WordPress and the LeetSpeak Connection

My 1337 Likes Trophy

(hip hip huzzar!)

Getting WordPress trophies for Likes and Follows is like the icing on a slice of New York cheesecake. It’s a pat on the back. A digital cheerleader that motivates you to keep up the good work, and encourages you to continue blogging your heart (and thoughts) out in the most eloquent way you can, whether that’s with words, images or both.

Today, I was given this interesting WordPress notification and trophy: “Congratulations on getting 1337 total likes on SIM | ANTICS.” At this point, I’d like to interject with a sanitized Wth? remark (which, translated into French, approximates “Quoi?”) Continue reading

Playin’ Peekaboo on the Apple Tree

This gallery contains 4 photos. I don’t usually characterize woodpeckers as curious or bold. Those are adjectives I usually reserve for chickadees or hummingbirds. But the sight of the head of a female Downy Woodpecker suddenly and soundlessly popping up on the apple tree in the backyard in the early evening hours of July 2 was completely unexpected and quite hilarious.

00 - Heads Up - Downy Woodpecker, female

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A Top 10 “Bill”board Hit?

This Song Sparrow is treating me to one of his arias. Photographed at the Serpentine Wildlife Management Area on a scorching hot Canada Day, July 1, where nary a bird was seen, but plenty of avian tunes were heard from the tall grasses and trees, and many dragonflies or butterflies alit on leaves, thwarting many a photo opportunity.

Song Sparrow Sings on Canada Day