Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

Easter Woodpecker

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

This woodpecker is the Red-breasted Sapsucker, and it’s pecking on the house today. It’s not actually looking for bugs; it is tapping (very loudly) in order to find a mate.

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Flowers, slugs, dirt

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Skunk cabbage, amanita, slug, trillium. Easter weekend on Southern Vancouver Island, before the high winds hit.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~ Margaret Atwood

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It’s Spring, Let’s Go Outside!

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

These are all, as usual, from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970. I love the photo of the little garden house with the abstract geometric painting, above, and the book actually includes plans for it (click at bottom). One of the things that is so great about 1960s and 70s decor books is that many of the best ideas come with DIY instructions or are just simple to make, like the cedar privacy wall below.

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