Category Archives: Ramblin’ With Viggo

The Last of Autumn’s Colours – A Walk Up Toronto’s Don Valley And Mud Creek

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day in Toronto – a gift I figured I’d acknowledge by grabbing my camera – and our dog Viggo – and going for a long walk up the Don River Valley and then over to the Brickworks and … Continue reading

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A Winter Morning’s Ramble Up the Don Valley & Moore Park Ravine

Previous Post: January 12, 2016 – Viggo Goes For A Walk As Snow Blankets Toronto’s Riverdale  Viggo and I set off at nine this morning. A very light covering of snow and a temperature around 0ºC promised to make for a … Continue reading

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January 12, 2016 – Viggo In The Snow As It Blankets Riverdale

Previous Post: Viggo Checks Out Toronto’s First Real Winter Snow – Dec. 2014 I knew Viggo and I  were in for a great morning walk even before the laptop was shut and the  reading light went off for the night.  The … Continue reading

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Viggo Checks Out Toronto’s First Real Winter Snow- December 2014

The first touch of winter came in much more gently this year.  Instead of the drama of 2013’s “Snowmaggeddon”, the ice storm that knocked out electric power for whole sections of Toronto and had tree branches crashing down on vehicles and … Continue reading

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Taking In The Fall Colours With Viggo

It is autumn in Toronto and that means fall colours. Viggo and I have been up and down the Don Valley – the eight kilometers from Lake Ontario all the way up to Moore Park – on this week’s rambles. It … Continue reading

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Ice Storm Patrol- Viggo On Watch in Toronto’s Riverdale

Two weeks and an eventual 75 million dollars later – and lots of grief for many people – the Ice Storm of late December 2013 is over in the Greater Toronto Area.  As I write this today, almost all residents … Continue reading

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Rambling Around Downtown Toronto On A Saturday in October

It is Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and my Saturday began with the usual morning walk with Viggo around the perimeter of Riverdale Park. Given that he’s really meant to be a working sheepdog, I think of our ramble as a pasture … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Family History – Skonsa Visits Her Bro Viggo

All images enlarge on a new page  with a click! Skonsa and Viggo – you wouldn’t figure that they belong to the same litter, the litter of four pups that Soley had back in Toronto in early June of 2009. … Continue reading

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The Post-Apocalyptic Look of Toronto’s Lower Don Valley

My Icelandic Sheepdog Viggo and I spend an hour most days walking a stretch of the trail along the Don River, which runs from north to south right through the eastern edge of downtown Toronto. While no one will mistake … Continue reading

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Goin’ To The Dogs – Dogspotting In Riverdale

(All images enlarge in a new window with a click.) In my mind, I see the stereotypical “birder” – from wide-brimmed Tilley hat to sensible walking shoes and in his/her hands a check-list of birds (s)he is hoping to see. … Continue reading

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