fog today


I like fog, don’t get enough of it hereabouts. Yesterday and today and I understand from the weather folk, two more days then

the thermometer going to drop big time.

We have had an odd November this year, snow (6 inches that stuck) in the first week, then cool, then warm and sunny for about three days, now rain and fog. I have positioned the snow shovels on the deck, the ice chipper on the deck. One last thing — I need to get my snow tires (on 4 rims) swapped for my nice weather tires (on rims) before the avalanche.

Yesterday in the evening the dog growled at the small snowman that the neighbours put out. They haven’t lit him up yet. But Shakey growled anyway. Reminded me of the growl and bark routine his late sister, Diamond, used to come up with when she would face those Halloween leaf garbage bags with the Jack ‘o Lantern faces. She did not like those at all. Hardly ever heard her bark. When she did let it out, it reminded me that she was 105 lbs of big golden dog-wolf, not to be messed with lightly. Miss her. Lost her in March. Shakey turns 8 in December, I think a hamburger cake is in order.

veterans in an Ontario village



marching from the Legion Branch to the Cenotaph

Originally uploaded by canuckshutterer.

veterans from around the area came together for a parade and ceremony at the cenotaph in my village here in central Ontario

about 70 people came to witness the ceremony

this photo was taken by me with an old Pentax Spotmatic 35mm SLR camera with Super Takumar 105mm f2.8 lens

vandals hit cemetery


got a group alert message from the local neighbourhood watch earlier this week….vandalism in the village cemetery….

My father is buried in the Catholic cemetery in the village. So I drove over and walked up the hill to check on his gravestone. No vandalism. I didn’t see any on any other markers. Turns out it was the other cemetery in the village, Union Cemetery.

He died in January of 1992. I think of him often, and of course, today.