This is the squirrel birdfeeder war. The birdfeeder hangs outside my window filled with sunflower seeds. The only way a squirrel can get to it is by hurling itself onto the screen, turning around and doing a leap onto the very slippery birdfeeder, and then hanging upside down to get the seeds. I think last winter the squirrels got as much as the birds. Fair enough.
Toronto has the world's largest meeting of prospectors and developers every March, so sometimes you get lucky and a geologist shows up. His new job is really interesting, and I totally approve of the company because they took everyone to see the (frozen) Niagara Falls and for dinner at the top of the CN tower. Euphro says he jumped on the glass floor of the CN tower. Just like Beth and Dan. Mobloggers know no fear.
This hawk hit a window and he probably had a vision problem, and needed some time to recover. When he first arrived, the pigeons did their "it's a hawk, it's a hawk" routine. But somehow they knew it was not right in the head, and they all came back and snuggled back on the wire. I stayed quite a while, and nothing happened, so there is no ending to this story.
17th Mar 2013, 13:22
As always, it's great to have a moblogger in the house, although Euphro did have work to do. It's not quite spring, that awful in-between-time when we're not one place or another. So it was lovely having Euphro here for a bit. He's very handy for someone like me if you have science questions. Best of luck Euphro! May everything align in the best way.
7th Mar 2013, 01:19
Bonus having Euphro here, especially when you like rocks. He's here at the world's largest mineral and mining meetup in Toronto, talking to people about his next job. But so nicely, he managed to find me a piece of history. Glass from the Sahara, from a meteor event, millions of years ago. Thinking of sending it on to Beth, for a setting. I'd like to wear meteor damage.
5th Mar 2013, 05:40
it was so fast. the catbus. totoro. end of the owrld. (leaving that).just back from a very fine neighbourhood gathering of interesting people, did not dance on tables but we talked about maybe...what a great neighbourhood where that is always possible. so. wherever you are, be warm and toasty, may there be good things to eat and drink, and always love, affection and a drive to make this old place better.
22nd Dec 2012, 02:30
Roméo Dallaire is a Canadian hero. Rob and I went to shake his hand last week at a fundraiser for a camp he wants to run for new Canadian kids in the bush north of Quebec City. That is real bush. And he is someone you would go a long way for. He was the UN commander in Rwanda during the genocide. He pleaded with the world to come stop it. He saw it all. He came home. He was haunted. He was found drunk under a park bench in Ottawa. He wanted to die. He is okay now. But when he speaks, he has power, and humour, compassion...you talk to him and you start believing again, you think hell maybe there is a way, what can I do...
26th Nov 2012, 02:38