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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.

an early spring sunny day in Toronto

The sun comes out. They are filming the tv series 'Beauty and the beast', bare branches reveal a Montreal Canadiens fan, construction rampant, a shy Toronto policeman, and hey, the tourists are back.
4th Apr 2014, 01:58   comments (5)

Dirty old spring

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It was a tough winter in Canada. The sun shines warmer, but early spring is not pretty. The city snow melts to black piles of litter, garbage is exposed, Christmas decorations mock, the ground is still frozen, nothing is green. However, the days are longer, the sun is warmer, the birds are flying north, people are happier.

squirrel nut case

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This is the squirrel birdfeeder war. The birdfeeder hangs outside my window filled with sunflower seeds. The only way a squirrel can get to it is by hurling itself onto the screen, turning around and doing a leap onto the very slippery birdfeeder, and then hanging upside down to get the seeds. I think last winter the squirrels got as much as the birds. Fair enough.
1st Apr 2014, 14:48   | tags:,comments (9)

Moblog ties never die

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Toronto has the world's largest meeting of prospectors and developers every March, so sometimes you get lucky and a geologist shows up. His new job is really interesting, and I totally approve of the company because they took everyone to see the (frozen) Niagara Falls and for dinner at the top of the CN tower. Euphro says he jumped on the glass floor of the CN tower. Just like Beth and Dan. Mobloggers know no fear.

Hawk and pigeon story.

This hawk hit a window and he probably had a vision problem, and needed some time to recover. When he first arrived, the pigeons did their "it's a hawk, it's a hawk" routine. But somehow they knew it was not right in the head, and they all came back and snuggled back on the wire. I stayed quite a while, and nothing happened, so there is no ending to this story.
28th Dec 2013, 22:09   | tags:,comments (8)

to absent friends

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As always, it's great to have a moblogger in the house, although Euphro did have work to do. It's not quite spring, that awful in-between-time when we're not one place or another. So it was lovely having Euphro here for a bit. He's very handy for someone like me if you have science questions. Best of luck Euphro! May everything align in the best way.
7th Mar 2013, 01:19   comments (5)