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Watching the Ice Melt is a Canadian Pastime of Spring

watching the ice melt is a canadian pastime of spring
A seat in the sun as winter comes to an end.

Who is ready for spring? This was not the harshest of winters to live through however it did feel like the longest due to the pandemic. We are hardy people and have gotten through it – yay! The Oxford English Dictionary says a pastime is “a diversion or recreation which serves to pass the time agreeably; an activity done for pleasure rather than work…”. That kind of sums up the scene here. Grab a hot chocolate, sit in the sun, and watch the ice melt.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds #OperationInspiration Cross Canada Tour

canadian forces snowbirds #operationinspiration cross canada tour
Royal Canadian Air Force’s @CFSnowbirds performing a mother’s day fly-by over Oakville-Trafalgar hospital.

Our much loved @CFSnowbirds performing a fly-by over Oakville-Trafalgar hospital this afternoon at 1:07pm as part of #operationinspiration.  A cross Canada tour to lift our spirits as we wait out the worst of COVID-19, while paying tribute to all front line employees who are working right now.  It absolutely is motivating to watch the squadron approach and do a loop around the hospital with wings tipped.  We got this!

Vintage Porsche 911 named ‘Malaysia’ re-imagined by Singer Vehicle Design

vintage porsche 911 malaysia reimagined singer vehicle design
Do you know this car? Let me share a little… Car enthusiasts love the Porsche 911 from 1989 through 1994. Buy one of these pre-owned for between $65K and $170K Canadian and then give it to Singer Vehicle Design in California who will custom restore – or reimagine as they say – as a one off for an additional sweet $475K up to $1.8M US. This here is ‘Malaysia’ (cars get named after global cities or countries) and I found her at the Toronto car show courtesy of Pfaff Automotive Partners (a Toronto auto dealer group). Now I knew of Singer before hand and in my dreams have commissioned a car from them… but in real life not so lucky! Next best is to be able to photograph one. I would say this is a bucket list item accomplished. NOTE: If you are the owner of Malaysia and have found this blog post, contact me and I’ll get you a copy of the picture.

A Real World Interpretation Of The Canadian Flag’s Maple Leaf, Photographed With New Lensbaby Velvet 56

canadian maple leaf lensbaby velvet 56
A real world interpretation of the Canadian flag’s maple leaf at the beginning of fall. This photo was taken using the new Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens in macro mode, creating a soft ethereal effect and completely blurring out the background (in case you are wondering why it does not appear in focus). The soft blue is a lake, while the yellow-green tint are other leaves.