I tried to post last night but the wireless connection would not let me upload photos. It happens.
Some of you know that I like to take pictures of my feet and manhole covers. I especially like 'sewer' covers because I see 'sew-er'. This may be my favorite: Danger Sewer!
There are a surprising number of big interesting signs in Ontario. I was able to snap this one. What's funny to me is that the ladies I was with did not see this as an unusual sign - where to me it would be a landmark (for example, 'turn left at the paint can').
I have finally realized that I am in the breadbasket of Canada. So many large, fertile farms. These look different from the farms in Texas and Oklahoma. It's the structures - they remind so much of Pennsylvania. Every one is photogenic.
The bright yellow fields are soy, nearly ready for harvest.
A farm, dwarfed by the sky...
This may be the prettiest group of farm buildings...
I love the reds against the grays. It was lovelier on the other side. The short silos had walls of red. I couldn't stop soon enough to take that picture. How cool is it that the pipes above are painted in the same red. That has to be hard work, to keep them painted. I hope they know that strangers appreciate the effort.
I was in Goderich Sunday and Monday, yesterday and today I was in Kirkton, now I'm in London. These places are not far apart and I am driving myself in a rental car. I'm enjoying the driving.
Tonight has been mildly exciting. I got to my hotel in London at 5:15. I went to my room and had just started to unpack when I heard sirens. Tornado sirens. We are under a 'dangerous storms watch' so I took note. I got my purse, computer, iPad, and phone and went downstairs. The very nice manager said that yes, those were the tornado sirens and that he was checking out the situation.
I grew up in Oklahoma and live in Texas. I don't panic over tornados, nor do I ignore them. I asked where one would go for shelter in case it came to that and, luckily, that space was next to the bar. Yay! I got a glass of wine and not long after I, and everyone else, was ushered into a nearby dining room. We spent some time there while the storm blew past. Big thunderstorm, no tornado that I know of.
I ate dinner while I was downstairs and before I headed up the nice manager let me know that more storms could come this way later tonight. I asked if they would knock on doors he said that, no, if it came to that, the alarms would go off. Good to know! I would much rather be mentally prepared. If nothing happens, great! If alarms go off, I won't be surprised. I may, in fact, keep the weather on for a while. Right now I'm enjoying the lightning and thunder out my window.