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Penny for Your Thoughts

October 29th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

The poor penny, it has been relegated to the world of the discarded and worthless items that today's world generates. Now its value lies only in its elemental material - copper (Cu). But the phrase is a part of our vernacular. Will it one day be another one of those phrases, like “You sound like a [...]

Milo: Feb 1, 2004 – July 4, 2018

July 4th, 2018|Just Thinking|

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ― Helen Keller RIP little baby bear, you are already missed so much. You came to us a year and a half old, having lived in a cage your whole life to that point. You were half the weight you should have [...]

Playtime

November 21st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

When I was a little girl one of my favourite things to do was sit in my Dad's workshop in the basement while he fixed...whatever. And while he worked, he would give me a hammer, a piece of wood, and a pile of nails. I would happily bang nails into that two by four with [...]

Taste of Summers Past

June 26th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

June 26, 2017 - There is nothing that tastes like summer to me so much as corn. Granted, it usually meant late summer and now new varieties have brought the taste earlier into the season...but I'm ok with that. That said, I do miss one treat that was always a part of my life…. De [...]

Better Late than Never

May 29th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

May 29, 2017 - My lilacs are finally opening...about four weeks late this year and the bloom set doesn't look to be spectacular, but at least that heady scent I love so much is finally in the air. The rhododendrons are also weeks behind, and only now is the lilac rhodo finally fully blooming. The [...]

Game Night

March 6th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

  March 6, 2017 - Television is an isolating time waster. We plant ourselves in a comfortable seat, all face the same direction, and watch intently. We break the spell only briefly every twenty minutes or so (less if we are streaming video or watching prerecorded shows) for a snack, a bathroom visit, or to [...]

Radio Signals

February 13th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

February 13th, 2017 - My Mom's old transistor radio; it still works well, and it reminds me of how she would travel to Vancouver on the bus to visit us, headphones on, listening to CBC Radio all the way to the Coast. I think it belonged to her father, my Grandpa; she always referred to [...]