In the Dark

Please click on any image for a better view. Montmartre at dusk The blue hour settling on the Ballyhoura Mountains in Ireland As the sun goes down in Thornhill, Scotland The lights come on in St. David’s, Wales Shop window in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Railway crossing on a rainy night in Lancaster, Ontario St. Isaac’s Cathedral lights up in St. Petersburg, Russia Ailsa’s travel theme:  Dark Continue reading In the Dark

Historical Tidbits

Ailsa’s Travel Theme is History – please click images for a better view. The Chateau Laurier, a 660,000 square foot hotel in downtown Ottawa, was built for $2 million, between 1909 and 1912.  When the hotel first opened, private rooms cost $2 a night; and only 155 of the 350 bedrooms featured a private bath. The great Memorial Anchor at the end of Nyhavn in Copenhagen is a … Continue reading Historical Tidbits

Weather, mostly rain

Ailsa’s challenge – Where’s my backpack – asked for some weather shots. Please click on images for a better view. Storm brewing on the road to Ottawa, Ontario … Squalls on the Firth of Moray, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland … Winter in the Eastern Counties, Ontario Summer rain in my garden … More rain, Florence, Italy … Glorious autumn weather on the Boulevard de Clichy, Paris And … Continue reading Weather, mostly rain

Who was that masked man anyway?

Please click on any image for a larger view This was taken in Glen Nevis, Ontario on the grounds of the Abbey for the Arts.  I went over one fall day to take some shots and found this fellow roaming the grounds.  And the white mask of a human statue in Warnemunde, Germany on May Day Mardi Gras masks in Venice Ailsa’s travel theme: masks Continue reading Who was that masked man anyway?

What Independence means to Cooper

This is Cooper. He’s very obedient.  He understands, “sit”, “stay”, and “leave it”. Most importantly he understands, “come”, and he follows all the commands with just hand signals . And this has earned him his independence and freedom to explore his 30 acres of yard, field and wood, to check out all the scents and smells, play with sticks, muck about in puddles, and have friends over, And … Continue reading What Independence means to Cooper