  12. ericaatje says:

    It’s one of my dreams to live in a home as you’ve shown in you pictures. The one in Kingston Ontario. We don’t have that kind of houses in Holland…

    • masqua says:

      I’m familiar with Dutch houses as I grew up in a couple. :)
      Deventer and Meerkerk are in my DNA.

      But, yes, historic houses here can be quite spectacular and many of them survive today even with high heating and maintenance costs. Personally, I enjoy seeing the Victorian style. Lots of English roots here.

      • ericaatje says:

        With this house on your photo I had to think about Pipi Langkous. Do you remember her? She used to live in a house similair to the photo.
        At what age did you move to Canada? Do you still know Dutch? Sorry for all these questions. ;)

      • masqua says:

        As for the language, I have retained a small child’s vocabulary but can still swear like a Dutch sailor. Amazing what really ‘sticks’. :)

        Pipi I don’t know about. I’ll have to Google the name.

  13. ericaatje says:

    Aaaah, I saw in you biography you’re from Holland origanilly!!! Nice to meet you! I’m from Wagenberg, it’s near to Breda.

    • masqua says:

      Wagenberg looks to be a lovely little village, much like Meerkerk (of which I have my fondest memories where windmills, a cheese factory and fishing for bass take precedence. My parents and I moved from Holland in 1954.

  14. Beuatiful collection of photographs. Of course, the cats are mesmerizing.
    Thanks for stoppint by my blogs.
    Isadora

    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com

    http://isadoraartandphotography.com

  15. janethilton says:

    Amazing, simply amazing. Your photographs make me want to try even harder! Thank you for your inspiration!

  16. art02003 says:

    Very nice collection of photographs. I enjoyed viewing them. I’ll check back for more.

  17. fgassette says:

    All wonderful photos.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  18. Ma says:

    Do you know if the statue of the couple with the baby in the air was created by Marshall Fredericks? I’m just curious because it looks like his work.

  19. Thanks for the like on my recent post.
    What a great virtual tour through Canada, inspires me to make a trip sometime. cheers, Sarah

  20. Max Qubit says:

    Thx for the like on my blog. I specially like the ‘The Canadian Prairies as a storm approaces from the west.’ photo taken from a car(?) that’s the spirit;)

    – Max

  21. Ooo, what lovely photographs. I particularly liked the wintry, snowy ones, That beautiful pink tone in the background is fantastic. I will check back again soon. I’m glad to meet you.

  22. RDoug says:

    I really love your photography. Great body of work on display here.

  23. Soothing, interesting, intimate shots. What I would love, would be more of your voice in small subtitles. What drew you to take this or that shot? What does this meant to you? What is the context? I’m curious about the photographer and larger setting :-)

    And thank you for stopping in at my blog. Such a nice thing for you to do—M.

    • masqua says:

      That, to someone such as myself, is a good question, especially on this particular page since there are few, if any, comments associated with these images. If you look at my Home page, however, you might find a little more offered on my daily postings, but, even there, I’m not inclined for writing much. Most likely this stems from a long history of being online in various venues which are, like WordPress, ‘member content driven’. The snarky TL;DR has cropped up far too often for me and, although it always made me a little disgusted when I saw it, it did affect how much I wrote.

      However, I am always willing to be verbose in responding when prompted.

  24. ferst38 says:

    Great photos!

  25. Iamrcc says:

    Some great shots! Thanks for visiting and the like of my post “Crinkled Limbs”.

  26. richardhaas8 says:

    Wow~! I love your sense of composition and your eye for what is “a picture”.
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for signing on to my site.

  27. Thank you for liking my blog. I’ve enjoyed looking at your pictures – I’ve been to Toronto a couple of times (I have a friend who lives there) and have taken some good pictures. Unfortunately, they’re all on transparency. I guess I need to get one of those machines that turns them into digital!

    • masqua says:

      I’m looking to invest in one myself. My father was a photographer and I now have all of his transparencies as well. Perhaps an Epsom V600… not sure yet.

  28. joynwonder says:

    thanks for the pictures- a great assortment.
    I thought that I recognized the bronze statue of the family – is that from Guelph?

  29. Beautiful photography.
    I’ve been to Ontario Canada several years ago on a fishing trip and the surrounding landscape,lakes,etc are amazing.

    • masqua says:

      Can’t agree more with your assessment of Ontario. It truly is a marvelous place once off the main routes and into the countryside.

  30. Boyer Writes says:

    I live in Florida and many of my photographs are of the Florida wetlands…some of which can be seen on my website under prints category. Hope you will take a look. http://www.palmettospecialtygroup.com I look forward to seeing more of yours. You have some beautiful shots of Canada. I have only been there one time. Hope to return. Nancy

  31. Thank you for dropping by my amateur blog and also for the gorgeous array of photos here. It must be hard to take photos of books. I’m an amateur but was chosen for photo of the week(sky scene) few weeks back in a County Newspaper which is a great encouragement for me to learn more about how to photograph properly. I LOVE cats too and the first one is like my first cat Sponkey Cortez who had a tragic passing over 35 years ago. Thanks again.

    • masqua says:

      The Sponky Cortez look-a-like is named Birdie (don’t ask why cuz I have no idea) and lives in Toronto with my son and his wife. She’s a lovely little lady who enjoys a belly rub but, if you do the wrong thing, is liable to give out a quick swat. Very spunky, that Birdie.

      Congrats on getting your photo published. That’s great!

  32. Wonderful photos – thanks for stopping by the blog!

  33. Beautiful images, i think my favs are the stone bridge and the lake images…. so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by once again and liking my recent posting ‘Weekly Photo Challenge – From Above’ – your continued support is appreciated!

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