Saturday, October 17, 2015


"Child, Mont-Joli, circa 1930 or there about..." 

Another damaged photograph from my mother's pile of photos. 
I know it is in the courtyard of my grand-father's house, 
because I recognize the building across the street, 
which was 3 [or 4?] stories high, 
with dark timber used for its balconies and such. 
The child could either by my mom, 
or her younger brother, 
but my gut feeling tells me its my mom. 
Like in the prompt picture, 
this child looks away from the camera, 
something distracting her.  

This is it for me this week. 
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Saturday, October 10, 2015


This may be my 203rd post for Sepia Saturday, 
but the Sepia Saturday meme is actually celebrating its 300th, 
quite a milestone!! 
I was always a bit behind because I wasn't there from the very start, 
and lately, well, let's just say I haven't posted much of anything. 
But I couldn't miss this occasion. 
The prompt picture looked a little odd to me. 
So, I found one in my mom's photographs. 
I've mentioned in the past 
that my mom was good with scissors, 
chopping her head off in those photographs 
when she didn't like her looks. 
Imagine my surprise to see that this one remained [relatively] intact. 
Her smile looks a bit forced and this is really not her best hairdo. 
Judging by her coat, 
I'd say this picture was taken in the mid to late 1940s, 
in Mont-Joli, (Qc), 
and I know this was taken in front of her father's house. 
No idea where she was off to 
nor who took this picture.
I used photoshop to remove a few creases, 
but I gave up on the dust and scratches. 
I do like the sunlight over the garden though.
I present it to you, 
flaws and all!!
But I know what she'd say if she saw this here: 
"Tsk, tsk!!"

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Monday, September 28, 2015

I WAS PROMISED I'D SEE BLOOD (365 DAYS, and then some)


I spent some time outside last night to see
the Super Moon going through an eclipse at the same time. 
Given that the next time this is likely to happen is in 2033 
and that I might find myself feeble and blind by that time, 
if not dead, 
given my family history, 
I decided to give it a shot. 
The weather was nice and the sky clear of all clouds, 
for a change... 
I set up the camera on its tripod and grabbed the remote control, 
waiting with a moderate dose of excitement. 
After all, 
this is not the first super moon I see this summer 
but the moon has always fascinated me. 
So there I was, 
staring at the moon 
as it slowly rose up behind the bridge 
and climbing up and up, 
until the shadow of our planet started creeping up across the moon's surface. 
Like gangrene, 
the shadow kept eating up the shiny disk until near everything was gone, 
leaving the moon all dressed in somber red, 
ready for a satanic ritual of some kind. 
There was definitely something in the air 
as my cats were acting up inside... 
And that was that!! 
Since I have the attention span of a gnat, 
I decided to go back inside and not watch the reverse effect happen, 
leaving the show at half-time. 
I considered having seen the  best part 
and was content with that picture I took. 
It may not be of the same caliber as NASA, 
but it is enough to suggest why this tiny orb in the sky 
has always been a fascination to Mankind.  
I never [or ever so rarely] remember my dreams, 
but if I did dream last night, 
pretty sure it involved a red moon, 
The cats are quiet, now!!
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