Monday, November 19, 2012


Sunday, November 11, 2012

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada (and other commonwealth countries). It is a day that we honour those who have served in the military. There are ceremonies everywhere and it always is on Nov 11 at 11 a.m. This was chosen as special significance because this was the end of hostilities for WW1.

There is a strong military history in our family: my two grandfathers, two uncles, my father all served. Now my son is at the Royal Military College. When he graduates he will be an officer and an engineer.

Two years ago I did a sight and sound essay of photos I took during the ceremony to enter in a competition at my photo club. It did quite well. Last year I didn't attend the ceremonies because the weather was atrocious. Instead I watched on TV. However, today was sunny and beautiful so Ed and I headed to the Cenotaph. There was a huge crowd. I decided to put together another sight and sound essay for the photos that I took but this time only for my pleasure, not for competition.

It's approximately 2 minutes long. The song is 'City Birds' by Jim Cuddy.

I am fortunate that it is extremely unlikely that I will ever know the hardships of war at my doorstep. But that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate those who offer so much.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


This is another shot of the Barque Picton Castle before she headed out to sea later that morning. I liked how she was pointing the way. Being in a reflective frame of mind this shot got me to thinking. We make so many plans and try to control what's going to happen. To a certain extent that does work. But like this ship we have no way to fully control the what's going to happen. All we can do is try to adapt to the situation.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Some of the animals I saw at Ross Farm. Excuse the humour.....

Peek a Moo

Brad Pitt has nothin' on me

suddenly they realized that there was a stranger among them

that's our water bowl you idiot
And. is there anything cuter than a pile of piglets?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fancy Lake

When I drive up to the highway from my house I drive by Lake Fancy. It's a beautiful lake most of the time. On this morning it was particularly lovely

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Barque Picton Castle

The Picton Castle sailed from Lunenburg today. I understand that she won't be back for approximately 3 years. Her departure was delayed due to Sandy. I was happy that it was delayed until a day that I could be there.

I, of course, took lots and lots of pictures. :) Here are some

sitting at the dock a few hours before the departure

sailing into the horizon