Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Earth Hour Watch

Earth Hour is symbolic but at least it gives us a chance to break out the candles.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring sights and sounds

Geese and mottled ice are sure signs that we have survived another winter.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Images de Montréal

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

New sport

This intriguing sign, posted in a Hawkesbury, Ontario park, seems to indicate that a new sport is afoot. Must be a great way to develop agility and neck muscles.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

River trance

Many people, including those who love to go ice fishing, are actually saddened by the imminent arrival of spring.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A screened shot

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.