Thursday, February 26, 2015

Muskrat swimming

I think this might be in Guelph, 1990s

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Circular Ice Floes

Grand River, Fergus, Ontario - The ice had formed into round plates turning in the eddies. Early 1990s.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rusty finds a bat

I heard chit-chit-chit coming from the other room - I thought Rusty had found a toy that made a noise.
Bat was sent to research centre that will release it in spring.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Blair Covered Bridge, New Hampshire, c. 1990

New Hampshire  c. 1990 Blair covered bridge - Five dollars fine for riding or driving on this bridge faster than a walk

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wheat Sheaf Tavern, 1994

About 1994 - downtown Toronto is still a popular location for movies and not all locals are that happy about the streets being blocked off for a shoot.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Yay! Got thanks from Sparks Official Facebook:
Umekichi did a version of "Come on a my house" in kimono that was an inadvertent callback to Sparks' Kimono My House cover photo.

Jane Goodall

Test print - maybe 1989? Sainte-Foy, Quebec -

Thursday, February 12, 2015

My Brian Williams Moments

NBC anchor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months for exaggerating an experience in 2003 during the Iraq war. He seemed to have reported it correctly at the time, but his story changed with time - I think this was just a memory drift - news people have to process lots of information that they don't need to remember the next day and that can cause our memories to change - the act of remembering something is always just a reconstruction, not a perfect image of a past event. I'm looking at some photos from a tornado I covered in 1996. Couldn't remember the rescued cat at all! Arthur tornado

Monday, February 2, 2015

Cat watches Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in Barn, and The Magic Flute

c. August 14, 1995 - A cat watches the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in a barn near Durham, Ontario.
Michael Schmidt is a dairy farmer who also used to put on concerts and operas in a barn until recently when the fire marshal said he had to make the barn up to code if he wanted to keep on doing it. I think they were playing Haydn's Creation.
 Bare feet hanging down from a hayloft

Cat again.
Schmidt is also known for his struggle to be allowed to distribute unpasteurized milk
Some performers  were from the Six Nations reserve near Brantford. This is from 1996's production of The Magic Flute. 

 Schmidt speaking to the audience

relaxing on a swing after the opera