Friday, January 23, 2015

Interesting Sightings

“I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.”
- Ernst Haas -

It’s been a long time since I shared some of the interesting, unusual, fascinating and even entertaining things I see when I’m out and about on biking and walking adventures. And so I end my blogging week with a few of those types of shots; the majority of which were taken during the warmer months of the year.

And so I did... "Cheese"

Lucky for her this cannon is no longer in use.

Artistic steps spotted in Ottawa. Aren't they cool?

Why you should always have a carry on you. Always.

I loathe ironing and I think this is exactly where an ironing board belongs.

Baby trains happen when you leave adult trains unsupervised.

A baby muskrat. First time I've ever seen this animal. So darn cute.

Okay, is it just me or does this name bring a brothel to mind?

Kock knock... Seen at the Casa Loma in Toronto, which I will write about soon.

After a few drinks, some clown may very well bring more than just cigarette butts here.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

40 comments:

  1. Ooh . . . the painting on those stairs is really awesome!

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  2. I would have smiled just for the daffodils and flowers, fantastic photos Girl, always, I love your blog, I have never ever not been totally awed by you, you just keep on rockin' girl sooner than you think, SPRING

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    1. Yes, spring will get here before we know it. January is almost over. YAY!

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  3. Cool photos! Loved the fact that you could get so close to the baby muskrat!

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    1. I was very surprised by that. There were a whole bunch of them, and they weren't afraid in the least.

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  4. These "unique" photos of yours are always my absolute faves! Plus your captions. I think #1 should be entered in a photo contest somewhere.

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    1. Thank you, Debra! I LOVE putting these posts together. They are so much fun.

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  5. very interesting indeed! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Love the stair artwork! Nice post of randomness.

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    1. These are my fun shots. I enjoy capturing life's entertaining moments.

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  7. These were all so cute; I chucked with the baby train :) Those stairs are cool! I would definitely enjoy seeing them in person! Enjoy the weekend!

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty. I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

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  8. Oh, these shots are all wonderful ...
    And that baby muskrat is adorable ...

    Have a good weekend, Martha

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    1. I'd never seen a muskrat in person, let alone a young one. They certainly are adorable.

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  9. There is so much to see out there! And you have found some good ones, Martha!

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    1. There truly is a lot to see, Jim...just about anywhere! We just need to pay attention.

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  10. You saw an awful lot of good stuff on your bike tours this summer. The one I like best it the painted stairs. that is cool.

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    1. Those stairs are amazing. I'll have to take more shots the next time we visit Ottawa.

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  11. Awesome photos ! I do like the artistic stairs ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Thanks, Country Gal. I hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.

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  12. I shoot most of my pictures when I'm out walking. Yours are lovely.

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    1. It's always great to take a camera along when you're out and about. You never know what you'll see.

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  13. "Baby trains happen when you leave adult trains unsupervised."

    I like that

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  14. The photos are great, but I'm enjoying your commentary even more. You have me LOLing, Martha! I'm impressed that you got a baby muskrat. I've been trying to catch muskrats forever. We have so much construction going on in our area that I think they have moved on. :( My first thought when I saw the canon photo was why would someone sit on a canon? They're historical artifacts. I like to iron, as long as the pile isn't too big. My mom hated to, and early on she deliberately mis-ironed Dad's clothes. Very quickly his clothing was going to the Chinese laundry in Charlottetown. But Dad made darn sure that I could iron properly, sew on buttons correctly, fix a hem, and polish shoes! Too funny! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Those muskrats really surprised me. No matter how close I got they wouldn't budge. I was very surprised with that woman sitting on that cannon. But she's not the first. Many others climb all over those historical artifacts.

      Oh my gosh...too funny about the ironing and your mom. Sounds like me! I make it a point of buying clothing that does not need ironing!

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  15. Oh I've been missing a lot of wonderful posts here. The first picture is a love, all the rest are really interesting. I do gat ironing too. You mat ask me to do the laundry but not ironing please :)

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    1. Nice to see you here! Yes, no ironing. I don't mind the laundry.

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  16. Too darn cute Martha especially the baby muskrat ... where on earth did you spot it ?
    Are you warming up your garden thoughts a bit ? haha
    This was a very whimsical post : ) enjoyed it very much, especially with a head cold .. I needed a giggle! Thanks !!
    Joy

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    1. Hey girl, how you doing? Long time no email :) That baby muskrat was spotted up in Westport along with a whole bunch of its siblings. So darn cute. Yup, got my garden thoughts working overtime. Can't wait till spring kicks in!

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  17. I love every single one of these pics! Great finds and awesome shots! The sign to smile for the camera is so randomly places - love it. And the stairs are amazing. The caption under the trains made me laugh :)
    Have a wonderful Sunday, Martha!

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    1. Thanks, Beate! I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend. This blog theme is one of my favourites to put together. Fun shots that I take here, there and everywhere.

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  18. Hello greetings.

    Lovely photos with interesting write ups. Fantastic.

    Best wishes

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    1. Thank you, Joseph! And thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  19. Love the first photo! Beautiful scene--made me smile! Also the artistic steps are very nice!

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    1. Thanks, Bethany. Sometimes those simple sights make for great images.

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