Changing the Landscape: One Bag At a Time

March 6, 2012 11:00 p.m. Weather -7 degrees, intermittent cloud and sun, after a night of 4″ of snow.

Fresh Snow on March 6

I have to say, I hadn’t thought to go up against the fence, at the far end of the pond.  It took a mere five minutes to fill my bag with plastic bags. So, today’s findings were exclusively plastic bags. I hardly made a dent.

Self Portrait March 6

At this point I am really thinking about inviting others, perhaps students from the highschool, to help me with this project. We met no witnesses to our project today and so I did some wee self portraits as we ended our eighth day at Frank’s Flats.

Max-Man Waits By Our Load

In the meantime, I am enjoying learning a bit about movie maker.  Note that the music fades on the first movie, but not on this one…that’s because I’m learning a single skill at a time and having a blast!

Experiencing My Landscape: One Bag at a Time

March 1, 2012 4:30-5:30 p.m. Weather -3 degrees, completely white sky, although for a short while the sun was visible, soft and white behind thick cloud, eventually, it had no chance.  It disappeared.  The coolest thing was the silhouette of a grey blue aircraft flying past its brightness.  We met no one on our walk today.  In the end, I collected from one section of the hill, placed the bag in the bin and then went exploring, empty-handed.

Findings: MUCH insulation, plastic, two Tim Horton's cups with lids, plastic sandwich bags, 2 cardboard boxes


Nothing Much Has Changed at the Bin

Max Waits Patiently as I Pick Garbage

Something is Wrong With This Picture!


Something is Wrong With This Picture!


...and this one.


...and this.


It is Your Landscape