Saturday, May 12, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
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
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.
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
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.
Monday, January 29, 2018
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.