A Jon Cleary riff along with his Absolute Monster Gentlemen back in Summer of 2016 on large Rio Tinto Stage during annual Montreal International Jazz Festival surrounded by hundreds of excited gathered music fans.
The scene is Place des Spectacles where this small band of professional cool cats led by colorful British expat musician Jon Cleary are emanating their special kind of groovy New Orleans sound delighting the gathered.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt: “RIFF”.
Dark green colored lethal No. 36M is an egg you rather never have for breakfast especially if someone tossed it to you with its pin pulled.
This British designed “Mill’s Bomb”fragmentation grenade was used in both WWI and WWII by British and Canadian military to silence German pillboxes and trenches as well as to knock out armored vehicles including tanks.
The unique grenade is at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa behind thick security glass with purposely dimmed lighting for this exhibit.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”EGG”.
Some visitors to 2017 Montreal International Grand Prix weekend prefer red Chrysler Charger instead of more expensive cars from exotic foreign competitors exhibited on Crescent Street.
Interest in model depicted is clear in the eyes and facial expressions of some of the visitors there were others who cared less about it all however, they were older folks probably nearing end of driving careers.
The Charger’s intense red color accented with some black plastic trim, hood scoop, vents, side window frames and mirrors, underskirt and mag tires certainly made a very attractive and tempting exhibit for visiting passersby admiring the Fiat/Chrysler product.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”PREFER”.
Some Montreal office workers are cannon fodder brave walking into imaginary line of fire from centuries old black powder artillery piece near John A MacDonald’s statue.
Both men seem about to cross in front of huge black painted old brass cannon fortunately it is inert, only a decoration piece, part of a duo resting in front of Canada’s first prime minister’s granite and metal monument.
Just imagine when these cannon were in use manned by military gun crew making such passage suicide to passersby, especially if the fuse was already lit ready to set off the charge.
Looking at size of that bore it would no doubt punch a massive hole through anyone unlucky to be in the way probably tearing them in half..wow, what a mess that would be!
The scene is Place du Canada (formerly Dominion Square) with Mary Queen of the World Cathedral looming in background on picture’s left, the Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel in back, St. George’s Anglican Church, and Windsor Station both hidden on right.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”BRAVE”.
Rail nail circle made from old used discarded black colored CNR or CPR iron road spike fasteners assembled wheel shape style.
The scene is in Stuart Hall in Pte. Claire, where several Quebec artists exhibited their works marking Canada’s 150th Anniversary this past summer.
Exhibits were displayed both inside the Stuart Hall building as well as outside on the grounds of this famous old former mansion now a community center.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”CIRCLE”.
Late Fall brings more than one leaf down from their Summer perch on trees to land on ground and
collect sometimes in vast piles after a particularly windy cold Autumn day.
The scene is one pile of mostly red and yellow maple leaves, the colors of Autumn, resting on
the ground awaiting the cold Winter season snows to sweep in.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”LEAF”.
Giant spiders seem to inhabit Ottawa museum grounds exciting foreign visitors to Canada’s capital, this picture clearly shows one of those huge creatures halting momentarily to pose for photo-op.
Some scientists attribute this strange phenomenon to a sort of climate change “green house effect” because of the massive amounts of hot air normally produced in Ottawa’s Parliament during whole year except for a few vacation months in summer
This abnormal climate change happening seems to really pick up every time a certain federal party feels entitled to power with the most recent episode happening since the Fall of 2015 and it shows no let up for now.
A leading nature expert has likened the evolvement of these giant spiders to famed Hollywood’s “Jurassic Park” movie, where huge creatures evolve and roam around freely in an artificially induced tropical climate.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”INHABIT”.
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”.
Mother Nature’s best pest controller is very capable, quick, and efficient also an excellent structural engineer with a degree in bio-chemistry who enjoys his work.
This post could be about some insect pest like the common house fly however, I think spiders are more interesting because they ruthlessly deal with insect pests so we don’t have to.
The spider is an arachnid whose worldwide family amounts to over 45,000 variants allegedly found everywhere except the South Pole, Antarctica perhaps, because it’s too cold down there.
It has eight legs, four pairs of eyes, and a head assembly with fangs and built in hypo that injects venom into insect victims like pesky mosquitoes, houseflies, ants, moths, beetles, wasps, etc., paralyzing them to wrap them up into cocoons with spider silk.
Nature’s insect pest controller has appendages on its abdomen that releases the sticky silky stuff in a variety of amounts as required once the victim insect has been snagged in web, grabbed and deftly injected with paralyzing quick acting poison.
My picture depicts a little spider, I don’t know the species, found in my backyard embedded in a very fine almost invisible web set up to snag any flying insects, mostly tiny moths, mosquitoes, and flies that may circulate around.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”PEST”.
Tea time on Parliament Hill is a time-honored tradition almost two centuries old and you are welcome by the ladies when in Ottawa, so please drop by.
Depicted is bronze statue of one of the ladies (Henrietta Muir Edwards), who through intelligent hard work, perseverance, persistence, and peaceful, subtle feminist methods of coercion finally ensured women equal rights in 20th century white, urban, male dominated Canada.
Henrietta Muir Edwards, one of the leaders, was also an advocate for working women, author and a founder of the Victorian Order of Nurses.
It was only in 1929 that Canadian women were finally recognized as “Persons” the result of Supreme Court decision awarding the Famous Five – Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Louise Crummy McKinney, who challenged the previous law their win.
Raise your cup and honor these brave women activists commonly known as Suffragists, let’s drink to their memory!
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”TEA”.