Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
So here's a bit of a guessing game. Where is this snowy forest?
Another picture might help...
Definitely not our neck of the woods.
Pretty hard to tell except that it's in the country somewhere, right?
Actually it is in Westmount, an area of Montreal, within a few minutes drive of downtown. A beautiful natural park where happy dogs cavort and everyone has good manners. People are very careful to pick up after their dogs.
One friendly dog tried to take my mitt off so we could have a game of chase and his owner was most apologetic. The park is probably about 5 acres and is left in its natural state. You are not allowed to pick anything including sticks, unless you're a dog.
Next time a few pics of houses in the area and the view of the city from a lookout.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
No question about it.
And so, apparently, is God.
Which God did you pick?
A stern-God, a happy-God,
a nature-God, a no-God?
A saving-God, a punishing-God,
a loving-God, a multi-God?
A fame-God, a money-God?
A clever-is-best-God, a health-God?
A beat-up-my body-God, a can't-eat-that-meat-God?
So many choices.
Which God did you pick?
Which one did God pick?
Thursday, February 14, 2013
They obviously hybridize well as there are so many colour variations available in potted plants.
Although they like to be gently moist, they will rot if over watered. East windows allow them morning sunlight but protect them from the intense southern sun. They love fluorescent lighting, and a lagging plant will perk right up under growlights.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
As our new Ontario provincial government gets into swing, I'm going to make my pitch for people to get involved,in a small way anyway, in politics. I'd like to encourage you to write to your MPPs, MPs and specific Ministers about any of your concerns and with any of your ideas for improving our lives. You may think your e-mails will just be tossed in the trash bin, but some of the people in government actually pay attention to what the public says. Case in point, the federal government has just canned their internet surveillance bill due to public protest. Between elections is an excellent time to put in your two-cents worth because it gives the politicians time to reflect on what you have said, or to further investigate your complaint or suggestion. And don't forget, the opposition parties. They have critics for all the ministries, and are very anxious to have a new angle on things especially if it would give their party an advantage next election. Be part of the solution - don't just gripe.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A landmark tree. How many birds have used this tree on a gentle rise to survey their surroundings?
A sheltered dell. I wonder how many deer have used the trees as a windbreak in a storm.
A bookmark to remind me of layers in the landscape.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Pepper has been used to flavour food since at least 2 BC. For something to be popular for so long, it must taste good.