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Obligatory first snow photo

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They have been making a commercial in the house next door for days now. The giant lights outside were perfect for catching the first snow.
21st Nov 2016, 19:24   | tags:,comments (3)

Back to a safe place

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I really don't like social media. Moblog was so far ahead of its time...Trump won, Leonard Cohen died, the leaves are falling off the trees, and I need to come back here, which is a kind of safe place. I learned to take photos here, learned how to talk to people online,learned not to take things so seriously...These are photos from a trip up north a few weeks ago. The bear is a baby, and did not care about me at all because someone had left a box of donuts by the side of the road. Hope you are all safe and warm.
12th Nov 2016, 02:21   comments (9)

Skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus

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Hello. It's been a while. I draw plants instead of photographing them now. It takes much longer.

Downloading photos takes a while now, and there is something weird about logging in. Be persistent.
27th Nov 2015, 04:30   comments (3)

Walking Toronto, snow edition

took my camera. this is what I saw.
1. no socks, asleep in the bank entrance
2. no service. of course. snowstorm, therefore no service.
3. Earthlad. Really? is tagging a necessary step to art?
4. I need a new sound system. I am checking out all the options.
5. Gus the barber, getting ready to go home. A neighbourhood legend, and my friend.
6.Small colourful imprisoned things
7. Snow falling on cedars. What a great name for a novel...or a band...

Glad the old girl is back. Thanks.

Ramona's wing expansion should she wish to fly
Sassafras leaf
kids touching a shark
my attic bedroom by the sea last summer
spoonleaf sundew, carnivore baby
another carnivore, pitcher plant
15th Jan 2015, 00:56   comments (12)

July Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin Island is so far no one will come visit me when I go there. It is surrounded by Lake Huron, and you have to take a ferry for two hours to get there. The forests and alvars are pristine and untouched, and all kinds of wonderful things live there.
19th Sep 2014, 05:17   comments (5)

I always thought Facto's bowls needed a foot

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Facto makes the most lovely thin bowls with metallic glazes. Light as a feather. I keep berries, acorns and snail shells in them. Today I decided the bowls needed a foot, some elevation, so I put them on the things I brought home from the forest last summer. It was a balancing act.

My seeds sprouted!

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I am growing swamp milkweed for Monarch butterflies. I started seeds a week ago and they ALL germinated. I have a swamp milkweed farm now. Hundreds of them. I think I might be in big trouble when they get bigger.