Dandelions, prickle weeds like depicted Canada Thistle, Creeping Charlie,etc., go wild during wet Summer like Quebec and Canada’s east coast is experiencing this year while West Coast forests burn due lack of rain.
Alleged “climate change” is blamed for what is happening and there is an element of truth in it all however, our limited recorded history throws some doubt on it all because even before the term was coined our planet has had good and bad weather along with extreme fluctuations in temperature.
Our reliance on technology and in particular computer generated weather and temperature charts based on data gathered by humans and software programs also created by humans to accurately predict our planet’s future is a recipe for disaster.
We are error prone therefore the basis for our decisions extracted from computers is also not reliable enough to make possibly very costly conclusions moreover, there is no shortage of well placed and connected international criminals waiting to profit from it all.
This doesn’t mean that no more real scientific work needs be done to ensure credible data however, all ideology tainted science must be denied free reign as it seems to have presently.
Our governments need to decide honestly and properly how our taxes are spent regarding any influence humans can muster against the forces of nature for the benefit of humankind.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”PRICKLE”.
Solitary shopping center artist busy creating a charcoal sketch of a black man probably, some African-American Hollywood personality meanwhile, exposing her portfolio to interested passersby in the mall.
Judging by her exhibited works she seems very artistically talented doing portraits of both people and animals, and charcoal is the medium she likes using for them.
The scene is the mall inside a small shopping center in Pte. Claire out in Montreal’s West Island which I infrequently visit, on a sunny, bright, Saturday afternoon.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”SOLITARY”.
Grainy B/W example photo of some interesting old architectural detail in downtown Montreal is a bit fuzzy looking however, it does provides a simple sample that describes it all.
Many early black and white photos were of similar quality because the equipment used to capture and process the images was primitive compared to our 21st century digital stuff, which is awesome.
This is my contribution for WP simple word prompt:”GRAINY”.
Willy-nilly hoard of old, mostly inexpensive, tools and miscellaneous hardware fills the big clear plastic box set on the makeshift table allowing interested passersby a view.
The scene is the Saint Eustache open-air flea-market, open weekends during the early part of Summer until early Fall.
You can find all sorts of “treasures” here such as art, auto parts like tires, cosmetics, clothing, eye wear, some fresh food, kitchenware like cutlery, pots, pans, and dishes, tools including electric ones, toys, and computers, etc.
Most of the stuff is used, some is junk, and some is brand new and of dubious origin, all however, is available subject to “buyer beware” clause because of the temporary nature of some sellers.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”WILLY-NILLY”.
Ooh shiny, another serious motorcycle accident I thought to myself, when two authentic looking Montreal paramedics wheeled their helmeted female “victim” through the crowds of passersby on Saint Catherine Street.
Moments earlier these two “paras” were real-like pumping the female dummy’s chest meanwhile, anxious passersby briefly stopped to assess the poor young woman on the gurney condition and then realized it was all a sham.
I should have immediately realized that the whole affair was fake because it was happening in the Quartier-des-Spectacles during the 2017 Montreal Just-For-Laughs Festival, the paramedics were heading into the area from the Saint Urbain Street (East) entrance onto the Quartier, and most importantly, there was no ambulance visible anywhere.
I quickly deduced what was going on when one of the paramedics lifted the alleged victim’s left leg straight up past 90 degrees without getting any sort of audible response from the “patient”.
Moreover, I recognized one of the “paramedics” whose face appears on my image after carefully examining it at home as a comedian that I have seen on French language TV.
This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”OOH SHINY”
Thinking to themselves both concluded cotton candy is much better than a lollipop because there is so much more of it, it’s so yummy soft, and you can tear off pieces too.
The scene is 2016 Canada Day, where two young girls are busy enjoying their puffed pink colored candy laughing meanwhile, in the lineup nearby awaiting their own turn, a couple of boys look on in envy.
“Who loves ya babe” line comes to mind when thinking about lollipop candy remembering that the late Hollywood actor Telly Savalas used it in his role on the “Kojak” cops and robbers TV show.
That TV program created a myth surrounding Savalas that continued until his death because he was always Kojak with a lollipop in his mouth however, in real life he actually regretted ever having any because of tooth decay and extra calories it caused him.
One type is hard candy on a stick contain a soft center filling available in a number of colors and flavors, this is the one Kojak always had in his mouth probably, a “Roll Pops” made by Tootsie, a popular company brand.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”LOLLIPOP”.
Caretakers frantically organize themselves struggling to help disabled man get back on his wheelchair after he, in a fit, flung himself off it earlier.
As a Montreal police cadet looks on three obviously anxious people work hard to put an unruly, probably emotionally disturbed man back on his wheelchair which he exited for reasons unknown meanwhile, resisting help to get back on.
The scene is Saturday July 29, 2017 on Saint Catherine Street several blocks west of the Quartier-des-Spectacles during when the Montreal Just-For-Laughs Festival was going on there.
After having left the Festival and while walking I first heard some yelling turned my head around towards source and then witnessed the depicted incident happening.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”ORGANIZE”.
Brand new Amanita family member appears an alien pod awaiting delivery in photo edited green, brown, and
a touch of navy blue and yellow color surroundings finished off with some artificial fog.
This highly toxic new born mushroom is just emerging from its eggshell like white shroud deep in Eastern Townships forest meanwhile, a ray of sunshine baths a part of it.
Although this particular mushroom looks similar to Amanita Caesaria, the only member of this deadly family that is sought after and edible, I am not an expert and must assume it is poisonous.
The bright red egg , its cap, emerging from shroud reminds us of Hollywood sci-fi movie “Alien” where similar type pods were space monster hatchlings waiting in ambush to spring out, attach, and invade bodies of human explorers investigating a distress signal from long dead alien giant victims space cargo ship.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”DELIVERY”.
Glaring gargoyle creature seems to exhibit extreme evil intent as seen on its distorted face looking down at passersby on Saint Catherine Street.
It along with plenty of other unique, malicious looking gargoyles carved into the Gothic Revival facade of Christ Church Cathedral are its guardians against real evil that allegedly stalks the downtown street in Montreal.
This member of a gargoyles army adorning the facade is supposed to scare of evil spirits that may want to enter this Anglican church intent on messing around with its parishioners.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”GLARING”.