Related image: Nature’s Wrath, Nature’s Beauty Continue reading The Day After
It’s going to be a while before we use this again …
To Canadians, the Prairies means Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta – 138,997 sq miles … to give scale, England is 50,346 square miles. The population of the three provinces is 5,886,906 … the population of England is 53,013,000.
Primary industries include agriculture (wheat, barley, oats) and cattle and sheep ranching – sheep ranching, that surprised me. Canada is the world’s third largest exporter of wheat (behind the US and … France? (businessinsider.com) – that’s a surprise too. We export on average 20 million tonnes, or about 21% of the world market. (wiki.answers.com), primarily to China, Japan, Iran, South Korea and … US? (businessinsider.com). Apparently they export more than we do and then import from us … go figure.
The prairies are pretty flat … no trees, only the odd rock to break the never-ending flow of the landscape. Continue reading “The Canadian Prairie”
We passed under this bridge just around dawn on the Grand Canal in Venice. If anyone knows the name of it I’d be most interested.
This bridge, built in the 13th C, spans the River Serchio in Tuscany at Borgo a Mozzano. It’s real name is the Ponte della Maddelena but it’s also known as the Ponte del Diavolo, one of several in Europe, all with a similar story … Continue reading ““We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton”
I try to do SOMEthing besides sitting at the computer exercising my fingers but sometimes I lack motivation.
Sometimes it’s a peek out the patio door … today it was mild but when it points to -20 and lower, then I hunker down and think … I’d rather not.
But do you want to know what motivation looks like?
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward Continue reading Visual Quotations 6
Remember the horrific snow damage in my front yard? …
Well, Nature spent all day yesterday regenerating … Continue reading “Nature renews itself”
Winter in Glengarry County #1 Continue reading Digital Art 4
I don’t have a different take on this challenge – just a favourite shot with my first grandson. The Weekly Photo Challenge is: Kiss Continue reading A Kiss is a Kiss
“The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended.” – Robert Frost
“With faith the size of a mustard seed, you can indeed move a mountain, but you can hardly be expected to garnish your sandwich.” ― Jarod Kintz, Author
“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!” – William Butler Yeats
Digital art producted from this photograph: Related piece from this same photo: Lily Pond Continue reading Sunset
black-capped chickadee outside my window. Related photo:Jack Sparrow Continue reading Good morning Dee Dee
Winter as seen from my front door. Out on the snowshoes again today. Continue reading Still Winter
My husband started it first and then, like door pictures, it has become a ‘thing’. He collects, I collect, they collect … dust. Well, they don’t really of course, but they languish within folders in my computer and it’s time they were given an airing. I’m not going to cubbyhole them into this or that ‘type’ – just going to trot them out.
Some signs are important and you definitely don’t want to miss them …
“Caution. Today this area will be covered by the sea. Please remove your vehicle before the above closing time.” Good to know.
Some signs are nostalgic …
Taken from Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps. Seems appropriate enough. I chose to obey it. Some did not.I’m going to do a post of signs … soon. Continue reading Stop Sign
“People everywhere love Windows” . Bill Gates Windows week 4 over at The Day After Continue reading Visual Quotations 4
Another snow storm keeping me from my yoga class today. These were taken in the last snow storm only a week ago.
More snow than last year but the winter hasn’t been that bad, winter is just packing it’s last wollops now that it’s February … below is the road I live on. Continue reading “Today in Glengarry”
Nothing delights my photographic eye more than strong light producing beautiful contrasting shadows. We spent a week in the delightful village of Dinan in Brittany before the sun came out, encouraging me to climb the steep streets one more time to capture these shots.
The afternoon light drew me down to the Cathedral in St-David’s in Wales for this lucky shot … Continue reading “The Shadow Knows”