Saturday, February 27, 2016

Emerald Water

Intense emerald water over ice, Glen Walter, Ontario, 27 Feb 2016. Probably just the algae.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

No instafreeze at -24 C

It's nearly -24 C and no, boiling water doesn't really instantly freeze - it just makes a lot of fog but it's still liquid when it hits the ground.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Gravitational wave detection

Gravitational waves seem to have been detected!: Economist article Guardian

In 1987 I used to talk with someone at on Bitnet (the forerunner of the Internet) who was running an experiment to detect gravitational waves at CERN using a block of metal kept at close to absolute zero - probably looked something like this:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Cheeky Beggars, Montreal, 2000

Beggars in Montreal, c. 2000 - ski mask and toy gun - signs say
 "Gimme yo muthafuckin money for I cap you ass Fool"/"We're Ugly & Nobody Wants Us, Spare Change for Beer To Drown Our Sorrows" - scanned from print, 2018

Monday, February 8, 2016

Winterlude, Confederation Park, Ottawa 2016

Ottawa Furs

Shoe tree looses shoes

Shoe Tree of Alexandria, Ontario, loses shoes - local government removed most recently saying they were a hazard - still some in the really high branches about 50 feet up!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

First robins of mid-winter

A flock of about 5 robins were rooting through leaf litter looking for insects. February 4!