Annoyances

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I forgot to share our dressed up garbage truck this past Tuesday, Canada Day. I've never seen a flag draped across one before.

Canada Day garbage truck

Kai wants to know, what the heck happened to all of the bees?

june 30 2014 kai

I knew it was bad but now I'm noticing their absence in my own backyard. Literally. By this time of year, I've seen and taken hundreds of photos of bees around the yard and in the parks. (Still trying for the perfect shot.) I've seen 3 bees since April of this year. Only 1 last week. I do not know how people are not freaking out about this. I don't know how the governments around the world are not taking a collective stand against pesticides and whatever else is killing off the bees. And yes it is an issue that is just has important as war, famine, sexual explotation etc. If we don't have bees pollinating our crops, most of our food supply will be gone. Where are my bees? A Facebook page that I follow, concerning bees: Ma's Backyard Beez. A great resource and they link to great articles and other websites.

july 1 2014 rose 3Time for another library run. I renew the books 2-3 times, but I get them read. I finished The Amazing Absorbing Boy, by Rabindranath Maharaj.  An immigrant story about a teenager from Trinidad, who comes to Canada to be reunited with his absentee father and hopefully find better opportunities. It was a great read, until the end. Why? There was no real conclusion! Did the main character stay in Canada or go back to Trinidad? I guess I'm left to fill in the blank.

Till next time,

Nadia

I forgot to share this years 1st visit to my local garden centre. No pics of Jack the cat, yet. The season is still young, plus he was sleeping so soundly in his basket. I did learn that the vast amount of turtles are there because of drop-off's. People that think an inch-sized turtle is cute until, it doesn't stop growing. Or one of the big reason's. Parent's of college/university students dropping turtles off after the 1st or 2nd semester because they don't want to look after their kids turtle. I wish people would think before they get certain animals. Whether it's animals that need special care or animals that may outlive you. By the way the turtle on top refused to come off the rocks during snack time, to get her treats. Apparently she's a hand-fed diva. The attitude she gave off was too funny.

turtle 2014 2

I'm also making my way through the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries by Nancy Martin. I finished Cross Your Heart And Hope To Die. Now I'm on to A Crazy Little Thing Called Death: A Blackbird Sisters Mystery. I treasure my reading time on the bus because that is the only time during the week that I have to read for pleasure, without guilt. Are you reading any good books or book series?

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My 1st Tilley. Loving it! A lifetime guarentee  for replacement if it wears out. Insured against loss. This model has a UPF of 50+. Which is great for me because I can't wear any kind of sunscreen on my face. Breakouts galore. Don't mind the fluffy robe, I was getting comfortable for the rest of the night.:)

my first Tilly

Anyway it's  homework time now, so I can enjoy my weekend later. I hope you enjoy yours!

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Till next time,

Nadia