Monday, 30 April 2007
The Variety Show is history for another year. Watch this space for pics.
Wednesday, 25 April 2007
75 elegantly attired Red Hatters from far and wide took over the pub restaurant tonight to Paint The Town RED. There were speeches, games, prizes, songs, skits, good food, good conversation, tons of laughter and lots of new friendships made.
The Red Hat Society is an organisation for women who have attained the age of 50, and who want to have fun, silliness, creativity and friendship! Remember that Cyndi Lauper song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"? That's us!
Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Dress rehearsal was last Sunday, another last minute rehearsal yesterday, and tonight we do our "Special Show" for seniors, nursing home residents and "special needs" people. I think this is the best show of all, we get such enthusiasm from the audience!
Here's our Blacklight drummer boy.....
and they all gave me a wonderful surprise gift for my efforts at Chorus Choreography Director.
Saturday, 21 April 2007
I found these brand new Gardening Gloves in the local charity shop for $1.50, although the original price sticker says 3.95 UK Pounds. Is that Inspector Clouseau admiring the flowers on his day off?
Lots of jobs to get started on... here's the compost. The pile on the right has been fermenting for a couple of years and is ready to be sifted and spread on the flower beds. Then a new brick container will be built. The pile on the left is last year's compost, ready to be covered with soil and left for another year. It contains grass clippings, all the household veggie waste, coffee filters, eggshells, everything that can be broken down into compost.
Tuesday, 17 April 2007
Mariah has nested here since 1998, mated first with Cabot-Sirocco until he disappeared in 2002, and since then, with her new mate Kaver. Her total offspring to date; 34 chicks, or eyases.
They are currently incubating four eggs. You can get to know this happy family on the Rochester Falconcam.
The Cleveland Peregrine Falcons are nesting at the Terminal Tower, Cleveland, Ohio. SW and Buckeye have been sucessfully nesting here for five years. There are currently three eggs in the nest box. The previous female, Zenith, occupied the nest site for nine seasons before being killed by SW in a territorial battle in 2002.
Peregrine Falcon numbers are steadily increasing since they were put on the Endangered Species List. Nearly decimated by pesticides 30 years ago, recovery programs such as the ones in Rochester and Cleveland are helping to increase their numbers. Peregrines have been introduced to new urban habitats: tall buildings, bridges, and grain elevators, and now flourish in more than 25 North American cities, feasting primarily on pigeons, starlings, sparrows, and other urban birds.
Saturday, 14 April 2007
This year, more than 260 entries of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography and other creative media were submitted, with 26 being selected to be displayed.
The resulting Exhibition presents visitors with a challenging collection of ideas and themes by numerous different artists from across the Province.
Thursday, 12 April 2007
She looked a bit bedraggled, as if nobody had cared for her for quite a while. Her hair needed combing and her dress could do with a wash and a few stitches. I wondered what her name was, and who was the little girl who had loved her.
She has such a sweet expression on her face. I hope she went to a good home.
Monday, 9 April 2007
It was in April 1917 during the First World War that four Canadian military divisions defeated the enemy in a four day battle at Vimy Ridge in northern France. It was the first time that Canadian troops had fought together as one unit, and the victory has been described as 'The Birth of a Nation".
Respects were also paid to six Canadian soldiers who were tragically killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan today.
Friday, 6 April 2007
He has been identified as a rare breed of rabbit (Leporidae Chocolatius) only seen in the weeks leading up to Easter. After Easter he feels a little deflated, so goes into hibernation until next year, usually in a big cardboard box.
The appearance of the golden Bunny usually frightens away Old Man Winter, but not this year!
Bloody 'ell.... SNOW in April! It shouldn't be allowed!