memories

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 [...]

Day 345 – Sequence

December 10th, 2016|Photo a Day - The Rest of 2016?|

December 10, 2016 - A wet evening filled with slush makes for a perfect game night. Sequence is a great card/board game that calls for both strategy and luck. Mom introduced us to it many years ago and, much later, at a Circle Craft Christmas Market, we found a beautifully handmade board that we treasure. Game [...]

Day 315 – Tuum est

November 10th, 2016|Photo a Day - The Rest of 2016?|

November 10, 2016 - Tuum est is a phrase found in the UBC coat of arms. Translated, it means "It is yours" or "It is up to you". The world is yours, your education is up to you, here is the means, take it and run with it....define it how you like, any of those seem [...]