Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Stumbling Monk

Always intrigued by names of pubs....  This is in Seattle, but such names abound worldwide.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--R is for Recreation

Originally I planned R for 'rowing,' but he's paddling his board here on Green Lake in Seattle. So Recreation it is.

See other R's on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Monday, May 11, 2015

La Poutine

The hearty dish many Quebecois love to it is poutine (poo-TEEN).  The classic version (in the photo closest to you) is with fries, nicely seasoned gravy, and cheese curds (sometimes some sort of cheddar, but often a mozzarella-type cheese).

I couldn't very well leave Montreal without trying one, and as you might guess, that's the only big meal I had that day.  In the background you can see my friend chose a more elaborate one, and she ate it all.....

Sunday, May 10, 2015


This apple ('une pomme' where I am in Montreal) served as a model for me one morning.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--the photographer

This shot could almost be anywhere where there's a body of water, but I snapped this photographer in Montreal.

See other reflections on WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 8, 2015

SKYWATCH--The Jacques Cartier Bridge

Quite impressive, this Jacques Cartier Bridge that I've crossed over several times in Montreal. It was opened to traffic on May 14th, 1930.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Les Murs du Son

A very good long-term friend plays in a rock band here in Montreal!  The group is Les Murs du Son and you can check them out on Facebook right here. She is my age, not that I'm revealing just exactly what that is, but just goes to show you that you only need to be young at heart.

They play Pink Floyd....

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--"Q" is for "Quebec"

I am enjoying hearing Canadian French spoken here in Montreal where I am for a few days. It's quite different from the French French my ear is attuned to, and there's also a strong movement to keep English at bay.  Most places in the world stop signs say STOP, but here it's arrĂȘt  and even written again four more times here, for a four-way stop, er... arrĂȘt

See more Qs on ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Stories to tell

I would love to hear some of the stories this old, well-worn bench would tell.....

Monday, May 4, 2015

Trois portes

Trois portes, trois tapis en jute, et cinq/six marches, seen here in Montreal!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--slowly but surely

Surprise!  I am in Montreal for ten days.  Spring has not sprung here yet, as in Seattle, but there are signs!

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, May 1, 2015


No, it wasn't shredded wheat that was revolutionary, but I am speaking of the Electrical Revolution.

Just finished a great book entitled Empires of Light: Tesla, Edison, and Westinghouse--the race to electrify the world.  A real page-turner, or rather a button-pusher, since I have it on my Kindle.

This book prompted me to read a biography of Nikola Tesla by John O'Neill, which is just as good.

Nikola Tesla was responsible for getting the Niagara Falls electrical dynamos up and running.  Niagara Falls make me think of one of my favorite cereals, shredded wheat, and its factory is in Niagara Falls. It's the photo on the box pictured that I remember from my childhood.

And the lightbulb pictured is manufactured by a company called Niagara.

See more revolutionary photos on Theme day site.


 I love to go out for breakfast. Today I went with two friends to an old- school Serbian restaurant.  It serves classic dishes like moussaka...