Hess Village Jazz Bar Yesterday while walking around the neighborhood, I asked permission from this great two man jazz band to take these images, enjoy
DescriptionNewly renovated and reopened as Masque Wine Bar, it’s is a cozy little space located near the north end of Hess Street on the east side. Live acoustic, jazz and blues artists can be heard throughout the week.
Address13 Hess Street South
Hamilton, ON L8P 3M7
Choosing a Bar
You know you want to go to Hess but maybe you’re a little overwhelmed with the number of choices. Each bar in Hess offers a unique experience, so here’s some tips to help you choose the bars that you’ll enjoy the most. Each night bars may change, so if you’re looking for something specific it’s often best to call ahead. Remember that one of the great things about Hess Village is that there are so many bars all beside each other, so you don’t have to choose only one for the night!
Dancing and DJs: If you’re looking to dance the night away, consider:
Absinthe Lounge, Diavolo, Elixir Lounge, Frat House, The Gown and Gavel, Rokbar, Sizzle/Koi, Star Lounge, Viva Nightclub
Live Music: If you like it live, check out: Casbah, Ceilidh House, Che Burrito and Lounge, Club Absinthe, Doors Pub, The Lazy Flamingo, The Village Jazz Bar, Rokbar
The Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias is the largest heron in Canada. Adults stand over 1 m high with their necks outstretched, and they weigh around 2.5 kg.
This bird gives the general impression of being tall and thin: its wings, neck, bill, and legs are long. The long limbs dictate the heron’s movements: it flies with deep, slow wing beats, and on land, or in the water, it walks erect with long strides. In flight, the neck is doubled back, the head resting against the shoulders, and the long legs held straight behind (see image’s below).
After I come-back from morning Shoot in fifeteen minutes, ready for sunrise at 5AM Thursday June 16.
Enjoy the images, and expect fifty more for pics4twitts anniversary Imagery and Article’s.
Winds rush through pine boughs, flowers scent on the breeze permeate the air, a pungent smell wafts from the pavement of a vacant lot after a rain – these and more are waiting to be experienced in nature’s neighbourhood. There’s adventure in the unknown, and even the familiar looks different when it is visited with the intent of discovering what has been looked at and not yet seen, heard yet never listened to. Whether its your backyard or neighbourhood, a nature-centre lands, a wilderness area or a park in the city, there are always discoveries awaiting.
A trip into natural surroundings or the local community is a chance to study the environment firsthand. Consider David Suzuki who is celebrating 30 years with the Nature Of Things program where he tackles issues on environment, wildlife, technology and medicine. David Suzuki was a professor and geneticist. He has written 40 books. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Companion of the Order of Canada. He points out climate change and its time to visit plants and animals in their homes, to learn wilderness survival skills.This experience will be filled with wonder and aesthetic beauty of nature in the neighbourhood. Watch for unexpected pleasures, like a dew-covered Spider’s web is gossamer work of art. A Frog (frawg) jumped out of the pond just ahead of you saying “ribbit.” But, there are so many kinds of frogs, to identify its sound, you would be correct to bark, grunt, honk, peep, or twang, too. You could also give a deep jug-o-rum sound – the call of a bull-frog.
Frogs are amphibians and as this little girl found out their are built for fast swimming and giant leaps. In fact, the leopard frog can jump 1.5 meters which is twelve times its length. Now look at the wetlands as marsh adapted birds are using them for nesting, like the red-wing blackbirds, and mallard ducks and swans.
Within your neighbourhood you spot a Robin (rahb-in) known for its cheerful songs. Robins are closely related to bluebirds, wood thrushes and hermit thrushes – all known for their musical calls. You observe the robin hopping on a city lawn. It stops now and then , tips its head to one side, and sometimes grabs an earthworm and pulls it from the soil.
People once thought that a Robin tilts its head to one side to listen for the sound of a worm near the surface.
However, a robin sees best to either side, not straight ahead, so by tilting its head, it can spot a worm or other animals hidden in the grass, such as, caterpillars and spiders. You look at the Earthworm (wuhrm) in the Robin’s beak and sometimes the earthworm is called “the night crawler.”” What worms do is mix and move soil plus these quiet, crawling earthworms are good for the soil and the plants growing in the soil. You take out your magnifying glass and inspect the worm at closer range. Then on the pavement you notice a Pigeon (pij-uhn) walking with a jerky motion. These birds are descendants of “rock doves”. As the Pigeon flies with about 20 others to a rooftop you notice these places are like the cliffs where rock doves lived long ago. Then you look up the Pigeon up in the Hamilton Naturalist Club’s Head-of-the-Lake Pocked Nature Guide , a seasonal guide to nature describing plants and animals in the Hamilton/Burlington area. It this Nature Guide they describe common and rare mammal species, birds, wildflowers and trees. As a budding naturalist a new interest is created in looking for the physical aspects of the places you find plants and animals.
Down the hill is a nature trail in Princess Point, off Cootes Paradise. Along this trail you decide to do a Deer Walk. Here, it is imperative to listen carefully and compare the” intensity of sounds” heard with and without “deer ears” which are very sensitive to any sound. And, a White-Tail Deer will signal danger by raising their tails to show a white patch underneath. Pulling out a Notebook to make field notes of what your experience felt like on the Deer Walk, is a good idea. Then out jumps a Rabbit (rab-it) on your path. As they only eat plants , rabbits are found where there are plenty of low-growing plants. A lop-eared rabbit has ears that may be two feet long or 0.6 meter, like in the story of “The Rabbit With The Air-Conditioned Ears ” – they needed to be large. A Red Squirrel also called “the chickaree” climbs up an Oak tree trunk for acorns and hangs almost upside down. High overhead you spot a Turkey Vulture (vuhl-chuhr) gliding in the air. Although it flies closer to the ground than other vultures because odours in the air can guide it to a decaying carcass. Therefore, the Turkey Vulture has an unusually good sense of smell. In Louise Unitt’s article The Bird Detective she says ” I thought of my friends who never take walks…for there was nothing to see. I was amazed and grieved at their blindness. I longed to open their eyes to the wonders around them; to persuade people to love and cherish nature.”
Source: Scholastic Encyclopedia of Animals, The Wood Duck, Keepers of the Earth, Hamilton Naturalist Club