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Downey Woodpecker

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April 11, 2021. We went for a walk today along the Mer Bleue Bog trail. It was a beautiful early spring day with a sky half-blue and half cloud. It would have been even better had I not reinjured my back while trying to tie my shoe (of all things!). Still, we had a good walk and I got a nice collection of photos. Now, back to the painkillers. https://flic.kr/p/2kSrHXE

Spring Pond

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April 10, 2021. This is a pond along the Township road just next to Warwick Forest. It's a temporary pond; it's very full now, but will be completely empty by summer. I viewed it while doing the 50 km loop to Avonmore on the road bike. It feels pretty early to be doing that, but it was a gorgeous 26 degree day with a light wind; couldn't ask for better. https://flic.kr/p/2kSfgKb

Chrysler Trail

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April 9, 2021. This is the new part of the Chrysler Trail - it's still coarse gravel - along the Nation River. They've done a really nice job winding it up and down the little river valleys. Since it's so new, it's gravel bike only. I took off an hour early from work to explore this trail for the first time, in all a 40km round trip from home. https://flic.kr/p/2kSjx8K

The 909

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April 8, 2021. This is the 909 going by on the tracks near my house, with the new subdivision in the background. Today started out with back-to-back meetings, then I did some evaluation work, wrote a bit, and did some dev. It was generally productive. That said, even though it was beautiful out (as you can see) I needed to give my cuts and bruises one more day to heal before going cycling again. https://flic.kr/p/2kSeuD4

Baseball inb the Back Yard

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April 7, 2021. There's nothing growing in the yard yet, but I did notice this baseball has sprouted at the very back. It's rare to see them come up so early in the year. Anyhow, a moderately productive day spent mostly doing assessments and a little bit following an online conference. Also a Costco day; the highways were thick with people trying to catch Covid before the stay-at-home order makes it a lot harder. I booked my vaccine appointment for about two weeks from now. Except for my bike rides, I'll be staying at home. Still banged up from last Monday, though. https://flic.kr/p/2kRG6r3

Attitude

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April 6, 2021. This is Julia giving me attitude for daring to take her picture while she's in her favourite sleeping container. I started the day with back-to-back meetings and did some work on project reviews before turning my attention again to the chmod problem in Docker, which thanks to Luc has been resolved. Nothing is easy, but I forge on. Still feeling pretty bumped and bruised from yesterday, but I'll live. https://flic.kr/p/2kRvFHt

Island in the Stream

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April 5, 2021. This is a birds-only island in the Ottawa River somewhere west of the Chaudiere Falls. I had to leave my car in the shop in Ottawa all day so I took the opportunity to go for a longish bicycle ride, even though it was a bit early in the season. 52 stop-and-go kilometers through the busy city in mid-teems weather and a cool north breeze felt longer than it was. A solid crash about two hours in didn't help. But it was a fun day, I got to see parts of Ottawa I haven't seen before, and I have a bunch of nice photos to show for it (also scrapes, a sore back, and damaged handle bars). https://flic.kr/p/2kRnrAR