Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thornton Bales Conservation Area

 Photos by Barry Wallace

There are not
99 steps...

...there are only
80 steps!

I decided this last week to visit the Thornton Bales Conservation Area (a.k.a. "The 99 Steps") to see if my arthritic legs and wonky heart could still make the climb.  The good news is I went down and back up and only had to stop once, to pet a friendly dog.  Even better news: there are only 80 steps - not 99, as recorded in local folklore.
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Barry Wallace


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

King's Cardinal Golf Club

Photos by Barry Wallace
How many times have I driven by Cardinal Golf Club on Highway 9, in King Township, and its huge billboard on the north-east corner of Hwy. 9 and Jane Street, and never knew that Cardinal was Canada's only 72 hole Golf Club?  I've never golfed there, for starters, and I gave golf up before Cardinal was even built.   Even so...I can't believe I never knew of Cardinal's unique Canadian distinction.   The only excuse, and it's a weak one, is that I was always preoccupied by looking at Cardinal's iconic and eye-catching roof-line.
















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Barry Wallace

Monday, November 20, 2017

19th Sideroad and Keele Street

Photo By Barry Wallace
A rural warrior rests in peace
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Barry Wallace

Sunday, November 19, 2017

16th Sideroad and Keele Street

Photo by Barry Wallace
Since the end of September I've raked up and bagged just over 40 bags of leaves for yard waste pick-up by the refuse collectors working for the Township of King.   While driving up to Pine Farms Orchard for apples this past week, I passed the pile of leaf bags, pictured above, and determined there were over 100 bags of leaves waiting to be consumed, on one day, by a big truck.   I wonder if 1/2 million leaves would fill a truck all by themselves.
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Barry Wallace

Saturday, November 18, 2017

19th Sideroad of King ~ east of Kettleby

Photo by Barry Wallace
Prevailing breezes bend branches to the east
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Barry Wallace
                                             

Friday, November 17, 2017

Cropping cold carrots in the Marsh


Photos by Barry Wallace
Davis Road and Highway 400



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Barry Wallace

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Three new stores at King's Ridge Marketplace

Photo by Barry Wallace
Pizzaria ~ Drycleaner ~ Dog Groomer
Steel is up for three new businesses at The King's Ridge Marketplace in King City.   I don't know if the news is official yet, but the info was passed on to me by one of the King's Ridge merchants.  The new structure is between Tim Horton's and the LCBO.
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Barry Wallace