Friday, December 25, 2020

Working on Christmas

 CCGS Griffon, pulling up buoys on Lake St. Francis, just before heading back to home port in Cardinal, Ontario, on Christmas Day, 2020. 

Monday, December 21, 2020

 Skyview app view of the Great Conjunction, Dec 21, 2020.... if the skies were clear we'd be able to see Jupiter and Saturn close together, but not like this.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

 Poor Rusty died today of heart failure. He was always a small cat but brave. He would chase away dogs and ducks. He used to flick his tail up and down when he wanted to go for a walk with me.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Blood wannabes

Kids dressed up sort of like Blood gang, downtown Toronto, maybe University Avenue, mid-1990s

Thursday, November 19, 2020

It will be OK


Found art, Glen Walter Regional Park, rock painted with rainbow and It Will Be OK 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Use at your own risk

 Rather sportingly, you can fire a cannon into upstate New York across the river, if you do it at your own risk!  In French, it's more like they are ordering you to use it. Cannon was used against American invaders. during war of 1812 Battle of Crysler's Farm National Historic Site.

First cardinal of the year


First cardinal of the year. Just could get its tail - most years they stay in the woods and only come to the feeder when snow has been on the ground for a few months.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

James Randi Remembered

Since Randi just died, I'll tell this story - just before he started a lecture I saw in Toronto, he opened up his jacket and pretended to fiddle with the wire that led from his lapel microphone to the radio pack on his belt. Then, during the lecture, he 'accidentally' struck the other microphone that was on the lectern with the back of his hand. If it had been on, the microphone would have made a loud ringing noise. A little while later, he said something like "Many of you think I'm speaking into this microphone", then stepped away while still talking, "but I'm really using a radio mike.". Even though he made what he did obvious, many of the people were astonished. So the lesson I took home was nobody is too smart to be fooled!

Randi speaking at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, August 8, 2014

 Randi talks about Geller

Doing a rope trick

Getting a cake - his birthday was August 7.

Q and A after "An Honest Liar".

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Hover fly, not bee, asleep in a rose

 looks like a bee, but isn't - it's been sleeping in this rose, which gets the morning sun, for at least three nights.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Fall Colours 2020

Dottie by roses

Jones Creek  - Thousand Islands National Park

Twin Creek trail near Morrisburg, Ontario



Holy Trinity Church, Cornwall, Ontario

Mushrooms on fallen birch

Birch Sunset

Old apple tree

Granny Smith Apple Tree

Red berries, birches


Sunday, September 27, 2020

New Lens!

  Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, I think I labelled them right, most visible moons of Jupiter..... new lens! 600mm Sigma... I still can't focus very well. 

Friday, August 28, 2020

1963 Amphicar 770

 I really don't know anything about this car - I think it has already been sold.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Imke under tow

  Cargo ship Imke ran aground earlier in August while delivering a shipment of turbine blades to Ogdensburg, NY on the St. Lawrence Seaway for a wind farm. Was being towed back to Montreal. There is a wind farm on the mountains behind it.