Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Walk Before Winter

This is a quick photo taken on Niagara St. near Forest Ave. The shelter is located on the Scajaquada Bike Path.

The bridges in the rear are the Scajaquada Expressway on the left sweeping around to merge with the Niagara Thruway along the Niagara River and Black Rock Canal.

The area is quite historic as it was in the center of activities in the War of 1812. Scajaquada Creek empties into the Black Rock Canal nearby. It went directly into the Niagara River in 1812, before the canal was built.

The Commodore Perry referred to is Oliver Hazard Perry , known as the hero of the Battle of Lake Erie.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

--- The history of the poem from the Arlington Cemetery site.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The mamas and the papas - California dreamin

I guess the MTV version does not work outside the US (or North America?).
That video looks like it was the same concert as this except they interleaved pictures of people dealing with snowstorms and other people surfing in the sun.
I hope this works better - I enjoy the music.