Things Are Good: Waterproofing Cities for Resiliency

The last month brought a lot of rain to the city of Toronto which has led to the Toronto islands being half submerged and a temporary (and lax) travel ban to be put into effect. The rest of the city has fared slightly better. The city has slowly been improving its water management over the ...

PostArctica: Trees Cut Down In Verdun

It was inevitable were they going to proceed with the poorly conceived beach project on the Verdun waterfront, but it turns out that even though the city has recently said that the project has been postponed, a large swath of trees has been cut down on the proposed beach site. So my question today is ...

PostArctica: Walk # 19 – The Point Part 5 – Rain

  Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes, come on, let us sway together, under the trees, and to hell with thunder.” ― Edwin Morgan, A Book of Lives Started out at Bridge and Wellington. I wasn’t sure if Bridge south of Wellington was considered part of The Point or not so I figured if ...

PostArctica: Autumn Pictures

5 from today in the rain.

Things Are Good: Atmospheric Acidity Levels Return to Preindustrial Levels

Repairing the damage humans have done to the environment is a slow process but it can be done! Thanks to policies put in place by leading economies (the article sites the American Clean Air Act from the 1970s) the acidity levels in the atmosphere has returned to a balanced level. This proves that we can ...

PostArctica: My Stieglitz Shot

The things we do to get a good picture… One of the first very important figures to passionately endorse photography as an art form was Alfred Stieglitz, perhaps even better known as being for a time the husband of Georgia O’Keefe. Alfred Stieglitz claimed that he stood for 3 hours in a storm on Fifth ...

Things Are Good: Rain Gardens to Feature in Canada Blooms Competition

Canada Blooms is a competition to demonstrate one’s ability to display flowers. In the past it was based on the look of the arrangement done in a garden, now they are expanding how they think about flowers. This year they want people to submit rain gardens to the competition. Rain gardens are preferred because they ...

PostArctica: Thunderstorm and Lights Out On Wellington

Nice thunderstorm tonight that will cool things off for a few hours before the humidity roars back overnight. Street lights are out and most buildings have no power going west from 1st avenue.

PostArctica: Thunderstorm and Lights Out On Wellington

Nice thunderstorm tonight that will cool things off for a few hours before the humidity roars back overnight. Street lights are out and most buildings have no power going west from 1st avenue.

cartoon life: Composite clouds

Painted in Paper, assembled in Procreate. Filed under: art, digital, drawing, iPad Tagged: clouds, rain

The Disaffected Lib: The Relief of California

Desperately needed rain may be enroute to northern California.  With any luck some agricultural production may be saved.  There’s hope that an El Nino believed to be building in the Pacific will indulge California with a good drenching next winter.

Things Are Good: London Starts Planting Green Walls for Flood Prevention

Earlier this year, Toronto suffered some severe flooding and city planner Jennifer Keesmat composed this great tweet: Suddenly spending $ to maintain all of that not-so-sexy infrastructure and to plan for climate change seems wildly appealing. #TOflood — jennifer keesmaat (@jen_keesmaat) July 9, 2013 One of those programs she is referring to is the tower ...

LeDaro: Lightening: Hair raising experience

Michael McQuilken, right, was 18 when he and his brother, Sean, 12, climbed California’s Moro Rock in 1975. The photo was used for years to warn about the dangers of pending lightning strikes. “We thought it was something funny.” But now, nearly 38 years later, McQuilken says he recalls that deadly afternoon in the Sierra ...

LeDaro: Pouring rain

I went out for a short time and it was raining like this. It feels like monsoon has arrived in the Maritimes.

Things Are Good: Suburban Community Considers Higher Taxes for Paved Properties

Toronto and area received massive rain fall last week and one suburban community has decided that the need to encourage better water management through taxes. Basically, if you pave over green space you’ll literally pay for it. THe idea is to preserve as much green space as possible to act as a natural sponge during ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Blade Runner Revisited

“But what can a poor boy do except to sing for a rock and roll band”  The Rolling Stones Or maybe just follow your imagination with a camera if music is not your talent. So this is my take on Blade Runner. Or should I say my ultra low budget take in an abandoned (now ...

cartoon life: In expectation…

In expectation of what we will be complaining about soon. Filed under: art, digital, drawing Tagged: rain

cartoon life: The Weather today

Filed under: art, digital Tagged: Cat, cold, rain, weather, wind