Whenever possible the government acts to increase its’ own power. In our democratic country, our Provincial Government passed legislation to remove the right to strike of CUPE workers. An injury to one is an injury to all. So CUPE is protesting by not working. Other unions are also joining in to show their support.
The government should have put its energy into meaningful consultation rather than remove rights.
It looks like it will be a long strike. I have my granddaughter at my house while the schools are closed. The schools may be closed for the rest of the month. ;(
Our local conservation area is amazing this time of year. Someone who knew the beauty of trees in the fall lined the path with glorious maples that are fiery red in October. I was lucky enough to have customers/models on Sunday. I’ve included clauses regarding the use of photos for advertising and always respect when people don’t want their photos shared. My immediate family is used to me taking their pictures.
The weather was co-operative, a little too much so. It was a bright sunny day and proved to be challenging for shadows and glare. But I think this photo caught the fall magic.
You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome – just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.
Yes, the colours were at their peak this weekend at our local conservation area. I was able to photos for people on Sunday. The weather was beautiful, although I wish it had been a bit cloudier. Bright sunshine and shadows can turn a great pose into a terrible picture that needs to be edited.
Just like Jean-Claude, aging doesn’t seem so bad to me. My features have rounded out more and a few smile lines haven’t hurt much. 😉 All this free time (LOL). So much to do.
Now that Canadian Thanksgiving is over it’s time to get ready for Hallowe’en.
OK, so as a comedian Jimmy Carter wasn’t the most famous or the best. He considered himself a failure as a President because he was only elected for one term and wasn’t re-elected. But he did believe in equality, gay marriage, and ensured that Rowe vs Wade was upheld. His actions always spoke louder than his words as he worked hands on with Habitat for Humanity to build affordable homes. Yes, the peanut farmer who grew up to be the President of the United States embodied the American Dream. His faith was the foundation for his actions. Happy 98th Birthday Jimmy Carter.
“At 98 years old, Carter is both the oldest living and longest-lived president, as well as the one with the longest post-presidency, and his 76-year-long marriage makes him the longest-married president. He is also the third-oldest living person to have served as a state leader.” ~ https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Jimmy_Carter
This week is a big week for the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society. We have a meeting tonight and a 150th Anniversary Brunch this Saturday. I’ve volunteered to provide a photo booth for the Brunch. My favorite background is a garden with a gate. I’ll e-mail everyone a copy of their picture and provide a 4×6″ picture at the next meeting. I’ve designed and printed out a permission/contact sheet and am still thinking of ways to keep 80 participants in order and send the right one to the right e-mail. I’m thinking a white board to take placemark photos.
Looking on the web for solutions they recommended immediacy rather than sending to individual e-mails but, sending by e-mail will ensure they have my e-mail/contact information for future bookings. Yes, I’m shamelessly advertising and providing a free service for one of my favorite charities.
Yesterday I went for my first Motorcycle ride with CMC 021 (Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers). I was very nervous about joining a group of strangers for a ride. Luckily they were a very welcoming group, I even discovered I knew some of the people. We met at Tim Hortons in Strathroy and went for a short ride to Glencoe via Muncey (the long scenic route). The leader gave clear directions and was easy to follow. Because I was new to the group I got to ride directly behind the leader. It’s been a long time since I rode with a group and never with a formal group. When we reached our destination the leader said I followed well and there were no problems that he saw. Everyone had a coffee then we left our separate ways. There are only 2 more weekly rides left in 2022, but I’m glad I joined. Looking forward to future rides with CMC.