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A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...


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NaBloPoMo 2014 - Day Twenty
Mike Yates
alec_towser
Apparently I haven't used Safari since posting for NaBlo 2010, as that's what prompted for the entry title. How odd.

Anyway, yesterday I said I might take a walk to alleviate the sheer Blah of my day alone at home, and swordznsorcery suggested "Are there any interesting local features? Neighbourhood pictures might help to fill up a post."

While there aren't many outstanding landmarks within walking distance of our house (as I have no car at the moment), I decided to break out my camera and take pictures of things I came across that I found interesting.

What you see below is the culmination of walking down 10 blocks of main road near my house (then back home, clearly), totaling 1h40 walking time.



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Quick selfie before heading out to show that I'm in Srs Bzns mode - you can tell by the Scarf.

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My neighborhood. Note that it's grey and dreary.

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And wet. Well, they don't call it Raincouver for nothing.

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I was faced with a choice upon arriving at the main road - go up this unfriendly hill...

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...Or down this not-hill. Guess which one I picked.

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Upon choosing the path of least resistance, I came across this river that I've driven by many times, but never actually stopped to look at.

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Some fallen tree that I thought looked interesting.

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Random shopping cart filled with junk. Maybe a homeless person lives there?

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Foliage! :D

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An abandoned Christmas gift bag. Poor thing.

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Warning - addition problems ahead.

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I thought all the orange leaves looked pretty.

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Gorgeous!

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I consider myself lucky to live in a place that still has so much natural plant life around. I don't know how the people who live in big urban centres do it.

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I thought the red of the hydrant looked striking against the bushes.

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Beware the bicycles from above.

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More pretty!

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I'm far too easily amused by typos on public signs/notices.

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You wouldn't think that this sort of colour naturally occurs on trees, but it totally does.

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I love these trees. I could look at them all day.

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Random telephone pole offers assistance with my personal finances. No thank you - my mother always told me to not talk to strangers.

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Just because I liked the colour. Opted not to take a clearer one, for privacy's sake. People can get pretty iffy about things like that.

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The sky was turning an odd blue-with-lighter-colour-on-the-edges colour on my way home.

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Apparently some person has these special trees in their front yard. Who knew?

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I have had it with striped signs. Where are the plaid ones when you need them?

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The Hill of Doom I didn't want to climb earlier. Note how much worse it looks from here than in my earlier picture.

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The power transformers farm. Nothing but kilometres of transformers, almost ready for harvest.

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Info signs for the Shopping Cart Stream that I hadn't bothered to look at earlier.

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Word of the day: Riparian. Knowledge is power!

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Apparently I live on Bear Street now. Such is life.

Hopefully you enjoyed this look at my neighborhood. :D See you all tomorrow, when we enter the third and final phase of NaBlo 2014!

[Note: Also, if for any reason you want a full-size version of any of the photos, just let me know. :)]

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Oh noes! Flying bicycles!

Nice collection of photos. Those red leaves look terrific. We seem to have skipped the red stage of autumn here, and gone straight from greeny-brown to bare trees, so it was nice to see some good colour. And that perspective shot, looking down the road towards the hill, is very striking. I like the river too.

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