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Rail Nail Circle

Old used discarded black colored CNR or CPR iron road fasteners made into rail nail circle.

Stuart Hall exhibit featuring Rail nail circle made from old used discarded black colored CNR or CPR iron road spike fasteners.

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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”.

 

More Than One Leaf

More than one leaf down like this pile of mostly red and yellow maple leaves awaiting Winter snows.

Late Fall brings more than one leaf down like this pile of mostly red and yellow maple leaves resting on ground awaiting Winter snows.

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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 Inhabit Ottawa

Giant spiders inhabit Ottawa museum grounds attributed to "green house effect" from overabundance of Parliament hot air.

Giant spiders seem to inhabit Ottawa museum grounds exciting foreign visitors to Canada’s capital, scientists
attribute this strange phenomenon to climate change “green house effect” from overabundance of Parliament hot air.

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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”.

 

 

Prickle Weeds

Weeds including prickle weeds, go wild during particularly wet Summer like this year in Canada's east coast.

Weeds, including prickle weeds like depicted, go wild during particularly wet Summer like this year in Canada’s east coast while west coast’s forests burn because lack of rain.

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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”.

Pest Controller

Mother Nature's best pest controller very capable, quick, efficient engineer and bio-chemical killer.

Mother Nature’s best pest controller is very capable, quick, efficient, and also an excellent structural engineer with degree in bio-chemistry.

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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 Hill

One of Famous Five, Henrietta Muir Edwards, raises cup during tea time on Parliament Hill welcoming everyone to drop by.

Tea time on Parliament Hill is time-honored tradition almost two centuries old and you are welcome by ladies, when
in Ottawa, to drop by.

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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”.

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”.

Shattered Polish

Driver-side car mirror lies shattered in field, small bits missing from high polish surface perhaps result of a car wreck.

Passenger-side car mirror lies shattered in field, small bits missing from its high polish surface desperately trying to reflect the deep blue cloudless sky above it.

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A passenger-side car mirror lies shattered, small bits missing from its high polish surface desperately trying to reflect the deep blue cloudless sky above it while resting abandoned in field oblivious to traffic on busy Sources boulevard nearby.

The high impact black plastic mirror from a late model compact car perhaps, the result of a recent wreck forever parting it from its car hurled away flying to come to rest in a scrub grass, weeds, and small stone field.

Then again, it could have been an act of some vandalism where a nasty perp simply broke and ripped the mirror off from the car passenger-side door then carried it away purposely to toss it in that field, who know?

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

Original Champions

The original Champions, spark plugs, gave about seventy thousand miles use before worn out.

The original Champions, spark plugs, gave about seventy thousand miles use before  removed and replaced with new “Platinum” electrode ones.

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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”.

Delta Fly Nightmare

Delta fly (deer fly) nightmare solved by clever, easy, and inexpensive method.

Delta fly (deer fly) nightmare solved by clever and easy method when costly commercial solutions fail.

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Delta fly (deer fly) nightmare happening out in countryside solved by clever and easy method while multitude of costly commercial solutions fail.

Pictured is the nightmare for these persistent pests that seem to increase when the weather outside appears to favor rain as was the case this weekend.

These nasty bugs are a health hazard because they are known to carry certain harmful bacteria which they transmit biting to humans.

Since these flying bugs’ modus operante is to almost continuously buzz in circles around their intended prey, any warm-blooded animal or human will do after which they attempt to jump on board to get blood. The most favored likely area is the head and they love the ears, an easy target with nice supply of blood.

Once they find their spot to feed unnoticed and unopposed by the victim they gorge themselves on the blood however, landing on the flypaper ends their brief career in bloodsucking when they end up caught up in sticky slime struggling to death extracting themselves.

By-the-way, the last score count was 57 – 0 in favor for the flypaper and no delta fly survivors!

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