Skip to main content

Photo Challenge - June

Ol' P.J. tested our creative abilities in June with the prompt "vehicles". Nevertheless I think I've risen to the challenge (pun intended) with this collection of photos.


This is Big Red, used every week to deal with our acre of grass (the kind you cut).




I took this shot coming off the local Highway 50 at the Des Allumitieres exit. Can you tell it's rush hour?




This little vehicle carts my son and I around the golf course every week. It was a great day for a round last Thursday.




This old relic is at the entrance to the Gatineau Golf Course. There were three of us playing last week. I though they might rent us the truck so we could travel the 18 holes together.




The Beast. It's a 2006 Mitsubishi Outlander. Eight years old and it still runs like a charm.


Drive on over to P.J.'s blog where you can discover what the rest of this month's participants came up with.



Comments

Lisa said…
LOL! The Beast?! I love it! Entrepreneur would prefer the vehicle of the golf cart variety.
babs (beetle) said…
I had my eye peeled, all month for a motorised lawn mower, but didn't see one!
ReformingGeek said…
Yea for Big Red! Makes me think of Big Red soda pop and then Bubble Gum Ice Cream. Wait. I never liked that stuff and pouring it over vanilla ice cream is pretty darn gross if you ask me. Oh, you didn't? Sigh.

Anyway, nice photos. Hooray for purring Beast!
adairmd said…
Love the photos. My favorite is the golf cart! I haven't played in a while, I think I need to.
Mike Davis said…
You just reminded me that I had a side mirror shot I meant to include in my group. I love the old truck.
GeoKs said…
Enjoyed the photos and the commentary...especially the puns! Our youngest is a big fan of puns. I especially like how you used one vehicle's side mirror to photograph a whole bunch more vehicles...nice layering. :-)
nonamedufus said…
I enjoy driving them both. For different reasons of course.
nonamedufus said…
I keep reading that eye peeled reference and can't help but think of your recent cataract surgery.
nonamedufus said…
Just sold Big Red. We moved to a much smaller house and property and didn't need it anymore. A sad day. We had to for 14 years.
nonamedufus said…
Golf has to be my favourite outdoor pastime.
nonamedufus said…
Wish I could have gotten a better pic of the truck. I took it from my car but in a hurry because there was another car behind me.
nonamedufus said…
Hot time, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirt and gritty.
nonamedufus said…
Those who know me well think "puns" is my middle name.
babs (beetle) said…
Ha ha! I still have the other eye waiting to be done. Not sure if it's a blessing living near the best eye hospital in the country. People come from all over (even the continent) for treatment here, making the waiting list very long - 16 weeks, for non urgent cataracts.
nonamedufus said…
Wow that's pretty impressive. I don't know about you but I really noticed a difference after having the first eye done. I would close that eye then the other and simply be amazed.
babs (beetle) said…
Yes! I still do it sometimes - Just to make sure it's still the same!
P.J. said…
I like the crooked look of the lawnmower. Though if I tilt my head, it's not so crooked. Just saying.

And shouldn't you be trading in for the golf cart to be the No. 1 vehicle at all times by now? :D
nonamedufus said…
Unfortunately I'm only golfing about once a week. Have to get out more.

Popular posts from this blog

My Back Pages - November

I read five books last month bringing my year to date total to 61, well past the 50 I estimated at the beginning of the year. And I've yet to get through December.

The month started out with The Nix, the debut novel by Nathan Hill which has been receiving a lot off positive reviews. In it Hill flips back and fourth from the 1968 Chicago protests and 2011 in a desperate search for the truth behind why his mother abandoned him at an early age. In between Hill takes on politics, the media and addiction as well as other aspects of society. It's a well-spun tale and I quite enjoyed reading it.

Next up was the auto-biographical I Am Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame. This was somewhat of a scattered affair but an interesting read nonetheless. Wilson - or his ghostwriter - however is no Hemingway.

Then it was on to one of my favourite authors, Ian Rankin and his latest tale of now retired Inspector John Rebus, Rather Be The Devil. I never tire of these stories and this is the 21st in …

Traveling Along Singing A Song

Pete and Paulie were strolling along one day. The sun was bright, the air was cool, the birds chirped crazily in the trees and the squirrels  munched merrily on their nuts. Well not their nuts exactly. Nuts they found on the ground and in the gardens in the park.

Paulie felt so good he began to whistle. It wasn't any tune in particular, just one of those annoyingly tuneless whistles that wandered all over the place. Pete looked at Paulie and he squiggled up his nose and he said "What the hell is that?" Paulie replied "Oh nothing in particular. I'm just happy." "But you're not even whistling a tune" said Pete. Paulie replied "If you're so wise I'd like to see you do better, Pete."

Pete went silent for a moment and seemed to mumble to himself for a moment or two. Then he cleared his throat with a little cough, he opened his mouth and he began to sing.


"There once was a king very wise
Who spoke to his enemies in disguise
T…

My Back Pages - 2016

Here, as promised is a month-by-month breakdown of the 67 books I delved into this year. I got off to a strong start and then my intake dwindled for a couple of months until picking back up in April. I'll let you in on my favourites at the end of this list.

January

Here, There and Everywhere:
My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles - Geoff Emerick - ****
H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald - ***
Close To The Edge - The Story of Yes - Chris Welch - ***
Sweet Caress - William Boyd - ****


February

Purity by Jonathan Franzen 
Still Alice by Lisa Genova.


March

Natchez Burning - Greg Iles
The Promise (Elvis Cole #20) - Robert Crais

April

The Snowman (Harry Hole)- Joe Nesbo ****
Phantom (Harry Hole) - Joe Nesbo ****
The Leopard (Harry Hole) - Jo Nesbo ****


May

George Harrison Reconsidered ***
The Heart Goes Last - Margaret Atwood ****
Dropping The Needle - The Vinyl Dialogues Volume II ***
The Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead, (Dave Robicheaux #6) - James Lee Burke****


June/.July

 Lust and Wonder - Aug…