I am up north to beat time. the further north you go, you turn spring back. The maple-birch-birch forests are carpeted in these. everywhere. As well, the black flies are so thick it is hard not to breathe them in. they are eating me alive.
I am on a deadline. I have a painting that I have to finish tonight and I have been working on it for days. I needed some time away. Bronxelf's struggle to keep the walrus alive, and his death made me think so much of Annie and how much I miss having something silly around. So I went to the pound. All the dogs are half pit bull and here it is law you have to walk them muzzled and on a leash. It makes them crazy. I looked at all the cats and saw two I really like. Birds, too. But in another part of the pound are wild animals, and I ended up there, taking this photo after being told not to, that I didn't work there....
I could have taken home a lot of cats and bunnies. I resisted. I need a dog first. then we can introduce the rest of the wildlife.
no chickens, or I would have for sure taken one home.
real estate is expensive downtown now. so they build on top of existing buildings. that means you have to get a crane on top of the building.
hydraulics please me.
-I like the idea of a dream box, and united songwriters.
-Future's Bakery. Some people live there. also called the 'office' as in meet me at the office.
-the Korean kids getting ready for a night out.
-tree reflections on a red car.
-Lee's Palace, where bands start and come back in triumph.
-one of tonight's bands, a new one, Falling Trees, hanging out.
-bell on a parked Rascal.
-the CN tower. that's how close I live to it.
-corner store, where I was going, great deal on avacadoes.
I want to stop spring becoming summer.
16th May 2008, 22:51
It is raccoon season here. Mating time. Adolescents making a lot of noise about being kicked out of home.
This teenager is still young enough not to feel threatened by me. His mom and dad are the size of a small dog and would snarl at me if I was this close.
end of a long day. good night.
finally rained so I can come inside.
top is joe pye weed, a swamp plant that loves a wide shallow swamp and grows six feet tall.
2. redbud and maple blossoms on the ground with foam flower leaves.
3. raindrops on canadian ginger
4. Carolina silverbells in the rain. it's a tree. I lie down under it and look up. works for me.