The Firefighter

The Firefighter
Successive images of The Firefighter who points to the names of the fallen. These photographs were taken between September 2012 and August 2013.

Viewing the Photographs

This blog features many photographs. These are shown on the page in a small size. They can be viewed in a larger size by clicking on them. When you do that you will get a large size photograph with a series of thumbnails below it. Clicking on any of those will bring it up in a larger size. To go back to the view of the blog, click the area outside the photograph.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, April 26, 2015

On this day we had what I call jacket weather, moderate temperature and hardly any wind with some cloud cover - quite a nice day for taking pictures. The snow fence has been removed. The vegetation is pretty much prepared for the warmer weather coming in May. I expect the pictures will be much greener in about two weeks when I return.

This picture and the next one show places where the protective coating has
worn off and the oxidized patina has come through. This can be seen here
on the toes of the boots and the top of the axe and in the next picture on
the firefighter's arm. The fact that he looks heroic is a happy accident.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, April 12, 2015

This was the warmest day so far since the winter with a high of 18º C. Despite the sunny day and comfortable temperature the memorial site still had a little patch of snow, which you'll see in one of the pictures below. The burlap snow fence has yet to be removed and there is some accumulated trash to be removed. The trees have received some attention. The oak trees have had some major pruning to their lower branches, and it looks like the downy snowberries have also had some deadwood cut away.