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I'm berry berry confused

Did I see an immature little strawberry today, growing in a hanging plant pot that was suspended from the rafter of a garbage enclosure-slash-gazebo?

Or did I see a pineberry, which looks like an albino strawberry (white fruit, red seeds) and tastes something like a pineapple? 271 more words

Vancouver B.C.

The sunset looked awesome at English Bay (I bet)


You may or may not agree, but I feel that the electric blue lightbox sign of the Wawa…um, big multinational insurance company, way down West Broadway Avenue, just west of Burrard Street, added something special to Thursday evening’s sunset as it looked from West Broadway Avenue and South Granville Street, at 9:03 p.m. 6 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Saw a wasp but I can't tell you what the wasp saw

When you share your lunch with them, wasps absolutely demand your attention — they’re quite high-maintenance that way.

That’s been my experience in the past and again Wednesday evening when a tiny little wasp dropped in on me as I played with both my laptop and my food in the South Granville area McDonald’s. 1,006 more words

Vancouver B.C.

South Granville's birds say good night

As the hands of the South Granville Clock Tower approached 9 o┬┤clock p.m. on Monday, twilight was beginning to descend on Vancouver, and all the signs clearly pointed to a beautiful warm evening ahead — what is known in the Fairview neighbourhood as a “three bird night” ( 6 more words

Vancouver B.C.

My spider sense doesn't work at short wavelengths

This afternoon, I stopped in an alley off Fir Street and 14th Avenue to tweak the jury-rigging holding my trailer-to-bike connector together — somehow it was snapped in half on Friday while the whole rig was locked up on West Broadway and I was in McDonald’s having my attention monopolized by the drama of a tripping street friend. 330 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Good point-and-shoot ducks are hard to find

My neat go-anywhere Ricoh/Pentax WG-3, is rated waterproof to about 13.7 metres so I wasn’t worried about holding it in last night’s warm spring deluge. 327 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Earwigs -- not lovely bugs but mostly harmless

The tiny common earwig seemed out of place when it wandered onto the apron of the parkade where I sleep.

He was known to much prefer damp, dark, dingy crawl spaces to dry, brightly lit spans of concrete (the curved mandible-like forceps distinguished it as a male of the insect species Forficula auricularia). 545 more words

Vancouver B.C.