Monday, 22 May 2017

Victoria Day – May 22, 2017

Working the stats can be fun, taking pictures, meeting new people and sharing the event with others through the Whig-Standards' Facebook live account.

The day started out with covering the fun activities at Lake Ontario Park.  Once I left I saw a few families of geese trying to cross Front Road.  After that I got access to behind Invista (pre-arranged) to video the fireworks.  I had to make some adjustments because the water levels were so high the beach I wanted to shoot from was under water.  After getting distracted by the carp in the water, I finally got set up beside the conservation area.

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A family of geese try to walk across the four lanes of traffic on Front Rd, in front of the Invista plant, but turn back after the traffic stops and horns start honking, in Kingston, Ont. on Monday May 22, 2017. 







Victoria Day fireworks display over Elevator Bay for crowds gathered along Front Rd and at Lake Ontario Park in Kingston, Ont. on Monday May 22, 2017













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Monday, 1 May 2017

365 - May 2017

May seems like it's going to be pretty wet, but I hope it will lead to a nice summer and colourful fall.

Things to look forward to in May:
- Lot of camping this month, including Guider training
- DIBC weekend camp that will include a visit to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
- Opening of the Drive Inn - gonna go see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 with Beauty and the Beast
- Nicer weather, park walks and photo walks
- Mother's Day celebrations
- The start of ball season
- Victoria Day fireworks
- My cross-Canada trip to visit Kathy and road trip back to Kingston (It's going to be amazing)

May 1, 2017 - And it's still raining
May 2, 2017 - Members of the Napanee Golden Hawks girls rugby team show off the gear of shirts, cleats, shorts and more they received from Britt Benn, fellow Napanee native and member of the 2015 Team Canada Pan American Games gold medalists, before a game against Kingston Blues at Nixon Field in Kingston
May 3, 2017 - Sun on a blooming dandelion
*EXTRA* May 3, 2017 - An ants view
May 4, 2017 - Rosemary Couto, left, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, seen here with fellow teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Kingston, Ont.., Nathalie Beliveau-Scott, who nominated her with help from the parents, students and staff.
May 5, 2017 - Environment Canada has issued rainfall warnings which has lead to flood warnings for low-level shorelines, including Kingston's Inner Harbour behind the Woolen Mill
May 6, 2017 - Roasting banana boats on the fire
*EXTRA* May 6, 2017 - My tent set up for Guide leader OAL training
*EXTRA* May 6, 2017 - Foil supper at Guider OAL training. Learned a trick using wet newspaper
May 7, 2017 - It's only safe for fish and ducks to cross Front Road, at the Invista east gate, with both lanes closed due to the recent rain fall, over 100 millimetres since May 1, causing flooding at low-level areas along Lake Ontario,
May 8, 2017 - raindrops on the grass
*EXTRA* May 8, 2017 - cool sand pattern on the road 
May 9, 2017 - Wendy Huot, owner of The Screening Room. The iconic theatre is getting a makeover and expansion
May 10, 2017 - The 245 students, along with staff and visiting parents, help walk a mama and her 12 ducklings from the school courtyard to a nearby pond as part of the annual Duck Walk.
*EXTRA* May 10, 2017 - For the eighth year a mama duck has returned to have her babies in the enclosed courtyard at John XXIII Catholic School, which has lead to the school holding its annual Duck Walk, which has the 245 students creating a living hallway to help guide the duck family out of the courtyard, through the hallways, out the back schoolyard, down the road to a nearby pond
*EXTRA* May 10, 2017 - For the eighth year a mama duck has returned to have her babies in the enclosed courtyard at John XXIII Catholic School, which has lead to the school holding its annual Duck Walk, which has the 245 students creating a living hallway to help guide the duck family out of the courtyard, through the hallways, out the back schoolyard, down the road to a nearby pond
May 11, 2017 - Flowers growing row on row with only one in bloom
*EXTRA* May 11, 2017 - Erin Smith, Grade 7 from Loughborough Public School, looked at what life was like in the Kingston Penitentiary in 1867 and 2013 as part of her project at the 22nd annual Kingston Regional Heritage Fair
May 12, 2017 - Sunsetting on our sub camp at DICB, scout and girl guide camp
*EXTRA* May 12,   2017 - Hanging out withBruce the bald eagle at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
*EXTRA* May 12, 2017 - the fields near Port Dover
*EXTRA* May 12, 2017 - an American Kestrel in flight
*EXTRA* May 12, 2017 - the surprising sign on my tent. My co-leaders know me so well.
May 13, 2017 - a path to one of the areas at camp
*EXTRA* May 13, 2017 - one of my girl guides unloading her rifle at the rifle range, an option during the DIBC camp
*EXTRA* May 13, 2017 - our gourmet supper of fresh perch, fries, and homemade tartar sauce
*EXTRA* May 13, 2017 - The Puffin sub camp gathering for the silent auction
*EXTRA* May 13, 2017 - the rain did end up coming during the concert/badge trading
May 14, 2017 - Our unit had breakfast and was all packed up before 9 a.m., just waiting of the vans
*EXTRA* May 14, 2017 - parking lot lunch on the way home
*EXTRA* May 14, 2017 - major cloud action on the way home
May 15, 2017 - His food bowl has food in it, see behind him, but because he wants hers, we have to 'guard' her while she eats. So he sits and watches her eat, just in case he can get a few bits.
May 16, 2017 - It may look gross but it was soon good. Fresh Quebec curd with pulled steak
May 17, 2017 - beautiful field of dandelions
May 18, 2017 - Students, kindergarten through grade 8 at Centennial Public School, pose for a photo in their #SeeYourselfInLimestone t-shirts holding positive message posters as part of the Limestone District School Boards Equity & Inclusion Week in Kingston
May 19, 2017 - boy, does he like his caves
May 20, 2017 - a post-Mother's Day treat after lunch at Red Lobster.
*EXTRA* May 20, 2017 - Cat tv can be as interesting as watching tents dry
May 21, 2017 - I finally tried my hand competing at a gym
May 22, 2017 - Ashton Cook, age 10 gives a hell of excitement as he take a ride on the military zipline, one of the many activities for kids during the Victoria Day celebrations at Lake Ontario Park
*EXTRA* May 22, 2017 - A family of geese tried to walk across the four lanes of traffic on Front Rd, in front of the Invista plant
*EXTRA* May 22, 2017 - Victoria Day fireworks display over Elevator Bay for crowds gathered along Front Rd and at Lake Ontario Park in Kingston
*EXTRA* May 22, 2017 - Victoria Day fireworks display over Elevator Bay for crowds gathered along Front Rd and at Lake Ontario Park in Kingston
May 23, 2017 - shades of pink in mom's front garden
May 24, 2017 - Student in the Eco Club at St Marthas Catholic School, pictured here in Kingston, Ont. on Wednesday, May 24, plant fruits, vegetables and flowers in the schools two gardens with the goal of donating all the food they harvest to the Loving Spoonful's food program
May 24, 2017 - Residents at The Rosewood Retirement Residence, in the city's west-end, got a taste celebrity as they modeled a variety of spring and summer clothes, provided by the nearby Sears store, for family and friends during a fun fashion show.
May 25, 2017 - the skies on the flight from Toronto to Calgary
*EXTRA* May 25, 2017 - above the clouds
*EXTRA* May 25, 2017 - watching the people in the Toronto Airport watching Game 7 of the NHL playoffs 
May 26, 2017 - "Who are you and why are you in my room?," Savvy
*EXTRA* May 26, 2017 - Calgary Tower, seen from below 
*EXTRA* May 26, 2017 - view of the Rockies from the top of the Calgary Tower
May 27, 2017 - Had to try some of that Alberta steak
*EXTRA* May 27, 2017 - Friends hanging out on a mountain near Banff
*EXTRA* May 27, 2017 - gondola ride in the mountains
*EXTRA* May 27, 2017 - panorama of the Rockies
May 28, 2017 - Magpie
*EXTRA* May 28, 2017 - view in Drumheller museum
*EXTRA* May 28, 2017 - Drumheller
May 29, 2017 - gassing up the RV at a Husky station before Moose Jaw
*EXTRA* May 29, 2017 - Salt flats
*EXTRA* May 29, 2017 - passing by the World's Largest Tee Pee in Medicine Hat
*EXTRA* May 29, 2017 - Prairie view
May 30, 2017 - Awesome little store we stopped at just after passing into Ontario
*EXTRA* May 30, 2017 - I learned to love Husky stations - great place to stop during the day and night
*EXTRA* May 30, 2017 - Having fun and learning stuff on the road
*EXTRA* May 31, 2017 - Finally saw a moose, who ended up stopping traffic in northern Ontario because it couldn't decide which side of the highway it wanted to go to
*EXTRA* May 31, 2017 - Unofficial traffic stop in Northern Ontario

to be continued in 365 - June 2017

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