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

Stop and Smell the Azaleas

Spotted at one of our local nurseries. Sunnyside Nursery isn’t the biggest nursery in Delta, but with this one and an Eastern Island head sculpture that’s almost the same scale as the original, you’ll stop and smell the azaleas. Yes, that is a palm tree to the left — face + palm, get it? A little rebus joke.

Big Head Sculpture

Go Ahead and Say “Awww”

This will never be a photo worthy of being a Getty Images stock photo, but the moment is priceless. This female Bushtit chose the perfect moment to look up from the California Lilac bush that she’s perched in, right into the lens of the camera with wide-eyed wonder! With her yellowish eyes (the male Bushtits have dark eyes), she looks, for all intents and purposes, like the world’s tiniest owl.

Bushtit in the California Lilac (female)

The Osprey Has Landed

This gallery contains 2 photos. This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to photograph an osprey. Here it is, sitting in the highest tree at VanDusen Botanical Garden above the manmade pond (which contains koi). We heard the cry and saw the overhead approach of this fish eagle before it landed.

Osprey on Tree 1

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