Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Japanese Doll

Four dollars at flea market

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Infrared of vines growing of overhead wires

950nm filter

Akwesasne Pow wow 2017

Some cross cultural artifacts
Make America Native Again T-shirts
Hello Kitty Star Wars Imperial Storm Trooper Beadwork
Two more Hello Kitties in beadwork
Bag of Holding Dungeons and Dragons with Haudenosaunee Flag

More traditional:
Large basket being made in mold from black ash strips

Dancers having some traditional and not traditional food

Dancer with baby 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The harvest begins...

One of two passion fruits I've got - other is still ripening and is bigger.

Not really a lot

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy, Sandbanks Provincial Park. Note the white berries and leaves which can turn red - only about 30 cm/ one foot tall.

Herbe à puce, Parc provincial Sandbanks. Fruits blancs, feuilles qui peuvent devenir rouges - seulement 30 cm/ un pied 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Northern flying squirrel

Northern flying squirrel (found dead) (Glaucomys sabrinus), near Cornwall, Ontario, c. 2000

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

Greatest amount of sun covered by moon from where I was, 2.39 pm EDT - sunspots visible on left.

Earlier at 1.47 pm, showing several sunspots

It did get noticeably cooler and dimmer at maximum - the colours didn't change, just dimmed, so more like being inside on midday rather than evening.

Tiger and Patch

Tiger and Patch, early 2000s - Tiger was a male but didn't seem to mind other cats.

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Saw refugees from the United States who just arrived, one woman with little girl, wearing their best dresses on Sunday as they walked around the place the government had placed them. It must be awful to arrive in an unknown place and not even be certain they can stay.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Storm Days

Shelf cloud before thunderstorm
CSL St-Laurent goes down river through thunderstorm

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Did a German photographer use 16 cameras and wait 62 days to get a photo of the sun and the full emoon together that won't be seen again until 2035?

 Did a German photographer use 16 cameras and wait 62 days to get a photo of the sun and the full moon together that won't be seen again until 2035, as seen below?

Oak kisses by Bess Hamiti on

"Oak Kisses" by Bess Hamiti


This photo has been 'borrowed' by some on social media with the claim that it was taken by a German photographer with 16 cameras, and he had to wait for 62 days for some reason, and it "can be only seen again in 2035." 

It's impossible for the sun and the full moon to be on the same side of the sky, as explained in this Spanish article. The full moon has to be on the opposite side of the sky - when it's on the same side of the sky it's the new or dark moon. The photo was made from three separate images of the sun, the moon and the trees by Bess Hamiti, who is a photographer but not German, using Photoshop, as he explains in this video:

Hamiti uses the same pair of trees in other photo composites seen in his gallery.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Purdon 2017

July 3, 2017 - Lady slippers more spotty than usual - very rainy.

I'm not sure what this is - bog orchid?

Thursday, June 29, 2017

HMCS Toronto sails through a Rainbow

HMCS Toronto sails into rainbow on Lake St. Francis, near Lancaster, Ontario, June 28, 2017

At centre of double rainbow

Between primary and secondary rainbows

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Zen and the Art of Insurance Advertising

Allstate Ad, 2015 - I'm the tree that falls on your car, and yes, I made a sound. Mayhem. Is Everywhere. Allstate.

I think the answer to this Koan was suppose to be like don't light a candle and cover it with a basket.

Proterra Battery Electric Bus

Spotted in transit:

Monday, June 26, 2017

Classic 30s era radio modded into an 8 track!

Maybe it's more of a collectors item? Wynford Hall AM FM Stereo 8 Track modded into the case of a 30s era radio, with stereo speakers in a marblized panel. The modding probably was done in the early 70s, since 8 tracks were gone later on. $95 at Martintown Trading Post,  Martintown, Ontario, June 25, 2017.

Amitabha Buddha by 401

9 metre tall statue of the Amitabha Buddha, Association Bouddhique Thuyen-ton. 19558 Airport RdSummerstown, ON, erected in 2016