“He's not your run of the mill male detective that we've gotten so used to: the haunted and tortured man who drinks too much, and has a terrible relationship with his wife or is divorced. There's none of that. Playing a character like Gamache is a privilege.”
Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Book Reviews: What are you reading?
Monday, 30 January 2023
Another busy weekend!
I found an old photo from 2010. It shows this wee tree!
By the time I was done, so was the sun.
windy day from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.It's difficult walking! Here is coyote in the storm.
forest coyote from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
It was a bit of a storm.
This weekend was the one-year anniversary of the so-called Truck Convoy. Protesters are now being called Convites, since most weren't truckers. The Court Cat (@ResistanceCats) covers their trials and bail hearings. The Cookie Lady (@MeTheCookieLady) has been watching them plan this past weekend.
This time the police were prepared, anticipating 600 or so. They were took action. I was really impressed with the OPS liaison team. They talked some of the whackos down.
Ottawa Police said Sunday morning that OPS and Ottawa Bylaw officers had issued 200 parking tickets and 47 Provincial Offences Notices, while 19 vehicles had been towed from the downtown area. – CTV
|Not much of a crowd, happily,|
as you can see from the Parliament Hill webcam.
Then there was Alberta.
Sunday, 29 January 2023
Book Review: Satan Takes Over
I reviewed another Jass Richards book, Turblojetslams. It was a hilarious take on modern cottage life. We cottaged from 1960 until 2010. Things were so different in the 60's. Not for the better.
This book takes modern times, with renters who fire off fireworks every night for two weeks, jetskis doing figure 8's, bonfires day and night, and manages to solve the problem. It is a hilarious take, based in reality. You know Jass has lived this life. It is way too familiar.
I love the creativity with which she writes. I just laugh at her take on modern cottage life, as much as I cry over the inhumanity towards one another. The noise that blocks out the sounds of the critters, what with technology and lake toys. The sights and smell of smoke wafting across the lake, bonfires on hot summer days. The notion that landowners are kings of their own castles drove us away from lakeside life.
It was a timely read for us, as we work on preventing a gun range nearby. Jass is a kindred spirit, a clever writer, and a person with a seriously wonderful sense of humour. Some days you just have to laugh. If you need a laugh, you can find her publications here, I've downloaded several on my iBook. It makes for great reading. You'll shake your head as you recognize characters, as much as you want to whack them upside the head!
Renters partying, yelling and screaming on the lake at 2 a.m.. Setting off fireworks in the dark. I called the OPP. They were quiet, then ramped it all up, again.
Citiots peeing in the lake. This makes me laugh as much as it creeps me out. We were sitting here, quietly watching the wildlife, on our lakeside bench, just like our kids. I had my smaller zoom lens on.
Saturday, 28 January 2023
Saturday Critters on snowy Crumbly Acres
We were hit by big storms. For the most part they stay deep in the forest.The critters have not been too busy, but the odd time...
fisher from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I snapped it on the other camera, too. It is quick. Wait for it, it'll come back! Jan. 24
fisher from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.The coyotes like to run by the camera.
coyote 1 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.They are beautiful animals, even in black and white, in the dark!
coyote 2 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
OK, one more. When spring and summer comes, wee don't see them too much! This pair seems to be frequent flyers! Can you see their eyes in the dark! Very cool.
coyotes in the dark from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.The snow really slows the critters down.
doe from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.Crumbly Acres captured the poor deer in the snow!
deer feeder from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
deer in yard from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
deer yard from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Visit Eileen's: Saturday's Critters # 476. Our faithful host.
Friday, 27 January 2023
❆ More snow!
It was a tricky jab, as always. Poor JB and his quarterly PSA tests. All went well, and the test was good, same as last thing. He took in two hand warmers, and they seemed to help. I'm glad he had the test Wednesday, since we had a major snow storm. 🌨 The results came in online, and all is good.
I eased myself into the day. It was going to be a big job. Cinnamon, however, was full of beans. A bird or squirrel came by him as he sat in the window, and he broke off my massive orchid stem. He didn't mean to. Fight or flight, and fight won. There is another bud stem coming along. Thankfully.
cat play from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.