Monthly Archives: August 2018

No Can Speak

On Thursday, winds from the west blew the smoke away. Rains on Friday and Saturday cleaned the air. Sunday we could breathe again, and yesterday we were back to our blue-blue summer skies. Fall is in the air. The evening … Continue reading

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Another Handy Phone Trick – Egg Candling

This probably wasn’t in any Silicon Valley developer’s mind when they added an LED flash to a phone, but an LED flash on a cell phone works great to candle an egg. The case on my iPhone has a cutout … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New

A broken spatula handle on an old spatula makes me wonder if it isn’t time to let it go. It’s an old one, but of all the spatulas I’ve had over the years, the best, and I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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Smoky Skies – A World on Fire

For the second year in a row, August brings a pink Martian sky with a dull sun clawing its way through the smoke. According to the BC Wildfire Service, there have been over 1,800 forest fires this year. A snapshot … Continue reading

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It’s a Bee Thing

I’ve seen it often enough to know that sleeping on sunflowers is a thing some bees do. Is it something they like? Something they want to do? That’s a mystery. But I suppose, for some solitary bees, once its nest … Continue reading

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Who Is the Fairest of them All?

Who is the fairest of them all? That is an easy answer. It’s Lulu with her lovely green eggs. Most of the hens have decided there are better things to do than lay eggs on hot summer days. Lulu isn’t … Continue reading

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Things to Smile About on a Warm August Day

The white flower bean pods are getting plump. Grapes are fattening. It’s impossible to go into the garden without smiling. And harvesting poppy seeds is an otherworldly affair. Do these even look like earth creatures? They look like oddities from … Continue reading

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