Thursday, October 27, 2022

Elmo rides again

Taking home a big box of kitty litter on his scooter! Elmo helmet cover.


Sunday, October 23, 2022

Ponant Cruises' Le Dumont-d’Urville going down St. Lawrence, October 23, 2022

Ponant Cruises' Le Dumont-d’Urville going down St. Lawrence, October 23, 2022


Saturday, October 22, 2022

Little Free Library, Cornwall, Ontario


 Little Free Library, Tri-County Literacy Council, 101 Second St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 1G4, October 22, 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022


 1930 Ford, Owner says only major modification was V-8 engine put in.

Homer Simpson Kidnapped!

"Homer Simpson Kidnapped! D'oh!", in the back of an east bound pickup on the 401.


Sunday, October 16, 2022

Ostdeutscher Beobachter

At McHaffie Flea Market, near Morrisburg, Ontario, Nazi party newspaper published in the part of Poland annexed by the Nazis, the title translates as "East German Observer". Headline of the issue published a week after D-Day reads optimistically  "Transition to the third phase of the battle The deployment of strong German forces behind our security front is constantly strengthening - before the great decisive struggle". In the other case are copies of The Maple Leaf, Canadian forces newspaper published in Europe during the war.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Fille du Roy

Re-enactor dressed as a Fille du Roy, 'King's daughter', a group of immigrants to Canada in the 17th century, at Ouimet Farm Adventure, Vankleek Hill. The cornfield maze has education displays about them.

Servicing Red Barchettas since 2112!


Starman's Garage, Alexandria, Ontario, inspired by Rush's 2112 album's artwork

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Fall Colours 2022

House on stilts overlooking Loch Garry, near Alexandria, Ontario - I don't know if this is a private residence or something to do with the Raisin River Conservation Authority.

Cariboo Cameron House

Sailing boat anchored in Lake St. Francis.
Red Maples

Inverarden House National Historic Site of Canada - the house has been closed for years, but was a museum about the fur trade - one of the Northwest Company's partners built it c. 1816. The house is supposed to have become too dilapidated to visit, and Parks Canada hasn't renovated it yet, but the grounds are also closed so no one can get close enough to see the house, which is a impressive Regency era building.


Birch, mushrooms and oaks.

Fall Colours 2022, Wild Red Cherries and Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), with purple leaves, Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, Lancaster, Ontario, October 21, 2022

Fall Colours 2022, Trinty Anglican Church, 105 Pitt Street W, Cornwall, Ontario

Campfire Rose

Corn Harvest

Fall colours, seagull and moon over St. Lawrence

Time of the year for dramatic sunsets. Shadow cast on cirrus clouds by contrail with sundog.

Sunset in November, mushrooms and leaves

Vankleek Hill

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Harvest Begins


Naloxone Kit

 Since my friend died of a fentanyl overdose a few months ago, I got a naloxone kit that I keep in the car. These are available for free at many pharmacies without a prescription. I used to carry a naloxone pill with me in the 90s, but I never gave it to anyone. These kits have two nasal sprays that you can use on people who are unconscious. Naloxone blocks the receptors in the body that react to opiates and similar drugs like fentanyl, so people who've overdosed won't stop breathing. There's also some gloves and a airway tube that you can use if you want to have a shield  to give direct artificial respiration. There are strips that test for the presence of fentanyl, which is much more powerful than heroin and can be mixed into heroin sold on the street,  but they weren't available at the pharmacy I was at. The sprays would have no effect on someone who hasn't used opiates, so it is safe to use even if there is doubt about what they've taken.

You call 911 if you find someone overdosed and use the kit - the nalaxone only cancels out the drugs for a short while so they need medical attention. In Canada, you and the victim are protected from being charged for possession of drugs or parole violation under the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act .

It's important to tell people who are or have been abusing opioids that you want to help that they can call you if they start using again  and want someone to check on them. It's better to be disappointed in  someone than to be mourning them.

Inside kit - two sprays that go in victim's nose.

Outside of kit