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The return of Ringo

Another drumming katydid or (I prefer to imagine) the same katydid visited my parkade last night — a tiny flash of lime green in my peripheral vision. 310 more words

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Firebird for a hot day

Johnny Carson: “It was so hot today…”

Audience: “How hot was it?”

Johnny: “It was so hot today…that even the chalk art on the sidewalks was well done!”

Vancouver B.C.

Jimmy has another bright idea

On Monday evening I saw my friend Jimmy — he was making one of his rare binning forays through the back alleys of Fairview and he was beaming — literally. 635 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Bugged me I didn't know what this was

Do you get these in your bedroom?

This little green insect was bounding around my parkade last night and got a little too close to me. 195 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Hurry up you plums!


These plums growing in an alley by 16th Avenue and Cambie Street look good enough to eat. They’re not — at least not yet. Click the image to enlarge it.

Vancouver B.C.

possible sighting of an iratus birdus

It was a real treat, earlier in the week, to see a Steller’s jay for the first time and be able to post photographs of the bright blue-plumed bird. 269 more words

Vancouver B.C.

CBSA post gets an honourable mention

My blogging made the Province newspaper this morning. Twelve pages in, underneath a story about a Union Gospel Mission barbeque, there was a small mention of my post about finding Canada Border Security Service guard shirts in an apartment dumpster in the Fairview neighbourhood. 481 more words

Vancouver B.C.