Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Star Wars or Car Bores?

I keep hearing "The Mandalorian" as "The Man, DeLorean" like it's another bio pic about the car manufacturer.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Remembrance Day/Transit of Mercury

An overcast gloomy day - could not see the sun. And then big snowfall!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

SoftRAM95

Ranked at third for "Worst Tech Product of All Time" by PC World. It didn't double my memory. It didn't really do anything and I uninstalled it and just used the floppy disk for other things. The company was investigated by the FTC and recalled the product - I don't remember when I bought it, but it wasn't for the retail price of $79.95 mentioned in this Wikipedia article. I think I might have bought from a bin in Zeller's. Used on my black and white display Compaq Contura Aero 4/25, which I used for years even after I broke the display and used it as a desktop.

Let's Dance the Ska LP Cover

Junk store find - didn't buy - liked the artwork
Lord Gayle And The Seasiders ‎– Let's Dance The Ska, Federal ‎– LP-111-A

Jamaica, 1964
(info from discogs.com)

Monday, November 4, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Saw Mike Rita, Sebastien Bourgault, and Steve Love - liked Love, the MC, most.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fall Colours 2019

 At the end of the road
 St. John the Evangelist Church (Anglican), Lancaster, Ontario
Panoramic view
Raisin River
Gray's Creek Marina
Maple Sunset
Gateway to Glengarry Campground, Lancaster, Ontario

 Golden leaf fall
 Giant pumpkin
 Laneway






Monarch on its way to Mexico stops to refresh himself from a dandelion - he will cross the St Lawrence and go over the Adirondack mountains.
 An island in the St. Lawrence
Victory I cruise ship, taking tourists to look at fall colours.
Oak and Maple leaves


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Memorex memories

I saw Fitzgerald at Wolf Trap in 1977 - someone yelled from the audience "It's Memorex" and she said "Testing" into the mic without missing a beat!
How Ella Fitzgerald's Glass-Shattering Memorex Campaign Revitalized Her Career https://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/749019831/the-voice-that-shattered-glass

I went to D.C. for the first time travelling on an Amtrak pass - there was a tourist info booth I think in the railroad station that quickly set me up with info on how to get there and booked me a reasonably priced motel near it!!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Double Rainbow


Double rainbow across the St. Lawrence, evening, August 28. Algoma Explorer is the boat entering the rainbow at right.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Monarch Butterflies settling down on Maple at sunset

 I saw one flying in and found it had settled down with at least three others on this sugar maple
The fourth one is on the other side of the leaf. 
Monarque (papillon)
Danaus plexippus


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Wonderful World of Wildlife with the River Institute

red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), Buse à queue rousse,

American kestrel (Falco sparverius) Crécerelle d'Amérique, 

Harris's Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus. Buse de Harris,male  named Dowdy, worked with Adam Sandler in "Dark Cargo", (I imagine that is the working title, as it hasn't been released yet)
Wonderful World of Wildlife, River Institute, at OPG Visitor Centre

Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Aigle royal - I notice the injury on the wing just now.

Ducks in a row

I have all my ducks in a row. Music: The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Bach's March Fur Die Arche, (Public Domain)

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tricky Dick Sat Here

Saunders Hydro Dam Visitor Centre, saved the chairs the Queen and Tricky Dick sat in during the opening ceremonies for the Seaway.