Friday, October 25, 2013

Roma story

So, it's OK to take kids away from Roma families if they're blonde, and 'living in squalor' but you can leave the dark ones behind? Because that's where they belong. Roma are the one ethnic group that it's OK to presume to be criminals. I've seen police harassing them needlessly in Europe and Canada even put up billboards in Hungary warning them how rapidly they'd be expelled if they fail in their refugee requests.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Flood in Elora, paint cans on feet

Flood in Elora, 1990s. She'd put paint cans on her feet to get around in her shop!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Shagbark Hickory

Shagbark hickory, Carya ovata, this one is by the St. Lawrence and probably was planted on purpose to provide food for travelers by someone from the First Nations.
 Shagbark hickory - strips of bark hang off, large compound leaves
 nut with husk
Old nuts from last year with husks off.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trip west, 1999

Some photos of a trip from Ontario to Vancouver and west coast
 Missouri Breaks, Montana
 Pink Elephant with glasses at gas station

 Ground squirrel 

 Prairie dogs



Thursday, October 17, 2013

Grave Mystery

c. 1992
This monument, if it is one, was on an isolated road near Ithaca NY - there was nothing near it, no churches or house, no other graves and it didn't even look like there was a grave there. This is at least 100 years old. It was near an old railway, so perhaps there'd been an accident then? Or maybe it was just a marker for a house that burned down years ago.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall Colors 2013


 Hallowe'en Decoration - not really a little girl! Motion activated - will scream and move arms if you go near it!
Zuepfle bread for Thanksgiving (This weekend)
 Passion flowers still blooming!






 Higginson Tower, which was a windmill,  an observatory and a watch tower to watch for Fenian raiders! 



Saturday, October 12, 2013

Photos of Odawa Powwow, early 90s and late 80s

These are some photos of the Odawa Festival and Pow wow, held annually near Ottawa






 I might have flipped the slide fragment here! It looks better anyway.