memories

Do you remember?

January 27th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

January 27, 2018 - Do you remember these watches? State of the art, amazing things (in the 1980’s that is)!  Water resistant! A stopwatch! Even a sickly green light that shone a little bit across the face and sort of lit up part of the face enough that you could just kind of make out the time. [...]

Foggy Days

December 10th, 2017|Just Thinking|

I was out at UBC on Friday for some meetings; one with IT regarding a new platform my online courses are being moved to, one with a Faulty member over some compensation discussions, and the last with a former colleague regarding a research grant proposal I started out offering to help facilitate sample acquisition for, [...]

Time is Precious

November 27th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

I’m feeling the effects of time these days. Kirk joked the other day that one doesn’t need drugs to feel a buzz anymore, one just needs to stand up quickly. WHEEEEEE! Headrush. But in all seriousness, why does time seem to go so slow when we are children and so quickly as we age. I’m [...]

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 [...]