Thursday, 20 January 2022

Winter Impressions

 Beginning at the front:

Some Observers:

very cold.

At the back:

With the teeth of winter:

Time speeds by:

I wonder what Mr. Leacock would have thought - WOB

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Scout Valley

Just a brief travelogue - why would I leave home for holidays?

 Reasons why I like winter at -14°C


Wednesday, 5 January 2022

First Footing fast

 I know I ought not to mix languages - but I did - did anyone notice the Wortspiel?

So Jörg would like to try - and "warum nicht"=

So some close-ups of the footwear:

It seems like a platform with loops for the feet, depending on the tact.

These people seem to be on skates , maybe special ones?

I don't think I have seen this design before - so I included a few extra images to help. Again, the loops indicate to me that the feet can be placed in different arrangements depending on tacking



I have some images for traction kites - best look at other blogs in other years, in the months of January and February.


Monday, 3 January 2022

Keep it simple

 Skates and a kite

Kitewing - but look at these "skates"

Not sure what the fellow on the right has:

And then a "real" Kiter appeared -  maybe also on skates:

And note the leaf that has yet to leave.

And then a red sky

So far so good - WOB

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Sunday - due North or maybe a little East?

 Yesterday's posting was looking South toward Orillia - sometimes mispelt as Gorilla by Microsoft!

Revenue from gorilla tourism helps cover salaries and operating costs in the protected areas of Rwanda — the Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park and the Nyungwe Forest Reserve.


Today is sunny and cold with wind chill factoring in below -15°C and take your choice. However, if you go with the wind, move with the punch as it were, then it is a wonderful day:


 There were also simpler skaters with small kites and small boards with sails - maybe for another day?


Saturday, 1 January 2022

Happy New Year, again

 Well, maybe not quite the same, please? If a registered nurse can think I am younger than Springtime, or at least under 70, then maybe the wise old bird is still capable of flying? Does anyone search for Leif Penguinson? I found him the other day mixing with Trumpeters:

But that was yesteryear. And today is a brand new day, month and year. Let us hope it is a better one than of late.

Like dancers,

Let us remember, and try to do better - WOB

Saturday, 25 December 2021

Merry Christmas

 These were the days just too many "several high hundreds" Covid infections,

We had "snow birds" fly away:

I hope we shall all stay connected in spirit even if separated in space-time ands society.

The snow birds left me behind - WOB