Photo a Day – 2012

(366/366) The End

December 31st, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 31, 2012 - Nothing fancy, just the end. Sometimes things shouldn't end with a bang, just a quiet exit stage left. That's it, 366 photos for 2012, and a total of 1,096 days taking at least one photo per day. Sometimes many more. Three years. That's a long time. I hope you enjoyed some [...]

(365/366) Renewal

December 30th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 30, 2012 - The year is almost out and Nature is already getting ready for a new start. I seriously love living in Vancouver. Where else does spring start before the new year does? We went for a walk in the unexpectedly nice weather (the sun actually made an appearance today, and the sky [...]

(364/366) Box Office

December 29th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 29, 2012 - One of the gifts I bought Kirk for Christmas was two tickets for a production called The Santaland Diaries. It was a monologue, and terrifically funny. Tickets were hard to come by and I had to call and go through several possible days and showtimes before I could find two tickets [...]

(363/366) And then there were three

December 28th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 28, 2012 - Do you have anything that you seem to have to purchase with some regularity? We seem to need to replace wine glasses on a biennial basis. We break them in the sink, we clunk things into them, the cats knock them off things, we knock them off things. Good thing there [...]

(362/366) Sweet Stack

December 27th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 27, 2012 - These are, hands down, my favourite cookies in the world. They are Molasses Sugar Cookies, and I only ever make them at Christmas. The recipe came to Vancouver with me when I left home, my Mom made them every year at Christmas and they have the most heavenly, warm, heady, Christmas [...]

(361/366) Escalator Etiquette

December 26th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 26, 2012 - Boxing Day and we ventured downtown. It's not something we normally do. I don't generally enjoy the chaos of the malls at the best of times, let alone the busiest day of the year. But when you aren't really looking for anything but a new pair of oven mitts, you can [...]

(360/366) Christmas Carnage

December 25th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 25, 2012 - Everything always looks so pretty on Christmas, then there is the aftermath. Ribbons and bows strewn about, paper crumpled and bagged for the garbage. Dishes to be cleaned. One could say that the worse the carnage is, the better the day was. Unless you have to clean it up ;) Maybe [...]

(359/366) Time to Stop

December 24th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 24, 2012 - It's time to stop. All you out there who haven't finished, it's time to stop and just enjoy the season. It's not about stuff, it's about people. It's about being grateful for those you are with, for those you have, and for being grateful for those you have lost, because you [...]

(358/366) Free Sunshine

December 23rd, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 23, 2012 - Oh, please…sign me up! It tried to come out today, but the clouds mostly kept it at bay. :( What does it mean? Your guess is as good as mine. It was in the parking lot at Save on Foods. A place that was decidedly more sane than Costco. We figured [...]

(357/366) Lights of Hope

December 22nd, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 22, 2012 - There is a certain irony that I ranted against religion a bit yesterday, and today found me seated in a church pew for three hours. One of my Mom's cousins invited me out and gifted me with a ticket for the season's last performance of Winter Harp, taking place at St. [...]