118 Photos in 2018

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 [...]

Cityscape

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 [...]

More time behind than ahead

June 15th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I had a couple of meetings out at UBC yesterday; I’m putting on a week-long workshop and needed to sort out some tank space, get keys and have my Faculty ID card programmed for some building and room access, and get the associated paperwork out of the way. I got about half of my tasks [...]

Furry Children

June 3rd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Every day with this little guy is a gift. It's coming up on three years since he was diagnosed with "something wrong" that still remains a mystery, but which is being managed....although there are new issues, and a new specialist, who wants to do an MRI, that has the potential to possibly find a brain [...]

Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

June 2nd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Gizmo lost a feather and I found it. It probably says something about me that I can take a closeup photo of one of Gizmo’s lost feathers and suddenly have a phrase like "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” (Ernst Haeckel) pop into my head. When I brought this image up on my computer screen I was struck [...]

Just some random garden shots

June 2nd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Saturday was surprisingly nice. The weather forecast had been doom and gloom, but Mother Nature had other plans and delivered some sunshine instead. I took advantage of some alone time at home, while Kirk was down working on the boat, to wander the yard and capture some photos. Except for the eggs. The eggs I [...]