Thursday, October 25, 2012

Things seen and unseen

Winter is come already with its dark nights

A Dark Horse

At least their faces are white!

This young lady had better find the gate before it gets dark! She is on the side of the road!

Wild Ram just made it across the road.
Driving at night is hazardous. Being dark we cannot see so well. When it rains, our fancy new blacktop  roads reflect lights and obscure our vision even more. So we should go slower. Near here a fifteen year old girl was killed by a truck. There were no street lights. There was no sidewalk. She was wearing dark clothes. She was walking away from the traffic. It was very dark and rainy. If she had had reflective clothing, and had been walking towards the traffic, she might be still alive. The results: a death; a forever shaken driver; who got a fine of $1000 and was prohibited from driving at night. I don't think this is fair. The judge should have recommended all pedestrians wear reflective clothing, walk towards traffic, and street lights and sidewalks be provided whenever possible. This was an accidental death which was indeed preventable. Blame should have been placed where it belonged. What do you think?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Keremeos Transformations

Carving at Keremeos Municipal Building


David's Fruits and Vegetables

Fruit Trees Transforming

Bull  with Fall Tree
Our most recent visit to Keremeos was to replenish our fruit stocks at David's Fruit Stall. Along the way we had a bit of rain, and some great photo ops. Yesterday we had our first sight of snow on top of Apex Mountain, which can be seen from our window. It is already snowing in the Rockies.
We are entering a time of change, transformations are taking place everywhere. We had a transformational experience last evening at the first symphony concert of the season, with butterflies changing into tropical storms (by Randolph Peters) and Beethoven's wonderful 6th Symphony , also with thunder and lightning.
 We are into a changing weather pattern. Today it is 0 Celsius for the first time since last winter. I also downloaded a book by the now famous Hilary Mantel, called "A Change of Climate".
 New technology is replacing the old. We now have Windows 8 and the touch screen Surface tablet upon us. Whatever happened to the poor old laptop? And so we are being slowly transformed into our future selves, hopefully better than the old!