Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
For more creative entries on the letter 'X', please visit ABC Wednesday.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
This "waterfall" of fog was on the escarpment as we drove up through Hamilton.
A less foggy scene alongside Highway 403 near Brantford.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
In the meantime Geoff was trying to clear enough snow off the car for us to be able to get in so he could drop me off at work. God bless him too.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
My co-worker Al had a vacation day but dropped in with his 5 month-old grandson Calan. So, "W" is for "watch me, for my next trick I'll do a somersault off Pa's knee!" I'm just kidding of course but he does look like he's posing here. After he had charmed all of us he laid back in his grandfather's arms and had his bottle.
I love the way he was holding his grandfather's hand while he was feeding. For more variations on the letter W go to ABC Wednesdays.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 22, 2008
We had another storm yesterday and this morning around 9am the view was sunny and bright but you could see the build up of snow since Friday.
By mid-afternoon it was snowin' and blowin' again...... It's looking like we will have the first coast to coast white Christmas in Canada since 1971.
Other things happening in my world. Saturday was the last Farmers Market before Christmas. These ladies were selling vegetables while other vendors sold flowers, crafts, baked goods etc., etc.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This photo goes back to June or July 1977. I believe it's the beach at Lahinch, Ireland - early evening, if memory and the angle of the sun on the water serve me correct. I was travelling through England, Scotland and Ireland with my youngest step-sister, Karol Lyn. We were soooo young - I was 21 and she turned 13 while we were there. At the time I was using a Minolta SLR and shooting Kodachrome 25 or 64. Last year I took a bunch of slides from this trip to WalMart and they converted them to JPGs on a disc for me.
Happy Skywatch Friday everyone.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
For more variety on the letter V drop by ABC Wednesday - thanks to Denise Nesbitt for her dedication to the site.
Monday, December 15, 2008
1835 February 12, formation of Reading Society:
$2.00 yearly membership fee for residents
$4.00 yearly membership fee for non-residents
One book at a time
Fines for overdue books sixpence daily
No novels or books of moral controversy
1837 First novels, those of Walter Scott, allowed into collection
1840 Membership of 60, Branches in Princeton and Embro
1852 Merger with Woodstock Mechanics Institute, Location in home of James Simpson, Riddell Street
1858 Reading Room at Mechanics Hall, northeast corner of Adelaide and Wellington Streets
1868 Mechanics Hall sold for mortgage, Reading Room moves to various upper floors on Dundas Street until the turn of the century, Library merges with Oxford Literary Society
1905 Carnegie Foundation awards City of Woodstock a grant of $24,000 for the construction of a library
1909 Carnegie funded library building opened
1929 Children’s Department established
1932 Children’s Department moved to separate quarters on ground floor
1935 Membership 3,341
1967 Centennial addition opened, including Art Gallery and Reference Room
1969 Library begins to collect Local History material
1972 Library acquires former Lutheran Church north of Carnegie building and relocates Children’s Department there, Art gallery expands into former Children’s Department area, Audio-visual Department created
1976 City of Woodstock designates Carnegie library a historic building
1982 Computer terminals installed to link Woodstock Public Library with London Public Library, conversion of card catalogue to computer database begins
1983 Art Gallery moves to former Knox Presbyterian Church manse on Hunter Street
1984 Membership 8,100
1985 Library’s sesquicentennial year
1989 Automated borrowing of library materials begins
1990 On-line access to library catalogue begins
1996 Major renovation and addition to library building completed, public Internet access computers installed, Friends of the Woodstock Public Library established
1999 $250,000 fundraising campaign successfully completed
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This photo of the eastern sky was taken approximately 30 minutes later in front of our house. Apparently it was a "waxing gibbous" moon. It will be full tonight so beware!
For more great photos please visit Skywatch Friday. Happy Skywatching everyone!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
For more letter fun check out ABC Wednesday.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
For more great sky views from around the world, please visit Skywatch Friday.
Monday, December 1, 2008
For other world perspectives visit That's My World for other links.