photography

Happy Earth Day

April 22nd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Earth day, a day that people (hopefully) send some time thinking about their impacts on the planet and how they can make some small difference, finding some small ways that they can make a change that may inconvenience them a little bit but which can help the earth ins some tiny manner. I haven't picked [...]

Daypass

March 31st, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

The weather has been nice the past two weekends, nice enough that patio season has officially arrived.  We'd just sat down on the patio at Hearthstone brewery - a sunny day required sitting in the sun with a beer in hand - and ordered our drinks and some (amazingly delicious) maple bourbon wings. While we [...]

Dafferdills

March 27th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Spring has officially arrived, and some good weather has come with it. I’ve had shorts on once though, to be fair, it’s still pretty cool in the shade. But it’s nice enough to grab the camera and go for a walk without grumbling about squishy ground and big puddles. Kirk was down in Portland recently [...]

Spring has arrived

March 26th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

Just playing with the new Lensbaby Velvet 85 lens that Kirk picked up for me on a recent trip to Portland. The lenses are manufactured in Portland, there is no sales tax in Oregon, and Kirk was going to be there for a few days and could bring it back duty free. The savings added [...]

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

March 17th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I love this time of year. The days get longer, the sun finally has some significant warmth, the birds are loud and prominent in the trees around our home. Even though the day was spent marking student papers, I could do it on the upstairs deck and not need a sweater. The cats thought it [...]

TEDx Stanley Park

March 3rd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

March 3, 2018 - This is the third year we’ve attended TEDx Stanley Park, it’s in its fourth year. The talks were interesting, informative, and some were definitely inspiring. I’d say that the talks last year resonated more with me, but that’s not to detract at all from this year's speakers, they really were excellent.  What [...]

Here’s how to cripple Vancouver

February 23rd, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

February 23, 2018 - Would you like to know how to cripple the city of Vancouver? It’s really quite simple. Just throw this at it. Really, it doesn't even take this much. All it normally needs is a cm or two and everything grinds to a halt. But this, this is apocalyptic to some Vancouverites! [...]

International Love Your Pet Day

February 20th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

This is Milo. He is a Havana Brown, a very rare breed; basically a chocolate brown siamese. Our little brown bear gets overlooked with all the attention on Loki and his mystery illness. In all fairness, this little guy has had his trials and tribulations too, and we had assumed that his life would be [...]

Windmills, Wooden Shoes, and Waterways

February 8th, 2018|Amsterdam 2018, Travel|

February 8th, 2018 - Today I got out of bed and decided to do something different. I’ve explored much of Amsterdam’s canal district on foot and by tram, but today I decided to venture farther afield. I grabbed my laptop and started looking for day-trips from town. I found a few, mostly tours, but I’m [...]