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I had a peak – the nest is beside our deck which is already raised about 3-4 feet off the ground. I stood on a chair and reached my arm around the post – so more of a sneaky shot from a funny angle which was marginally close – not directly close…to the nest. Momma robin was watching from the tree…but luckily she decided not to dive bomb me…


“A handcar (also known as a pump trolley, pump car, jigger, Kalamazoo, velocipede, or draisine (powered or unpowered)) is a railroad car powered by its passengers, or by people pushing the car from behind. It is mostly used as a maintenance of way or mining car, but it was also used for passenger service in some cases. A typical design consists of an arm, called the walking beam, that pivots, seesaw-like, on a base, which the passengers alternately push down and pull up to move the car.”


We encountered this one hidden away in the Mediterranean gardens the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario.

Ducks – becoming habitat


Each year these ducks visit this backyard swimming pool. It’s a prime wetland found within an oasis of subdivisions and concrete. In this encounter, ducks and pool tarp are entangled in a happening…in a becoming habitat. A fleeting moment which, when the weather warms up, will disappear as the neighbours ready their pool for summertime. And which will reappear as summer fades.