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Happy Canada Day Hamilton

Happy Canada Day Canada

July 1 2011

The more the better

The Mallard with her Brood reminds me how lucky I am to live in Canada. Due to Rheumatoid Arthritis and all the Diseases that follow have made my health  poor. One third of these baby ducks will not make-it, yet they sure put up a fight trying to survive, as will I

Thank you Canada

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

Happy Canada Day to all, Yesterday I took many pictures around the harbour trying to capture who  and what Canada Canada is to me. I will try to explain under each image. The written word not being my forte, ergo the images:

Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st across the country. July 1st marks the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada – that’s the technical explanation, but Canada Day also means fireworks and the year’s biggest national party. The Canada Day holiday is akin to the U.S. July 4th celebration but on a more Canadian scale.
Signet One much larger than other

Canada Day, for those who don’t know, celebrates the passage of the British North America Act of 1867, later retconned to be known as the 1867 Constitution Act. This act amalgamated the previously freestanding colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada into a single federation. It also re-split Upper Canada and Lower Canada into separate provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Ironically, though the confederation talks were held in Prince Edward Island, the island wound up not liking the terms and stayed aloof from Canada for several years after the foundation of the country.

I was going to shoot the fireworks from here "first Mistake"

One of the main ideas of confederation, as I understand it, was fear that the United States would try to conquer the area. We forget it today, but America tried to conquer Canada during the Revolution and again during the War of 1812, and various related schemes were tossed around throughout the first half of the 19th century. The Civil War demonstrated the ability of the United States to forge a powerful central government and deploy its industrial might for military purposes, making confederation seem more urgent. Obviously, such conquest never occurred. Thank you Canada

York Street Overpass

Today, Canada Day is celebrated with fireworks, concerts, cookouts, and sports games. Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario, hosts the most holiday activities. There are countless events, activities, and festivals to be found throughout the city in the city streets, parks,and museums. Fireworks are launched from Parliament Hill to conclude a day of patriotic festivities. For more information about Canada Day’s history, Thank you Canada


Hamilton Harbour

Canada Day took decades to catch on due to the fact that many early Canadians identified themselves as British. It was not until Canada’s “golden” anniversary in 1917 (50 years), that an official celebration was recorded. The next set of Canada Day festivities did not occur until ten years later, in 1927. The government’s first recognition of the holiday occurred in 1958 with a trooping of the color on Parliament Hill. The first country-wide celebration was in 1967, Canada’s 100th anniversary. From that point on, Canada Day grew and evolved to become the widespread commercial holiday it is today. Thank you Canada

Packed house
York st. Bridge

Thank you Canada, Being able to get to this Bridge, enjoying the company of all around me and make it home safely is all I wanted on Canada Day. Thank you for our natural beauty, The people and the opportunities you offer those who try.



Video Of Swans Traveling To RBG Hamilton

Swans Travel To RBG Fishway To Feed

Sunday June 6 2011

540AM sunrise Hamilton Harbour

Nature the gentlest mother is

NATURE the gentlest mother is,      Impatient of no child,      The feeblest of the waywardest.      Her admonition mild



Enjoy the sights and sounds from today. A freind came frombehind and was filning also therefore the conversation in the video

Swan nest 5:50AM Sunday June 6 2011

I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.  ~Author Unknown

Heavy rains bring debris


Doug Worrall Photoraphy





Swan Lake Hamilton Harbour

Swan Lake Hamilton Harbour

Thursday October 21, 2010

When Swans Attack Utube Video by

Doug Worrall

This Video may take 15 seconds to load on an older computer, it is worth the wait, turn your volume-up

A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.

How can those terrified vague fingers push
The feathered glory from her loosening thighs?
And how can body, laid in that white rush,
But feel the strange heart beating where it lies?

A shudder in the loins engenders there
The broken wall, the burning roof and tower
And Agamemnon dead.
Being so caught up,
So mastered by the brute blood of the air,
Did she put on his knowledge with his power
Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?

by William Butler Yeats

Photography and utube video

Doug Worrall Photography

Music Swan Lake