Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thunder Bay for the weekend

I spent a lovely weekend for my brother's graduation from Lakehead University with his Master of Science in Forestry! Congratulations to him! Thunder Bay was great and I ate way too much food - but it was all delicious!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Champlain's Astrolabe

The first in my series on historical sites between North Bay and Ottawa. This plaque marks the spot where an astrolabe was found in 1867. It is believed to be the astrolabe lost by the discoverer Camplain in 1613.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tulip Festival, part III

Tulip Festival, part II

More tulips! I have lots to post, but not enough time to do it. More to come soon!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Visiting Ottawa

I was in Ottawa for a meeting and this allowed me to stay a few days with my friend, the Singer. This is the view from her apartment - a fabulous location with a view of Parliament.
When my meeting was done I had a nice walk along the Rideau Canal. It was a beautiful day.
This is apparently a new footbridge. It was very usefully placed. I really like bridges - especially how they look from underneath. (Note to self - you could a whole series of posts on bridges:)

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The leaves are coming out!

There are little baby leaves on the trees now! The grass has been green for a while, but now there are hints of green in the trees!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A new addition to my menagerie!

I now have a jade turtle and two beautiful cushion covers direct from Singapore!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Sunset IV

Who would have thought that forgetting to turn the flash OFF
would actually make the sunset colours show up?

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Sunny days and train rides!

Okay, apparently my forte is going to be taking pictures from trains and buses! Perhaps, this comes from my childhood when I spent many happy hours on family vacations staring out the window. I suspect that the fact that this is the time when I have to sit and contemplate while watching the passing landscape also helps. From an aesthetic point of view, I like the effect of the window reflection from the other side of the bus that comes through on some of the pictures.

The train station in North Bay.

You can see that it is not very green yet - I am waiting for the leaves on the trees to come out. But the ice is gone and the summer season is waiting to start.