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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 [...]

I Wish….

October 9th, 2017|Just Thinking, Monochromatic|

.....that I lived in a world without this. I drove through downtown this morning and this person, I don't know if it is a man or a woman, was just laying there on the island between traffic. A fire truck went by and he/she sat up for a moment, before laying back down again. Why [...]

A Frog’s Perspective

September 17th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

September 17, 2017 - Yesterday was a gorgeous day. It was a bit brisk in the morning but fabulously warm by early afternoon, so we grabbed the boards, tossed them on top of the truck, and headed for Sasamat Lake, a spot that we'd never visited even though it's so close. A wrong turn landed [...]

Trans Am Totem

September 3rd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

Sept 3, 2017 - Personally I think it’s a bit ugly, but then again, that’s what art is all about, emotion, opinion, and conversation. I’ve been wanting to take a photo of this art installation for a couple of years, but it’s nowhere near where I live and I only occasionally get through this area [...]

A sight for sore eyes

August 13th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

August 13th, 2017 - Rain….it is literally a sight for sore eyes, and sore throats, and sore lungs. The smoke from the forest fires burning inland has made the air quality in the Lower Mainland the worst it's been for a very long time. Its been compared to Beijing recently. But as bad as it [...]

What a difference a week makes!

August 7th, 2017|The Twisty Route|

August 7th, 2016 - A week ago we went for a motorcycle ride to Squamish for a coffee. That day was spectacular, hot, and under beautiful blue skies sporting a few puffy clouds. We stopped at Porteau Cove for a rest and to take in the sailing race just finishing up at the old ferry [...]