Saint Henri Bistro Treat

La Luncheonette is small, cosy, friendly, Saint Henri bistro features many a treat like those depicted and much more.

Picking just one Saint Henri bistro treat ain’t easy because each these goodies have their unique, delicious effect and one is never enough.

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Trying to pick just one Saint Henri bistro treat ain’t easy because each one of these goodies have their unique, delicious effect and one is never enough.

During the Christmas holidays we were fortunate to sample some of these yummies when visiting La Luncheonette a small, cosy, friendly, place located in the Saint Henri district on Saint Jacques street bordering Montreal’s famous Griffintown.

This little restaurant is conveniently located only a block from the Saint Henri Metro station making getting there by foot easy, there is also plenty of parking on this street.

Mostly a soup and sandwich joint it has a wonderful atmosphere serving a variety of simple yet delicious homemade dishes and baked yummies like the ones depicted.

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

Summer Flower Growth

Summer flower growth inside remains of old oak barrel athough somewhat stunted is normal over there.

Summer flower growth inside remains of old oak barrel although somewhat stunted is what it normally looks like
in summer over there.

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2016 summer flower growth inside remains of an old oak barrel appears somewhat stunted although this is what it normally looks like during summer over there.

That year if I recollect correctly was a normal summer not like last year, 2017, which began with a very wet spring heck, it seemed summer would never show up and it almost did not however, things really improved at near end of August and September was awesome.

I took this picture out in Quebec’s Eastern Townships which I visit on a somewhat regular basis mainly because I enjoy the wonderful scenery found there.

It’s amazing how time passes because as I write this post outside it’s over minus 30 degrees Celsius with howling winds blowing snow around, we are in deep freeze mode awaiting that famous Saint Bernard rescue dog with keg of Brandy!

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

Almost Cat Food

Fluttering bird is almost cat food evading classy brown striped cat's swift paw with sharp, deadly nails.

Sparrow is almost cat food while evading brown striped tabby with blue eyes and blue butterfly necktie that flashes
 swift paw and claw armed with deadly, sharp, needle-like, nails.

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Sparrow is almost cat food as it evades tabby with blue butterfly necktie armed with swift paw and claw full of sharp, deadly, needle-like nails.

The huge street art mural adoring a Western Union store’s outer wall depicts the action that also includes giant flowers and petal pieces, a young boy whistling something , a man’s face, and large oriental perhaps, Chinese alphabet characters.

This financial establishment is on a 90 degree corner,  half on Saint Catherine running east-west while the other half  is a small street running north-south where the art work is.

About February 2015, when I was heading west walking towards Atwater Avenue along Saint Catherine street  I spotted this very interesting mural and took this picture.

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

Political Conversation

Saturday, June 15, 2013 former Canadian PM Steven Harper in political conversation with party supporters  in Montreal's West Island.

Former PM Steven Harper in political conversation with Canadians living in Montreal’s West Island about his federal
Conservative government programs.

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June 15, 2013 allowed former PM Steven Harper a political conversation with Canadians living in Montreal’s West Island about his federal Conservative government.

Harper appeared very happy with the large turnout of Conservative party support during his stopover in Montreal talking about his government programs for Canadians, and answering multitude of questions from the crowd.

It was a warm sunny Saturday and this was a diehard Conservative event by invitation only to see the Prime Minister of Canada speak, I was lucky to get an invite through my connections in the Conservative party.

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

New Year Finally

New Year finally arrives in only minutes yet many are already drunken slobs polluted like this fine fellow.

New Year finally arrives in only minutes, wishing all my readers a wonderful 2018 that is bright, healthy, exciting,
 full of opportunity, and prosperous.

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New Year finally arrives in only minutes and already many are drunken slobs having polluted their brain cells with booze like this fine fellow loaded on Carlsberg his favorite beer.

It seems like yesterday that we were having this same conversation yet nothing has changed in the last 365 days because old habits are difficult to alter heck, it’s easier to drink than think.

Wishing all my readers a wonderful 2018 that is bright, healthy, exciting, full of opportunity, and prosperous one better than 2017 ever was!

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”FINALLY”

Some 2017 Favorites

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Some 2017 favorites that I never used for my blog appear in my short slide video also, one picture that I used helps end the show.

Urban Science Brass Band trombone player dressed in white suit and hat wearing dark shades and broad smile while extending his arms out in triumphant satisfaction during the annual Montreal Jazz Festival 2017 was that image I am glad to have captured.

Just-for-laughs green devil with red horns and wide toothy grin seemed appropriate for show’s last image after all, that Montreal festival follows after the Jazz Fest ends

This year readers seemed to have a fascination with mushrooms particularly those of the toxic Amanita family therefore, a picture is included meanwhile, another picture that follows it,  is another Just-for-laughs related one taken in the Quartier-des-Spectacles during the Jazz Festival.

The two bogus Quebec paramedics have their hands full “saving” a dummy female wearing a neck support meanwhile, some passersby tourists appear concerned  thinking about the odd emergency aid performed as “medic” holds the patient’s leg straight up.

Another subject readers seemed to appreciate viewing are expensive, fancy cars and the Lamborghini emblem on jet black background certainly makes a statement.

Food is subject that readers love heck, we all love good eats therefore, my homemade glazed  muffin with icing dripping onto plate evokes desire for some moreover, that image of milk chocolate pieces loaded with nuts or other appropriate bits certainly makes our mouths water.

Entertainment already touched  earlier on excites many particularly when a Quebec cabinet minister plays guitar during the annual Saint Jean Baptiste Day festivities followed by a lovely Quebecois  belle in fashionable torn jeans belting out a few songs while accompanied by her rock band.

Something seldom seen in Montreal or anywhere else however, certainly eye popping enough to get a lot of attention by locals and many international tourists in town for the Jazz festival were a troupe of young women and some men totally painted in blue, orange, red, green, and yellow colors and wearing only thongs and skimpy bras.

Two other areas depicted in my short video are art and buskers both provide stimulation to our senses regarding creativity some individuals have.

Our two buskers entertained locals and more importantly international visitors in town for the Jazz Fest, their act was exceptional worthy of some of the best circus acts.

Our art involves a newly established art gallery where a friend was one of a group of amateur artists being acknowledged by gallery owner in front of friends and visitors  while  their work  was being displayed  on the gallery’s walls.

This year was Montreal 375th and Canada’s 150th anniversaries and a lot was happening downtown and across the country, all will end on New Year’s Eve.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”2017 FAVORITES”

Musical Bliss

On warm, sunny, afternoon musical bliss reigned at Montreal Jazz Festival as Sugar Brown and band played.

Musical bliss evident in crowd during afternoon Sugar Brown and band playing songs like “Trouble No More”  for appreciative enthusiastic fans.

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Musical bliss evident in crowd during afternoon Sugar Brown and band playing on Sony Stage located at east end of Quartier-des-Spectacles for 2015 annual Montreal International Jazz Festival.

It was a lovely warm, sunny day when these cool cats led by Ken Kawashima aka Sugar Brown did their gig in front of an enthusiastic, happy, crowd of jazz fans.

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

Hockey Legend

Canadian hockey legend Ivan Cournoyer, the "Road Runner", speaks at 2015 SME private luncheon.

Canadian hockey legend Ivan Cournoyer private luncheon guest speaker for SME members during 2015 Montreal
 Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show.

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Canadian hockey legend Ivan Cournoyer speaks to SME members at private luncheon during 2015 Montreal Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show at Place Bonaventure.

Popularly known as the “Road Runner” during his NHL career days playing for the Montreal Canadiens Hockey team Ivan is a successful businessman still involved with his former team and the league.

Still remembered for his hockey Cournoyer is often asked to speak at industry events like this one on topics regarding business and career success.

Ivan is a small guy who played right-wing from 1963 to 1979 however, he was blazingly fast on skates earning him his nickname. He was also 1973 Conn Smythe Trophy winner for being a deadly scorer with a career high 47 goals during the 1971-72 season and participated in the Canadiens winning 10 Stanley cups.

Cournoyer retired prematurely during 1979 season suffering from a 1977 back injury complications causing him great pain however, his legacy includes many Canadiens records for example 968 games played, 428 goals scored, 435 assists ending up 6th highest with 863 total points.

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

Forest Mushroom Bunch

Centered amidst mostly brown dead forest foliage toxic white mushroom bunch peeks out seeking sun.

Centered amidst mostly brown dead forest foliage white mushroom bunch peeks out desperately seeking some sunlight.

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Centered amidst mostly brown dead forest foliage a white mushroom bunch peeks out desperately seeking some sunlight to help it grow.

As for what particular type this bunch is I haven’t a clue although some Googling would probably  provide some answers although I can safely assume it is a toxic variety.

I found this fungal growth in the Eastern Townships not far from the cottage and decided to capture it all with my digital camera.

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

Jet Ascend Amidst UFOs

Swiss Air jet ascend amidst UFOs can happen one day after contact is made with very advanced space aliens.

Swiss Air jet ascend amidst UFOs over Lac Saint Louis off Pte Claire in Montreal’s West Island can happen one
day after contact is made with aliens from vast universe.

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Swiss Air jet ascend amidst UFOs over Lac Saint Louis off Pte Claire in Montreal’s West Island shows space aliens may routinely visit Earth to assess our technological progress.

Although this photo is photo edited to create a sci-fi scenario something like this can happen one day after our scientists succeed making contact with aliens in our vast unexplored universe.

If there really are aliens out there that can travel the extremely long distances to reach our planet then we can safely assume they are very advanced however, they may not be nice to primitives like us.

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