Before I start today’s post, I just want to share a couple of extra pictures that I took on the beach walk with my Dad yesterday.  I’ve done a little “manipulation”…

I’ll call the first one, which was originally a rock with two “grooves” that had filled with water, “mwah”….

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…and I may have an over active imagination, but I see the bust of Cleopatra in this leaf.  See the resemblance?  (and no, I was not drinking or smoking funny things when I took the picture)

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I’ll share today’s Photo A Day Challenge shot too.  The prompt is “Chaotic”.  From my archives, this photo showed the chaos of a flock of pigeons taking off in front of me.

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Because I haven’t exploited Neva on social media for a few days, here she is….

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And we move on…..

I went back to work today.  Life will slowly get back to normal for me.  April has been a true roller coaster of a month for me and my family.  For reasons you know here on the blog, and others I didn’t share, I’m happy to bid this month “buh bye” and move on to a bright May this Thursday.

But back to the work thing…. I have a “wall o’ inspiration” at my cubicle.  I pin inspirational words, funny cartoons, pictures of Dennis and Neva, just things that make me happy.  This is one of the “pins”, words from the late Jack Layton….

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…my friend James “camped out” at my desk last week while I was away last week….omg, how hilarious, this is was I found on my wall this morning.  I love my friends!  (the “yoga for people who like wine is compliments of my other work friend Doris.  She’s hilarious too!)

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I got back to my walks to and from work, and my lunchtime walkabout.  Here are a few shots…spring blossoms are still lovely, and the smell of the lilacs below?  Reminds me of my childhood.  One sniff, I’m transported to our home in Calgary that had a hedge of lilacs around the yard.

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Beautiful (and watery) greenery (I admit, I’m a little in love with the first shot)….

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Two random examples of “words to live by” (the second one takes a bit of “squinting” to see)…

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I cropped out the “base” of this sign, but someone has been walking around the neighborhood sticking these signs in or beside the poop that wasn’t picked up.  I think we have a poop vigilante in our midst!

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For no apparent reason, this pair of shoes was on the path.  (usually I see one shoe, never a pair)

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Speaking of feet….heed this warning….

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AT lunchtime, I went on the hunt for ducklings or goslings.  I saw neither, in fact, there were BARELY any ducks or geese to be seen.  And those I did see were a bit shy….

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However, I did see a hawk/eagle (it was hard to see but majestic nonetheless)…

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..a loud squawker (and I can’t remember what this is)….

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..a cormorant….

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..a goose that followed me.  It was actually a bit creepy, I wasn’t sure if he was wanting to shoo me away, or be my best friend….

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and wow….this heron is GORGEOUS!

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The heron provided foreground for a shot of the aquabus…

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..and a different aquabus served as a background to the paddler.

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The stone artists are back at it…

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Brace yourself for the Bad Joke of the Day…..

“Why did the mushrooms get invited to all the parties?”

“Because they’re ‘fungis’!”

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Please feel free to groan as you see fit!  :)

Here is the “hearts of the day gallery”.  The first one was a fluke…I was taking the mushroom shot above, and saw another fungi with a shadow in the shape of a heart…

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A “man made” heart…wonder if B&K are still together.

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..the heart in the clouds…

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And the last courtesy of a bug who liked this leaf.

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THE END….

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Groan again if you need be!  Have a great Tuesday everyone!!

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