my mind went off in so many directions...
like I thought I'd do simply a showcases of videos mentioning the weather;
then I thought I'd feature a few pictures of my mom featuring the fashion she wore in those days.
It struck me:
And where did my fascination for our local weather come from?
There's a guy here that can be "blamed" for that!!
And he sure made a lasting impression on many of my compatriots...
I give you:
LE PROF LEBRUN.
a French immigrant that arrived in 1961,
his first job was nightwatchman.
While having no formal scientific education,
he had a keen interest for astronomy
and joined the Montreal Astronomy Association
where he was soon noticed.
It got him a gig in 1963 on television for Radio-Canada
where they needed someone to speak about the planet Mars.
His performance led him toward radio as a weather guy and scientific expert.
He did enough research on his own to educate himself on these matters
and he was able to convey such knowledge to the public
in such a way to make it easily accessible to everyone.
You can see him here doing the weather report for TVA which he did in the 1970s and '80s.
You'll notice his handiwork on those boards,
far from the technology we have now...
But he also worked as a commentator for those space missions from the NASA,
and did a stint on a kid's show to educate them about science and the newly implemented metric system.
He became known to every generations,
a familiar face to all!!
He also worked for years at Montreal's Planetarium
where he received thousands of kids every year
to explain astronomy to them.
That's where he was dubbed with the title of "professor"
even though he was not academically a teacher.
Some simply have a natural talent for it!!
The weather often influences how I do my photography,
my topics, the post treatment, etc...
Being a Nordic country,
it is often grey over here,
but you couldn't really tell here,
Time for you to rejoin
come rain or come shine!!
For your musical interlude,
the kind of weather I wouldn't mind...