photography

Lest We Forget

November 12th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

If we don’t make an effort to remember the sacrifices that men and women made for their countries, we will be doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. It makes me glad to see how many people turn out for the Remembrance Day ceremonies, particularly how many young people. Maybe we have a chance. [...]

More catching up

November 10th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Sometimes the path is straight and clear, and other times it takes a sudden dive to the left and you get off track. My entire year seems to have fallen into the latter category and I have spent an inordinate amount of time getting back on track. But that’s OK, it’s fine, because I do [...]

Remnants of hobbies past

November 4th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

For the past month, since we lost Loki, we’ve practically buried ourselves in things around the house. Painting, caulking windows, cleaning, purging, organizing. Today was the garage. There are things that we have a reason to keep (Four brooms? Well, yes...they all have different purposes) There are things that we completely forgot were there (I [...]

What’s on your bookshelf at work?

October 31st, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I freely admit that I love books. All books. I love novels, non-fiction, technical books, atlases, …… I just love books. Books are tactile, they have heft. They have presence. And I tend to keep technical books…so they have history. A few years ago the federal government, under the previous government, made a terrible decision [...]

Unsuitable Clothing

October 30th, 2018|Just Thinking|

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” ~ Alfred Wainwright, A Coast to Coast Walk In the 70s, Alfred Wainwright wrote a book documenting a path across England, from "Coast to Coast", as it were. The Coast to Coast Walk, devised by Wainwright himself, stretches across 190 miles from St Bees [...]

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 [...]

Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables

October 28th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I'm usually a tomato snob and won't eat them much when they are out of season. I caved and we bought some at the produce store this afternoon. Although they looked pretty, they were not as good as they looked and I now long for the taste of a luscious late summer tomato again. Once [...]

Catching up

October 7th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I haven’t been writing or posting, I’ve hardly been lifting my camera. I’ve lost my two babies, my feline companions, both in just three short months. It has been a devastating period and my heart feels shattered into a million tiny fragments. They aren’t at the door to greet us. They aren’t warming our bed [...]

Cityscape

June 24th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Summer in the city, summer in Vancouver. I get cranky about the traffic, the tourists, the never ending cruise ships that disgorge thousands of people into the downtown core, making it almost impossible to move if I want to go for a walk into Gastown at lunch. On the flip side, I am privileged to [...]