Saturday, March 14, 2009


I don't know what your city is like, but over the past 8 months graffiti is showing up everywhere in Brantford.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Under the Bridge

I like how the curve of the bridge kind of frames this photo. This is under the Lorne Bridge on the foot path.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Four Bridges

I really like this photo as it has all four bridges crossing the Grand River into West Brant. The one way in the background with the school bus on it is called the Veteran's Memorial Road and can also be seen here. There is one with white on it and the one under the curve are former rail lines, and the one in front is the Lorne Bridge.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cloudy day

This was taking from one of the foot bridges crossing the Grand River. The building in the photo is the Brantford Civic Centre which was built in 1967 and shows it's age. The building is still in use for minor hockey teams and for the schools to take the kids skating.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sunrise in Niagara Falls

This is what we woke up to on Wednesday morning. This lasted for about 20 minutes and then the snow rolled in. Typical Canadian winter. In case you are wondering, the roar of the falls could be heard on the 36th floor.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Niagara Falls

This was our view from the Embassy Suites on the 36th floor. This is the Canadian Falls called the Horse Shoe. We live about an hour from Niagara Falls and have been going there with our children for the past 4 years for a mini holiday.

Friday, February 13, 2009

And then the water came...

This was the scene yesterday on the Grand River, one week after this photo. A very big difference as with 2 day of rain, 10*C temps that melted 50cm of snow.

This photo was taken at 8:30am on Thursday morning. The sign at the left is a trail sign, look where the sign is in the next photo.

This was two hours later at 10:30am. Notice the trail sign to the left of the photo, and the blue sign is an information sign.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Path in the River

This is the only spot that was open on the river a few days ago. With temperatures above freezing for the next few days I'm sure this is going to change.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Here we have a couple of bridges out of West Brant. The closest one is a foot bridge that use to be a rail line, the one behind that is the Lorne Bridge and that's the second bridge out of West Brant by car. This one is the other one. Past that is the Brantford Armories (more on that tomorrow). I was standing on the other foot bridge that crosses the Grand River and it also use to be a rail line.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cold Morning

It was cold again this morning -24*C, and when it's that cold I always get wonderful photos. This photo was taken in the same spot as this one. I really do like this photo as to the left of the photo there is a small rainbow trying to form.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ice Cream?

This is the best ice cream shop in Brantford. It's only open during the summer months and thank goodness as I think these snow banks are pretty high...hehe!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Poor Little Tree

This little tree is stuck in a snow bank, and with the snow that we are having, it looks like it's going to be stuck in there for a long while.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Good Morning Sunshine

I know I have taken lots of photos with the sun and the snow, but that's all that's around right now! I do have to admit, I can never get sick of these kind of photos....

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Willow Tree

Willow trees are all around in Brantford. This one was in Farringdon Park that I took my children to yesterday for some snow fun. But this photo of a Willow tree has to be my favourite.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Farringdon Park

I love this park. Farringdon Park is just off of Tutela Heights Road, it's kind of out in the country, so it's quiet, nobody goes to it, and it has a great toboggan hill, which my children really enjoy. The sad part is that just beyond the trees in the background was a farm and they tore it down and are going to be building houses there. So much for quiet....

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I took this photo with my cell phone as I forgot my camera at home. I think it turned out rather well.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bell Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to the invention of the telephone. Alexander Graham Bell unveiled the monument in 1917. You can see more photos here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ice Mist

This is beside the dam and it was so cold yesterday, that ice mist was forming on everything near the dam, including me!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Grace Anglican Church

This is the oldest Christian congregation church in Brantford. The first building was erected in 1832. The property for the site was given by A.K. Smith and his sister, Mrs. Margaret Kerby in 1830 marking the official founding of the parish.
This church is so large that I could not fit into this photo. More about Grace Anglican Church here

Saturday, January 24, 2009


This is at the bottom of the Dam just out of view of this photo. On the left side of this photo, there is a wall of cement that makes the water mesmerizing.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Morning Shot

I love how the sun is starting to peek though the clouds. This is along the shore of the Grand River on Gilkison Street.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sun through the trees

On my walk yesterday along the river, the sun was trying to break though the clouds, and for a moment it almost made it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Grand River Dam

This has to be one of my favourite spots. It's peaceful and loud all at the same time.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cleaning the ice

This is the public ice rink in Harmony Square. The Square use to be a bunch of run down buildings (kind of like the ones in the background) and a parking lot. The City is working hard to help bring the downtown back to life and are doing a wonderful job.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Federal Building

Inside of the Federal Building is Service Canada which was once called the unemployment office, and it also has the Post Office. On the left is Coffee Culture Café & Eatery, which has the best muffins around. I had a Raspberry Yogurt muffing today it was yummy:)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Through Rain, Snow, and even Very Cold Temperatures

Today like in most of North America, it is very cold. When I took this photo the temperature in my car said -19*C.Brrrr!!!

I must admit, this is my hubby and he has been a mail man (or if you want to be PC letter carrier
) for 17 years, so I'd say he's use to the cold and his tip for staying warm is layers. Thanks Kevin:)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bridge out of West Brant

This is one of the bridges that connects West Brant with the rest of the City.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Good Morning Moon...

On my way to work this morning, I noticed the moon was still out. I like how the sky is a little pink.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Grand River

It was another beautiful sunrise this morning.

Friday, January 9, 2009


As I was dropping off my children at child care, the sun was coming up over the trees in the background. You can't see it in this photo, but the closer trees all had snow on them and it was pretty.