Sunday, May 31, 2015

Painted Turtle

Midland Painted Turtle. I am holding it with a plastic bag over my had because I had insect repellent on and turtle and other reptiles and amphibians can absorb chemicals through their skin.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Black and white fireworks, c. 1993/1994

Black and white film had such great tonal range!

Selfies, 1994, 1998

1998, Snake Temple, Penang, Malaysia, snakes are Wagler's pit vipers, and are supposed to have their venom glands removed, and aren't that venomous or aggressive to begin with.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Turkey Vulture

Turkey vulture at the University of Guelph, c. 1993. They are migratory birds and usually are here in the summer, but I saw one on March 28 of this year (2015) flying along old Highway 2 looking for road kill between Cornwall and Lancaster, Ontario.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ferris Wheel, Jay Stephens, Amaryllis

Ferris wheel, 1991, Mamiya C220f 135mm 
Jay Stephens, cartoonist, Guelph, c. 1994
Amaryllis in winter

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Photos 24 May 2015

First robin, early March
Gwen Jacob, topless rights activist, at trial in Guelph c.1991
Jack Huisman, of Milton, Ontario, who wanted Joyce Carol Oates' Foxfire removed from the Grade 12 reading list of the local board of education in 1995 - here he is 'erasing' objectionable phrases from the novel. (He had a large novelty pencil in his office and had the phrases pinned to the wall, so I suggested him using it as a prop)
Elie Wiesel, speaking at University of  Guelph, June 1997. Wiesel surprised us by relating that the University's president, Mordechai Rozanski, was born in a town in Poland just after the war at the same time that Jews returning to it from the camps were being attacked by their fellow citizens when they arrived back home.
Einar Örn Benediktsson, Sugarcubes, Toronto, 1992
 Looks like a classical painting! Assisted selfie - Sierra Maidlow stood on a chair behind me and took the photo over my shoulder, Elora, Ontario, late 90s
Curiosity of Horses in winter, mennonite country, late 90s

Monday, May 18, 2015

John McCrae's Medals

These are the medals of the poet John McCrae, who wrote In 'Flanders Fields', that were on display at McCrae House in Guelph in 1997. The Boer War medals are originals but the First World War medals are duplicates (Note the DUPL seen marked on one) that were issued after the originals were thought to be lost. After the originals were found,  they were donated by Arthur Lee, a Toronto businessmen, who paid a half million for them at auction.

Queen's South Africa Medal, Belfast clasp refers to Belfast, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

 With his pocket watch

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Photos May 17, 2015

Queen Elizabeth, Stratford, Ontario, 1997
 Texas, 1993
Cheryl with spoon
Robert Munsch, Guelph, 1997
Human Paddington the bear also waits for Munsch
Munsch reading in Goldie's Mill, Guelph

Mayapple flower - the fruit is like a yellow lemon shaped berry, but the rest of the plant isn't safe to eat, although it can make medicine for treatment of cancer and warts.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Photos May 16, 2015

Baby Muskrat
Aurora, North Dakota, 1999
Punkettes with crossbow, c. 1993, Toronto
James Brown, Lulu's, Kitchener,  14 November,1997

Raccoon in sewer

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Legend the Wolf

This is a wolf which lived with Homer St. Francis, an Abenaki chief, in Swanton, Vermont April, 1991 - he said he was used in healing rituals.
These are some large scans of KBR Kodachrome 64 120 film - Kodachrome is no longer made or can even be developed anymore! Hopefully these will be useful if you reference photos of a wolf. The teeth and the jaws are quite a bit more robust than a dog's and the ruff of fur on the back of the neck covers very powerful muscles.

35mm Ektachrome slide