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I believe I've managed to add a widgety-gadgety-thingamajiggy on the right-hand side of this page, allowing you to sign up for e-mail notifications of new postings. I've used various e-mail addresses on my various Google/Blogger accounts (and God only knows which one is attached to this blog), so don't be surprised if you receive a notification from one of my sly pseudonyms. ;-)
I've also heard from a few kind souls wanting, but not managing, to post comments. I *think* you just need to click on the word "comments" (which will either be accompanied by a number or "no"), down below. Please keep trying! I love comments!
Anyway, to the blog-du-jour ....
This tree, near W. 10th and Fir, is apparently sort of famous ... or so I learned one day when Freddie was doing this:
A friendly guy emerged from the apartment building behind the tree, made a joke about dogs sticking their noses into everything, then asked if I knew that this tree — a catalpa tree — had been painted by one of the Group of Seven. I did not know this. I tried to find the painting via Google but had no luck. Maybe the story was hooey ... but the apartment building (entrance pictured below) is called Catalpa Court.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the experience was the way Freddie led me into a conversation with a complete stranger. This happens every single walk. It's a great thing.
Fetching the ball at Tennyson School. Weirdly, Freddie was the only dog there, so he had to make do with me as a playmate.
(And now I'm switching to putting the comments above the photo they refer to.)
Something in that church lawn made Freddie want to get down for a vigorous roll.
Someone left a pair of boots.
Church raffle prizes ...
Vancouver's bikeways are boss! This is near the intersection of the Off-Broadway route and the Cypress one.
Another groovy tree ...
Freddie and I stopped by the paint store to pick up some colour chips. Pourquoi?
Maybe it has something to do with the phone number I tore from this sign. Hmm. Stay tuned!