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Monarch

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July 16, 2018. I took a break from biking in order to run errands and to help gRSShopper adapt to the new environment (including turning on caching to relieve Reclaim's poor CPUs). Meanwhile this monarch butterfly ran some errands of its own in our back yard. https://flic.kr/p/298NZBo

St-Bernatrdin

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July 15, 2018. Watched the World Cup game then went out for what should have been a short ride but ended up being the longest ride of the year. It was warm, conditions were perfect, and I also biked at the best pace of the year, our to St-Bernardin and back, some 74 kilometers. https://flic.kr/p/27NeUfc

Tree Frog

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July 14, 2018. Another hot and humid day, not exactly ideal weather for a frog, but this tree frog seemed comfortable nestled in the buckthorn. I went out for a bike ride today, just a quick 50 km. https://flic.kr/p/Ku7WhF

Mont Tremblant

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July 13, 2018. For our last day at Mont Tremblant we took the gondola to the top of the mountain and hiked the 360 trail. The day was a bit hazy instead of the brilliant blue skies we've been having, but it was still very warm, even at the summit. https://flic.kr/p/297xbov

Chute du Diable

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July 12, 2018. We went into Mont Tremblant National Park for the short hike in to see La Chute du Diable. Another perfect day in the sunshine, followed by an evening show at the Blues Fest. https://flic.kr/p/27Zttwj

Labelle

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July 11, 2018. 25x50 Day 4. Cycled from Mont Tremblant to Labelle along the route of the former Petit Train du Nord through some beautiful northern lakes country. This evening: Sue Medley Band. https://flic.kr/p/27XtKQy

Dawn Tyler Watson

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July 10, 2018. We drove up to Mont Tremblant today and among other things saw a couple blues bands at the festival. We also bought jelly beans, walked around for a bit, and ate pizza. Beautiful day, spectacular weather, and I got a load of photos. https://flic.kr/p/28WKqFL

Feeding Time

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July 9, 2018. There's a whole ecosystem at the tip of the flower, with the hovering bee being only the most obvious participant. Today was a half-work day as I went into the office for a bit. I also continued the server migration to Reclaim. https://flic.kr/p/27TzVJU

Morewood

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July 8, 2018. 25 x 50 Day 3. Tough cycling into the teeth of the wind for 30 km to reach Morewood. Another very warm day. This overgrown yard is on Morewood's main road. https://flic.kr/p/27RE4Pf

A Bend in the Road

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July 7, 2018. 25x50 Day 2. This is a corner long highway 14 where I rested for a bit on my ride to Northfield and Dixson (total distance 71.7km). It was a very hot day and while I had enough water, I still had a bit of leg cramping. https://flic.kr/p/LMzwjs

More Malvas

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July 6, 2018. So we decided to take the car an run a few errands, niot because they really needed doing, but because, well, you know. Also, it was too windy for biking. Tomorrow, though. These malvas are in the front garden and go really well with the grey stone driveway. https://flic.kr/p/28P7FAw

Clarity

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July 5, 2018. Pictured here is our brand new Honda Clarity. It's a PHEV - a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. What that means is that it runs as an electric car, but has a secondary gas motor in case power, range or speed are needed. We ordered it back in March and took delivery today. So far (after 40 km) I'm delighted with the car. https://flic.kr/p/27tBeip

Queen Anne's Lace

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July 4, 2018. Another quiet day getting a little stuff done, puttering on the computer, picking blakcaps, and getting ready for an exciting day tomorrow. https://flic.kr/p/264QgLS

Huckleberry

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July 3, 2018. We think this shrub growing near the back shed is a huckleberry. Wouldn't that be nice! Another quiet day with a bit of paperwork done, a visit to the bike shop, more reading on blockchains, and some enjoyable World Cup watching (though I really feel for my friends in Colombia). https://flic.kr/p/28MVM1M

The Storm That Missed Us

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July 2, 2018. I spent a very quiet day indoors reading about blockchains. Outside, it was stifling hot. We thought we might get hit by the big thunderstorm, but no such luck. https://flic.kr/p/27ECYjL

Ottawa Champions

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July 1, 2018. These are the Ottawa Senators prospects visiting for the national anthem at the Champions game on Canada Day. It was incredibly hot, but we were treated to an excellent 2-hit shutout by Champions pitchers. https://flic.kr/p/LAkTRj