Monday, July 21, 2014

burning box of fire

fire next to the bike trail

fire in a box

by the Lachine Canal, Montreal

a cyclist used a cell phone to call the fire department
While out on an evening ride, Lohbado rode past the scene of a garbage bin on fire. A cyclist called the fire department. Fortunately, they arrived in time to prevent the fire from spreading to the building.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fur of the Cat

too much to drink

hangover the next day
There's an old saying: have a drink when you wake up to reduce the hangover. This is called hair of the dog. Lohbado didn't take a drink. Instead, he reclined in an easy chair and let the cat nap on his belly and chest. The healing effect of the cat reduced Lohbado's hangover. In Club Morono, this is called "fur of the cat".

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lohbado's vacation day 2

Yesterday Lohbado rode east along the canal. Today he rode west. It takes a while to get in shape. Two days of riding, the body gets sore. Here's a random selection from today. It's amazing how fast old factories and warehouses are quickly being bought up and turned into condos or living units. First artists inhabit the buildings. Then the artists get kicked out. The buildings are divided up and sold.

Friday, July 18, 2014

pretty as a post card

This year Lohbado is taking a holiday in Montreal. When one takes a holiday, it used to be popular to buy post cards, generic images with heavily saturated colours and a glossy finish. Lohbado decided to make his own post cards. Here are some images he took while riding a noisy old bike along the Lachine Canal. The visual richness of Montreal makes the city a bikers paradise.

return from Europe

It's nice to be home again, after a fabulous visit to Europe. A little jet lag, relax a few days, enjoy the summer...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

arctic memories

Payne River
Lohbado was searching through his image library and discovered many photos taken in the Arctic between 2006 and 2009. For more pictures of the north and life in Kangirsuk, Lohbado made a blog called not obscure, but he didn't own the blog. So he kept it as an archival site.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

this great Dane is not dogmatic

The great Dane gazed across the tundra. Woof! Why is the root word of dogmatic "dog"? Dogmatic has negative connotations. Dogma exerts a limiting force on the mind. The above dog in the picture does not wish to be limited. The dog would like to run free, with great joy.

A few principles of Club Morono: don't be dogmatic. Question assumptions, opinions and beliefs. Be willing to admit mistakes. Be willing to learn about and appreciate what lies beyond the boundaries of self-interest.