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Reading the Leaves November 08 2018, 0 Comments

Words are important. But sometimes there seem to be too many of them. Too many we’ve heard, spoken, written and read. This week has begun to feel like one of those times. Whenever I’ve passed through the garden in the last few days — to do a little yard work, or on my way to … Continue reading Reading the Leaves

Trick or Treat October 31 2018, 0 Comments

Halloween in East Vancouver. Chills and thrills, colour, crows and a bit of junk food thrown in for good measure. It gets pretty spooky around here in late October. Being only a few blocks from  “Fright Nights” at Playland, every night-time dog walk is accompanied by eerie sound effects and piercing screams floating on the … Continue reading Trick or Treat

A Puzzlement of Crows October 20 2017, 0 Comments

It’s taken me a ridiculous length of time to get to this simple little blog . I’m just trying to update you on the WHO, WHAT and WHERE of the local crow families. But it’s complicated! I tried writing it all in words and it was confusing even me, so I decided we needed a … Continue reading A Puzzlement of Crows

Squirrel Safari September 17 2017, 0 Comments

Every dog walk with Nina is an adventure these days. Our objectives are in direct conflict. Nina’s goal: nab a squirrel. My goal: avoid becoming airborne* — I hear the waiting list for new hips is long. Nina is my daughter’s dog and lives with her, but Lily works long hours, so I do some … Continue reading Squirrel Safari

Cloud Mystery September 12 2017, 0 Comments

The clouds this morning made me really, really happy. I was so happy, that I had to question what it was about them that made me feel so darn chipper. Perhaps is because they made such a spectacular change from skies that have been either blue and cloudless or filled with sepia smoke for the … Continue reading Cloud Mystery

Dishevelled Crows September 04 2017, 0 Comments

My mother had a storehouse of wonderful sayings — one for every occasion, really. If I was looking particularly unkempt (a look I actively cultivated in my hippy days, but that’s an entirely different story) she’d say I looked as if I’d been “dragged through a hedge backwards.” Sometimes, at the end of a particularly hard … Continue reading Dishevelled Crows

Autumn Crow Walk October 14 2015, 0 Comments

If you’ve been wondering where Eric the crow is these days, read on. After a rather long day in the studio I was faced with the choice of a “feet up with tea” break, or a short walk. Luckily the sunshine outside persuaded me to go for the latter. I do love autumn. The special … Continue reading Autumn Crow Walk