Monday, 14 September 2020

A Cessna, the cafe, COVID

 I was out yelling at Cinnamon to come in for breakfast, and spotted this! 

A Cessna 172M Skyhawk!

plane from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I went to FlightRadar24 and found two planes nearby. The first image isn't what the plane actually looks like! It belongs to the Smiths Falls Flying Club. (It's small things that entertain me!) They certainly did a loop de loop.

JB went into town for physiotherapy, did some groceries, and brought me some lunch; a bowl from the local café. It had couscous, and cauliflower. I'm not really fond of either, but I cannot look a gift lunch in the mouth! (P.S. I prefer the rice noodles with a chicken skewer!)

They have put up the signage we gifted them. (The kids gave us two!) They have a lovely outdoor eating area in this time of COVID–19. Lots of our delivery people have commented on it.

Speaking of COVID... You'll note the US, where anti-masker have been triumphant.

our inglourious MPP never fails to amaze. He was kicked out of the provincial Conservative Party for being a jerk. The parties make them toe the party line, and he's been expelled. He's flipping out of control, unlike the planes on the radar. He's become an 'independent,' and is buying into conspiracy theories.
Our inglourious MPP never fails to amaze

He's gathered together the faith leaders in our white community, to help convince them to spread the word to question the healthcare professionals on COVID–19. I kid you not! He's interviewed contractors and businessmen, and uploaded these videos.

"Tysoe also said that the group wanted to add “more diversity of medical and legal opinion,” on COVID, through “co-ordinated” videos and blogs."

As if we need diversity of opinion. The medical experts have responded to the global pandemic, with masks and small groups being the requirements, but Hillier can't seem to play with the adults. It truly is discouraging. 

Our Dr. Theresa Tam, Public Health Officer for Canada, is facing racist attacks, as well as this... It is shameful for an elected official to write about Dr. Tam this way.

In September, kids went back to school over various stages, depending upon the school boards. We will see in October what the result of this has been. Rural (read white) Ontario is relatively unscathed. Maybe that is why some have trouble buying in to this whole deal. Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa have the bulk of cases in Ontario, but that is still cause for concern in the rest of Ontario. Ontario cases are rising. 

I fear anti-mask, anti-vaxxers. They're gonna kill us! Most of those protesting seem to be white people who have a choice. They live their lives by laws and rules: driving laws, financial laws, traffic lights, tax laws, and so on, but cannot believe the medical evidence and follow a simple, harmless protocol.

OK, rait over. Back to peaceful nature. Momma doe was teaching the fawn how to do selfies!

doe selfie from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Signs of fall: the starlings are gathering in migratory groups. You can hear them cackling in the video!

bird fervour from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Tom said...

...I wonder what all of the restaurant with outdoor seating in our area are going to do when it get cold?

DUTA said...

We're going into lockdown again, on Friday; it'll last about three weeks. Schools will be closed.

Karen said...

Renfrew COunty has taken a jump to five. One is a staff member at the high school. A gym has been shut down and there are a couple more health care workers. The number of health care workers is a bit troublesome. Where do they work and are they not being given proper PPE? They work in Ottawa but live in Renfrew Co. Arnprior and Renfrew are practically suburbs of Ottawa now!

eileeninmd said...

Yes, a free lunch is great. I am willing to try new foods at least once. Love the deer and the crow video. We saw a similar flock of robins flying around in the woods during our walk this morning. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week!

RedPat said...

I'm starting to get really nervous again!

Christine said...

shocking about the racist attacks on Dr Tam. And Masks work.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I wonder too what the restaurants will do come fall and winter. Seems to me they better develop take out and delivery services:)

The Furry Gnome said...

I met Randy once. I sympathize with you!

Ontario Wanderer said...

The Flight Tracker app is new to me. Looks interesting!

Red said...

I'm with you on your rant . It's amazing that science is mistrusted but I see where and why it's common

Anvilcloud said...

When I read about anti-maskers and conspiracy nuts, I wonder if the next species to evolve will be a whole lots smarter. It is hard to fathom why people choose not to believe the smartest people with the most expertise.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
We may have seen the best of folk during all this nonsense,,, but we surely have and are also seeing the worst... YAM xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh, the Covid stats from Canada are so much better than ours, I thought all the idiots were on this side of the border. Crap, I thought you lived in Paradise where everybody was as smart as you are! I guess there’s no place perfect, but you have definitely come closer during this pandemic if not always.

William Kendall said...

Hillier is a vile, vile, vile man. And that's an understatement.