day 19: a (not so) lazy sunday according to…. Candace Couse
What feels like many a month ago I had the pleasure of being on an artistic residency with the amazingly talented visual artist , Candace Couse. Today I sent her this….
Q: Dear Candace, on my blog I’m featuring amazing people’s lazy Sundays and I would love it if you could tell me about you lazy Sunday?
A: You have crazy ideas, and I like these ideas. I would be happy to be featured on your blog.
The real trouble is that there is no such thing as a perfect and lazy Sunday for me. Perfect Sunday, yes, but I love a wee bit o’adventure! Today Haven and I went to Port Dalhousie with my darling doggie Charlie to have a gander at one of Canada’s great lakes churning with large hunks of ice. It was treacherous and thrilling and we had to make several life or death decisions.
This Sunday was also a learning day as we were curious as to why there seemed to be so many Canadian geese anymore that did not migrate south during our frigid Canadian weather (see Polar Vortex) anymore. We consulted google and learnt that these renegade geese were the many generations of offspring from a few domesticated geese. Apparently because the first generation were never taught to, all subsequent generations lost the ability to migrate.
We also learnt that the human male is in peril. The Y chromosome (whom you may know from such collaborations as the XY human male sex) has slowly been degrading by losing or shedding DNA base pairs since it first made it’s appearance about 80 million years ago. It will be totally gone at some point. Evidently this process happens and has happened already to some frogs, people I know, etc.
photos by candace couse 2014
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happy sunday, love ce xxx