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There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in

Mon pays, c'est l'hiver.

this man just became mayor of Toronto. it's strange times everywhere. EDIT. Nov 26 2012. Today Rob Ford was tossed out of office for breaking the law. All Toronto is celebrating

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first thing you see is a wall of smoke coming at you

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one of the fire team has lace on her overalls

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This is the fire team. They set fires. They set controlled fires and they know what they are doing. If they say move, you move. They do prescribed burns on the other remaining prairie areas in Ontario. This year Eleanor arrived with something new--lace on her overalls.

sitting in the pines, waiting to set fire to the prairie

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High Park is 161 acres in downtown Toronto. It is an endangered prairie. Most of the prairie was destroyed when North America was settled. The tallgrass oceans now are fields of corn. This little remnant is being restored by volunteers like myself. It is a wide open space of tall grasses, flowers and black oak trees. Before anyone lived here, this burned regularly. The plants require it to survive and flourish. Each spring parts of High Park are burned. I like plants and I like fire. My idea of a good time.

dapple grey on Queen Street

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barely touching

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moss macro

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I spend a lot of time looking at plants up close.

Entering the Swamprose Macro Phase. Prepare to be annoyed.

All I need now are growing things, other than moss.

fridge blog

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okay. big fat north american fridge.

contains:
milk, orange juice, apples, carrots, orange peppers (on sale ,cheap these days)

top shelf has upside down maple butter, hummous, cream for risotto, bag of sprouted acorns

middle shelves: feta cheese, pesto, yoghurt, maple syrup, white bean miso, tikka masala sauce, lettuce, leftover jerk chicken, three jamaican patties, two eggplant, big tortillas for making quesadillas. vegie drawers have, guess what? vegetables.

door: butter, 8 hot sauces (favourite is cajun sunshine), ketchup, horseradish, blueberry juice, flax seed, salad dressings, different bbq sauces, tahini.

side view of fride is the typical mess of things stuck to a fridge: Che, the 'Yukon Song' from Calvin and Hobbes, the list of things to do when you are bored from mat's sister, tickets to Mano Chao in June, the Bloor Cinema schedule,phone numbers, a wedding invitation (oo next week, what do I wear?), a photo of Jane Jacobs (great writer on urban issues), list of top ten restaurants in Toronto, and just stuff.

no marmite. no stuffed animals. yet.
14th Apr 2007, 14:25   | tags:,comments (28)

window hand for phobo

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P, you asked to see the real hand. The new ones are shiny and have lost some detail. I will bathe the new ones in acid to turn them black, but I miss the fine detail of the originals. Still a nice way to pull up my windows. That is whenever it stops snowing and gets warm...
13th Apr 2007, 17:19   comments (16)