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Birds Eye View

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Stay cool, it's going to be hot hot hot, today!

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Sunset at Sea

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Have a sunny day!

Whiskey's Whiskers

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An act of kindness... pass it on.
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Standing Tall

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These two Turkey Vultures are standing tall waiting for a scent.
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Hay Fever

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Hay season has begun for many farms in our area.



Here's wishing all farmers a safe season with ideal weather conditions.
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Wheaties

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Whimsical Palette

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Have a wonderful day!

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Big and Beautiful

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Magnificent creature!
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Canadiana and my Hometown

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I'd like to introduce this post by mentioning that three generations of my family (grand-father, father and myself) worked in the Gatineau paper mill.  The town of Gatineau was referred to as "Gatineau Mills" for many years...  and yes, I worked on the river driving logs.






I also would like to mention that hockey in Canada is for many a big deal.  

Text source:http://www.histoireforestiereoutaouais.ca/en/c20/ 
Image Source: City of Gatineau Archives

Gatineau Mills, the boom town that sprang up and grew in the shadow of the Canadian International Paper’s pulp and paper plant after 1926 owes its origin to the amalgamation of companies like Edwards, Riordon and Gilmour and Hughson. Their sawmills at Chelsea, Hull, Hawkesbury, Rockland and at the Rideau Falls had consumed the best quality saw-wood of the Gatineau Valley and of the North Shore of the Ottawa River for more than 75 years. 
In 1853, the oldest of these firms, Gilmour and Company, bought out the Chelsea Falls sawmill e…

Seen and Heard

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Sweet sounds of summer... oh ya!


Happy Canada Day

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Have a great day, eh!