118 Photos in 2018

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 [...]

A different sort of bike riding today

May 13th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

We thought about taking the motorcycles out again today, but then realized it’s Mother’s Day and thought the roads we wanted to ride might be too thick with traffic, and with people not paying due care and attention to riders on the road. Besides, with the weather as hot as it was forecast to be [...]

Happy Earth Day

April 22nd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Earth day, a day that people (hopefully) send some time thinking about their impacts on the planet and how they can make some small difference, finding some small ways that they can make a change that may inconvenience them a little bit but which can help the earth ins some tiny manner. I haven't picked [...]


March 31st, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

The weather has been nice the past two weekends, nice enough that patio season has officially arrived.  We'd just sat down on the patio at Hearthstone brewery - a sunny day required sitting in the sun with a beer in hand - and ordered our drinks and some (amazingly delicious) maple bourbon wings. While we [...]


March 27th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Spring has officially arrived, and some good weather has come with it. I’ve had shorts on once though, to be fair, it’s still pretty cool in the shade. But it’s nice enough to grab the camera and go for a walk without grumbling about squishy ground and big puddles. Kirk was down in Portland recently [...]

Spring has arrived

March 26th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Just playing with the new Lensbaby Velvet 85 lens that Kirk picked up for me on a recent trip to Portland. The lenses are manufactured in Portland, there is no sales tax in Oregon, and Kirk was going to be there for a few days and could bring it back duty free. The savings added [...]