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

The Silliness Over Tree Swallows

This gallery contains 4 photos. These tree swallows were photographed at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in over the mid-May Victoria Day long weekend. This beautiful and inquisitive male is one of several who like to sit on the nesting boxes by the ponds and watch the humans go by.

Tree Swallow, male on nesting box

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The Secret Garden of Boundary Bay

This gallery contains 18 photos. The Secret Garden of Boundary Bay isn’t really much of a secret to its local inhabitants, though to the rest of Metro Vancouver, it may be. I’m glad we stumbled upon it whilst biking to Centennial Beach a couple of years ago.

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Rodin’s Fly (aka Ruby Tuesday)

What must this striking insect be thinking? This ruby-eyed fly seems to be striking a contemplative pose on the edge of a sunflower leaf. Photographed in the backyard in the evening, during the third week of June. After several (shaky) attempts to shoot it from above, I got two shots this way before Ruby flew off.

Red-Eyed Fly