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High winds prompt flood watch from conservation authority

High winds expected Thursday prompted the region’s conservation authority to issue a flood watch for communities along the shores of Lake Erie. 

With winds expected to sustain speeds of up to 30 km/h, there is a possibility of flooding, shoreline erosion and damaging waves, according to the Essex Region Conservation Authority. 

The flood watch is issued for Pelee Island and the southeast shoreline of Leamington between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee. There is also potential flooding expected along the Lake St. Clair shoreline, possibly affecting Windsor, Tecumseh and Lakeshore.

Elevated lake levels and northeast winds could also affect the southeast Leamington area and parts of the Detroit River. 

Scarlet Tanager

Last year I happened to find a Scarlet Tanager in one of the big maples in the backyard and I am pretty sure it hooked me on Ontario birds. They are so vibrant and approachable. I always welcome the chance to try to photograph them. This one I found at Point Pelee this year and it let me get super close practically on the ground.

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Still can’t get over how awesome this restored 1969 Gibson SG Standard is. I can’t put it down (except for the occasional photo! ;)

PS: The beach shot was taken at Point Pelee National Park in southwestern Ontario, Canada. I am standing a few hundred yards from the most southerly point in the country. It’s the same latitude as Rome. Not warm like Rome though…not in December anyway! That’s Lake Erie, BTW, and if you could see the other side (but you can’t because it’s too big! They don’t call it a Great Lake for nothing!) you’d be seeing Ohio.