Heat!

I have been waiting for the first day outdoors without a  scarf up to my eyes, but never expected it to come so soon. In the spring, when the sun starts to feel warm,  I sometimes roll down the window in my car as I wait at the lights. Well, it was today! I was in a parking lot when my daughter called. We talked for over a half hour with the window wide open. Ah, the sheer joy of warm sun rays! It’s the Canadian heaven.

Fractals

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I once told a neighbour, a mathematician, that as an artist I noticed that in nature patterns often repeat in a smaller and smaller recurring shapes. To my amazement he replied that a whole branch of mathematics called fractals is devoted to this. Now the patterns in this tree,  the veins of a leaf, or even the human body,  seem even more mysterious.

Places To Go

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While the garden is asleep it’s busy above ground. We don’t see much more than snowdrifts when we look out the window, but the tell-tale footprints relate a different story. One of these scuttling creatures got in between our floorboards and was rummaging around at night. Sadly we had to address it before it chewed our house down. I wonder if these little critters ever take down time, it sure doesn’t look like it.