To whoever left this on the sidewalk in front of Hairistocracy, thank you for brightening my morning.
Jo Walton said: “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
I took this photo just outside Headingley on my way home from Winnipeg. I’m not sure if the ones lying down were felled in the Thanksgiving storm, or if they’re meant to replace weakened pylons (though I lean toward the former).
I pulled up at Chez Angela not long after a car accident. As I was preparing to leave, the ambulance pulled up and parked next to me, boxing me in, so I went back into the bakery and had a coffee to wait them out.
The cars involved are on the other side of the fire truck in the photo. I felt it would be bad form to wander around the site taking photos. Plus it was way warmer inside, sipping my coffee, than out in the street.
When I left, about ten minutes later, the police were still there, and two tow trucks had showed up.
As far as I could tell, no one was seriously hurt, but at least one of the vehicles was not in great shape.
My nephew Isaac is in town for a volleyball tournament again, so I snapped a few photos. I posted ’em on Facebook, but not everyone is on Facebook (hi, Mom!), so I’m putting them here too.
Isaac’s team (Collège Louis Riel) won in 3 sets: 25–14, 18–25, 15–12.
To quote Jo Walton: “There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
I snapped this photo on my way to work this morning.
They must feel safe now that Thanksgiving¹ has passed.
¹ Canadian Thanksgiving.
Our friend Tess dropped by for a visit last weekend, and stayed overnight. I decided to snap a photo of her, and one of Kathleen as well.
Then I saw a lovely red-and-yellow autumn tree on my way to work.
And today it snowed.
I went out last night, since it was clear, and visited my friend Tim, who’s camping this weekend at Wasagaming. I snapped some star trails at his campsite (my battery, almost dead, managed 80 shots at 10 seconds each).
On the way home, I pulled off the highway about ½ a mile down a gravel road, and tried out a panoramic photo of the Milky Way. I set my camera up in portrait mode and shot 5 photos, 45 seconds each, tilting the camera up after each shot. The camera started out aimed at the horizon and the last shot was pointed straight up at the zenith.
I stitched the photos together using Hugin, which did a very good job of automatically orienting the photos and finding the matches. I didn’t have to massage anything manually.
This is something I’d love to replicate, some lovely evening.