Saturday, July 22, 2017

Acrobats

TRAPÈZE LE VOLTIGEUR (I think) at the Avonmore Fair




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

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bjork Reminder

In 1992 when I took this photo, I needed these things for work. Note no cell phone yet, which would replace everything on the list!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Tiger

Tiger died today at 17 years - he was in one of the I can has cheezburger calendars with this picture, I think for 2010.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Fujisawa Sublimed Camphor Tin, c. 1914-1918

From the effects of a soldier in WW I, at Glengarry, Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum, Williamstown, Ontario


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Double Rainbow

Big one at sunset over St. Lawrence - taken on panorama on cell phone - held vertical you can get all of it in.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Panel Bag, Woodland Cree

on display at the Glengarry, Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum, Williamstown, Ontario

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Turtle on long


Cock and Bullsh..

Responding to Melissa Chen's "Nothing to see here, just me and my conceptual penis.
Here, I embrace the performative expression of maleness with this shuttlecock, which enables me to finally achieve the full reality of the penis-bearing human experience." after Jerry Coyne and Peter Boghossian hoaxed an academic journal into publishing a gibberish article called "The conceptual penis as a social construct"


 I had a conceptual vagina (which I couldn't conceive of anything with) today. I had a knife for gardening in a sheath on my belt - 'vagina' is a sheath for a knife or sword in Latin. Inconceivably it was a Swiss Army knife by Victorinox, but was also the standard issue German Army knife you get in the Bundeswehr. It's queerly intersectional but not a gay blade!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

MPs, Human Rights campaigner push for anti-organ trafficking law.

Anastasia Lin and MPs Irwin Cotler and Garnett Genuis at screening of the movie "The Bleeding Edge", Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Genuis is trying to pass the bill introduced last session by Cotler that would make it illegal for Canadians to go abroad to buy "human organs that have been removed without donor consent or for financial gain." Lin, a former Miss World Canada, has been campaigning on behalf of Falun Gong and other political prisoners in China who are reported to have had their organs removed after execution. Lin also starred in The Bleeding Edge as one of these victims. Tory MP to revive Cotler's organ trafficking bill
Anastasia Lin

MP Garnett Genuis 

former MP Irwin Cotler 


Thoughts: How do you know your presenter is a former Miss Canada? Walks in four inch heels as easily as other people do sneakers. How do you know it's at Canada's parliament? Before walking through a metal detector, a man whips off his belt and puts it in the box without breaking stride.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Fool's Postcard

Odd flying machine from the early 20th Century - this one is postmarked Farnham, which is close to Yamaska, so it probably came from the same collection as the previous postcard.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)


Most owls are camera shy, but this one let me roll up next to it on the road to take pictures.