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Evening Transition

Evening transition depictslate summer changing into fall.

This evening transition depicts late summer changing into fall in Centennial Park.


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This evening transition depicts late summer changing into fall, the scene is the artificial lake in Centennial Park in Montreal’s West Island.

The sun has gone down and its warm glow envelopes the horizon way past the treeline meanwhile, the shadows have quickly moved in around the lake shore.

This scene happens every year at this time signaling that the lazy hazy days of summer are now just a memory until the next time. It also reminds us of our own lives and how they too race by us leaving just the warm embers of our busy everyday experiences.

This my contribution for photo challenge “TRANSITION”

Canard Tale


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The canard tale in this short video is real despite the combination of these two words each one meaning to lie. They have evolved in the English language as meaning a falsehood, lie, or cheap trick. These ducks are the real McCoy, “canards vrai” translated into French from where ‘canard’ (duck) derived and this video is a story or tale.

I took these photographs over two summers most of them at our municipal artificial lake and others at Lake Saint Louis which is part of the Saint Lawrence River system. Montreal, an island, sits straddled by the river therefore, Montrealers have ample opportunities each year to see various waterfowl that return each Spring some to nest and breed on its shores. Before I forget, I also took a couple of pictures in Ottawa on the Rideau Canal, those are the ducks resting on the boards.

Tailgating Foul

Clear case of tailgating foul when partner almost caused collision.

A clear case of tailgating foul when the lead duck slowed a bit to a stop.


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It was a clear case of tailgating foul when the lead duck slowed a bit to a stop and his hasty partner paddling quickly behind him almost caused a rear-end collision.

I took this picture of these two ducks because they were hurrying around the lake looking for food from people on the shore. Feeding them is illegal however, despite warnings both verbal and written on signs posted around the park some people still throw bits of food on the water attracting these fowl. It also attracts marauding seagulls, turtles, and the many large carp that live in the artificial lake.

Fresh Out of the Egg

In response

Fresh out of the egg ducklings racing.

Just fresh out of the egg, these two ducklings are racing around in the pond.

to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Fresh.”

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Just fresh out of the egg, these two ducklings are racing each other in the pond, or rather, the man-made artificial lake.

I took this picture a couple years ago early in the Spring while walking around the lake when I spotted four little ducklings racing each other and yet I did not see any adult ducks who normally would guard the little guys from predators.

More Depth

 Sports fans desiring more depth in entertainment don't have to look far.

Superbowl sports fans desiring more depth for their entertainment don’t have to look far.

The Superbowl is now history, many sports fans desiring more depth for their entertainment don’t have to look far for their adrenalin rush because salvation is as close as their own municipal park. In the depth of our harsh Winter there is a lot of fun available to anybody that wants to enjoy themselves on a toboggan run as this young boy is doing. If you cannot do this, then you can simply be a spectator watching it all and have fun doing it.

Nearby my home there is large municipal park with a manmade artificial lake, which when created, provided a lot of extra soil, rock and other debris. This hill, where these folks are having their fun, is from all that excavated stuff. I just wanted to offer you all some information about how thsi toboggan hill happened and now you know.

My last Friday’s weekly photo challenge entry seemed quite popular therefore, I decided to offer another image depicting depth as an add-on. My picture shows a shallower depth this time compared to my original  road shot however, I think it is interesting because it depicts our Winter and the fun it can bring.