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Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for August 2014

One Word Photo Challenge Chartreuse (yellow-green)

Pyromorphite Crystals from the Society Girl Mine, BC, Canada 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm Pyromorphite is a secondary lead mineral found in the oxidised zones of lead deposits. Typically coloured green, yellowish, brownish, greyish or white in barrel-shaped hexagonal prisms, in clusters or as druses on matrix. Compared to other countries, Canada doesn’t have as much to show for it in terms of splashy minerals. That’s why I’m particularly smitten by these vividly […]

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This and That and the Other Thing. Oh, and the Daily Prompt.

I’m… Um… Yeah, uh… Ahem. I’m at a loss for words these days. All of a sudden, I got  nuthin’ honey. No complaints, no childhood reminiscing, Reiner is behaving himself, (hence the no complaints point above). All is good. But as you know, without conflict, without some juicy bit of gossip, story-telling falls flat. For instance, the fact that oregano blossoms have a very gentle fragrance like lilac is mildly […]

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