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Coat Tree

This coat-wearing tree in a Penticton park has survived the winter very well and has acquired some extra style.

March 7, 2022

It looks different from October when everything was much leafier, but it’s still as colourful and inviting as last autumn.

October 1, 2021

There have been some creative additions, including some hanging pom poms and a branch that is sporting new fashions. I’m not sure who is “clothing” this tree, but there are some very fine examples of crochet, beadwork, and knitting.

Very bright and whimsical!

It’s not Easy Being Green

Today is St Patrick’s Day, and although I don’t have any Irish antecedents, my husband does. He, in fact, is half Irish.

Photo courtesy of Paige Morris

I don’t really understand why St Patrick’s Day has become so popular (is it the green beer? the riddance of green snakes?), but since I’m a half French frog, I do understand the green background and that it confers a certain ability to stand up to the preconceived notions of others.

So here’s to the Irish! May they live as long as they want, and never want as long as they live.

A Buttupine?

Around a corner from a door at YZF. I’ve passed this spot many times without before noticing.

I am not a smoker, but I couldn’t resist a picture of this bristling butt disposal depot. Ugh. While I can’t imagine standing out in this cold for a puff – and I totally get why no one has bothered to clean this thing – I guess any proverbial butt in a storm will do!

Happy Sunday.

The Insanity of Pointless Indulgence: 10 Things I Learned at Crate & Barrel Today

Note: It’s the holiday season, which means it’s also time for me to drag out some of my admittedly over-shared “Christmas” posts. Let’s start with …

The Insanity of Pointless Indulgence: 10 Things I Learned at Crate & Barrel Today

This is a truly hilarious but thought-provoking post from Brian Lageose. Please read, chuckle, and think.