Vacation project #1 complete! Seal and paint garage floor. My brother in law will paint the walls Wednesday!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Hummer experts say that you should multiply the amount of birds you see by six to ascertain the true numbers visiting your feeders. I counted nine different adult birds and several babies this weekend! No wonder I had to make more nectar! We’re getting great business this year.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Elora is set in one of the most picturesque areas of Ontario, surrounded by rolling hills and Mennonite farmland.
Elora is famous for the spectacular Elora Gorge and its 80 foot limestone cliffs descending into the Grand and Irvine Rivers. Adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers regularly flock to Elora to enjoy some fun and take in the glorious natural beauty.
Many original stone buildings from the 1800’s still make up the downtown village centre. Over the decades, Elora has maintained its old world charm and the century-old buildings have been transformed into unique galleries, gift shops, artists studios and charming restaurants creating a four-season shopping and dining destination.
Elora is a cultural haven with so much to offer. Rich in music, visual arts, crafts, upscale boutiques, natural beauty, architecture, culinary flavours, and a diverse culture; Elora provides an alternative lifestyle not typically found in small, rural communities. Discover for yourself what makes Elora so unique and you will fall in love with Elora!
Thanks to the staff at Gull Cottage for a fantastic weekend in Canada. You guys truly run the best free bed and breakfast in Canada. Thanks again for the Butter Tarts and I go on record that I didn’t eat them all by myself, lol! Glad the laptop is working so well.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
The first settlers in the area were freed Negro slaves who formed the Pierpoint Settlement, named after Richard Pierpoint. Pierpoint was a native of Bondon, Africa. Richard Pierpoint was one the first recorded United Empire Loyalists in Upper Canada.
The settlement of "Little Falls" was founded in 1833, by the Hon. Adam Ferguson and Mr. James Webster. The pair of Ferguson and Webster purchased 7000 acres of land in the township of Nichol, and later renamed the settlement to "The Village of Fergus" Ferguson was not only a founder of Fergus but, also the founder the Agricultural Board of Ontario, and served as president of the Agricultural Association of Upper Canada. Ferguson was also "Chair of Agriculture" at the University of Toronto, and was later elected to the Executive Council of Upper Canada.
Webster was the key member in the development of Fergus. Bringing the Fergus Mills and the actual clearing of farmland. Alexander Dingwall Fordyce joined the Webster-Ferguson partnership. The three controlled all industry in Fergus until 1855. By 1858 Fergus was incorporated as the "Village of Fergus".
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
Delta Airlines emailed my yesterday around noon informing me that they had canceled my Thursday 7:30PM flight from Newark NJ and had rescheduled me for a Friday 10:30AM flight!!! That of course didn’t work with my schedule so after several discussions with Delta they offered me a 9:00PM Thursday evening flight from La Guardia NYC! That started a mad dash from Toms River NJ, across NYC ending at the airport and finally got me home at 1:30AM this morning after several delays due to weather and an aborted landing in Atlanta, lol!
NYC Traffic! Shot me, lol!
Queens and the finish line, lol!
This has to be the best picture I’ve ever posted to the blog in its five years! It was taken on 08/05/2010 at LaGuardia Airport in NYC as I was waiting for my return flight to Atlanta.
Evidently Delta Airlines has installed the latest in heads up navigation displays in the copilot window of this B-757. If you look closely it’s a road map of the US, lol!
I’m sure we had the same system when I was flying in the Air Force many years ago, lol!
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Fantastic anvil cloud over Florida last week!
Anvil clouds, which are mostly ice, form in the upper parts of thunderstorms. They get their anvil shape from the fact that the rising air in thunderstorms expands and spreads out as the air bumps up against the bottom of the stratosphere. You will often see streaks of snow falling out of the edges of anvils. This light snow usually evaporates as it falls through the relatively dry air surrounding the upper part of the thunderstorm.
Pretty cool if I must say so!