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Marten

2020 February 16

Each winter we have one or more martens visiting our bird feeders. This winter we have three. Some winters, they are very bold; this year they are quite skittish. Today was the first day I managed to get any photos, although I hadn't tried very hard previously.

marten on suet feeder

(photo by Bob: 2020-02-16 - explore

marten

Point Alexander

Open Mic at Long Shots

2020 February 04

You might think I'm spending many of my Tuesday evenings at Long Shots and you'd be correct. Good entertainment and a solid photographic challenge (low light).

Besides, I'm an old guy and it's cold outside. I'll get back to the outdoors stuff, but probably not a lot until spring.

Musicians included Paul Adams, Colin Baird, Andy Best, Eamon Burke, Mike Griese, Kurt Penney, Les Taylor, and Neil Vokes.

Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River

musical performance open mic

Deep River Long Shots

Another Open Mic at Long Shots

2020 January 21

Diana and I attended this week's Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River. It was excellent, starting with country and stand up comedy, and finishing with solid rock and roll. Lots of fun! Participants included Andy, Colin, Jim, KT, Kyle, and Mike.

Here are some photos:

Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River

More photos in a downloadable zip file may be found here.

musical performance open mic

Deep River Long Shots

Open Mic at Long Shots

2020 January 07

Every Tuesday is Blues / Open Mic / Jam Session night at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River. I have been meaning to attend for a while now and I finally managed it last evening. I had a great time -- a very friendly, relaxed, laid back atmosphere. Good music with the spontaneity of musicians performing in an unrehearsed environment -- so yeah, a few glitches but lots of life.

Musician participating included: Joanne Bailey (vocals), Colin Baird (guitar), Denys Elliot (bass), Mike Griese (guitar), Brian Richardson (guitar), Wayne Renwick (vocals), Big Robbie (drums), and Christy Wojtaszek (vocals).

Here are some photos:

Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River
Open Mic at Long Shots Sports Cafe in Deep River

More photos in a downloadable zip file may be found here.

musical performance open mic

Deep River Long Shots

Some Early Winter Photos from Rapides des Joachims

2019 December 20

We had an early winter storm about a week ago that that coated everything in heavy wet snow, which subsequently froze. I finally got the opportunity to drive up to Swisha and take some photos in the sunshine. I didn't catch things at their peak, but it was still pretty scenic.

Early winter Rapides des Joachims
Early winter Rapides des Joachims
Early winter Rapides des Joachims
Early winter Rapides des Joachims
Early winter Rapides des Joachims
Early winter Rapides des Joachims

Dumoine Road Bridge Rapides des Joachims