PostArctica: Today on Mount Royal

Unusually mild for today’s date and with a lot of snow and ice on ground level that makes for some perfect fog, especially as you go higher on Mount Royal. How foggy was it? That is Beaver Lake straight ahead. It was quite surreal up there, you could hear people talking on the roads before ...

PostArctica: Beaver Situation Takes A Turn For The Weird

Was down at the river today just trudging through the lower trail when I spotted some chicken wire fences wrapped around some trees. As I had blogged about a problem with beavers aggressively attacking trees on the Verdun waterfront, I assumed there might be a connection.   So this is all good, except, and I ...

PostArctica: Canadian Graffiti

centre of the universe: Frozone

I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. I have, in the past, taken medications to deal with some of the symptoms. I have used light therapy (I had this great doctor who had therapeutic lamps in his office and I could just stop in a few times a week to read/study under them). I make sure to…

PostArctica: More Backlog

Some more pictures from over the last 4 or 5 months. Back of bar Palco who are building a terrasse for summer. Could be a very interesting place! The old Guy Gagnon Arena in Verdun  which became the home of The Circus School of Verdun and is being renovated into a kind of cultural centre ...

PostArctica: My Stieglitz Shot

The things we do to get a good picture… One of the first very important figures to passionately endorse photography as an art form was Alfred Stieglitz, perhaps even better known as being for a time the husband of Georgia O’Keefe. Alfred Stieglitz claimed that he stood for 3 hours in a storm on Fifth ...

PostArctica: Some I liked

Again, some random shots from recent months… Jeanne Mance street as I still call it. Montreal General, Cedar entrance. Park where Lasalle and Wellington criss cross. Stanley Nelson Jr, Director of, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, answers questions via Skype at Concordia Verdun Waterfront, last ice on the Saint Lawrence at dusk

Trashy's World: About that storm…

… that we had in Ottawa yesterday. All things considered, I think the City staff and equipment handled the situation the best they could. More than fifty centimetres of snow fell in about a 14 hour span… very challenging for City crews. Hopefully the aftermath will be cleared away quickly. What switch doesn’t go off ...

PostArctica: Three

PostArctica: December 26, 2015

Beautiful day, about 7 above, still no snow, but we are expecting freezing rain and snow in the next 48 hours so all these scenes will change. Long shadows are irresistible. Tried for something soft and dreamlike here, not so sure it worked. Battery died after this shot but I kept going, nice to be ...

Things Are Good: Do What Norwegians do to Enjoy Winter

Winter can be tough for some people. If you are a person who feels down and out during the colder months there is an easy thing you can do to improve the season: change your attitude. Seriously. Recent research into how Norwegians relate to winter can help you in the times of snow. Don’t deny ...

LeDaro: First snow

Looks winter is here already.

PostArctica: Verdun Waterfront Today

Didn’t have my camera when when we got hit with sunshine combined with blinding wet snow but got a few of the aftermath.    

centre of the universe: Why we can’t be friends when you’re in Hawaii

My cousin is in Hawaii right now, and I have vowed that she and I can NOT be friends until she is home. Now. She’s a professional photographer, so all of her pictures of her little “vacation” are fucking gorgeous, and because I am not at all petty or jealous, I’ve decided that I’m going ...

PostArctica: Ice Storm 2015

Nothing like ’98 but still there are people without power, treacherous walking and driving conditions. Nature at it’s finest, cold, brutal, beautiful. The nets on the balconies to prevent pigeons from roosting take a beating in an ice storm

cmkl: I’m thinking I should own these

The time is fast approaching, if today is any indication. But it seems hard to locate them. Phat Moose, says they do. But oh the price.

ParliamANT Hill: CanadiAnt economy’s surprise weak start to 2014 blamed on bad winter

Inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canadian-economy-starts-2014-with-weak-gdp-gain-1.2659284 http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/28/3442208/meteorologists-climate-change/

PostArctica: More Winter

Might as well, storm blowing out there…

cartoon life: Robin sighting

Robins, #ldnont, Yes I’ve seen Robins — doug rogers (@dougsamu) March 7, 2014 @dougsamu Robins with tiny snowshovels and driving tiny snow plows — doug rogers (@dougsamu) March 7, 2014 Filed under: comment Tagged: robins, snow, spring, Winter

PostArctica: Snowfall

Snow is a bitch to get right, be satisfied with…but we go forth anyway despite snowblind and other temporary post processing afflictions..

PostArctica: Bus Stops – Verdun Metro

PostArctica: Bus Stops – Mild Day in January

Walking Turcot Yards: Verdun Lanes – Winter

All of these were taken behind Wellington street between 1st and 2nd on the Verdun side. On different days – wink!  

Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: It’s snowing, snowing, snowing…

I was looking outside today as the snow fell in Collingwood (-11C when we awoke, -10C when I first walked my dog…) and thinking of my brother-in-law in England, where they are getting walloped by a Canadian-style winter. He must … Continue reading →

THE FIFTH COLUMN: An Atheist Celebrates a Secular Christmas in a Multicultural Canada

So why would a non-Christian celebrate Christmas. Well first of all from a religious point of view Jesus Christ is not just the Christian Messiah but also considered to be an important prophet amongst both Muslims and Jews so there is no reason they cannot celebrate his birth, while not recognizing him as the Messiah. ...