May 31, 2023

MAY 31, "pictures at a renovation"


LR (still no flooring)

inside the office

later in the day, hardwood flooring started 

May 30, 2023

MAY 30, exotic destination: Haifa, Israel (Holyland)


Authors' Note: Baha'i, sometimes known as "the youngest of the world's main religions", promotes universal brotherhood and spiritual unity. Members of the faith, like my dental hygienist, make pilgrimages to northern Israel, where there is a complex of sites including the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa, and temples in which the sect's Prophet-Herald, the Bab, and its Prophet-Founder, Baha'i-u'llah, are interred.

Other verses about "Exotic Travel Destinations" can be found on our blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

May 28, 2023

MAY 28, creative anachronism: heavenly host


Authors' Note: A number of religions tell of an epic battle staged in Heaven involving an army of angels that resulted in the casting out of Satan (or equivalent) and his followers. The governance, duties, activities and whereabouts of the Heavenly Host in the ensuing epoch is seldom mentioned.

The author apologizes for any apparent error in his account, but points out that he is a true disbeliever.

Along the same lines, readers are invited to review our small but growing collection of "creative anachronisms" on our blog "Edifying Nonsense" by clicking HERE.

May 27, 2023

MAY 27, excursions: around Washington, DC


the flamingo house

Union Market

'Friendship Archway',
Chinatown gate, world's largest paifang

Union Station

Columbus Circle

typical DC row houses

statue of Nathanael Greene, 
Revolutionary War general.
Stanton Park, Washington NE.

"Knife Edge Mirror Two Piece"
Henry Moore,
National Gallery of Art 

on the steps of SCOTUS

congressional selfie

at the United States Botanic Garden
(what a conservatory!)

spokesperson for the Capitol Hill Squirrel Lobby

May 26, 2023

MAY 26, Ontario nostalgia: Trent-Severn canal

 a) reprise from 2020 

MAY 26, Ontario nostalgia: Canada's Trent-Severn canal

Authors' Note:       

docktailsslang for drinks, and/or a cocktail-snack
social hour at dockside, as used by North American 
motorboating cliques

mocktails: abbreviation for mock (non-alcoholic) cocktails

  The Trent-Severn Waterway is a system operated by Parks Canada and enjoyed by recreational motorboaters. It meanders for 400 km (250 miles) across southern Ontario, joining L. Ontario's Bay of Quinte and L. Huron's Georgian Bay via intervening smaller lakes, rivers and manmade canals. With over 40 locks en route, the altitude near the system's midpoint reaches a level of 180 m (590 feet) above the starting point. The world's highest lift-lock, located at Peterborough, is an impressive piece of engineering and a tourist attraction.

You can review the entire series of illustrated poems about  the good old days in Ontario by checking the post 'Ontario Nostalgia' on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE

b) Giorgio's Lexicon of Binomials

May 25, 2023

MAY 25, "pictures at a renovation":sixth week

 The renewed kitchen is finally being installed ...

May 24, 2023

MAY 24, urban concerns: pre-stressed concrete

Our collection of illustrated poems about "Urban Concerns" on our parent blog "Edifying Nonsense", contains a number of intriguing verses that you can access by clicking HERE.

May 23, 2023

MAY 23, palinku (poetic novelty): three verses about 'denial'

(Ed. note:) Verses of this type have continued to proliferate. You can view them all at one swoop if you proceed with a single click to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.

May 22, 2023

MAY 22, wordplay maps: sister-cities anagrams 16-18


a) reprise from 2020 

MAY 22, wordplay maps: sister-cities anagrams (16-18)

b) Giorgio's Lexicon of Binomials

May 21, 2023

MAY 21, excursions: views around Toronto, Victoria Day


takeoff from Billy Bishop Airport

Lishman's sculptures at sunset
(see also the post of March 21)

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