The big news around here lately (and I mean big because no fewer than three people mentioned it to me independently within six hours) is that Google Earth has updated their maps of my town. After virtually cruising around for a while, I came to one conclusion:

We have a lot of trees around here.

Want proof? That’s an overhead shot of my neighbourhood above. Ten points if you guess which house is mine. But that’s not even the worst of it.

This is my elementary school (I’m surprised we didn’t lose more kids),
this is my high school (and yes this is a different patch of woods, and neither of these schools is on the edge of town),
This is part of the road to work,
and I don’t know what this is but apparently I drive around it everytime I go to Meghan’s house.

Today I even had to help some guy get his balloons out of a tree.

Random FAQ Comments (5)

5 Responses to “Into the woods”

  1. David says:


    your house is the one with the red roof!

    nature without adequate lighting scares me. :-D

  2. Anonymous says:

    I say your house is the red roofed one, on the upper side of the only full block in the picture.

    Also I think it’s a treehouse…


  3. David says:

    i’ve got the prologue from “into the woods” (the musical) stuck in my head now…

    But into the woods,
    Into the woods,
    Into the woods
    To Grandmother’s house
    And home before dark.

  4. GP says:

    I *wish* it were a treehouse.

    Nature with adequate lighting isn’t nature. Unless it’s on fire.

    And as for spelling… I think I’ll cite precedent. Goo, boo, moo. Therefore loose = to misplace something. Bose, hose, pose. Therefore lose isn’t the proper spelling of anything. I stand by it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love any mention of me, my house and trees in your blog:)


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