Agency and Birdwatching in COVID-19

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I bought a new camera as part of my COVID Coping Strategy and discoverd birds. Little did I know I would accumulate thousands of bird photos. Now Terry has posted a new challenge to prompt me to curate my bird … Continue reading

Shades of Violet

Violet has many shades since it is made up of blue and red. The red violet is warmer and the blue violet runs cooler towards purple. There are so many shades of violet in watercolours, it is temping to do a whole painting in shades of violet. Which I did below. It’s a collage based on a life drawing I did many years ago.

I’ve picked a view examples of violet from my walks and beachcoming following the #sundaystills blog post series.

White from coast to coast.

White is the theme for this weeks #Sundaystills so I am taking you on a cross-Canada virtual tour strarting in Saint John NB. White is an easy pick in Canada because we have winter which lends itself to lots of pictures of ice and snow. So let’s begin. One of the iconic images of Canada is the backyard ice rink. This one was beside my brother’s house in Saint John NB, as is the house across the street, decorated for Xmas.

Moving west, the next stop is Ottawa in winter and spring. The Rideau River runs through Ottawa and freezes over in the winter. Skating on the river is a popular winter activity. The city hosts WinterFest which includes a bed race on the frozen river, ice sculptures and some unusual creatures. Ottawa is well known for its tulip festival in May/June.

 

Our next stop is Niagara Falls. What could be whiter? Along with a stop at Niagara Falls I went to wedding at a winery. Nothing says white like a wedding, right?

Moving across the country, the next selection are natural history photos on the west coast. Vancouver is well known for its early flowering cherry trees, magnolias and rhododendroms and is well worth a trip in April/May. 

White is a common colour on water birds. A close look reveals a wide range of patterns in nature.  Trumper Swan, common merganser and widgeon wings, all in the Courtenay BC area. 

Who won’t shut up in meetings? Men say it’s women. It’s not. – The Washington Post

“Manologues,” “mansplaining” and “manterrupting” are hallmarks of the conference room.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/18/men-interrupt-women-tokyo-olympics/

I was just out for a walk on the beach with 1 woman and 1 man and could feel the mansplaining coming on.

An Evidence-Based Strategy to Scale Vaccination in Canada :: Longwoods

Vaccination rollout efforts in Canada have been criticized for being slow to get under way. The results emerging from a national research study document the und
— Read on www.longwoods.com/content/26443/healthcare-quarterly/an-evidence-based-strategy-to-scale-vaccination-in-canada

This explains some possible factors in success/failure among Canadian provinces. Hard to statistically correlate factors with success. Nevertheless it is good to have someone capture system and structural factors the differ among provinces. Discussion of Quebec would strengthen theory.

19 Tips For Reading More This Year

19 Tips For Reading More This Year
— Read on www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/ariannarebolini/how-to-read-more-pandemic-2021

My favourite is the Chrome Extension so you can synch your Goodreads with the library you use. I also discovered Libby is the app to download for Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver Island public library not Overdrive.