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Monday, November 21, 2016

Ottawa by Night

Ottawa By Night
View of the Parliament Buildings and surroundings
from Mackenzie King Bridge over the Rideau Canal.
~ TonFerns Photo ~

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Supermoon Photos by TonFerns

Apparently, it is the most spectacular supermoon since 1948 lit up the sky, appearing bigger and brighter than usual.

According to astronomers, the moon came closer to Earth than it has done for 69 years.  It happens at the point in the orbit of the moon at which it is nearest to the earth, otherwise known as perigee.

It is believed that nothing will match it until the moon makes a similar approach on November 25 2034.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Dedication to Leonard Cohen

Here's a tune that I've always loved to play on the harmonica in my own humble amateur way. It's none other than 'Hallelujah' which I dedicate to the great Canadian Leonard Cohen, singer, songwriter, poet and novelist who sadly passed away today at 82. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
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Echo Harp in the Key of C & G.
 It's a double harmonica with 32 double holes,
 stainless steel covers, and brass reed plates
I've had it for over 40 years.

Please click on the link below to listen.

In Flanders Fields

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The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

Lieutenant Colonel John McCraeIn Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

All Souls Day

The faithful departed lead us to a closer relationship with God,
which is the ultimate goal of the saints.