Our photo theme today is "Raindrops on Roses." The song "My Favourite Things" was written in 1959 for the musical The Sound of Music. Mary Martin starred on Broadway, and Julie Andrews performed the song on the Christmas special for the Garry Moore Show in 1961, and was the star of the film in 1965. After Julie Andrews, the person most associated with this song is John Coltrane, who did an extended fourteen minute version in his 1961 album with the same name.
Raindrops on Roses has taken on many uses over the year:
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Prudhomme's was a Niagara landmark for decades. The Prudhomme resort, which started as a 16-room motel in 1949, blossomed into a 1,000-seat summer theatre that doubled as a curling rink in the winter. Stars like Eva Gabor, Eve Arden and John Forsythe appeared in the theatre’s week-long productions.
I found a few pictures on the internet - the first showing the 'garden centre' at its height. The second shows the results of a 1971 fire that destroyed the Olympic-sized swimming pool, bowling, alley, and arcade.
There was a waterpark until 2002 and it is pictured here along with lost Crystal Beach and Maple Leaf Village.
So our pictures contrast our June Fun run with some of the hotel showing in the background with what is there now - almost nothing.
The plans are underway for what will arise next as the land has been purchased. This is the most significant development site in the Niagara region - on the water with QEW access and 80 acres - very large.
Can you imagine that there are 'things you need to know' about fall? That headline comes from National Geographic. So I headed out to find the top 5 things I would really need to know. I didn't find 5 things - I found one fact that was most interesting from timeanddate.com.
4.The Equinox is a Specific Moment...
Contrary to popular belief, equinoxes are no day-long events, even though many cultures choose to celebrate it as such. Instead, they occur at the exact moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s Equator. At this instant, the Earth's rotational axis is neither tilted away from nor towards the Sun.
And the moment? 10:21 am ET.
Our pictures today come from the side of a passenger car at the Sandy River Railroad, showing the wear and tear of time on the surface paint.