Monthly Archives: March 2014


Fri, March 21, 2014 by bass_id
Fri, March 21, 2014, a photo by bass_id on Flickr.


Thu, March 20, 2014 by bass_id
Thu, March 20, 2014, a photo by bass_id on Flickr.

Wordless Wednesday

Pick a side, any side

Wordless Wednesday Tree

Just having some fun…

With trees:




And for those of you who prefer the original, here it is!


What I saw on my run today


It was a windy one…



Funny how I ran really fast going out but not quite as fast coming back.  Whew!

Silent Sunday – The life!

Sun, March 16, 2014 by bass_id
Sun, March 16, 2014, a photo by bass_id on Flickr.

Clematis Exploding!

Sat, March 15, 2014 by bass_id
Sat, March 15, 2014, a photo by bass_id on Flickr.

Avoiding the CY365 theme for today. Our clematis is starting to explode!! And I’m realizing now that I did nothing in Photoshop to this picture except for cropping it…what was I thinking??

Blog Her NaBloPoMo, Friday, March 14 2014

Is it easier for you to work together with other people or to work alone?

Ok, this question reminds me too much of when I was preparing for my job interview and I’m not going to answer this on my blog!  Instead, as promised yesterday, here are some pictures of the house we lived in when I first moved to join Kevin out here in Victoria.  It was a rental, but we did love it.

Of course, as I dug through the photos I have access to right now, I am realizing that I don’t have any pictures of the actual house.  Crap.  I’ll have to see what I can find on other computers.  But, in the meantime, here is a picture of the shed in the back:

 Dal 1 

And here is a picture of some of the back yard.  It was quite a back yard.  You’d go out to do a bit of work, and before you knew it, it was 3 hours later!  And it looked like you hadn’t done anything.  It was really beautiful though.

Dal 2

This is a picture of the fireplace in the living room.  The door on the left led into the kitchen.  It was a working wood fireplace with a great insert that really kicked out the heat.


And here is a picture showing a bit of the eucalyptus tree which ended up having to be taken out as it started to die.  Kevin was really saddened by this.  It was a really cool looking tree!


 And that’s it for today’s trip down memory lane.  I’ll be back to the questions on Monday (or not, depending on the questions!)

CY365: Friday, March 14 2014

CY365: March 13 2014

Today’s CY365 theme is “mark the spot”. I wasn’t really thinking of this though when I took pictures on my walk today, and I’m not sure I want to try to place this image into the context of the theme. Maybe I just need a day or two off from themes!! Anyway, I don’t know what this little house is, but it made me stop and shoot.

And for those of you who prefer your photos unedited (mostly), here it is!

CY365 March 13 2014 unedited

Blog Her NaBloPoMo, Thursday, March 13 2014

Have you ever been part of a group blog? Tell us about your experience.

Well, this will be a short post.  Nope.  Silly question.  Instead, let’s look at some pictures that I forgot about and that brought back some nice memories from a long time ago!

This is the house we owned in Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada).  We loved this house, but had to sell (2007) as we moved to Victoria.  The tree on the left is no longer there, I believe, but last we were there (a couple of years ago), the house looked much the same as this.

Princess Front

Here is the back of the house.  The big window on the left is the dining room window.

Princess Back

The house was built, I believe, in 1926 or a bit later perhaps – I can’t remember now.  I do remember being told that it was built by the person who lived in it – apparently, the story goes anyway, he built houses for a living and this was the one he built for himself.

Here is the backyard looking towards the garage, which apparently had some interesting things being grown in it (where the windows are at the top was a “greenhouse”) before we bought it.  Alas, nothing was left behind…

Princess Garage

A shady backyard, we couldn’t grow vegetables back there, but I did my best with shade plants and the flowers I could.  The lawn in back was pretty much a lost cause.  We should have had it re-done professionally, but never bothered.  I loved that backyard!

Here’s our little patio where we bbq’d all year round (except perhaps when it dipped below -35 C.)

Princess Patio

I don’t know how many pictures I have of the inside of the house; I’ll have to dig through old pictures to see what there is.  I suspect some are pre-digital photos and I’ll have to scan them in, and when I do, I’ll post those too!

And next time there’s a question I don’t want to answer for my daily “writing” post, I’ll find some pictures of the first house we lived in here in Victoria.