The Philosophical Fish

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Catching up

October 7th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I haven’t been writing or posting, I’ve hardly been lifting my camera. I’ve lost my two babies, my feline companions, both in just three short months. It has been a devastating period and my heart feels shattered into a million tiny fragments. They aren’t at the door to greet us. They aren’t warming our bed [...]

Loki: Oct 1, 2006 – Oct 3, 2018

October 3rd, 2018|Just Thinking|

You were a shooting star whose fire burned out too soon. You loved every human you ever encountered. You fought a hard battle for over three years, against a mystery ailment that was never fully identified. You had the best medical team, with specialists in three countries trying to solve your puzzle, and that gave [...]

Missing Milo

September 18th, 2018|Just Thinking|

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and not writing anything. I try to write, and then I give up. I want to write about all the wonderful memories of Milo, but then I just become sad. Pets leave paw prints all over your heart, and you don't realize they are there until your lap is [...]

Milo: Feb 1, 2004 – July 4, 2018

July 4th, 2018|Just Thinking|

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ― Helen Keller RIP little baby bear, you are already missed so much. You came to us a year and a half old, having lived in a cage your whole life to that point. You were half the weight you should have [...]

Our precious little brown bear

June 30th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Our precious little brown boy. He came to us a mess; he was underweight, only had half the hair he should have had, and was sneezing out bloody goo. It took a while to stabilize him, and his sinuses have always been a mess, though they got better. Our long running fear was always a [...]


June 24th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Summer in the city, summer in Vancouver. I get cranky about the traffic, the tourists, the never ending cruise ships that disgorge thousands of people into the downtown core, making it almost impossible to move if I want to go for a walk into Gastown at lunch. On the flip side, I am privileged to [...]

Meditations in the Garden

June 24th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

When we went looking for a new home five years ago, I didn’t want a garden much larger than a postage stamp. I was tired of being a slave to managed nature. Even though it had just been a little condo, the tiny garden I’d created was a fair bit of work to keep under [...]

Charlotte’s Web

June 22nd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I am both fascinated and repulsed by spiders. I appreciate their structure, their functionality, their architecture, and their terrifying beauty. At the same time, I loathe them. I am a rational individual, but all rationality goes out the window when a spider lands on me or if I get too close to one that exceed [...]

Yoga Poser

June 21st, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

"Don't just stand there, let's get to it, Strike a pose, there's nothing to it..." Just a somewhat random act of mindlessness to meet a photo challenge today. I don’t practice yoga, I never have. I used to practice karate and found that much more energizing and fun….maybe one day I’ll try yoga, but I’d probably [...]

Morning Rituals

June 17th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Roy once asked me why on earth I get up at 5:30am when I don't start work until 7:45, and I only have a ten - fifteen minute commute. I like easing into the morning I told him, I like a slow start so I can enjoy the peace and quiet that each morning has [...]