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Visiting Merlin’s Hollow English flower garden never fails me. No matter how many times I visit the Tomlinson’s garden, I always stumble upon something new. My latest easy find, a Yellow Crab Spider crawling over a purple Iris. No camouflage here. Perhaps it was an accidental landing as these yellow crab spiders according to Wiki like to hangout …

The McKenzie Marsh property on St. John’s Sideroad in Aurora has been sold and landscaping behind the pond began sometime in May. Changes can be seen from the main boardwalk observation deck just West of the railroad tracks on the North side of the road. The pond is transforming and the standing trees and shrubs …

If given the opportunity, people will walk with kids to the nearest play places, go shopping, or go to work by means of transportation other than by car. Governments on all levels promote the use of more local public transit to reduce the number of cars on the road and thus reduce traffic and pollution. Our …

Birds are in a full swing, hovering over our gardens, trails and streets of Aurora. Singing away. Yes, nest making and long anticipated mating or even hatching season is happening now. Trees are filling in and grass is getting greener. In fact it is almost green everywhere, of course at this time of the year …

Merlin’s Hollow, the English flower garden – is my annual local destination where I bring almost all of my photographic equipment to photograph nature’s most beautiful flowers. It it also probably the most rewarding local road trip I take twice or three times a year that is just around the corner from my home here …

A perfect pit stop for graffiti artists, an abandoned industrial building near the rail tracks. Not sure if the industrial building that is seen from Industrial Parkway here in Aurora, near Sheppard’s Bush Conservation area, is abandoned. Maybe it isn’t. It is however a deteriorated white building, with chipping paint, dripping water, some broken and …

It happened just before Christmas in 2013 – an unexpected winter ice storm. It rained, then it snowed, then it rained again. Eventually drizzling December rain, gradually freezing with time, encapsulated all trees and shrubs with a thick layer of ice. I remember venturing not too far from home in the evening to the Superstore …

On this day, four years ago on April 11th, 2014 firefighters battled a devastating fire of the Aurora United Church that was located at the corner of Yonge and Tyler Street downtown Aurora. It was an emotional day for the people of Aurora. On this day I was out of town and I only saw …

This is the upgraded St. John’s sideroad in Aurora ON looking West. We went for a drive today in the morning to check out the area and to take a few street view photos after the major reconstruction. The grading is definitely different. We have a new underpass still in working progress. The cell tower …

Although not the most appealing image of a room in an abandoned log house, it is quite common for many deteriorated abandoned houses. What you see here is one of the rooms on the upper floor of the Petch Log house back in April of 2011. At that time this house stood alone on a …