Friday, November 28, 2008


Winter always seems to catch some of us offguard. Maybe Santa left this boot when he was scoping out his route.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cool harvest

I took this shot about a week ago. It is a glimpse of a huge corn field beside my house. It is not my crop, but I know it well. I have watched the snow recede from the land, the spring seeding, the late spring sprouting, and the mid-summer spurt when the deep green stalks were knee high by the Fourth of July. I watched it tassel and when the raccoons started their late-night raids, I knew the corn was mature. I watched the sun rise and set on this stand as it turned from green to gold. Only a few days ago, snow covered the corn. But Mother Nature, in her own way, smiled, and the snow left for a few days enabling the harvest of these stalks which yielded countless bushels of corn. Combines worked non-stop on the frozen ground, bringing in tonnes of corn. The field is now bare, awaiting the snow.
So, what do you think? Too wordy?

In the big league

Steve Barton is an example of a smalltown guy who can make it in the big leagues.

A veteran National Hockey League linesman, Steve is from Vankleek Hill, a small town in eastern Ontario.

Ronna got this shot of him when he worked a game at the Centre Bell in Montréal recently.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Armed, not dangerous

Wonder who the owner of these bumper stickers would vote for...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wire and ice

We have had the usual mixed bag of weather lately, ranging from snow to rain, freezing rain and balmy temperatures. The result on some days was a covering of ice which left some neat photo ops.