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March 18 - Last Days of Winter

March 18, 2018 - 2018 has been a fantastic winter for skiing at Silver Star Mountain. At the beginning of this month the snow base was me...
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Ontario Day 2018

February 26, 2018 - Friday was our annual Ontario Day at Silver Star Mountain Resort. On a cold day, as it began snowing (a good omen at a s...
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February 20 - Armstrong

February 20, 2018 - We've had some very cold days lately - too cold for enjoyable skiing. So today we took the opportunity to do some explo...
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February 7 - Okanagan Valley

February 07, 2018 - It has been more than three weeks ago that we arrived in Vernon, in the North Okanagan Valley. This has been a winter w...
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January 18 - The Road to Vernon

January 18, 2018 - We left Sudbury on January 5, on our annual drive to Vernon, British Columbia. We arrived last Sunday, the 14th. We sto...
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December 24 - White Christmas

December 24, 2017 - It is going to be a white Christmas, at least in Sudbury. Where we will be in Goderich, who knows. A recent episode of...
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November 19 - Signs of Winter

November 19, 2017 - Mild days and cold days alternating has been our November. But recently the colder weather has arrived. At this time of...
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February 24, 2017 - Ontario Day at Silver Star

February 24, 2017 - This was Ontario Day at Silver Star Mountain Resort, here in Vernon. All the participants gathered at the top of the Co...
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January 2017 - Sudbury to Vernon

January 22, 2017 - It was time for our drive to the Okanagan Valley, to ski at Silver Star. We left home on January 5, but drove only to B...
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April 12 - Home Along the Trans-Canada Highway

April 12, 2016 - We arrived home last weekend, after a week en route. We stopped for the first two nights in Canmore, Alberta. I was loo...
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February 13 - Veda and Her New Friend

February 13, 2016 - For the last month I've been spending my time skiing at Silver Star Mountain Resort, near Vernon, British Columbia. Beca...
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February 6 - Trees of Silver Star

February 06, 2016 - At this time of the winter, the trees on Silver Star Mountain are often encrusted with snow. These are referred to as sn...
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January 19 - Winter Drive to British Columbia

January 19, 2016 - As we have done for the past nine winters, we have again arrived in Vernon to spend the next three months skiing at Silv...
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Ontario Day at Silver Star

March 01, 2015 - The last two weeks have been mild and snowless, making for less than wonderful skiing. The most exciting incident for me...
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February 15 - Day at the Races

February 15, 2015 - Today Tony Mandle and I went up to Silver Star to photograph the annual "Over the Hill" downhill races. This proved to b...
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February 3 - Photo of the Day

February 03, 2015 - We've had two days of much improved skiing conditions at Silver Star, with the fresh snow and good temperatures (just be...
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January 31 - Report from Vernon

January 31, 2015 - After last weekend's rain and mild weather, the ski slopes were not in very good condition. We are spoiled after all of...
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January 26 - Photo of the Day

January 26, 2015 - This weekend brought some very mild weather to the Okanagan. Saturday it was +5C in town. In the afternoon it rained her...
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January 20 - Photo of the Day

January 20, 2015 - Skiing conditions at Silver Star have been very good since our arrival. Today was no exception. The sun shone brightly w...
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January 13 - Arrived in Vernon

January 13, 2015 - We left Helena, Montana, on Sunday morning.The drive north on I-15 to Great Falls was slower than usual because the high...
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January 10 - Gillette to Helena, Montana

January 10, 2015 - Today was a great driving day. The temperatures hovered around the freezing mark all day. The sun shone most of the day,...
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January 9 - Oacoma to Gillette, Wyoming

January 09, 2015 - In contrast to yesterday, the driving conditions today were excellent. The day was bright and clear with light winds and...
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January 8 - Sioux Falls to Oacoma, SD

January 08, 2015 - So here we sit in our motel room in this town on the Missouri River, but not because of its scenic location or other ame...
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January 7 - Pewaukee to Sioux Falls, SD

January 07, 2015 - Left Pewaukee on a bright sunny morning. Temperature was -19C, and that same temperature held constant the whole day. It...
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January 6 - On the Road

January 06, 2015 - Pewaukee, Wisconsin: We arrived here yesterday evening after an uneventful drive from Blind River. We left Gallagher's...
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Who Gives a Hoot?

January 02, 2015 - We'd received reports of sightings of Snowy Owls on Manitoulin Island. So today Don Johnston and I drove there with the...
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December 28 - Photo of the Day

December 28, 2014 - This year we had a green Christmas in many parts of Ontario, certainly where we spent this holiday period in Goderich an...
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November 27 - Snowfall in Two Countries

November 27, 2014 - We are in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, where it is also cold and snow-covered. We left Sudbury on Tuesday and drove through a w...
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November 23 - Photo of the Day

November 23, 2014 - Our early winter wonderland has given way to milder temperatures and a dreary rainy day - not conducive to photography....
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November 17 - Photo of the Day

November 17, 2014 - The drab days of November have been with us for a while. For this reason, I have not had much incentive to go out photog...
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February 20 Photo of the Day

February 20, 2014 - Today's photo depicts the Foothills area of Vernon. This development is on the road to Silver Star mountain on a hillsid...
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February 19 Photo of the Day

February 19, 2014 - We just returned from a three-day trip to Sun Peaks, near Kamloops, with Marilyn and Bob Wilkinson. On Monday we met an...
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February 9 Photo of the Day

February 09, 2014 - Today's photo is another image that I made at Okanagan Lake in Vernon. This part of the lake seldom freezes, so this ind...
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February 5 Photo of the Day

February 05, 2014 - The deep freeze continues in the Okanagan. This is forecast to last into the weekend. I will try the skiing tomorrow, t...
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February 3 Photo of the Day

February 03, 2014 - Today was another cold one. I skied very little because of the weather, had a coffee, and came "home." Today's photo wa...
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February 1 Photo of the Day

February 01, 2014 - The last two days have been very good for skiing. Yesterday was cold and sunny, but without the usual humidity. Thus in...
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January 27 Photo of the Day

January 27, 2014 - The fog continues to hover over the Okanagan Valley, though now it is at a higher altitude, often enveloping the ski hil...
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January 25 Photo of the Day

January 25, 2014 - The fog is still settled in the Okanagan, but the fog bank is at a higher altitude. Today's photo was made in the fog,...
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January 24 Photo of the Day

January 24, 2014 - As I drove up the mountain road this morning, I emerged above the valley fog to see the sun rising over the Monashees....
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January 21 Photo of the Day

January 21, 2014 - It's been another sunny day up on the mountain, with fog in the valley. After skiing, I walked around and made a few ph...
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January 20 Photo of the Day

January 20, 2014 - The fog continues to envelope the Okanagan Valley. It seems to rise and fall, meaning that sometimes when I drive up the...
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January 18 Photo of the Day

January 18, 2014 - The Okanagan Valley here in Vernon continues being enveloped in fog. But this does have some positives; specifically, th...
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January 16 Photo of the Day

January 16, 2014 - In my self-assignment of a photo per day that I began on October 25, I posted a photo each day for 81 consecutive days,...
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January 13 Photo of the Day

January 13, 2014 - Keeping with the road theme, today's image is of the road to Silver Star Mountain Resort, above Vernon, BC. Snow is goo...
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January 11 Photo of the Day

January 11, 2014 - Today started off nice and sunny, as you can see in this photo I made at Sheridan, Wyoming. Shortly after we left, we...
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January 9 Photo of the Day

January 09, 2014 - Marinette, Wisconsin, this morning was at minus 28C - rather nippy. We drove over 900 km today and are now in Sioux Fal...
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January 7 Photo of the Day

January 07, 2014 - Very cold weather sometimes creates intricate frost patterns on windows.
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January 6 Photo of the Day

January 06, 2014 - The snow keeps falling, and needs to be removed.
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January 5 Photo of the Day

January 05, 2014 - There are times like today when the lighting conditions dictate looking for closeups.
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January 4 Photo of the Day

January 04, 2014 - With the good comes the bad. The good today was the temperature - a balmy minus 2C with snow, more than 30 degrees warm...
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January 3 Photo of the Day

January 03, 2014 - We've set record low temperatures for the last two days. This morning's reading at Long Lake level was a crisp -40C. Add...
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January 1 Photo of the Day

January 01, 2014 - Welcome to 2014. Today's photo, made on the Wanapitae River, gives an indication of how bitterly cold it was here today...
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December 30 Photo of the Day

January 01, 2014 - We are in another deep freeze. It was -28C this morning. Here you can see Monte enjoying breathing the crisp air!
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December 29 Photo of the Day

December 29, 2013 - The day started off reasonably mild, but again no sunshine. The forecast calls for us to experience a deep-freeze the re...
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December 28 Photo of the Day

December 28, 2013 - Woke up this morning to a very dull day. The temperature was just above freezing, so all the trees had lost their ice an...
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December 27 Photo of the Day

December 27, 2013 - The snow and ice continue to hang on the trees in the Goderich area. Today's photo was made near Vanastra, just east of...
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December 26 Photo of the Day

December 27, 2013 - Snow and ice covered trees, Goderich.
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December 25 Photo of the Day

December 25, 2013 - Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day. Here is a photo from a snowy Christmas day in Goderich.
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December 24 Photo of the Day

December 24, 2013 - Spectacular morning here in the Goderich area. We had a fall of light snow last night, which covered the ice-coated tree...
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December 23 Photo of the Day

December 23, 2013 - Today's image shows there is beauty in the freezing rain storm in the southern part of Ontario. The photo was made sout...
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December 22 Photo of the Day

December 22, 2013 - A snowy day today, so I was looking for some colour in the white landscape. This bench I spotted near Minnow Lake.
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December 17 Photo of the Day

December 17, 2013 - Today's photo was made at Junction Creek in Lively. Photographing today was much more pleasant as the temperature rose t...
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December 16 Photo of the Day

December 16, 2013 - The deep freeze continues! This photo shows the moon rising behind the Sudbury Yacht Club on Ramsey Lake.
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December 15 Photo of the Day

December 15, 2013 - Today I returned to the same location along the Wanapitae River where I made yesterday's photo. These illustrate the dif...
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December 14 Photo of the Day

December 14, 2013 - Today has been very cold and overcast. These conditions produce a monochromatic image, almost as if this were a black an...
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December 12 Photo of the Day

December 12, 2013 - Ice fishing is another popular pastime in the winters of Northern Ontario. But why put up with the bitterly cold tempera...
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December 11 Photo of the Day

December 11, 2013 - Today's photo is of a Ruffed Grouse feeding from seeds on the ground below my bird feeder. Today's photo was day 48 o...
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December 10 Photo of the Day

December 10, 2013 - Today's photo is of an old log sauna at the end of Chief Lake Road.
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December 9 Photo of the Day

December 09, 2013 - We had a welcome fresh snowfall during the night and today. Then the wind came up in the afternoon, but the temperatures...
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December 8 Photo of the Day

December 08, 2013 - A day like today is difficult for a nature photographer, a day of flat gray light, a partial uninteresting snow covering...
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Ontario Day at Silver Star Mountain

February 28, 2013 - The Aussies have their Australia Day at Silver Star Mountain Resort, so last winter some of the Ontario ski buddies thou...
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Snow Ghosts of Silver Star

January 20, 2013 - Lots of snow and an absence of winds resulted in a build-up of snow on the trees near the summit of the skiing runs at S...
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Travelling West - Photo Ops

January 19, 2013 - Driving west in early January can be difficult, especially when it comes to finding photo opportunities. Winter weather...
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Holiday Greetings

December 13, 2012 - Season's greetings to all, from our house to yours. All the best for 2013.
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Photographing Skiers

March 22, 2012 - To photograph or to ski, that is the question. To solve that dilemma, I thought, "Why not do both?" So with my skiing...
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My Dilemma

March 21, 2012 - Veda and I have been in Vernon, British Columbia, since early January. We spend a good part of the winter season here be...
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