Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lions


June 28, 2016. Another view of Saint-Apollinaire previously seen June 2. Driving home from Moncton again. This time, I think, for the last time. From Flickr http://ift.tt/292kS3g

Moncton House Reno - Outside View


Moncton House Reno - Outside View From Flickr http://ift.tt/291EsAF

Monday, June 27, 2016

Almost Done


June 26, 2016. Yet another view of the kitchen, this time almost completed. The end is in sight! From Flickr http://ift.tt/28VNGJx

The Warming Light


June 25, 2016. Scene from the front yard looking at the pink rose as warmed by the later afternoon sunlight. I'll miss my rose bushes. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28VNJFo

Field of Lupins


June 24, 2016. If you let an invasive species loose, it will grow. Such is the story of the Lupin in south-east New Brunswick, which has over the last 15 years become the dominant species along the sides of highways. This is the scene just outside the St. Hubert barbeque on Trinity. Good thing I like lupins. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28VNI4a

Friday, June 24, 2016

Kitchen Cabinets


June 23, 2016. Late at night looking at the completed first coat on the kitchen cabinets. This is one of those moments where I really hope the second coat makes all the difference, or painting these things will be a very expensive mistake. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28W0IKH

Kitchen Cabinets


June 23, 2016. Late at night looking at the completed first coat on the kitchen cabinets. This is one of those moments where I really hope the second coat makes all the difference, or painting these things will be a very expensive mistake. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28W0IKH

View from the IceCream Stand


June 22, 2016. The days have been warm enough this week that supper includes a sub from SubWay and ice cream at the ice cream stand. This is the view of Mountain Road and Archibald. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28W0xPH

Outdoor Cat


June 21, 2016. I arrived home this afternoon to find a neighbourès cat had taken up residence in my outdoor workshop (as you can see, itès a cutting and edge painting factory). From Flickr http://ift.tt/28Svule

Double Duty


June 20, 2016. Doing office work during the day (at my office-away-from-home, Codiac Café), renovations in the evening. Hereès a short of the dining room after a coat of trim paint has been applied. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28RYn2V

Floorboards


June 19, 2016. It was worth the wait. Adfter four coats of varnish, the hardwood floors are looking brilliant. Now the task is to frame them to show them off. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28RZ1Lw

Kitchen Cabinets


June 23, 2016. Late at night looking at the completed first coat on the kitchen cabinets. This is one of those moments where I really hope the second coat makes all the difference, or painting these things will be a very expensive mistake. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28W0IKH

View from the IceCream Stand


June 22, 2016. The days have been warm enough this week that supper includes a sub from SubWay and ice cream at the ice cream stand. This is the view of Mountain Road and Archibald. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28W0xPH

Outdoor Cat


June 21, 2016. I arrived home this afternoon to find a neighbourès cat had taken up residence in my outdoor workshop (as you can see, itès a cutting and edge painting factory). From Flickr http://ift.tt/28Svule

Double Duty


June 20, 2016. Doing office work during the day (at my office-away-from-home, Codiac Café), renovations in the evening. Hereès a short of the dining room after a coat of trim paint has been applied. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28RYn2V

Floorboards


June 19, 2016. It was worth the wait. Adfter four coats of varnish, the hardwood floors are looking brilliant. Now the task is to frame them to show them off. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28RZ1Lw

Kitchen Cabinets


June 23, 2016. Late at night looking at the completed first coat on the kitchen cabinets. This is one of those moments where I really hope the second coat makes all the difference, or painting these things will be a very expensive mistake. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28W0IKH

View from the IceCream Stand


June 22, 2016. The days have been warm enough this week that supper includes a sub from SubWay and ice cream at the ice cream stand. This is the view of Mountain Road and Archibald. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28W0xPH

Outdoor Cat


June 21, 2016. I arrived home this afternoon to find a neighbourès cat had taken up residence in my outdoor workshop (as you can see, itès a cutting and edge painting factory). From Flickr http://ift.tt/28Svule

Double Duty


June 20, 2016. Doing office work during the day (at my office-away-from-home, Codiac Café), renovations in the evening. Hereès a short of the dining room after a coat of trim paint has been applied. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28RYn2V

Floorboards


June 19, 2016. It was worth the wait. Adfter four coats of varnish, the hardwood floors are looking brilliant. Now the task is to frame them to show them off. From Flickr http://ift.tt/28RZ1Lw

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Laverty Falls


June 18, 2016. Still waitimg for varnish to dry. This is a good way to do it, hiking in the Fundy wilderness and taking tourism photos. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1V6mHvC

Alma


June 17, 2016. Drove out to Alma on the Bay of Fundy to wait for the varnish to dry in the house. It's hard to be waiting, not working, but the weather is finally turning. From Flickr http://ift.tt/23iXrbK

Friday, June 17, 2016

Current State of the House


June 16, 2016. It's dragging on but the end is in sight. The hardwood floors are being refinished, the paint is on the walls, and we're preparing for varnish and trim. I'm listing in less than two weeks. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1sJOWdc

Wild Rose Inn


June 15, 2016. With the house full of workers and sawdust I had to bail for a bit and stay in the Wild Rose Inn, a reasonably priced hotel up the Shediac Road near Lakeville. Definitely recommended. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1sJPjo2

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lupins


June 14, 2016. If this is Lupins I must be in Moncton. Yes, I'm back at the house managing renovations and getting things ready. Full busy days doing work for which I've had no training whhatsoever. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1sGqskM

North Shore


June 13, 2016. Departed Les Escoumins by Ferry to Trois-Pistoles, then drove the rest of the way to Moncton. Saw the aftermath of an accident on the highway which left me in a sombre mood all day. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1sGqn0H

St-Rose-du-Nord


June 12, 2016. Spectacular day. Drove 550 km from Chibougamau in the far north of Quebec to Les Escoumins on the north shore of the St Lawrence River. This photo is from the highway about 30 km east of Chicoutimi near St-Rose-du-Nord. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1S5rNqb

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Road North


June 11, 2016. Drove from Amos to Chibougamau. This somewhere along that road, maybe 100 km in from Chibougamau. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Ylq2fW

Friday, June 10, 2016

Chipmunk


June 10, 2016. Meetings this morning, then I took a short photo-tour of the town (including this furry guy in the water park), then hit the road en routee to Amos, Quebec. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1U0eaum

The Northern Route


June 9, 2016. Truck on the highway outside my Super 8 hotel in Kapuskasing. I spent the fill day at Université de Hearst watching a workshop and a talk and doing one of my own. Accomplishments: - workshop audio and slides From Flickr http://ift.tt/1U0cS2K

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Stare


June 8, 2016. I spent a leisurely day visiting the cities of the clay belt in northern Quebec and Ontario. I saw three bears and two moose, including this bear staring me down as she protected her cubs. If you see thhat stare, back away, slowly. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Ui16Ep

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

La Vérendrye


June 7, 2016. In the office, a couple of meetings, mowed the front lawn, and drove to Val-d'Or, Quebec, traversing the beautiful Réserve faunique La Vérendrye en route. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1rd2a0w

What's Up Buttercup


June 6, 2016. Another day taking it easy on my back, relatively easy given the rain that fell through the day. Went into the office, putterd, got my time sheets up to date. This beautiful buttercut is in my back yard, one of the beneficiaries of my current inability to mow the lawn. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1XEmdDQ

Monday, June 6, 2016

Hostas in the Rain


June 5, 2016. It's hard to spend the day just sitting around, especially when there's so much to do, but it's the only way I'll get better. So I played with the cats, watched the jays game, and basically did nothing. But my back feels a bit better. So there's that. Hostas from the front yard, rain from the sky. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1XvltRi

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Hostas in the Rain


June 5, 2016. It's hard to spend the day just sitting around, especially when there's so much to do, but it's the only way I'll get better. So I played with the cats, watched the jays game, and basically did nothing. But my back feels a bit better. So there's that. Hostas from the front yard, rain from the sky. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1XvltRi

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Fleabane


June 4, 2016. Fleabane, or erigeron, growing in our vack yard. Not exactly what I planned to show for today. But with my back hurt, and with no money to spend (everything has gone into the house) the only thing to do on a beautiful June Satrurday in Montreal was to drive home and lie flat on a bed as soon as possible. Which is exactly what I did. Beautiful spring days in Montreal are a rare treasure and sad to miss, but there will be more. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Y8MUPG

Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie


June 3, 2016. Gave the opening keynbote today at the SALTISE conference in Salle Marie-Gérin-Lajoie at UQAM in Montreal, which has these beautiful frescoes outside the door. I attended the conference the rest of the day, which was interesting, but by the end of the day my lower back was on fire, which ended my day early. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Y8MYPt

2016-06-02


The decision for today was this: prepare the slides for Friday, and then drive, or drive first and prepare later. This keeping in mind I'd be in Montreal and picking up Andrea at the train station. I chose to drive, then prepare, then pick up Andrea. The timing was perfect, but somewhere along the line I threw out my back, which made the walk to the train station an agony. This is Saint-Apollinaire, about 35 km in from Quebec City, where I stopped for lunch. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1Y8N4GK

King's Landing


June 1, 2016. I had a webinar I had to attend today. Decision: do I wait in Moncton and do it at Cdiac Café? Or do it en route. I stopped here, at King's Landing for it, thinking it would be a nice place to get a photo and have my conversation. No such luck: despite it being a beautiful summer day, King's Landing was closed. New Brunswick may depend on tourism, but the province still does not understand tourism. Anyhow, I made it to Riviere du Loup in plenty of time. From Flickr http://ift.tt/1r7Fdf9

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

They Might Be Chives


May 31, 2016. Scene from the backyard in Moncton. Last year we leveled it, and this is what came up this sprint. Did some more painting and work, but I'm going to have to come back again in mid-June. From Flickr http://ift.tt/282V7cC