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

A Wild Goose Chase

This is “The Spat at Piper Spit.” Despite all the Canada Goose goslings who were being trotted out for adoring crowds, there were still brawls going on at Burnaby Lake. This two-way territorial tussle between two Canada Geese illustrates the forces of nature most graphically. When the air (or should that be water?) finally cleared, the combatants went about their everyday business of preening as if nothing had happened. Photographed on May 3. See more at Forces of Nature.

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Oh Baby! A Rash of Springtime Goslings

This gallery contains 3 photos. You’ll have to excuse the softness of these photos. :) Canada Geese are so adorable when they’re small. These little ones are feeling drowsy after their morning swim at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on May 1.

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Deja View with A Lesser Scaup

This gallery contains 2 photos. One of a co-ed flock of five Lesser Scaups, a small diving duck species that make up the less common waterfowl population at Piper Spit / Burnaby Lake. This is the closest that I’ve gotten to a male Lesser Scaup (you can see a bit of greenish/purple iridescence on his left cheek). Photographed on January 30.

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