Halloween is coming up and I was scanning some pix on my computer for some older Halloween pics of the kids. Didn't find anything really old but these are from 2009. The masked surgeon is my oldest son Joshua, now 19 and skating in the USA and Canada with Disney on Ice. The wizard or monster is my youngest son Matthew, now 18 and 6'3" 250 pounds.
Seems like a long time ago already, they were kids then and now they are young men.
The last two pics are our golden retriever Halley feeding her litter of pups in October 2008.
Pink Floyd is my favourite rock and roll band but I like so many it's relative. My favourite album by them is Animals released in 1977. Very progressive at the time and a reflection of tough times in the UK economically and socially. This album, in my opinion is largely about social structure - and is loosely based on George Orwell's book, Animal Farm.
I see the "Pigs" as the oligarchy, politicians and the elite in our society. "Dogs" are the business people, corporate czars etc. and they too oppress us, then there's us the "Sheep" who sit idly biding our time in the grasslands away - taking it without opposition, from the dogs and pigs.
I love the fall, it is a second spring when every leaf is a flower - according to Albert Camus anyway. I certainly agree with him - the splash of colour is something else. In the northern Boreal forest where I live, we get mostly yellows from hardwood species like birch and poplar but we have a few maples that turn red. The reds and oranges are my favourites and many of the smaller bushes, vines and floor plants turn orange or red.
It was a beautiful day for mid-October yesterday at 24 Celsius which is crazy! My son Matthew and I took a drive to Rushing River Park and down the Dryberry Lake access road in search of fall colours.
Here's what we found:
Well I hope you enjoyed these images as much as I enjoyed taking them. Copyright on all pix Gerry Cariou.