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Young Chickadee

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June 20, 2021. I'm guessing this is a young chickadee, based on the colouring and the mottled feathers. We spotted this and much more during our hike today on Stony Swamp Trail, in Ottawa's southwest. First time we've been there, and it's really quite nice, one of the best of the Greenbelt trails. There's a lot more to this part of the Greenbelt and we'll be back. https://flic.kr/p/2m6GkDM

Life in a Small Town

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June 19, 2021. Today was windy and not very pleasant for a bike ride but I put in 66 km anyway just to enjoy scenes like this, a typical day at a typical diner in small town Ontario. https://flic.kr/p/2m6ujSq

Wet

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June 18, 2021. You can see what sort of weather we had today by these leaves from the front lawn. I like to get a Friday ride in before my Saturday ride (Sundays are reserved for hiking with Andrea) but it wasn't happening this week. I did finally get back to my gRSShopper code, working on creating good graphs. https://flic.kr/p/2m6qbgm

Crabapples

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June 17, 2021. These are crabapples developing in our tree in the back yard. This is easily the best season our beleagured little tree has had. Another long meeting today which was moderately interesting, as well as a continuation of the Twitter debate, which saps my energy. https://flic.kr/p/2m6tNpX

Inside the Milkweed

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June 16, 2021. I have some better photos of a milkweed (a href="https://ift.tt/3xoF9dG this) but I really like this accidental look at what's going on inside it, from the milkweed bugs getting it on to the ant in one of the buds. Our backyard is filled with milkweed in an effort to help monarch butterflies; it's still too early for them but we've seen a couple. Today we bought some new bird feeders in order to replace old reliable, so we'll see what this new look to the back ward brings. https://flic.kr/p/2m6bhpE

A Weed

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June 15, 20921. I asked Andrea what this is and she said 'a weed', which I suppose is technically true, though I think it makes a great photo. Today was another rainy day and I'm still having issues getting productive, though there was a morning meeting, so that's something. https://flic.kr/p/2m69H73

Bird on a Wire

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June 14, 2021. It was a thunderstorm day today, as evidenced by this bird balancing on the tangle of wires being buffeted by the wind in front of the house. It's a young robin, just hatched this year, still a bit rough around the edges. My major accomplishment today was to update all my work passwords (not a trivial process). I also felt a bit like that bird, buffeted by the issues and discord sown in the posts and articles I read as part of my regular regimen. So, not very productive, but thoughts and feelings banked for later. https://flic.kr/p/2m5K6yk