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Merry Christmas!

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Winter Gardening

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Yes, a heat record for the Toronto area! The winter solstice has changed…

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When silence fell

The terrorist fan

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Violet beauty

Violet beauty

A close-up of a magnificient Lily in full bloom. Picture taken near a garden, in Montréal. I was on site for a comic arts event, the FBDM.

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Foraging neighbours

Foraging neighbours   American Robin and a common grackle

An American robin (Turdus migratorius) and a common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) happily foraging the new grass in front of the home.

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Colorful neighbours

Colorful neighbours

This pic was taken last February in my garden, by minus 20 Celsius. The northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis, don’t you love Latin!) and the dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis) seemed to observe a truce, in order to keep their energy. They nestled in the center of a wildrose bush invaded by the vines. The junco appears more blue than gray.

Below is a better view of the cardinal, before the approach of a squirrel had the two birds hopping away. (In this very dense foliage, none could immediately fly away.)

The cardinal by minus 20 C

Those pics were taken through the windowpane, so the diminished/whitish colors were accentuated afterward in Gimp.

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A little thanks for the postman

A warm thank-you (in English and French)

This is what I added on my Holiday cards this year, as Canada Post announces its plans to shut down the door-to-door mail delivery in cities.

It is a small tribute to all the men and women who are often the sole contact with older people. Already, Canadians living in the country have to drive to their new superboxes. I hope that my future city mailboxe will be in walking distance.

And the Beatles song will never resonate the same way ever:
Please, Mr. Postman

No need to know how to draw: just do a quick red sketch in the bottom left  of your envelope, with a kind word. You may do a small delivery truck if you feel up to the challenge instead of those rounded red mailboxes.

A recent batch!

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Why Hitch-hiking in a AT-AT is not a good idea

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Hitch-hiking may be cool, but somewhat not without dangers. A sketch I did a few years ago, featuring my best friend and I, upgraded. The two troopers boarding the AT-AT are our husbands (and die hard SW fans).

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Sense of Wonder

Sense of Wonder

Sense of Wonder – portrait of me discovering SF at 12, in my father’s library