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, bronze and steel, weight 12 tonne.  Association Bouddhique Thuyen-ton. 19558 Airport Rd. Summerstown, ON, erected in 2016. There are many Buddhas in Buddhism, and this is not the same Buddha as the one who was called Siddhārtha Gautama, who was born in what is now Nepal around 400 B.C. and who founded Buddhism. The Amitabha Buddha is thought to have existed in another world, and is prayed to by many followers of the Pure Land   ( 淨土)  form of Buddhism. Calling his name is supposed to allow you to be reborn in his heaven. Can be seen on the south side of the 401 between exits 814 and 804.

I think the mudra (hand gesture) means 'healing'.

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 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.