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Down the street….

Sometimes, when frustrated by the development gold rush in Long Branch, I have to remind myself how fortunate we are to live so close to fantastic spots like Sam Smith Park. Yesterday we took The Partners for a long walk by the lake…. There is… Read More

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A Long Day in Long Branch

The construction on lower Twenty Seventh Street was overwhelming today. There were an unbelievable number of construction vehicles around, equipment and materials everywhere, and a tremendous amount of noise and dust. This morning, the tree protection was removed from the spruce tree at #4. I… Read More

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The Lawn Sign

A neighbour from up the street dropped by the other day with a lawn sign and asked if I’d like to have one on my front lawn. I’ve never had a lawn sign for anything, not for or against anything, not in support of a… Read More

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Open Mic

I had a fun time last night at the monthly open mic at Fair Grounds, a coffee shop here in Long Branch. Mostly I play my banjo in isolation (for my own amazement), so it’s an opportunity to play for some people for a change.… Read More

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Beautiful morning

What a beautiful morning to be out with the partners. This photo was taken from the shore by the water filtration plant next to Sam Smith Park – looking south-west. Sunny, just a little bit cool. Perfect. We walked through the field behind the yacht… Read More

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Avian Symphony

Out with the partners at dawn today, the avian symphony was spectacular. No construction. The stinky forklift constantly chugging away next door hadn’t started up yet. No generators. No idling construction vans. Just birds. Lots and lots of birds, creating a magical layers backdrop to… Read More