Monday, September 26, 2022

Apples and Art studio tour




 Cornwall Quilters Guild, Salem United Church, Summerstown
 

Cornerstone Farm, yarn shop and teaching centre, near Green Valley. The owner said he used to raise sheep and make his own yarn but it become impossible to do this, since local wool mills have shut down and it would take too long to make enough yarn on a spinning wheel.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Mural on CSL St-Laurent

" The Sea Keeper/Gardien des eaux" is this mural painted on the forward façade of the accommodations block on the bulk carrier CSL St-Laurent by four Montreal artists, Bryan Beyung, and FONKi, Ankh One, and Benny Wilding of the ASHOP art collective. It's a Canada goose in flight. Millions of the geese nest along the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes that this boat sails on. The banner on the side is for the Canada Games torch relay, which CSL sponsors. 



Kewpie Mayonnaise


Big pile of them in local store. Kewpie Mayonnaise - my Japanese girlfriend would put mayo on rice in a cone shaped nori (seaweed) wrap. I had not seen mayo in a squeeze bottle in 2000 until I went to Japan.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Io Moth Caterpillar



 

Io moth caterpillars have stingers all over their bodies - do not touch!

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Fall Fest Extravaganza 2022

 Another thing that has returned after Covid, at the Williamstown Fairgrounds:




Brown Bag Coffee Roaster Van with great black and white artwork

Author Melissa Yi - also at the fair were Erin Lee promoting her children's books and retirement writer Natalie Corneau.

Green Party of Ontario candidate Jacqueline Milner threw her hat into the ring






Saturday, September 10, 2022

Akwesasne Pow-wow 2022









Orange shirts were common this year - they commemorate victims of the Residential school system














 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Mushrooms and plants

mushrooms

Shelf mushroom on birch

Turtleheads

 


Groundnut vine - fruit are beans, can be eaten, also it has a large tuber like a potato



Monday, September 5, 2022

Mushrooms at work

Mushrooms growing from stump of Russian Olive
 

Book Nook, little free library


 Book Nook, little free library, run by The Agapè Centre, 327 Montreal Road, Cornwall, Ontario, September 2022

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Karsh's photo of Churchill stolen.

I've been to Karsh's suite in the Chateau Laurier - they had his photo of George Bernard Shaw over the fireplace. I interviewed Karsh's assistant who told me she slapped Churchill on the back when she saw him in Parliament! "Good old Winnie!" she said. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/08/22/famed-portrait-of-winston-churchill-by-yousuf-karsh-swiped-from-chteau-laurier-in-ottawa.html

Monday, August 22, 2022

Haiku

 Medical report

Clothes you bought her in Fall for 

a Spring that won't come

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Indian Pipe

Indian pipe, ghost plant, Monotropa uniflora, pipe indienne


A plant that grows without chlorophyll. It draws its nutrients from the mycelium of fungi in the ground that in turn get them from the roots of trees.

 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Big Yellow Boat


 M/V Happy River goes up the St. Lawrence transporting wind turbine parts from Canada to the USA