118 Photos in 2018

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 [...]

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 [...]