A blessed Samhain to all my friends observing today and this evening.
For all the rest of you Halloweenies, have fun, be safe, give candy to teenagers, say ‘thank you’, smile at your neighbours, look out for little ones and don’t be a spoil sport!
Children deserve all the magic we can muster up for them.
I’m one of the million. My shoes are out in solidarity with others who live with ME / CFS. Today is a global day of protest. Get involved here > Millions Missing <
I am one. My shoes are out.
Go ‘Throwback Thursday’!
I’m still unpacking (shush now) and came across a folder of artwork – prints, kids’ early work, keepable greeting cards – all that stuff. Also, this photo of an original art piece done by my friend Cory LeBlanc, an Ottawa Indie art scene regular. It was done several years ago, oil pastel of my eyes. My favourite bit is the rusty-brown ‘witch mark’ in my left eye.
Kei’s Eyes by Cory LeBlanc
Sometimes our weather is annoyingly stereotypical… Apparently, Ma Nature has decided to make up for not smothering the country until the after 27 December 2015 and is dumping the entire expected forecasted snowfall in eleven freakin’ hours!!
Well, I’m off. I need to shovel out my front lane. Again. Lord knows how many pets and short people I may find out there…
Something has happened since I took the recycle out at 5:30AM this morning…
My picnic table has been pilfered!
This was hiding under the door sweep.
How fondly I remember these lightly dusted bricks from this morning…
And… it’s time to go do the front. AGAIN.
The shed from whence the aforementioned bin was taken this AM. I’ll need to shovel out the other half doorway to put the damn thing back in!
The recycle bin will be spending the night at the curb…
We don’t need no stinkin’ wires…
Since before Confederation, The American Revolution, The Boer War, The War of 1812, First World War, Second World War, Korea. On land, on sea, in air – my family has been proud to serve, fight and die for this country and yours. I wish I could honour all of them with a photo or a word or two. I’ll settle with the simplest and the most heartfelt.
Great Auntie Jean, 2nd Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) in the Second World War
The Menin Gate, Belgium, Panel 30 and 32
Poppies falling from the top of the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.
The Centennial Flame in Ottawa
5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)
VAC Book of Remembrance
Carey Judson Tupper, KIA 2 June 1916
William Charles Collins, Canadian Air Force WWII