Earth Hour is symbolic but at least it gives us a chance to break out the candles.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Montréal is one of the most vibrant and most beautiful cities in the world.
This big island offers, among others, stunning riverfront vistas.
However, harried commuters can rarely slow down and appreciate the scenery.Which is just as well considering some of the optimistic patch jobs that have been applied to major concrete arteries.
These are some shots taken on the drive home.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The newest fixture at rinks is the mesh, designed to protect spectators from flying pucks. The mesh is there, even though at most minor hockey levels, the chance of a puck getting over the protective glass around the boards is very remote.
Makes you wonder how we old farts survived the old days, when we wore little protective equipment and the fans were exposed to the dangers of watching a game, with an unscreened view.
Monday, March 2, 2009
While covering an ice fishing derby -- they were angling for fish not bobbing for cubes -- in nearby Alexandria, I came across this happy-face frisbee frozen just below the surface. It was at once happy and sad, but that ambivalence may have been inspired by the fact that we had been hit by a rainstorm Friday morning and a flash freeze that night.