The last few days the weather has been very mild, which gives us the illusion that Spring is just around the corner. Of course everyone knows that this is simply wishful thinking. So i started to do a series of pictures of a Canna lily. I really like this, in my view, an old fashioned plant. It has, in addition to its elegant shaped flowers, a very graphic shape.
Another picture from my files. I took this picture almost a year ago when visiting the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see the Chagall exhibition. I still like taking Black and White pictures although I use my digital camera exclusively. I still miss working in the darkroom but ,in my opinion, by working my computer I avoid using chemicals, which is quite a bit better for the environment.
Yesterday I posted a picture of the Highway bookstore, which is now just a memory. Today a picture of another event, which also is now just a memory. I am talking about the weekly cattle auction in Sturgeon Falls. In 1976 I wanted to try out a new fast colour negative film, Kodacolor 400. This was the fastest negative colour film made by Kodak. So every Monday afternoon I would go to the cattle auction. It was a great social event. Many people would visit the auctions and outdoor farmers market. In addition to the actually cattle auction, you could go to an auction selling a wide variety of merchandise ranging from clothing to tools. Outside you could buy clothing, apples tools and kitchen utensils. It was quite a social event. But this market and auction is long gone. I still miss it. Luckily I have many images to keep the memory alive.
Today would have been a great day to make a trip to visit the Highway Bookstore in Cobalt. But this famous bookstore has been closed for quite few years. all that's left are the fond memories of countless hours browsing the rich collection of new and old books and a few pictures. Not all is lost because the small Cobalt bookstore The White Mountain Publications still continues publishing of books by local authors. So if you visit Cobalt, you still can brows for books at this small bookstore.
Winter is the season for reflection. At my age its getting a little too difficult to wander around town and country looking for interesting images and ,actually, it's a wonderful time going through your files and discovering that you have many fine pictures which you simply forgot about. So her is one of those pictures, which I took a few years ago when we made a trip to Boston in the early Spring. I photographed this dog in the picturesque town of St. Johnsbury in Vermont, inside the town's information centre. So time to look for some other good pictures and memories of past photo trips.