Small town Ontario photos – Coldwater, Ontario


Taken today by me with a Sony H50, editing in Corel Paint Shop Pro x4

elements captured today include old tin roof, old store wooden floor, store fronts, homes, carpenter gothic details, river views, and the old mill.

17th century cross found at Ste. Marie


This iron artifact was found I believe back in the 1940s or 50s at Ste. Marie Among the Hurons, the fortified French mission c. 1640-50, now reconstructed. This cross is in the collection of the Museum/Archive of Martyrs’ Shrine, the shrine to the Canadian Jesuit Martyrs located west of Port McNicoll, Ontario, Canada

my photo taken today, I was fortunate to hold this cross in my hands today

two quotes for an Autumn Sunday


American Author Ernest Hemingway aboard his Ya...
American Author Ernest Hemingway aboard his Yacht around 1950 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
Ernest Hemingway

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”
Siddhārtha Gautama

the deck and the old wheel chair ramp are re-stained


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Did it on Sunday afternoon with a roller and extension handle in an hour.  The pressure treated wood got a fresh coat of REZ solid Redwood coloured stain and it really needed it.  The deck and the old wheel chair ramp in particular get blasted by the afternoon and evening sun during the summer and that sun is very hot.  The wheelchair ramp is a carry over from the days when my late mother lived here with a lot of support from my sister and I.  She passed away in 1996.  Thinking of her today I remember in her last year or so rolling down the ramp to the cement driveway which is very, very long and helping my sister do gardening, cutting up brush branches as she sat in her wheel chair.  She died three days short of her 80th birthday.  She was the hardest worker I have ever met.

The deck and ramp got about thirty six hours to dry before the rain came in to test their dryness.  I think it will be allright. I am glad I got this done. I can now relax and not keep such an eagle eye on the weather forecast.