June 11, 2010


I Have Been Remiss...



Bad Blogger.

I've been busy. Spent the last couple of days letting Volkswagen spoil me in downtown Toronto and Niagara on the Lake. It was lovely. And stop frowning. It was work. I took that pic of the rose two nights ago...gorgeous. They plant roses at the ends of the rows of grapevines; the rose bloom in June, and depending on the condition of the flower, they can figure out if there are soil acidity problems and treat it before the grapes come in in September. See? Working....

I leave Sunday, early, for Nova Scotia. Flying to Halifax to toot around the province in an RV, much like last year's trek to the Yukon. If I can get some internet on the road and mooch a laptop, I'll post, but it'll be hit or miss. These trips can get totally out of hand, and journos have been known to wander off course...

In the meantime, go take a boo once more at these great pics from last year's trip. Nova Scotia promises to be just as gorgeous, but I still highly recommend our northern neighbours.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Lorraine, you lucky, lucky gal! You are going to LOVE the east. I was fortunate enough to spend every summer there as a kid ... my parents both hailed from the east coast and it always felt like going home to me.

The only thing more beautiful than the sights are the people.

I hope you have a wonderful,safe trip!

Brenda

P.S.: I also hope you have the opportunity to travel the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island!

June 11, 2010 8:35 PM  
Blogger DJW said...

Nova Scotia!

I was there when I was a kid.

My Dad worked 2 miles down at Springhill, as did his Dad and his Dad.

Over in the Valley my Dad's Cousin was a pioneer in fruit tree grafting: apples, pears and peaches on the same tree! If you stop by Jackson's Orchards, tell em I sent ya!

DJW

June 12, 2010 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you get when you put all those trees together?

appearch? Save some money at the grocery store.

Roz

June 12, 2010 10:36 AM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

It would appear that Roz is suffering from a huge (... HUGE) problem with the 2009 grapes. Perhaps some... um... "other" acid leached into the ground.

Have fun in Scova Notia. If you go by The Whalesback (just north of Peggy's Cove) lay a flower at the memorial of Swissair 111. A friend of friends of ours was on the flight.

June 12, 2010 1:57 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Ms. Bad Blogger should have made arrangements for someone to fill in while she's tooling around down east.

She threatens to, but invariably something occurs and this notion fizzles.

Not that my opinion means anything -- especially here, but my vote lies with either of the remaining Twisted Sisters or WGJ.

Anyone else care to weigh in?

June 13, 2010 3:31 PM  
Blogger DJW said...

WGJ is boring with many o's.

Bring on the Twisted Sisters!

DJW

June 13, 2010 8:52 PM  
Blogger marcelleqb said...

oh I miss traveling. It sounds like you'll have a lovely time.

I've heard that the Halifax airport is the finest airport in the world and the envy of all other airports.

June 14, 2010 10:59 AM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

The joy of having the teacher on vacation is you get to make rude and objectionable comments without fear of reprimand because you know NO ONE in the class will turn you in.

For a really good laugh have a look at Lorraine on a Segue in Toronto last week. If for some reason you can't work the link... just picture Bambi on a frozen pond.

With a helmet on.

http://thestar.blogs.com/wheels_world/

June 15, 2010 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry, she'll be home soon. besides, it would be next to impossible to fill her literary shoes. DJW, don't piss off the WG - he can zotz you with one evil keyboard tap.

Roz
(must choose an identity - someday)

June 15, 2010 9:15 AM  
Blogger Webgod Jeff said...

I only 'zotz' for breaking the rules, not expressing opinions. Freedom of speech and all that crap.

June 15, 2010 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good to know you're lurking around back there.

Roz

June 15, 2010 10:47 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Lorraine knows... trust me... she knows...

June 15, 2010 4:48 PM  
Blogger DJW said...

Zotz?

I gotta go look that up in my Funk & Wagnal's.

June 16, 2010 7:03 PM  
Blogger Webgod Jeff said...

Not enough o's for you?

June 16, 2010 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooooo toooo funny.

happy birthday Gilly.

Roz

June 16, 2010 9:32 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

A Twisted Sister birthday -- was there a party? Cake?

June 17, 2010 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

na, just a bad telephone rendition of HBDTY. and, of course, age denial.

Roz

June 17, 2010 10:46 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Too bad -- and there's absolutely nothing wrong with age denial... damn... my feminine side is showing again!

June 17, 2010 2:50 PM  

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