Monday, March 19, 2018

Second week of Swans

Second Saturday early evening, in a row.  This time there was more Tundra Swans, lots of sunshine and just as cold as the week before.  This time I got the golden shot.  Late sunset golden rays on the white swans.








Sunday, March 11, 2018

Spring??

The calendar doesn't show that we're in spring yet but to me the first sign of spring is the arrival of the Tundra Swans as they migrate to the far north.  A short late afternoon visit to the Aylmer Wildlife Area yesterday was cold, windy, cloudy with a little snow and a little sun.







Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kind of Blue

The Peter Karle Combo recreated this classic Miles Davis album on stage at  The Aeolian Hall this weekend.  While all the players were great, the sax players were standouts to my uneducated ears.  Instead of a piano, the guitar was an interesting change up.












Carol Welsman

A Valentine's Day concert by Carol Welsman at The Aeolian Hall in London. 








Local Folk V

It's the middle of January and I get an email about a concert featuring some local acts that I'd never heard of.  To me these types of shows are far more often great rather than disappointing.  Local Folk V was no exception.  These three different acts all were great.  Grand piano, guitar, banjo.  In order of appearance at the Aeolian Hall in London, the performers were: Arlene Paculan, Pat Maloney and Marty Kolls.  Did I mention the grand piano?










Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Diner Days gone by

Don't your ears perk up when you hear about a great diner, especially if it's near by.  What if it was a real diner car in the middle of a museum?  To me that's a "must do".  All these were taken at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI.  And because you were wondering; stew, chocolate frappe, apple pie.  The open turkey sandwich looked like it was made for sharing, fyi.






Frankie

There's something familiar to any laundromat.  There's always two types of machines... one to get things wet the other to get things dry.  Enter Frankie to light up this dingy, old and with barely half its machines working laundromat.







Monday, January 29, 2018

Niagara in Winter

I grew up in the Niagara Region.  I don't remember too many years when the falls iced up so heavily in December.  This year's cold was the ticket to great scenes.  I saw lots of great images posted online and had to give it a try myself.  The weather was -16C, windy and misty.  The mist bit my cheekbones then froze to my beard.  I was there Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning,    On my way home, the sun made me feel actually warm.  Walking across the ice, shooting the ship, was weird. The ice was clear but very thick.  Even so, I was glad to get back on land.









Saturday, January 20, 2018

Iceland V

Back closer to the capital the tourists become plentiful again.  But that's reasonable.  The scenery along the Golden Circle was amazing.