117 Photographs in 2017


December 27th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

Shoes and bags, these are my kryptonite. I have a hard time resisting a nice leather bag, particularly when they are Fair Trade manufactured and ethically sourced materials. Like these lovelies, found in a little shop called Kasandy | Globally Local, in a mall across the street from where I work. Everything is Fair Trade [...]

And so I ask you….

December 25th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

....."When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last? Do you suck them very slowly, or crunch them very fast? Eat those candy-coated chocolates, but tell me when I ask, when you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?" I’m dating myself there….. Only one more photo to go [...]

Burning the Midnight Oil

December 17th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

This entire weekend was spent on a marathon of marking, I barely got off the computer or off the couch. Thirty two term papers to get through, and thirty two final exams. I got through the term papers at last, and thought I had another full day to work on the exams, until I realized [...]

Art of Spice

December 12th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

Last year I went to the Make-It Craft Fair and saw a fabulous necklace that I fell in love with. I didn’t buy it because it wasn’t inexpensive. This year the artist was back and she had another iteration of the same bronze cast star anise. I still loved it. This time I didn’t not [...]

Caught in the Act

December 11th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

I had never heard of Elf on the Shelf until last Christmas when I was having a conversation with the manager of the engineering group. I have no idea how it came up, he was probably talking about his young son and how Elf on the Shelf was getting a little R-Rated around his house [...]

A Visit to Lee Valley Tools

December 10th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

Lee Valley Tools is a bad store. A very, very, bad store. Because it’s hard to not spend too much money on too many things that I didn’t know I didn’t need. I rarely come out of there unscathed. Today I went to pick up a single item for a Secret Santa gift exchange later [...]

Tea Time

December 3rd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

...or "Why I Love Craft Fairs" I saw this teapot once at a booth at the Canada Day celebrations at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. I didn't buy it and I kicked myself for two years until I finally found the artist again, this time during the Eastside Culture Crawl. She didn't have one at [...]

Time is Precious

November 27th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

I’m feeling the effects of time these days. Kirk joked the other day that one doesn’t need drugs to feel a buzz anymore, one just needs to stand up quickly. WHEEEEEE! Headrush. But in all seriousness, why does time seem to go so slow when we are children and so quickly as we age. I’m [...]

Hot & Spicy

November 24th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

When I was younger I had pretty much zero tolerance for spicy foods. Then Kirk came along and he liked spicy foods. I started trying, but I often would make two separate small lasagnas so one could be heavy with chili for him, and one could be edible for me. My eyes used to water [...]

Through the Looking Glass

November 23rd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

It’s a rainy day and the temperature is dipping again. It’s been unseasonably warm with the Hawaiian Pineapple Express running over us this past few days. Seems like a perfect day to pack the field gear in the truck, head for Squamish, and spend part of the day walking streams and counting fish, doesn’t it? It [...]