Friday, May 24, 2013
...where the pond breaks through a sand barrier to reach Lake Ontario. South of this point is sand dunes and beaches; north is weathered flat rock, barren or with a thin layer of soil, extending northward more or less all the way to the St. Lawrence River.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Leucojum aestivum (Summer snowflake) is not native to North America. It was introduced from Europe/Asia, and is thriving at El Dorado. It belongs to the lily family.
Monday, May 20, 2013
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Brunnera macrophylla is not to be confused with the common forget-me-not,
which is an abundant early flowerer that self seeds and offers a riot of early color.
It soon takes on the characteristics of a weed and can be pulled, a few at a time,
whenever the gardner has a spare few moments while waiting for the dog.
Brunnera macrophylla a bit taller
and is a perennial that can be deadheaded and left for another year.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
They finished just 7:13 minutes apart!
Matthew Kiplagat and Maegan Krifchin
climb the Colvin Street hill toward Comstock Ave.
I admire anyone who runs even a part of the Mountain Goat.
It's a very tough race, and it was a hot day. Bravo to all!
Friday, May 3, 2013
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
There are almost no wheels in Venice. No bikes; a few scooters ridden by very young children; wheeled carts and wheelers to deliver goods along streets that are wide enough to accommodate them.
From the train station and car parks onward, one walks or takes a boat: public and private, utility, police, ambulance and hearse, pleasure and business. Whenever one needs to transport something that the rest of us think of a car or truck for, in Venice the job is done by boat.
Easy to say, but to really get a sense of it one has to watch: from bridges, streets and embankments, and from other boats, where every day the range is further revealed.
What follows is a very large post. I've started by showing canals, and then sorted the boats by broad categories. Hope you enjoy this little trip to watery Venice.
The Grand Canal
Embellished posts front many buildings on the Grand Canal.
Secondary and Smaller Canals
Steps on the Grand Canal
Steps on Torcello
...a wide canal that separates Giudecca from the main lagoon.
Vaporetti are the public busses. There are locals and expresses, inter-island lines, day and night routes, summer and winter routes. If you go, buy a pass-3 day or 7 day- if you can stay awhile. Individual rides are expensive, and the vaporetti are very handy.
To board a vaporetto you swipe your pass and enter a covered floating dock. Bigger stops have separate docks for each direction. The system of marking the routes is easy to understand.