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Author: mandmweb

How Are We Nearing Mid-August, 2019?

I have taken many photos since the onset of Spring.  The ups- and downsides of the weather posed challenges.   The arrival of Spring weather brought lots of rain.  Days of it.  Not particularly stormy (although there were a few incidents), but plants responded beautifully! Mid-June 2019 Mid-July 2019  Mid-August 2019  All things considered, since the onset of dry weather, the plants continue to look pretty healthy; especially in the shade.  Yes, it is now August.  I am happy that I have a couple of rain barrels of water as stand-by.  And yes, I have watered fairly deeply (most of...

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Of Labour and Lard

When last we left our hero, namely me, he was taking about a dream of being in the US Senate. In a previous entry, mentioned working contract for a government ministry. Okay. Well, when the Senate dream happened, I’d already moved on to working contract for CIBC, one of the banks here in Canada. I did that from the beginning of August to the end of November, by which time I’d landed my first full-time job in a couple of years. Currently I’m working as a tech writer at a small software company in central Mississauga, about 20 miles west of where I live in Toronto. Toronto’s not an easy city to get around in, and this drive is a bear, especially on the way home. Between you and me, I have my eye on another position that’s somewhat closer to home. They’ve said they’re interested and are ‘putting an offer together’, but a long weekend and a workday later, I still haven’t seen anything. The drive’s not that much better, and unless they bump my salary up considerably, I’ll probably stay put and keep looking. Okay, that’s the job thing. The more personal aspect is my weight. If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, you’ll know that’s a perennial favourite topic. I’m embarrassed to tell you what I weigh now. Maybe someday I’ll fess up....

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Winter Snow (and ice and rain and lightning and thunder)!

It is looking much more like Winter than it has in the past couple of years or so!  I like that!!  I especially enjoy seeing the SNOW piles.  It reminds me of growing up in extreme northern Iowa. Front – driveway Backyard trees Winter weather?  Feed the birds!  They will come! Tufted Titmouse Blue Jay and Red Bellied Woodpecker Northern Flicker These two photos show birds in my Dad’s tree.  Finally getting big enough to support bigger birds! Can you find 14 goldfinches, 2 blue jays and one house sparrow? 8 goldfinches “Hey, You!” (Speaking to me? Maybe he...

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ABC Wednesday – S

S is for Snow. We just received a couple of inches of it this morning.  It has been 32-33 degrees F all day.  I’m not ready for cold weather; nor am I ready for winter.  Bah. Humbug.  (That’s all I’m going to say about that for the moment.) https://youtu.be/Ec3L5KgAD_Q  Enjoy! SG Source...

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