April 24, 2013
Because it is finally time for this barn to come down. And we all know that everyone, including former Governors General, loves to tear down a barn.
And because it’s still awesome after all these years, and because we try to keep our CanCon percentages high here at jodi’s weblog headquarters, you can visit this old post to watch the classic “Adrienne Clarkson tearing down a barn” number.
It’s funny how someone who was a television broadcaster for so many years can be such a bad actor.
Photos are shot with this Holga lens attached to the Canon Rebel T2i. My Gramma’s backyard, Exeter, Ontario, March 31 2013.
Posted by jodi on April 24, 2013 at 9.21pm
February 17, 2012
Which is an excuse to post this fine screen shot of everyone’s favourite log scavenging bum for you:
It’s taken from a 1975 episode of The Beachcombers that you can watch on the CBC website in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the show’s inception. What we here at jodi’s weblog think CBC should really do is air the entire run of the show in the middle of the night so that people can DVR it. Because we’d happily watch it all again.
BONUS! Robert Cloutier was a bomber pilot in WWII. And here is a picture of him with his squadron, looking adorable. Of course I had to check and see if the flying school he trained at was the same one which later became my hometown after decommission: sadly, it was not.
Posted by jodi on February 17, 2012 at 8.30pm
December 30, 2011
And the ubiquitous Olympics mittens.
Posted by jodi on December 30, 2011 at 10.15am
December 2, 2011
Canada vs. France: first jam of the first bout of the first ever World Cup of Roller Derby. Two grand slams for Canada!
Jammer for Team Canada: Iron Wench, #516
Jammer for Team France: Francey Pants, #24
Shot with the Harinezumi digital, December 1 2011.
Posted by jodi on December 2, 2011 at 7.20am
November 13, 2011
The crux of my hoser costume this Hallowe’en:
Old stubby bottle fished out of the Thames River at Fanshawe Park 15 years ago (or more). I made this fake circa-1979 50 label for it and carried it around with me all day.
Posted by jodi on November 13, 2011 at 1.37pm
April 18, 2011
Snow in April is hardly unheard of in Southwestern Ontario, but way down here in the Sun Parlour we’re usually the only ones not getting it. So this is a nice surprise so long as it goes away quickly, right? I may have spoken too soon this morning when I told somebody I’d rather have half a metre of fresh new snow than one more day of those 65km/hr winds. It seems some of this snow is sticking.
On the forsythia:
On the rhubarb, garlic and chives (yes, they’re too close together, I KNOW; that rhubarb is moving this year, I promise):
On the tulips!
On the irises:
Posted by jodi on April 18, 2011 at 12.09pm
January 24, 2011
From the vantage point of the passenger seat. Or, as Peter put it, “is that so you can show the internet how helpful you are?”. (FYI when there is lots of snow I help. Today was not much snow).
Shot with the Harinezumi digital.
Posted by jodi on January 24, 2011 at 2.15pm
July 22, 2010
Little lakes, big lakes.
Posted by jodi on July 22, 2010 at 9.09am
March 1, 2010
On first glance I thought that perhaps Tim Hortons had, after all these decades, changed their colour scheme. But, no. This Country Style Donuts coffee cup is nothing but a dashing imposter, laying its glitzy colour scheme over the well known design of Tim Hortons’ nationally beloved and highly anticipatedRoll up the Rim. Here, have a look at how similar the design is:
photo by flickr user western tragedy
(for my non-Canadian friends: the other side of the Tims cup also has little black and white photos of the SUV and the television and whatever other stuff you can win on it. Just like the imposter cup).
Posted by jodi on March 1, 2010 at 11.28pm
February 28, 2010
Who owns hockey? Why, I believe that would be Canada.
You’d think this shot was from the women’s gold medal game if the score wasn’t different.
Posted by jodi on February 28, 2010 at 6.34pm