Kitchen Maverick

It has been a long time since I spent hours in the kitchen.  But yesterday and today, I did.  In the last day, I’ve made two batches of apricot jam, one batch of plum jam, a batch of tomato jam, roasted ratatouille, roasted squash, hummus, and I have prepped a bunch of veggies to dip…

Saturday recap

This morning, Neva had a photo shoot….. …I went to Ikea, which is close to the Richmond Nature Park.  I stopped in for some photos (REALLY missed my telephoto lens!🙂 ) and saw birds, TONS of little frogs, a snake (cool!) some nice greenery and some interesting scuptures. …I went out to a farm to…

Vancouver Mural Festival

It was a smokin’ hot day here in Vancouver.  Not the best day to take in the city’s first mural festival….but oh well, I did it anyway.  Many weren’t easy to get to or photograph, but here is a sample of some.  I’m also including a few other shots from the day, including Neva’s imitation…

Kittens for the last time

I popped in at our vet’s office for some food for Neva today, and had a little good bye for the tiny kittens we’ve watched grow up over the last few weeks.  Four of the 5 kittens will be going to their new homes tomorrow, and the Mom and remaining kitten are likely spoken for…

Date Day

Dennis and I don’t have many days off together at the moment.  Today though, we did, so made it a date day.  We drove about half an hour south and went out for lunch, to a farm, we walked in the ocean and just hung out together.  It was a good day, and here are…

Lost Lagoon on staycation

As I noted before, I’m off from work this week.  I’ve had a number of appointments and errands so my “relaxation” won’t really start until tomorrow.  Or maybe Thursday….  Anyway, here are some shots from the last couple of days.  This is Dougall, a dog that was recently rescued.  His owner asked me to hold…

Bonus shots from Sunday

I have a few days off, so have some time to play with photos this morning, and I’m going to share them in a separate posts.  These were all taken yesterday.  I went for a walk to Gordon Point in the morning, then Mom and I went for a drive.  The sunset from the ferry…

August 20th

Hi from my Mom’s place in Victoria.  Today, August 20th, is a bittersweet day for us.  This day marks two years since my Dad died.  Time is a strange thing…in some ways, August 20, 2014 seems like a lifetime ago.  In other ways, it seems like yesterday.  Today, Mom and I didn’t focus on what…

Happy World Photography Day

Today, photographers around the world celebrate photography and the art form it has become.  This quote from digitaltrends.com sums it up: The patent for the daguerreotype, an early form of photography (and gift from the French), was released to the public on August 19, 1839, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the day would begin…

Picnic Night

Dennis and I grabbed a shawarma and had dinner on the beach tonight.  It was windy at first, but lovely. Lovely, despite me having a little grumpy fit because my camera lens returned from Markham Ontario today (way across the country), and though a few hundred dollars were spent in repairs, continued to not work…

Walking a little further

Glad to report my toe is healing nicely.  I’m still not able to walk my normal distance, but went to the bird pond via our vet’s office (only for routine Neva’s supplies, she’s healing nicely too! Phew!) and our little garden plot.  I saw those adorable kittens feeding, a very strange mannequin in a truck,…

Happy Little Dude

It was a hot one here in Vancouver.  I went down to the community garden, ran a couple of errands, saw a whole lotta cats,  and tonight we went to friends and played with their little 6 month old Lukas.  You can see, he’s a happy little fella….  Like Lukas, I hope all of you…