Spider time

I am not a fan of spiders. I have too many memories of big wolf spiders dropping from the ceiling of my childhood home or crawling out of the stack of wood I was carrying for the fire to allow that. I don’t mind them as long as they are outside and don’t build their …

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Photo Walking

Finding the time to get out and photograph can sometimes be hard. Getting out to meet up with other photographers can be even harder. It’s not that there isn’t an abundant amount of resources out there for meeting other photographers. There are clubs and on-line meet-up groups that organize events all the time. It is …

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Growing Up

Just a quick post. Today was the first day of High School for Juliana. This involved a couple of hours at the school getting assigned a locker, receiving a schedule and having a pizza party with all the other new grade 9 kids. It also included having a speedy class photo taken. Due to this event …

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English Adventures- The South West

My nervousness of driving in the UK wasn’t completely due to the left side of the road thing. Having lived and driven in the England back in the ’90’s I knew that there was a good chance we would encounter some very narrow country roads. I distinctly remember an encounter with an oncoming car in the Lake district that …

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English Adventures – London

The end of July found our family flying off for a two and a half week summer get-away to England. Family vacations always fill me with a bit of dread. It’s not the flying or traveling with the kids that gets to me. Although I was a bit nervous about driving on the left side …

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Going Alpine : Backcountry camping

At the very start of the autobiographical book/movie “Wild”, author Cheryl Strayed drops her pack on a rock, sits down and pulls her boot off. Placing her nemesis down on the rock beside her she peels back her sock to reveal a very sore, extremely blistered foot. While no where as bad as Ms. Strayed’s feet, nor looking as bad …

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To Bee or not to Bee…

The trials and tribulations of capturing bees in flight. We like to garden. Plain and simple, we like to have a home surrounded by flowers. When we moved into our current digs I had to shovel away about a ton of river stone to make way for a planter under our front window that became home …

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Weekend Get-away

This weekend was just awesome. It was hot here on the West coast. Really hot! And it also happened to be the weekend that our new friends, Jim and Diana were getting married in a small service over-looking the beach in Sechelt, right at the heart of the Sunshine Coast. So the sun was guaranteed for …

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Vancouver at night

Last night I found myself with an opportunity. I had to drop my son off for an overnight sleepover at the Vancouver Public Aquarium. I packed my camera kit into the car even though the sunny day had turned overcast. As the Vancouver skyline approached on our drive into town the sun returned. I basically did a rolling …

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