Friday, January 30, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bald Eagle

10.40 am, 28 January, 2014, tree over St. Lawrence River, near Glen Walter, Ontario

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hillside Festival, maybe 1998?

The Hillside Festival in Guelph, maybe 1998 or earlier?

 Sandy Horne playing bass - I am not sure if the band was billed as The Spoons at that festival - it was a different line up than in the early 80s. The first time I saw them in 1981, her hair was brown and in a odango (two buns like sailor moon) style. She was easy to recognize because I always saw her shopping for groceries in Guelph (and she was always dressed like a rock star when she was shopping, much more than she is in these photos!) 

 Rapper walking through crowd with cordless mike

 I think this is John Southworth

Art Bergmann, 1996

Canadian musician Art Bergmann, 1996, 10 Day Cafe, Stratford, Ontario
Gave him a ride home. He tried to feed me ice cream that he might have lifted from a store while I drove.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Photo dump, Jan 11, 2015

These are some photos from an older homepage
 Arthur Ashe, November 9, 1992, before speaking at SUNY Potsdam. He was asked by someone in the audience if having AIDS was the worse thing that had happened to him. He said no, that experiencing racism was worse. He shook hands with all the reporters. It was the first time I'd shaken hands with someone with AIDS. I did think that just a thickness of skin separated me from the virus.
Bats, Temple of Bats, Penang, Malaysia - The bats fly out at night. According to a drawing in the bat cave, originally there was a crane, a bird that symbolizes immortality in Chinese culture, at the location of the temple, but it flew away and was replaced by bats. The word for bat, at least in south Chinese dialects, sounds similar to the word for good luck and decorations of bats can be found fans. — at Bat's Cave Temple 蝙蝠洞大伯公.
 From 1999: Sleeman's Cream Ale with lemon at St. George's Square, Guelph. Signs it's 1999: headline about end of the world in eye magazine, signs it's anytime: headline "Talentless SNL Crew Make Another Crap Movie"
 Cooper's Marsh, near Lancaster, Ontario
Bjork, 1992, Toronto. Eyes are just red from the flash! I thought it made a nice contrast/compliment to her lipstick and green eyes.
 Can on cedar tree, Guelph, late 90s
 Monks chanting, 1998, Kek Lok Seh Temple

 Fall Colours, University of Guelph, 1999
 Queen's Park, 1998
 Fortune telling nun, Penang, 1998
 Kek Lok Seh Temple

Double Rainbow, corner Dundas Spadina, Toronto c. 1998. I remember two girls dancing in the rain when they saw this. Another view: 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Uncle Bob's Pop a Cob

Kind of a fun thing I bought at a shop near Niagara-on-the-Lake, a purple corn cob is microwaved and pops the corns - some stay on the cob but most pop off - getting them off makes a lot of crumbs, so this might be an outdoor food!
Pop a Cob website