Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Curious About Throat Singing?

The Jerry Cans, a musical group from Nunavut in Canada recently released a new album. Northern Lights is one of the songs, unique since it incorporates the Inuit traditional throat singing.

In this next video Nancy Mike, the Jerry Cans' throat singer, explains to a class of elementary school kids in British Columbia how to throat sing. The kids seem really excited and interested in learning this innovative technique. Maybe it's a good Winter Solstice activity!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Late Fall in King Township

There's snow in the forecast this week but last week there were some outstanding warm sunny late fall days. Nature was in festive mode, self-decorating.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Season's Festive Greetings

It was a fine but cool day in Niagara. Here, at the Romance Estate, formerly owned by artist Trisha Romance, there was an hour and a quarter line-up to enter during the Holiday House Tour sponsored by the local Rotary Club. Yes, the wait was worth it! 

Outdoor dining room

The photos above were all from the Romance Estate.

The next 3 photos are from other places in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a pretty town at any season of the year.

Anybody know what this shrub with the clustered berries is?

Final 4 photos are from our front entrance. Very proud of these two arrangements by our 13-year old granddaughter. The first sits in front of the dining room window, the other on our porch. I probably look at them more often than anyone else :)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Growing Organic Corn

Some surprising facts about growing organic corn in this video. This is organic corn destined to feed organically grown animals for our dinner table.