Here, have a cat. Continue reading “From the world pool: August 10, 2018”
I’d far, far rather have the tent city than these guys.
The Soldiers of Odin was founded in Finland by Mika Ranta, an admitted neo-Nazi, to patrol the Finnish streets in order to “protect” citizens from asylum seekers, according to an article by the Agence France-Presse. However, the Vancouver Island chapter’s president has denied accusations of neo-Nazism and racism.
It’s those ties and links that attracted a number of people to come and support members of Discontent City, including Phoebe Ramsay, who handed out literature about the Soldiers of Odin. Ramsay said as soon as she found out about the SOO coming to Nanaimo, she decided to make the drive up from Victoria to protest against them and inform people about them.
“In Canada, although the Soldiers of Odin are trying to put forward a front that they are a community safety and service organization … there are still clear links of this organization to white supremacy and they are also an extremely anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, Islamophobic hate group,” Ramsay said.
I was out early on my bike when I saw a dark stone in the trail that wasn’t a stone. Aw, a dead mouse, I thought, but stopped because it didn’t quite have that look dead mice usually have—that is, limp and lifeless. I walked back and put my finger to its whisker and it moved. Continue reading “today’s find”
It’s hot, hot, hot, so I’m in the coolest room in the house putting together a world pool house. Continue reading “From the world pool: July 28, 2018”
I’ve found that if you move slowly enough, sometimes a frog will climb up on your hand and sit there. Not this time, though! I think the problem was my position; I couldn’t keep the hand flat enough and it didn’t like feeling enclosed.
Well, this wasn’t what I expected to find smack in the middle of the veggie garden path yesterday. I guess someone got caught short.
(The garden is netted, but somehow they still manage to find a way in, and then can’t get out till I open the gate and shoo them off. And they REALLY like blueberries.)
For some reason this spring I started finding cocoons and chrysalises. It started with the wonderful one I found in March, which I’d determined was likely the cocoon of a Ceanothus Silk Moth. It had been pretty battered up, so I didn’t expect much, but I put it in a huge glass jar with a piece of screening over the top, and left it outside the kitchen window so it was sheltered but I could immediately see if anything hatched. Continue reading “Hatching of a different kind”
Somewhere around June 13thit was pointed out that there was a bird’s nest on our Hydro box. Well, that was exciting! Especially since it wasn’t a robin. We’re used to robins’ nests in odd places. Continue reading “Watching and seeing”
I’ve been lazy recently. Not so many links. Continue reading “From the world pool: June 8, 2018”
My, what lovely eyes you have.
Young ravens leave the nest before they can fly properly, so they walk around with their parents constantly yelling at/about them. This one’s parents were making quite a racket; when I spotted the baby and moved closer one of them started aggressively tearing apart a dead branch. I’m not sure what it expected the rain of debris to do, given that I wasn’t under that tree.
Some days just feel like this. Continue reading “From the world pool: April 28, 2018”
Have a nice fungus. Continue reading “From the world pool: April 20, 2018”
Where did our sun go? We HAD it… Continue reading “From the world pool: April 8, 2018”
…the one that I’ve forgotten the password for. The one used for this blog.