Saturday, 28 January 2023

Saturday Photo: An Afternoon in the Park...


Neighborhood park are great things, and we are lucky to have three nearby.  They're used by local daycares and schools too--and not just in the summer time.

This group of kids (from the daycare which our children attended decades ago) were doing all the kinds of things they'd do in the park in the summer, only instead of grass to play, they have snow.  Easier to build things with, softer when you fall too.  It's great that snow suits are as warm as they are:  it's rare that you see a kid who has not flung off his or her mittens who is crying with cold because the material the snowsuit is made of is so warm!  Luck us!

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Saturday Photo: Zamboni on the Loose

 The photo's not the best, but it makes me smile anyway.  After a spell of terrible warm weather, winter has returned, and while it's not really cold, it's cold enough to go skating outside.  There are year's when this pond is not cleared for skating, but this year the powers that be have decided to do so.  That's  a portable ice-making machine sweeping around it.  Good fun for the kids!

Saturday, 14 January 2023

Saturday Photo: The First Books Arrive....

 Wednesday the first copies of my new book, Against the Seas: Saving Civilizations from Rising Waters arrived.  Most appropriate as storms batter California, destroying beaches and bridges and badly-sited houses.  

We are going to have to learn to live with rising waters.  Doing so will require some changes in the way we build our cities and live our lives. 

Saturday, 7 January 2023

Saturday Photo: The New Year Begins on a Gray Note...

 The view at the Lachine Rapids on the morning of January 1, 2023.  Going for a walk was a good thing to do, but it was cold and wet and gray, so we didn't go far.  Nevertheless it was a good way to start the new year.

Best wishes for a good one to all...