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waiting for the ride

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Rob left last week for university. When I want my camera to work, it doesn't. Outoffocus is Rob's equipment--guitar and longboard. He arrived safely. Says the surf outside Halifax is great, long as you are wearing a wetsuit. Otherwise the Atlantic claims you. Have a great year, robearto.
9th Sep 2011, 01:49   comments (3)

true blue september

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Fringed gentian only blooms here when summer is over, and I like it for that reason..just when I think it's all over, hey, look at that gentian, and it's not just sortof blue, it's a true blue.

Macrolepiota procera, Parasol mushroom

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2nd Sep 2011, 04:15   comments (6)

seeking green

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I have been chained to the city for the summer. I bike around looking for secret green places. The University of Toronto has a brilliant small forest inside a courtyard. It's kind of beaten down. Guerilla gardening time.
19th Aug 2011, 01:58   comments (8)

Fake window, real clouds

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I had to get my car fixed so I was in a strange part of town. The shopping mall had an Arizona theme, stucco walls, and an arcade along the shops (like Bologna or Taos). Appropriated architecture. There were lots of windows like this, fake windows, which I found fascinating.
14th Aug 2011, 03:37   comments (5)

Toothpaste slime

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Last summer I found this on a log. It is Lycogala epdendrum, toothpaste slime, or wolf's milk. It also can move. I mean to go back and sit there long enough to see it move. The world of fungi and slime is fantastic.
8th Aug 2011, 14:59   comments (3)


1,2,3 Bloor Street.
4.Hike the Geek in High Park
6.bullrushes,Typhina latifolia
7.bee asleep on Joe Pye weed. He is a male Giant resin bee. They are not allowed to sleep at home and end up at my house.
8.Slime mold, Stemonitis, on its legs. do you know some slime can walk, or at least move?
9.Runt's mural on Lee's Palace next to the stapled wall, usually totally covered.
8th Aug 2011, 05:56   comments (3)

Snow day!!!

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Hot as hell in Toronto. Imprisoned by heat. HELP. send ice cream. glaciers, icicles, dog sleds...
21st Jul 2011, 20:44   comments (8)