Nature

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Argiope aurantia – Black and Yellow Garden Spider

(thank you Brad)

 

 

Wednesday April 16

I’m sitting here watching plants

Bamboo to be exact

I noticed them moving in unison

Straining, towards the Sun…following it

There are clouds in the sky and when the Sun disappears…the plants go limp and hang, as if in repose

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The Light is their Lord and Master

In it’s presence, they come to attention

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Every leaf welcoming the warmth. Energy. Life

They look like tiny green solar panels

Incredibly efficient

You don’t have to search very far to discover the magic of Nature

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On Saturday evening, Andrea, Chris, Wendy and I went to a fundraiser for Ecole Du Pacifique, the local French school

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There was a silent auction, door prizes, raffle baskets and music…lots of music. A local group (The Rakish Angles) playing a mix of jazz and newgrass, entertained until nine (they were fantastic) and then a D.J. (The Bryan) took over and raised the cedar roof

Every Day I’m Shuff-a-ling

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Fired up on Cosmos, Chris won the spotlight dance

(Mancuso!!!)

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There were two dance related injuries. Apparently, two as yet unnamed party-goers (Wendle and Andrea) were Shuff-a-ling a little too enthusiastically (it’s in their nature)

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After much icing, both parties are making a speedy recovery

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Travel News

Our friends Baz and Glenda are travelling to Ecuador. Baz is excited to try the Cuy

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Hey Baz…try some of the other delicacies too…

Ecuadorians also have a fondness for beetle larvae and a soup made from bull penis

(how old ARE you?)

And Speaking of Nature…

Check out this very cool live coverage of a Hummingbird nest in Esquimalt BC (thank you Eric Pittman). Remember, click on the pic to go to the link

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Goodnight all

Moose and Wendle

P.S.

‘Common Bird Illnesses’

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P.S.S.

Look Ma…No Hands

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