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Ailing Trees on Whyte Ave to be Replaced

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Ailing Trees on Whyte Ave to be Replaced

To ensure the continued health and longevity of the city’s urban forest, a number of trees will be removed from the median of Whyte Avenue between 96 and 99 Street, beginning the week of May 11. 131 more words

Under the elm trees

As this painting is rather large in proportion to my living room, I kept it simplistic. But I still enjoy the nostalgic feeling it gives.


Day 765 Another Month Ends

Rounds were cancelled tonight so we went out for dinner instead.  When we walked out of the hospitals the sun was shining and it was warm enough  113 more words


A Bit from the Bard

Today’s piece is inspired by today’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s site, Poetic Asides.

“For today’s prompt, take a word or two invented by William Shakespeare, make it the title of your poem, and write your poem. 85 more words


Skin and Armor (Poetry Month - Day II)

National Poetry Month Day II. Not to sure about this one, but… It’s inspired by William Blake’s The Clod and the Pebble. If you haven’t read Blake, you should. 98 more words


The Secret Garden in Autumn

So the “Secret Garden” is finished – we will add the water feature and some plants later but for now it is just blending in with the rest of the garden and is truly magical. 337 more words

Mary Lou Pittard

Elm Throne

It’s very disappointing when you cut into an elm log to find its hollow at the base. However, if you turn it upside down and spend a generous period of time shaping, sanding and polishing you can end up with something rather worthwhile, like this beautiful chair. 9 more words