19 Apr 2014, 10:54am
Photos
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Season’s Turn

endangered snow
What prevailed is now rare.

tulips
Lifting the ground cover.

tulips
Lifting the earth itself.

crocusses
Already a season is ending.

lilac bush buds
A lilac bush bud of leaf about as exciting as its flower buds will be later.

13 Apr 2014, 6:39pm
Gnomes Photos
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Breaking old ground

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Irises, yes?

Sun, warm, and rain and the majority of the snowbanks have gone away.

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The snow’s vestige.

hopscotch
Kids (of all sizes) were playing hopscotch, skipping rope.

Dogs were promenading in their new haircuts. People on bikes, trikes, longboards, razors, on motorcycles, scooters or in convertibles. Singers were out busking with guitars. People carrying bouquets or sitting on patios inside the new bird song.

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Tulips are breaking old ground.

down the street…

in the bank’s planter—
more cigarette butts
than tulip buds

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On the sunny side of the street, tulips gone feral.

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Hocus crocus.

buddhas, sign of spring?
Even Buddhas are sprouting.

26 Jan 2014, 12:46pm
Cats Photos
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Cool Cat

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In a rare mellow moment kicking back on the cushions.

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Is that a bird out there?

supervisor role
Back to contented monitoring.

Quote: “Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.” – Lady Bird Johnson

6 Dec 2013, 6:45pm
Ottawa Photos
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On Walkabout

Cube Gallery's winter window
Cube Gallery has a bit of a surreal scene with a fiery snow hill and meteor both en route and arrived at the house roof. Santa is parachuting in. Just out of shot is that one of the snowmen is carrying a hatchet.

Also seen around town: A man paused to look in the florist window. His dog looked around and saw sticks, bushes and plants and lifted a leg. Man noticed and hastened dog away in time. Well done, dog owners. You’re the hero the florist will never know crossed its threshold.

Did you know on Tuesdays Ottawa’s CKCU has a radio show Welcome to My World radio Show with hosts and guests that are disabled? (That’s a video story on it.) It’s podcasts are here.

Did I mention here the couple who fell in love over chocolate, then created Cylie Chocolatier on Dalhousie. Great story of them at CBC.

I updated the CKCU links to LitLand shows here including the animated interview with Marco Fraticelli.

Quote: “Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.” ― David McCullough

27 Nov 2013, 3:54pm
Photos Thirteen Thursday
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Winter, Wonder

So this is winter. What have we done? The shovel and the shove of snow by the old ones has begun.

  1. street scene
    Another bank higher and a new one, what fun.
  2. traction 1
    finding a certain traction
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    Just a little snow on the trail. Keep pedalling
  4. snow tires
    snow tires
  5. snowy wires
    snowy wires
  6. chainlink
    fuzzy links
  7. Stellae Boreales kids classical concert is just one of many Christmas in Ottawa events. Now that we have snow, the season can start. It has my permission.
  8. going tobogganing
    ready set,
  9. bench
    sit. pause.
  10. falling snow
    snow falls from snowfall.
  11. peek
    peek a tree
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    on a similar note
  13. And on a different note, make your own Tudor costumes, or make a flat cap? I feel like they must come from hat trees. Make one’s own hat. Imagine that. What else could boost happiness? 10 things

This is a sort of late Wordless Wednesday and an early Thursday Thirteen.

Quote: “To write is to think and to live — even to pray.” ~ Thomas Merton wrote in 1958 in his journal

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