I was lucky enough to witness a turtle laying eggs the other evening at Brown’s Inlet. Seems like a poor approach to reproduction to lay eggs in an open area and abandon them for two months. But who am I to judge.
The last week or so has brought major flooding to Ottawa and environs. I was able to spend a bit of time helping out around the city. It has been amazing to see so many volunteers doing whatever they can to help. It seemed to me to be at just the right level of order/disorder. Enough organization that people were being kept safe and were doing useful tasks, but not so bureaucratic that people couldn’t just pitch in and help. I signed a bunch of waivers and that was about it. I’m sure there will be a proper evaluation after it passes, but to me, at least on the Ottawa side of the river, it looked good.
Bell bragging about not having rich shareholders or paying out large dividends.
March 4 1929 Ottawa Citizen
We saw this as part of the Ottawa International Animation Festival. It’s really good. And ’tis the season.
As well as copying in old posts that may be still of interest I am thinking of more regular writing here. I assume that if I don’t link to this site from Facebook or Twitter it will never be found other by anyone other than spam bots. This may serve me just fine.
I have spent the last few weeks thinking a lot about the upcoming anniversary. January 8th has loomed large in my mind for a while now. I have thought a lot about being sad and grieving and what life looks like without Laurie Kingston. I think I have come to some understanding of sadness and grief but I am still at a loss as to what life looks like without Laurie.
I do know that it ok to be sad. And I know that Laurie touched a lot of wonderful people who are also sad. I am thankful for everyone that reached out today, and especially over the last year. I feel cared for.
As the water is drained out of the Rideau canal the remains of the Dow’s Lake Causeway becomes visible.
I’m not sure when the causeway was removed but the picture below is from the Report and Correspondence of the
Ottawa Improvement Commission (Ottawa, 1912).
A quick picture taken today.
Cropped map of Ottawa from 2nd Edition, 1915, Atlas of Canada
My kids have been taking music lessons at Metro Music on Bank St. for a while so I have spent some time hanging out there while they learn. It is in a old commercial building that in the 1920s was a car repair and/or a tire dealership. It has been a music store for while.
Here is an ad from 1966:
Much has changed on that stretch of Bank St., but not everything.
From "The hub and the spokes ; or, The Capital and its environs" (1904)
Author: Gard, Anson A. (Anson Albert), 1849-ca. 1915