Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas

 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and cheers to a Happy and Healthy 2021 !



Sunday, December 06, 2020

Nemo Hall, Petrolia, Ontario, during a snowstorm


 
Nemo Hall - Petrolia, Ontario

Much of Southern Ontario experienced a good old fashioned snowstorm last week. Nice thick stuff that sticks to the trees and makes everything look all pretty and Christmasy. 

Nemo Hall, built in 1878, is the only remaining building of the Second Empire Style in the town of Petrolia. I think it looks timeless in the snow. 

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Free Vintage Christmas graphics for Junk Journals / Altered Art / Scrapbooking

Free Vintage Christmas Graphics from old newspapers 

Updated Nov 2020


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Saturday, October 10, 2020

8mm Home Movie scanner

 I bought an 8mm/super 8 scanner/editor this week to add to my growing collection of editing tools. 

This one is pretty easy to use so far although some of my reels are too big and I have already had to order smaller ones. Thank goodness I have a time machine and can travel back to the 1960s for parts! Just kidding..but I did find some on good ole eBay.

Here is a sample of some of the films I've transferred so far. Both are from 1962








Monday, August 24, 2020

Photo - VW Bug by Lake Huron


This isn't my car but I wish it was! A white Bug has always been my dream car but after coming across this one I think cream is now my preferred colour.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Flying Squirrels

My backyard in Southwestern Ontario is now home to a family of Northern Flying Squirrels.
Now they could be Southern or a hybrid of the two species and from what I have read so far, the two kinds are almost impossible to tell apart without a DNA test.

This is my first time experiencing them in the wild. I have only seen a flying squirrel in a zoo. 

We have a fire pit in the back of our yard and occasionally a raccoon will come down and say hello but it has been months since I've seen one. We also have a good-sized bat population and when I first saw the squirrels spread out on the bark I mistook them for a strange fuzzy bat.

They didn't appear too afraid of us and seemed more annoyed than frightened at the cell phone shining in their wee faces.  They have been coming down the tree every night for a while now eating the bird feeder leftovers including the handful of blueberries left specifically for them :)

Staking out the feeder at night is becoming a new hobby! 


Pic by Chris Sankey 






You can read more about The Northern Flying Squirrel on the Canadian Wildlife Federation page.