Category Archives: educational

Seasonal Transformation

Seasonal transformation is grey look, tons of fallen, brown, leaves, and bit of green moss for interesting contrast.

Seasonal transformation is evident by mostly grey, somber, look and tons of fallen brown, shriveled, leaves
littering the forest ground.

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Seasonal transformation is evident by mostly grey somber look and tons of fallen brown shriveled leaves littering the ground shown in this forest scene it happens every year.

Fortunately in this forest green moss still covers exposed rocks and the bases of some trees giving an interesting contrast to this hardwood forest scene.

The scene is early November 2017 in an Eastern Townships forest south of the town of Magog, Quebec very close to the U.S. border.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge.

Childhood Dancing Experience

Young mother in childhood dancing experience with her two children during West Island Blues Festival.

Young mother participates in childhood dancing experience with her two children enjoying music being played during annual West Island Blues Festival.

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During annual West Island Blues Festival mother participates in childhood dancing experience with her two preteens enjoying the music being played.

While others watch and listen to performers on stage this young mother has a wonderful time holding hands with her little boy and girl dancing to the music.

They were not the only ones dancing around while the performance was going however, they seem to be in their own little world enjoying themselves oblivious of the others.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”EXPERIENCE”.

Temporary Guest

Our temporary guest is one tough dude you don’t mess with particularly when his normal routine is interrupted, my picture sums up his mood.

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Our temporary guest has made our last two weeks interesting because he is one tough dude you don’t mess with especially when he wants something.

My picture sums up his mood, which doesn’t seem too friendly particularly when his normal routine was recently interrupted when his owner left for a business trip to Europe.

His mug shot clearly shows, he can quite aggressive when he desires something and it is not delivered when he wants it.

To prove this point, he uses his vast library of vocal sounds in the middle of the night for maximum effect on our sleep having awaken me up from dead sleep several times already.

Meanwhile, during the day he transforms into the most sweetest pussy cat you can imagine mimicking that famous novel about “Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde”.

Perhaps, it is his insecurity that drives him to do his foul deeds or maybe it is his revenge on humans for putting him through his ordeal away from his usual locale and routine, I don’t know.

Despite everything both we and our furry black and white guest are starting to adjust to each other and this is becoming evident as “Mister Hyde” seems to have toned down a bit allowing more restful nights.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”TEMPORARY”.

Recreate Nostalgia

Old Ford three ton truck exhibited near vintage aircraft from same years helps recreate nostalgia of WWI era.

Old red and black Ford three-ton truck exhibit there to recreate nostalgia when placed near vintage aircraft from same
era, both can be seen at Ottawa’s Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

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Old red and black Ford three-ton truck exhibit is there to recreate nostalgia when placed near ancient aircraft at Ottawa’s Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

This remarkably well-preserved truck is an attractive enough exhibit in its own right because although not very common very early in the last century scant few exist today in this condition.

Then again, it may be a replica model however, it seems more an original genuine old Ford that perhaps grandpa drove around provided he could afford one.

This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”RECREATE”.

Critical Control Parts

Serious or fatal road accident is possible if several critical control parts depicted in picture should fail.

Several critical control parts depicted can if any or all fail while you are driving this modern car at normal speeds on the road cause serious or fatal accident.

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Serious or fatal road accident is possible if any or all the several critical control parts depicted in picture should fail while you are driving this modern car at normal speeds.

Let us begin at left side of picture with the CV Joint, that brass-color steel rod with what looks like a bunch of black disks attached to it by a chrome color strap clamp.

Should one of these fail, one of the car wheels would seize and or come off resulting in loss of control and lots of sparks from front end of car and perhaps, serious or fatal accident.

Next, we have the coil and shock absorber assembly which provides stability and keeps the car tire from rubbing on the fender moreover, if that screw and nut connecting this assembly to the car frame comes off then the  coil-shock unit would probably break off, cause lots of sparks, and maybe puncture the front tire resulting in a crash.

Finally, on the right of the coil and shock absorber assembly and partly obscured by it,  bolted to car engine block, is the power steering motor unit, which if it failed would leave the car driver helpless because of loss of steering resulting in perhaps a fatal accident.

Also shown in this picture are hydraulic oil lines, those silvery thin tubes, that if severed could cause loss of control because their oil is needed for example, in power steering .

This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”CRITICAL”.

Grainy B/W Example

Fuzzy grainy B/W example photo of some interesting old Montreal architectural detail.

Grainy B/W example photo of some interesting old architectural detail in downtown Montreal a bit fuzzy looking however, it describes it all.

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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”.

Jiffy Delta Solution

Jiffy delta fly solution works extremely well and very inexpensive method to eliminate flying bloodsuckers.

Jiffy delta fly solution works extremely well and very inexpensive method to eliminate multitudes of pesky flying
bloodsuckers as black flies, deer-flies, horse-flies, mosquitoes, etc.

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Jiffy delta wing fly solution works extremely well and very inexpensive method to eliminate multitudes of pesky, annoying, disease carrying flying bloodsuckers as black-flies, deer-flies, horse-flies, mosquitoes, etc.

All it takes is a visit to the local dollar store to buy a package or two rolls of sticky fly-catching paper afterwards unrolling the stuff, cutting to length, carefully positioning, and securing it all to your cap with some “bobby” pins and…voila!

Your next job is to venture outside where the suckers are so they can buzz around your head and while trying to quietly and discretely land for lunch on your blood get caught up in the traffic mess as depicted in the image.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”JIFFY”.

Little Girl’s Collage

Little girl's collage uses multi-color self-adhesive squares to add color to her master piece marking Canada's 150th birthday.

Little girl’s collage uses multi-color self-adhesive squares to add some color to big white board showing drawing of flying Canada geese and islands or large boulders.

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During the recent Canada Day celebrations this little girl’s collage used multi-color self-adhesive squares added some color to big white board showing a drawing of flying Canada geese and islands or large boulders.

Her creativity helped along a bit by her father who stood nearby giving her those color paper squares used in her master piece marking Canada’s 150th birthday.

She was not the only one doing this activity because nearby although not shown here two other slightly older girls were also busy decorating their space with those same type self-adhesive color paper squares.

Webster’s Dictionary defines a collage as “an artistic composition made of various materials (paper,cloth, or wood) on a picture surface”, I believe our little girl qualifies!

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”COLLAGE”

Flimsy Front Wheel

Small "Épervier" aircraft flimsy front wheel seems very fragile too delicate withstanding any real pressure or weight.

Flimsy front wheel of miniature, custom-built, computer designed, propeller driven aircraft seems very fragile, delicate looking, something guaranteed falling apart when real pressure or weight applied.

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Flimsy front wheel of this miniature, custom-built, computer designed, propeller driven aircraft seems a very fragile, delicate looking, something guaranteed to fall apart when subjected to a bit of pressure or weight and yet it defies such thinking because it works.

The “Épervier” or Sparrowhawk is the product of 12 Université de Sherbrooke engineering students who within a period of 3 years designed, built, and successfully flew in the skies of Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

In 2006 these students accomplished their dream, own creation as their submission in attaining their bachelor of mechanical engineering degrees.

Their small aircraft’s first flight on February 23, 2009, exactly three years when they started project, corresponded to the 100th anniversary of the famous Silver Dart’s first Canadian flight, a deadline they purposely set and managed to pull off despite practically very little knowledge in designing and building aircraft.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”WHEEL”.

Unpreparedness Exposed

Government unpreparedness exposed by "flood of the century" in Quebec and Ontario from incessant spring rains affecting river water levels.

Government unpreparedness exposed by “flood of the century” now happening in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec and Ontario fomenting growing public anger.

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Government unpreparedness exposed in light of the “flood of the century” now happening in Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec and Ontario in numerous municipalities bordering along the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa rivers and their branches.

Floods happen yearly in certain low-lying areas and flood zones already known by the federal and provincial governments however, the disaster now unfolding clearly shows that our politicians hate planning.

They are reluctant to stick their neck out lest they would be criticized for it by the voracious, scandal-seeking mass media and their citizens moreover, it may also cost some of the tax loot they’ve collected and horde for their own schemes.

Further, there are less photo-ops available compared to when a flood actually happens, and being visible in a media scrum on TV answering prearranged, select questions makes good news building up an image of honesty, confidence, and competence especially if this happens just before a coming election.

They rather initially wait quietly in the background until no other option is available before reacting heck, actually planning for the future regarding possible unforeseen, unfortunate, events that mother nature regularly and randomly pulls out of her magic hat is dangerous waiting seems much better, moreover, politicians are already adept at deflecting blame because they know that time is on their side when they delay answering “hot” issues.

As time passes public anger mellows out as people try to carry on with their lives and start to forget about their material losses, homes, and businesses meanwhile, governments change and politicians busily rearrange the deck chairs on the sinking Titanic some disappearing from public view settling into their comfortable, gold-plated, pensions.

Politicians are however, very quick to usurp $$billions in taxpayers money through various “climate change” schemes like “carbon taxes”, “sustainability”, or “green technologies” scams.

They attend and gather at events like the famous Paris Accord or the earlier Helsinki Conference, arriving on large gas guzzling jet aircraft and being ferried to their luxurious 5 star hotels, fed, and entertained at exclusive restaurants and nightclubs all on taxpayers’ dime.

Afterwards, $$billions in taxpayer’s money is very generously “donated”, distributed to international cronies and allies under disguise of allegedly helping poor developing countries meanwhile, thousands at home remain homeless uncared for.

The flooding happening now certainly was unforeseen and unimagined however, a national emergency contingency plan or set of plans should have been in place and triggered the moment it happened saving a lots of property and easing the massive disruption of affected hard-working taxpayer’s lives.

What we’ve seen is a type of knee-jerk, delayed, reluctant, reaction taking up lots of valuable time before the collective political brain trust kicked in, despite what already happened in Calgary in 2013 and Fort McMurry last year, expensive disasters it seems no lessons learned from.

In the next few weeks the flood situation in Quebec and Ontario will end however, the damage done to people’s lives will endure for years just as it has with all previously mentioned disasters meanwhile, an accounting will take place or should, hopefully taking into account this inexcusable, delayed, reactive face-saving exercise by our governments.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”EXPOSED”.