Monday, August 31, 2009

As my buddy, Sion, said, "Why the long face?" Well, it is Monday, but at least the week is looking up, way up, from a weather point of view.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

We have a bunch of these tall yellow wild flowers in the yard. The bees love 'em. Does anyone know their name?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Here's another photo in a long line of "what is it?" Good luck.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Yesterday was the Killer Strawberries Hockey Club's annual golf event and social. From a personal point of view it was the best of golf, it was the worst of golf.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Big Red's Last Hurrah
Big Red, shown here in Packenham en route to Home Alone #19, made it to HA19, and made it all the way home, albeit the last 200km were on the flatbed of a tow truck. It has since been repaired and is waiting for its new owner to pick it up - a pretty sweet deal, if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here are a few shots of the arched bridge over the Mississippi River in Packenham, Ontario.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

After selling "Big Red" to my pal, Mike, for a case of beer, we figured it was time to upgrade, so here's the Stealth Bomber, fresh off the assembly line. Actually it's Stealth #2 as Gerry and Beckie have Stealth #1. I suppose we'll try harder.

On the way to Home Alone this past weekend, we stopped for a pop in Packenham just below the ancient 5 arched bridge on the Mississippi River. This is a view looking downriver just past the bridge.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Well, our trip home from Home Alone 19 yesterday was a bit more adventurous than planned. Heater core breakdown in "Big Red" led to a tow from Deep River, but 5 minutes into the tow, the real big truck blew an engine oil line , and we had to get a tow for the tow that was towing. Then the tow chain holding "Big Red" on the truck had to be hacksawed off, and then it was transfer from tow 1 to tow 2. Sort of like the "extended" 3 hour tour by the SS Minnow on Gilligan's Island, 'cept we did get to go home. Sheesh.

Friday, August 21, 2009

We watched the movies Che - Part 1 and Part 2 this week, so I'm posting this Che shot from Havana. The 1st movie was the better one, in my opinion, as it portrayed Che from the mid 50'2 to mid 1960 during the Cuban Revolution. Part 2 detailed the rest of his live, mostly in the ill fated Bolivia Revolution that also was his demise.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dock and Boat on Clouds

Monday, August 17, 2009

We were in Stratford on the weekend to visit my mom. We had a great lunch on the deck at Othello's in the afternoon prior to seeing Macbeth in the evening. There is some evidence of the recession in Stratford as the "busyness" of the tourist town was less than in past years.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Clouds on Water

Here are a few more shots of the lake that I took last week when the conditions made for some interesting images.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

As far as gardens go, at least at our place, it's the time of year for day lilies.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Yesterday morning's weather conditions were ideal for reflection photos on the lake. I took quite a few, and most were pretty dramatic.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We grow 'em big up here in the north. This frog seems to be waiting on some king sized bug for a snack.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Nail their shoes to a tree out of reach - that's how camping parents in Fort Erie keep their kids close to the campsite.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Off the tourist "path" in Havana, Cuba, there are many, many houses and buildings crumbling after 50 years of no money or supplies to maintain them. It looks like it won't be long before many of them will either fall down or need to be taken down, which is too bad as the varied old architecture is fabulous.

Friday, August 07, 2009

I've been working and playing around the house lately and haven't taken any photos, so I'm digging up past ones for posting. This is a scene you don't see on the beaches in Canada - not just the colour of the water - but local craftsmen "pedalling" their wares.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I don't remember the name of the village this store is in, but it's somewhere near Grand Bend, I think. It has a pretty extensive collection of Coke memorabilia at any rate.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The summer moon over the lake is always nice to see.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

This photo pretty much captures what July was like here at the lake.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sunny and I went for a put-put cruise on the lake yesterday afternoon. There were lots of folks on the water and on docks enjoying the day.

The smallest island in Dugas Bay is now home to a colony of cormorants. They are fish eaters and they awkwardly nest in trees, and they end up killing the host trees with their "poop." I'm not sure if they are a good species to have around in abundance.