Back in Time at Markham Fair, Power and Majesty

Back in Time at Markham Fair, Power and Majesty

heavy horse pull, markham fair, markham, ontario, 2016

Owing to the covid-19 pandemic, Markham Fair, like so many other events, was canceled for 2020.  We thought it fitting, then, to look back in time at Markham Fair as we have experienced it with our family over the past 40 years. Read more

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Back in Time at Markham Fair – Toe Tapping and Tantalizing

Back in Time at Markham Fair – Toe Tapping and Tantalizing

midway ride, markham fair, markham, ontario, 2008

Owing to the covid-19 pandemic, Markham Fair, like so many other events, was canceled for 2020.  We thought it fitting, then, to look back in time at Markham Fair as we have experienced it with our family over the past 40 years. Read more

Back in time at Markham Fair, Stiff Competitions, 2006 to 2013

Back in time at Markham Fair, Stiff Competitions, 2006 to 2013

giant swing, markham fair, markham, ontario, 2008

Owing to the covid-19 pandemic, Markham Fair, like so many other events, was canceled for 2020.  We thought it fitting, then, to look back in time at Markham Fair as we have experienced it with our family over the past 40 years. Read more

Back in time at Markham Fair, Entering the New Millenium

Back in time at Markham Fair, Entering the New Millenium

colourful ride at markham fair, markham, ontario, 2005

Owing to the covid-19 pandemic, Markham Fair, like so many other events, was canceled for 2020.  We thought it fitting, then, to look back in time at Markham Fair as we have experienced it with our family over the past 40 years. Read more

Back in Time at Markham Fair, the 1980s and early ’90s

Back in Time at Markham Fair, the 1980s and early ’90s

markham fair horticultural exhibit, markham, ontario

Owing to the covid-19 pandemic, Markham Fair, like so many other events, was canceled for 2020.  We thought it fitting, then, to look back in time at Markham Fair as we have experienced it with our family over the years. Read more

A Barred Owl in wintry Rouge National Urban Park

A Barred Owl in wintry Rouge National Urban Park

a barred owl, rouge national urban park, ontario

When I suggested a walk in Rouge National Urban Park one day, I jokingly said that maybe we would see an owl.  About an hour later, that prediction came true when I almost walked up to a beautiful Barred Owl sitting low in a small deciduous tree. Read more

Message in a Bottle Update from Markham, Ontario

A message in a bottle in Markham, Ontario

Message sits inside a bottle

A little less than a year ago, Bob and I came across a mysterious message in a bottle at Milne Dam Conservation Area in Markham, Ontario.  Languishing in the high-water debris of Milne Pond, the well-stoppered bottle with a remarkably in tact wax seal was just waiting for someone to rescue it from almost certain obscurity. Read more

Message In A Bottle Found On Rouge River – Who Wrote It?



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Message In A Bottle Found On Rouge River – Who Wrote It?

Message in a bottle on shore of Rouge River - Markham - Ontario

Late one fall, Bob and I were out looking for a reported Great Horned Owl in the forest along the east shore of the Rouge River in Markham, Ontario, when we came upon a bottle lying along the shore’s edge.  This bottle caught our eye because we could clearly see that it had a message inside.  Whoever set this bottle afloat made sure it was watertight and waterproof.  Although not swept out to sea, this letter was set adrift by the messenger with hopes that it would be found someday on Markham’s Rouge River.  And indeed, it has been found!! Read more

Barred Owl sighted along Duffin’s Creek near Markham, Ontario



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Barred Owl sighted along Duffin’s Creek near Markham, Ontario

Barred Owl looking back at me with yellow sky

Bob and I were hiking along a small creek called Duffin’s Creek, in Markham, Ontario.  As the sun was sinking lower and time was getting on, we were making our way back towards the trailhead when Bob’s eye suddenly registered an usual silhouette in a tree when he glanced to the right.  There sat a Barred Owl that had seen us coming. Read more

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