Saturday, December 6, 2014

Yesterday And Today

Yesterday morning was another beauty, hoarfrost coated the trees and shrubs and grasses; the sun shone its lovely long slanted light and all was miraculous. There is little snow on the ground so the fields shone, the stubble of hay covered with silver feathers.

at the pond, the bleached and brittle grasses wearing their hoar frost coats, 2014

a miniature forest of hoar frost, 2014

hoar frost drama at the edge of the pond, 2014

pine needles covered with frost, 2014

a twig resting on the surface of the pond, 2014

And today is the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre; for those that don't know, on December 6, 1989, a lone gunman walked into the École Polytechnique de Montréal, separated the men from the women and shot 14 women, injuring 15 more. Today it feels like not much has changed. In the past 10 years 1200 Aboriginal women have been reported missing and our government refuses to hold a public enquiry. This is shameful. If 1200 Montrealers went missing over a 10 year period we would be enraged. We need to change. Please consider signing the petition [Amnesty International] urging Stephen Harper to stop the violence now. Link here

In Memory of

Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Barbara Marie Klueznick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne- Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte


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