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    Snowfall

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    January 14, 2024. This was the back ward today - bare trees and plenty of snowfall. A pretty good storm is brewing. I stayed indoors all day and worked on my European project, making a ton of progress. I'm also waking up early because I have a 4:00 a....
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    The Goalie

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    December 2, 2023. This goalie posed for me while participating in the 4-on-4 road hockey tournament at the Casselman Christmas Fair today. We walked down, I had some focaccia, and we visited the Swiss Bakery seasonal store as well as a number of booth...
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    Nation River

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    March 29, 2023. This is the Nation River near the 417, seen on a quick noon-hour bike ride (taking advantage of a few warm hours while we had them). Up early this morning, did a bunch of work on the tech barriers, then a meeting, then more work, and fi...
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    House

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    January 24, 2023. This is just an ordinary house I see when I go on my walk, but it's funny how a few trees and some snow make any old house a postcard picture. Had a few meetings today, discussed ontologies and instructional strategies, and gave an in...
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    Snow Angel

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    January 23, 2021. This is an angel at the cathedral in the centre of town. I went for a short walk today instead of the usual hike, because of the cold weather. Otherwise, I spent the entire day working on gRSShopper and watching football (it turned ou...
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    Spider

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    October 8, 2021. This is a very healthy spider sheltered just outside the downstairs bathroom window. I liked the way just the centre strands of the web were lit up by the sun. Tough day today as I couldn't figure out why my presentations weren't displ...
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    Screwdriver

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    April 23, 2021. This is a Robertson screwdriver, also known as an ANSI Type III Square Center screwdriver. It's one of several I keep handy at my work desk and became my photo of the day for lack of anything else to photograph. Had a meeting today, a d...
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    The Water Tower

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    March 6, 2021. This is Casselman's water tower taken from a parking lot along Principale, from a longer-than-usual walk today. I played a bit with HDR, shooting bracketed photos with the camera and merging them in Lightroom. I otherwise spent the entir...
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    Woodpecker

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    March 1, 2021. I spotted this very large and healthy woodpecker along the Nation River on my daily walk. Today was a good day: I started by giving back-to-back presentations to different groups, both of which went well, then I successfully ran a gRSSho...
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    The Bridge

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    November 20, 2019. This is the railway bridge at Casselman (I can also see it, at a different angle, from my kitchen window). I've been focused on my current paper on ethics, preparing for a trip that might not happen, and watching the days grow shorte...
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    Ricola

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    January 23, 2019. Working from the home office today allowed me to miss the snowstorm, pamper my sore throat, and actually get some stuff done - I got a contribution for a book written, and watched Tim Bouma's presentation on identity. https://flic.kr/...

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