Memories of Easy Living


This week’s photos are brought to you by the letter “E” for “Easy Living”. (Weekly Photo – Week #05, January 29, 2014)

We are now a few days before the month of “Farch” (February/March) and it appears, at least for a few days, that we will be coming out of the deep freeze across Canada. (It’s all relative, eh? Coming out of the deep freeze means it is still below freezing, but at least not 30 degrees Centigrade below zero!)

As much as I enjoy winter and downhill skiing, my thoughts are starting to focus more and more on the spring and summer months. Not helping this thought process is the fact that every time I go to my car in the garage I can see my motorbike under its cover, patiently waiting to get back out on the roads.

I have photos of beautiful winter scenes and adventures, but given my strong, current focus on spring and summer, why not remember some warm memories from the past.

Without further verbiage, here are some of my images that I am calling “Easy Living”.

"The Sound of a Summer Stream" (Chazy River, Altona, New York)

“The Sound of a Summer Stream” (Chazy River, Altona, New York)
This photo is a scan of a 35mm film image and it goes way back in my lifetime. It is a favourite of mine and when I think of or view this photo I can hear the song “Summertime” from the Porgy and Bess opera playing in my head. I have some very wonderful summer memories of my times near the Chazy River.

Were you aware that you should be extra cautious of making a major life decision during the months of February and March, or Farch? I remember reading somewhere that in the northern climes we tend to be down during these months, and that major decisions may well reflect this “down” feeling rather than reality. Not sure if this is true or not, but it makes sense. Of course, if you are like me, you can find a similar excuse to procrastinate making a decision for any month of the year.

2014 Weekly Photos – Week #04 (January 22, 2014)


This week’s photos are brought to you by the letter “D” for “Dragonflies”.

Dragonflies … I’m not sure why, but I am fascinated by these wee creatures. They come in so many shapes, sizes and colours, and I enjoy watching them fly and hover, like a large double-prop Sikorsky helicopter.

2014 Weekly Photos – Week #03 (January 15, 2014)


This week’s photos are brought to you by the letter “C” for “Cars”.

I lied!

The photos this week are not about cars but instead about car parts. In all honesty, I haven’t a clue about cars and if it wasn’t for the fact that I own one, I would not be able to tell one car apart from another. On the other hand, I am fascinated by details on cars, especially vintage and custom cars. So here are some photos of “car parts” with an advance apology that I only recognize a few of the cars the parts belong to.

Oh yea, one final photo. This isn’t about a car but I thought she was so fasinating that I had to take her photo while attending a vintage auto show.

Life-size Aluminium Lady with Hard Hat

Life-size Aluminium Lady with Hard Hat

2014 Weekly Photos – Week #02 (January 8, 2014)


This week’s photos is brought to you by the letter “B” for “Bob’s Lake”.

Picture of the Week 2014 – B Round 1-DSC_1052

Several times, with close friends, I have visited Bob’s Lake in Eastern Ontario, where I had an opportunity to just wander around and take photos. Although the lake is quite large, I have explored only a very tiny piece of it, namely the property where I was staying. On both occasions I was able to leave with some photos that I liked.

The second time I visited the lake my friends and I came across a turtle that had fallen into a rather deep dry hole, and it was challenged to escape from the hole. Unsure of the type of turtle we were dealing with, my friend used a shovel to pick the turtle up so we could put it on the ground near the lake.

Bob’s Lake is supposed to be great for fishing, but alas, we did not have any fish supper.

Hoping for a Fresh Fish Supper

Hoping for a Fresh Fish Supper

2014 Weekly Photos – Week #01 (January 1, 2014)


This week’s photos is brought to you by the letter “A” for “Apple”.

No, not the eating kind but instead the Big Apple, New York City.

I had an opportunity to play tourist in New York City over the Christmas holidays and, naturally, I took many photos. I was four years old the last time I was in New York City and that was a while ago, so things have changed a wee bit since then. As I was walking around, primarily on the island of Manhattan, I would ask myself the question, “What is New York City to me?”

I believe the best way to answer that question is through some of the photos I took while I was there being a tourist …