Hmmm...let's see...they played "Police and Thieves" (I think originally by Junior Mervin, covered by The Clash), "Your Generation" by Generation-X, "Alternative Ulster" by Stiff little Fingers... hmm... I can't remember what else. I basically caught the end of their set, so maybe only about 5 or 6 songs in total.
I have plenty of pho-tos around on other parts of my gallery. :)
...And don't say you're phophotophobic.
Good photos, Vic. It looks like what I think of as a "social paradise" when I'm in one of my better moods.
What were the oldies were the punk band playing? And why no pho photos?
HELP!!! everytime a pigeon lays eggs on my dads varanda he kicks them off which is so cruel so i managed to save one today... ive never cared for an egg before so what the hell do i do?
Hi. This is the girl who took in an abandoned egg. That one died, because my box wasn't good.
The parents laid two more though and they broke one.
The other one is hatching today on the 16th day.
I was worried since someone else told me that theirs hatched on the 13th day.
I see yellow fur sticking out through the hole it has made in the shell.
I read that chicken chicks take 4-12 hours once the process begins.
I hope this one makes it.
I don't want a mess on my balcony.
nice pictures and nice pic's on the links,, I like the heat bugs and the trikes
Looking at the documents on the City's page, it seems that a roundabout and/or ring-road was considered at some point, but never made it to the short list of options.
A Roundabout might work well for traffic flow, but maybe they didn't feel it addressed some of the other concerns that relate to creating a "downtown" area there. If it was only about traffic flow, then leaving it in its current configuration would probably be best.
This seems like the perfect spot for a roundabout. If anyone's spent any time driving in Europe they'd know how efficient they are. Cars get through it quickly, but still at a slow speed. They're generally still walkable, although busier ones require lights too.
The only problem is I don't think anyone would want to have the one roundabout in Toronto located in their neighbourhood. It woudn't be a problem when people have gotten used to them, but I wouldn't want someone from the other side of the city trying to navigate it for the first time...
i have had two pigeon eggs on my balcony for a month, i heard it only takes 15 for them to hatch. the mother is still sitting on them, would you say the eggs have died?
Dude! Don't do that sh*t. Yo, you can get zapped. Trust me, I know all about getting zapped.
Thanks guys. Yeah, I was happy with those pics. Pretty simple to do with a digital...just keep taking pictures and you're bound to catch some!
It seemed like the worst part of the storm hit north of where I am (Dundas/Islington), so it doesn't surprise me that you didn't see much in the Beach.
COOL !! GREAT pictures Vic, we were told that 100+ K winds were going to hit the Beach with major lighting but we had some small gusts of wind that was it :(
Great catch. Cloud to cloud and cloud to ground lightning in the same pic. -ds
I read your article and I just had a pigeon on my front porch, I went on vacation and came back and it was in my planter.It sits all day and night and doesn't move, until the other day I gave it birdseed and it flew away, my 16 year old daughter yell at me, cuz she thought it wouldnt' come back , but it did.Now it's just sitting on the 2 eggs we notice when the bird flew away that night. It think it takes about 14 or 16 days before hatch but don't know. Do you know ?? This bird sits in looks in my living room window all day long and I thought it was dead cuz it never moves... This is my 1st with pigeons... thanks...How is your doing??
I read to stop turning the egg at 15 days so the egg doesn't break open prematurely.
Oh, and I have been turning the egg 3 times daily. Once at 8am, again at 4pm, and then again at 12am from day 1.
Hi. My dad chased a pigeon from our balcony and the mother came back after it rained, but then she left and never came back for the night.
I waited an hour and then took the egg back in. (It wasn't that cold outside.) I put the egg in warm water at about 38 degrees very carefully until a box could be made ready with a warm light and a towel. Then I put the egg inside the box and put it on top of the towel. I read online that you need to keep it relatively humid in the box and let enough air in for the egg to breath. I didn't know if the egg was fertilized but I warmed it for 5 days anyway next to a thermometer that showed the temp. The next morning the pigeon came back and my dad tried to put the egg back while it was here but the pigeon flew away again. One is male and the other female although I don't know which is which. One pigeon seemed to like the round flower pot with soil in it compared to the large rubbermaid box with soil. Maybe because the pot is round like a bird's nest? These pigeons didn't bring any branches or sticks to make a nest either. Could they be psychologically confused? Anyway on the 5th day I took a flashlight and looked into the egg they had abandoned in the washroom with the lights turned off and saw that a dark spot had appeared on one side of the wide part of the egg. I thought that somehow I had put the lamp too close to the egg and had accidentally cooked it on one side. I had never let the temp go over 40 celcius. I always tried to keep it at 37 degrees. I felt really bad, but decided to keep for a bit longer. I kept warming it until today which is the 10th day and I see (in the dark with a flashlight) that blood capillaries have formed where that dark spot was and in the centre of the capillaries is a small embryonic shape. It was pretty exciting for me, except I keep doubting myself and think that somehow it did develop to a point but died. I am not sure if it is still developing but I know that it is the first time I have ever found an abandoned pigeon egg and no matter what happens, I am trying my best. The pigeons sometimes come back, but they always fly away and most nights don't stay here. I have read several internet sites which described that the egg needs air (for oxygen exchange across the shell membrane), humidity (85%) and proper temperature (37 celcius). I am planning on what to do if it ever hatches. They suggest I feed it with an eye dropper and mashed (until pasty) bird seeds like the regurgitated milk their parents give them. Today I changed the towel it was sitting on since I think it's doing a good job of developing and deserves a clean fresh towel. I am glad I gave it time to develop and didn't give up yet. I am still wondering if it will hatch and if it will be healthy when does hatch.
Kingston Rd is not that bad depending on the time of day your on it. I would love to do the bike camping thing one day.I have a trailer and saddle bags , either out east past Port Hope or up North. I need to buy a new tent and sleeping bag and thermol matt first..
Yeah, it's a beautiful ride out there. Except maybe the Kingston Rd. section. I can do without that.
I'd like to do a group cycling/camping weekend sometime. That would be fun....
Hey...in the recumbent world, a good "aerobelly" is worthy of praise! :-)
DUDE !! I just saw my pic with my belly hahahaha I did'nt think my hernia stuck out so much, we are having a great laugh here , cheers.. P.S. nice pictures
I am looking at getting a Cyclocross bike from Cycle Solutions and towing my Cargo trailer with it and do some Bike camping too.. nice pictures Vic,, I love the sausages on the fire brings back good memories of camping with the folks.:-D
I road the WaterFront Trail from the (Beach) Toronto out to Whitby and back on Thursday . I used the cargo mountain bike so it took me four hours but on the way home I did use highway#2 for the Rouge river Valley and made it up with out stoping ( big yea for me) :-P
I drove by the bridge few times a week, never noticed that signs are being removed at night - I have seen the signs many times. I will contact mississauga city hall and I will bug the **** out of them about the rail and what they plan on doing about it. I advise others to do the same. Show them that no one has forgotten about this. My respect to the family members.