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2510, 2020

Early winter community jollity

Sunday, October 25, 2020|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe|Tags: , |1 Comment

Looking to the future - When I was a kid over a half century ago Hallowe’en (it had an apostrophe in it back then) was an indoor party with "exciting" games such as apple bobbing. Nobody actually had these parties but we read about them in children’s story books, probably written pre-war. Sometime during the eighties before we [...]

2510, 2020

On the Street Where You Live – an Idea

Sunday, October 25, 2020|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape, photography, streets|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

A Project Perhaps? We were walking near home recently, as we do every day to keep things working as they should be, and went along a short stretch of a road separated from the Autoroute 20 (that's the very busy and noisy road to Toronto) by a dense but narrow stretch of trees on undeveloped land. It's the [...]

2310, 2020

Forest Walking

Friday, October 23, 2020|Categories: arboretum|Tags: , |0 Comments

The End of Autumn We had thought that our last visit to the forest a couple of weeks ago would be the high spot of the tree colour this year but somehow the leaves have hung on and this morning's exercise found us walking under some more glorious golden trees. That and we saw the Red-bellied Woodpecker. [...]

510, 2020

Communicating the Value of Things

Monday, October 5, 2020|Categories: commentary, environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I’m just getting into a collection of essays ("Vesper Flights" - Helen Macdonald) by a Historian of Science at Cambridge. I was struck by this paragraph from her introduction. "What science does is what I would like more literature to do too: show us that we are living in an exquisitely complicated world that is not all [...]

2409, 2020

West Island Wildlife #1

Thursday, September 24, 2020|Categories: 1000 Species, Magazine|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

West Island Wildlife #1 A new venture ...  A 14 page illustrated "webzine" to introduce readers to the amazing variety of wildlife and plants to be found in the green spaces, parks and gardens of the West Island of Montreal. This is the first of what is hoped to become an occasional series of seasonal publications - [...]

2009, 2020

Wet Day

Sunday, September 20, 2020|Categories: Landscape|Tags: |0 Comments

No particular reason to share this photograph other than that I like it.  This was some 30+ years ago in the middle of Bordeaux ... it was a truly wet day to go sightseeing.

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