Mad Science with Robots

Have you ever seen fights of engineering with remote controlled robots? There are TV shows like Robot Wars and Battle Bots. Robot Wars talks more about the engineering and construction of the robots.

Understanding how the height, or complete flatness being low to the ground works. Figuring out whether a swinging blade of some kind works to fend off other bots.… Read the rest

Strange Ontario?

I bought the domain Strange Ontario.com and I may move this site and other content over there. I am not finding an easy way to post/host all my photos online. Part of the problem being image size and the other image theft. One makes everything load really slowly, or not at all. The other means someone else is taking credit for and possibly selling my photos.… Read the rest

Did you Know About Milk Tokens?

Found at an Etsy shop with this information:

From the late 19th century through the 1960s and 1970s, dairy distributors of Canada issued tokens as monetary substitutes for convenient home delivery. They also served as advertising.

Kemptville, I think, is now part of Barrie, Ontario. So a bit more local history for Ontario. I didn’t know there were tokens like this.… Read the rest

Paranormal is not Horror

If you look for images of “paranormal” online you will find a lot of women (very biased!) in situations likely causing horrible and gruesome deaths. That isn’t what paranormal is to me. Its not even what the horror genre is to me. Horror should be far more interesting and the paranormal is far more unusual and unexplained than bloody.… Read the rest

Old Hamilton, 1950’s

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I think this was taken in the 1950’s by my Grandfather, Bill Scherle.

Likely this was taken from the mountain, or what they call a mountain in Hamilton. It is a nice view. Some of these type of houses can still be found in Hamilton. The house my Mother grew up in is still there.… Read the rest

Welcome

I wear glasses, also known as spectacles. This year I am aged 55 years and still a woman. People, some of them, think women don’t explore. Those people are misled. I am surprised when someone is surprised that I still get out and explore, photographing old places, mainly in rural Ontario. Although, other than Toronto, a lot of Ontario seems fairly rural, or has melded into a suburb of Toronto.… Read the rest