Bright sun shine highlighted West Trainz creator, Erik West Millette, playing on what looks like a custom homemade double bass cello topped with a huge brass “tuba” horn speaker.
The West Trainz troupe arrived on schedule passing right by the Theatre Du Nouveau Mode surrounded by hundreds of tourists and local fans in for the annual Montreal International Jazz Festival.
It was a gorgeously beautiful sunny day when the motley troupe rode up along Saint Catherine Street heading west towards the area on Esplanade Street where they would turn north stopping in two places to play music for their excited waiting fans.
Last summer I was taking pictures while walking around the Festival’s “Cartier Des Spectacles” meanwhile, enjoying the various musical acts happening when the Trainz troupe made its appearance.
This is my contribution for WP photo challenge:”SHINE”.
Frozen millions, certainly trillions of bits of chilled water quietly fell from the sky methodically covering the landscape late that night deep in the Eastern Townships.
At times the snowfall actually became heavy mixed with small gusts of the northeast wind blowing across the open fields near the old farmhouse and barn, winter had arrived that night.
It was November 1st and we were ready to retire for the evening when I stepped outside for a look after noticing through the large livingroom window what looked like large snowflakes coming down.
It had been a mostly very gray heavy cloud laden windy day which seemed to tone down when the dark settled down later in the afternoon and then it got quiet, very quiet.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”MILLIONS”.
A child’s ancient child’s hand wagon littered with dried grass clippings rested in midst of other old discarded stuff.
Items like wooden work horses, a paint can lid, bits of concrete, paint chips, a green drink straw, cigarette butts, a piece of paper, and dried tree seeds and leave bits were inside the community center’s refuse enclosure along with it.
It was an old worn wooden wagon made of 3/4 inch boards now devoid of the original paint finish it had held together by rusty iron pieces everything sitting on a couple of rusty axles sporting four rusty wheels mounted with crumpling thin black rubber tires.
The old wooden pull handle had long been replaced by a round aluminium tube integrated to the old original rusty y-shaped hinge attached to the front axle meanwhile, the old pull handle replaced by what looks like a piece of straight black plastic tubing pulled over the aluminum tube.
This old wagon is probably from the turn of the last century however, most likely it is from the 1940’s or 1950’s before the North American toy market received its first cheap imports from Asia.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”ANCIENT”.
A lonely, waiting, little, wild apple hung from its tree near the road not very far from where once stood an old farmhouse and a huge hay barn.
It was one of three apples still hanging on that tree after the first frosts and winds of autumn, the rest of the tree’s little apples had already fallen and probably been eaten by white-tail deer that frequent this area deep in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.
Curious about how they taste I sampled one of these apples and found that it was quite delightful not bitter or sour to the palate heck, those deer certainly have got a treat eating them.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”WAITING”.
Urgent repair to power grid is important when meeting and maintaining power for exponential urban sprawl happening today.
These Hydro Quebec workers are busy maintaining the power lines and electrical transformers connected to them while the outside weather is good and access to the electrical works is easy knowing well winter is coming bringing its challenges.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”URGENT”.
This special sorceress’s candle seems to reveal a lot more than what our eyes normally see and as the picture shows it is extremely scary stuff and not for the weak heart.
The picture seems to show candidate Hillary Clinton with her favorite two companions “Bleachbit Email” and “Benghazi”.
Perhaps, it’s just the lighting, a particular part of the visible spectrum then again, it could all be just a hallucination due to the stressful times we live in or even that Halloween comes at end of this month.
What we see can be easily conjured up when we are truly tired from massive amount of incessant “noise” we deal with every day that controlled mass media hits our minds with therefore anything is possible if we allow it to mess with our psyche.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”CANDLE”.
Two Montreal downtown ‘local’ waterholes filled to capacity with international tourists and regulars during the International Grand Prix both are on very popular Crescent Street.
Both the Sir Winston Churchill Pub and the Mad Hatter depicted during early summer when Montreal hosted the event and as you can see the Churchill Pub seems filled to capacity spilling out on their outside gallery.
The Churchill Pub just happens to be in the upper or north part of Crescent Street and benefits from more exposure to the masses that arrive for the big event whereas the Mad Hatter located south or further down making it more a quiet place perhaps a more cosy joint catering to those that prefer less noise and exposure.
Since I don’t frequent downtown much I can’t really comment in detail about these two locals furthermore, my favorite local is now a coffee shop after the original bar was sold, demolished and replaced by a spanking new Tim Hortons.
This my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”LOCAL”.
This election promises to be the dirtiest, meanest, nastiest American presidential contest that ever happened in the country’s long troubled history.
The New York Times is running one of its patented, classical, political smear campaigns designed to knock out the Republican candidate or at least destroy his reputation and ability to run his personal business should he fail to take the White House.
Of course the Times can do this with almost total impunity because they have money, lots of money compliments of owners Sulzberger Family and Carlos Slim, world’s second richest man from Mexico.
Their latest pseudo sex scandal(s) broadcast daily 24/7 by the controlled mass media is pure propaganda and originates at the New York Times and they certainly are experts with this having served the likes of comrades Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin since the turn of the last century.
The New York Times fed ignorant, average, ordinary Americans amazing stories of how wonderful communism/socialism is meanwhile, denying the real truth about total state control, NKVD/KGB secret police atrocities, repression, loss of human rights, mega-mass murder, and the secret gulag system in the USSR.
My fake “paid political ad” video mashup tries to show what many Americans really think of the Democrat presidential candidate yet denied their chance to freely express it in their controlled mass media.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”PROMISES”.
Depicted are the original Champions, spark plugs that gave about seventy thousand miles use before being removed and replaced by new “Platinum” electrode ones.
As you can see two of the plugs have a long smooth black colored rubber hose compared to the other ones that have a short rubber sleeve this is because of some ingenious Detroit engineering designed to mesh well with their overall planned obsolescence scheme.
It ensures that car owners don’t do their own maintenance instead must visit only authorized dealership garages to do it.
If you were to try replacing the spark plugs by yourself you would find that it was very difficult or inconvenient to do so because access to the plugs requires disassembling engine manifolds and related gaskets something which was not the case with our old “gas guzzler” cars.
Replacing spark plugs on the old cars was easy and required only new plugs, a spark plug socket, a socket wrench and a small container of engine oil to lightly lube the spark plug threads before installing them.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”ORIGINAL”.
Metered flattery is something most use getting someone’s attention because everybody loves to be complimented on their work, family, social or professional status.
It warms the relationship between the two and helps things get off on the right foot because a sort of trust has been established.
On the other hand blatant, insincere, flattery is very obvious triggering our built in psychic fear defenses making us immediately wonder about what the flatterer actually wants from us.
Depicted in my picture the women facing us breaks out a nice smile after getting a bit of flattery from the other one which immediately allowed further friendly conversation between the two.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”FLATTERY”