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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Creek Circle????

I stumbled on this video the other day and was quite amazed by it. I was looking at the blogTO web site to discover the latest interesting things to do in Toronto. Maybe I have been living in the country too long?

It would be so nice to go and visit the Art Gallery of Ontario (redesigned by Toronto born Architect, Frank Gehry, or even the wonderfully remodelled Royal Ontario Museum ( by architect, Daniel Libeskind) and then stop off at a trendy restaurant or cafe for something yummy.

It also would be nice to experience the ethnic mix in the city. Living among people who look like me and share a rather narrow cultural outlook has gotten boring. . . . . .I must be suffering from Cabin Fever.

Back to the amazing phenomena in the video. What you are looking at is a thin circle of ice rotating in a a current.

This video is taken on a creek near were I grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. It is on Rattray Creek. As a teenager, I used to go birdwatching at the Rattray Marsh to view the migration of the song birds, warblers, in the Spring and Fall. It was a lovely marsh. For years it was fought over by developers and conservationists which resulted in the shrinking of the marsh so that it could be surrounded by expensive homes. I have not been back since.

This circle phenomena is not unique. You can find another video on YouTube even larger.


At 12:28 p.m., Blogger amelia said...

There was one I saw posted north Of Sudbury, actually, north of Val Caron. Another blogger had posted it!

At 8:37 p.m., Blogger Mary said...


This is amazing. I've seen this before in the creek that ran through the farm where I grew up.

I know how much you love Heidi. She is a lovely dog, but a little big for our tiny space. Meeko was large and he did well. Our little guy is doing well and he allowed me to sleep even later this morning. I'm going to be posting about him again. About all I do right now is chase him around and try to keep him out of mischief.

So nice that you dropped by. I enjoy visiting with you, my friend and I know about the cabin fever. I had it on Sunday.


At 11:20 p.m., Blogger KGMom said...

How ironic--sometimes as I read your accounts of distant "country" living, I am envious. While there is hard work in all you do, I sense deep reward (and a few aches and pains).
And here you are, wondering about the joys of an occasional city visit.
I am fascinated by the video of the rotating ice-disk. Country entertainment, eh?

At 12:38 a.m., Blogger Gattina said...

Wow ! that's strange I have never seen such a thing !
BTW I haven't made a snow angel, the snow wasn't high enough for me, lol ! cat Arthur did a devil !

At 7:20 a.m., Blogger possum said...

WoW! I have never seen this before! Maybe I have not been near a frozen creek for so many years I haven't had a chance to notice this kind of thing. How deep is this water?
The river next to our house in PA is fast moving. I have never seen it frozen.
We get cabin fever here, too. And I think I would go nuts if I couldn't see a few hills once in a while.

At 3:34 p.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

I agree with K.G. Mom...I've always envied your type of life, but I guess everyone tires of their surroundings at some point. I hope you get a chance to follow up on your dream.

At 12:21 p.m., Blogger Clare said...

I have never seen an ice circle like that! So, maybe dumb question: did someone cut a circle, then it spins with the current, or did another phenom. create the circle?
A bit of cabin fever here too. Time for a drive out of the valley. take care!

At 11:55 a.m., Blogger Janet said...

I know exactly what you mean. I love my life but every now and then we realize how multicultural we are NOT here. And we wonder if we're doing our children a grave disservice.
The ice circle is fascinating.

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