Photo a Day – 2012

(356/366) Promise of Renewal

December 21st, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 21, 2012 - Still here! No apocalypse today apparently! So another year inches closer to the end, and the next one creeps forward to renew us. What does this have to do with pine cones? Nothing really. There you go. But it did make me think about renewals. Todays was my last work day [...]

(355/366) Pearls

December 20th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 20, 2012 - I don't wear pearls, but I have three strings. My mother gave me hers years ago. I inherited my Granny's a number of years ago. And I now have another string, though I'm not 100% sure if they are my Grandma's or my Great-Grandma's. My Mom hid things in strange places, [...]

(354/366) Slurpee City

December 19th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 19, 2012 - I don't mind rain (too much if it doesn't go on for too long). And I actually really like snow. Put them together though, and I just want to know why Mother Nature can't make up her mind! Yesterday was entertaining from a travelling perspective, but today I was in the [...]

(353/366) The Spirit of Giving

December 18th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 18, 2012 - I am not religious, so I choose to ignore that side of Christmas. I think religion segregates us and makes us care more about those who think the same way that we do, giving more to those who share our beliefs isn't kindness, it isn't truly charitable. Christmas isn't about receiving, [...]

(351/366) Nutter Butters

December 16th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 16, 2012 - There is one little snack that we almost always pick up for any road trip home from the US. Nutter Butter cookies. Can't get them in BC, that's probably a good thing. But usually they are shaped like peanuts, I was surprised to open this package and see round ones. Strangely, [...]

(349/366) Exit Strategies

December 14th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 14, 2012 - Just as with life, every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. But the end isn't always easy to find, it isn't always obvious. Sometimes it's hard to find the right exit strategy. Unfortunately, sometimes the story ends too soon and leaves you lost and wanting. In my work [...]

(348/366) Pile of Cards

December 13th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

  December 13, 2012 - With Kirk's help, we managed to get cards done. I don't know how, under the circumstances, but it's done. It took three evenings of cutting, gluing, ribbon tying, writing, stuffing, licking, and addressing. And maybe, just maybe, they will get to their mailboxes in time for Christmas and I won't [...]

(347/366) Christmas Warmth

December 12th, 2012|Photo a Day - 2012|

December 12, 2012 - Isn't it interesting that Christmas is associated with cold weather, snowy conditions (at least if you are from the Northern hemisphere). And yet, the colours of Christmas are rich reds, deep greens, heavy golds. All warm shades. Isn't it interesting how we surround ourselves with the opposite of the conditions we [...]