Photo a Day – 2011

Day 356 – Christmas Baking

December 22nd, 2011|Photo a Day - 2011|

Mom is arriving tomorrow night and she has a bit of a sweet tooth so I had to get some baking done this evening. I pulled out the old faithful recipes and baked up molasses sugar cookies, puff shortbread, lime squares, and these - white chocolate, cranberry, pecan, oatmeal cookies. So good, and the place [...]

Day 353 – Stragglers

December 19th, 2011|Photo a Day - 2011|

No matter how early I get the cards out, there are always a few missing addresses that mean a few greetings get out late. Busy catching up, and now that I have just one day of work out in the field before I'm off for vacation, I can finally get my exams marked and get [...]

Day 352 – Buskers, Birds, and Books

December 18th, 2011|Photo a Day - 2011|

Day 2 in Seattle and we just spent the day wandering and enjoying the city. We meandered through Pike Place Market and watched people wake up. This person was busking outside of a bookstore at the market. We thought we'd stop by the original Starbucks and pick up a coffee, but apparently half the city [...]

Day 351 – Puget Sound

December 17th, 2011|Photo a Day - 2011|

We used the International Motorcycle Show in Seattle, Washington as an excuse to get away for the weekend and what a fabulous, entertaining weekend it was! We took the train, which means getting up at 4:30am to get ready, deal with animals, and get across town for the 6:40am departure. We fell onto the train [...]

Day 350 – Christmas Presents and Peace of Mind

December 16th, 2011|Photo a Day - 2011|

They are done, and gone. The small and few gifts (mostly charitable donations) have been wrapped, enveloped, sealed, packaged, and posted. They are well within the timeline to arrive in time for Christmas, and I can finally breathe a sigh of relief that things are done, even with a little time to spare. Christmas can [...]

Day 348 – Childhood Memories

December 14th, 2011|Photo a Day - 2011|

Explanation? I don't really have one. Well, maybe I do. I was out In Thunder Bay visiting my best friend just as the Olympics were ending and we were shopping one day. We went through some funky little store and they had miniature Gumby and Pokey dolls. I didn't buy them, tho' I later regretted [...]

Day 347 – The Forgotten Ones

December 13th, 2011|Photo a Day - 2011|

I was out at the Cultus Lake Lab again today, spawning sockeye. The drive to the lab is mostly on the freeway, but the last few miles take me towards Chilliwack and past fields through Yarrow. Fields that have been put to rest for the winter. Cut corn stalks, bright red blueberry bush branches, swans [...]