Monthly Archives: January 2015

365 Project January Recap

So, I’ve started a new 365 Project. I started on January 1st, and am following the prompts from Capture Your 365 (  Here are my shots from January (check the Project365 site if you want to know the themes).  Most of them are iPhone 6 shots, but for February, I will be using my new little Canon point and shoot more:

January2-2015-New  January2b-2015-ThinkOver


January5-2015-Ensemble January6-2015-WhereIStand

Solitude  MyGear

Jan92015d January10-2015-Habit

January11-2015-Whiteb January12-2015-FrostHeeHee

January13-2015-PopOfColour January14-2015-BePositive

January15-2015-FirstTaste January16-2015-Snowflake

January17-2015-Powdery January18-2015-Balance  January19-2015-Spaceb  Trio3a
January22-2015-BlockOfColour January23-2015-OnTheThird January24-2015-WhoAndWhat

January251  January26-2015-Move1

January27-2015-Nourishing1  Play1

January29-2015-Tethered2 January30-2015-Committment


No Playlist for You

In response to the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of  five songs that represent it.

Nope.  Sorry. Can’t do it.  Don’t have the time or the will to think about songs that represented my week and then post them.  Nope.  I can, however, give you the gift of the below video which will, perhaps, only appeal to those of you who are fans of Red Dwarf.  Did it represent my week?  I’ll never tell.


You mean I could have taken more?

In response to the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

Remember this prompt, when your home was on fire and you got to save five items? That means you left a lot of stuff behind. What are the things you wish you could have taken, but had to leave behind?

Well, I think I already mentioned some of these things yesterday.  There were the 2 Canon cameras, the string bass, the iPad, the espresso machine, the wine – oh, wait, I said I’d put that in my purse.  And why didn’t I say I could put my iPhone in my purse?  Then I could have taken the iPad – it’s a lot easier to read on the iPad than the iPhone.  And what about all those children singing in the spirit of harmony and peace?

See what happens when you’re under pressure?


Best just to take a nap and let it go…



Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share: Week (73)

table dexter1

Don’t ask…



ABC Wednesday (round 16): C is for…

…well, I was going to say cat,


but it seems to have been a popular theme.  So, let’s say that C is for…

…Crocuses in January!




What to take, what to take…

In response to the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?

While thinking about this prompt, and reading the many, many replies that were already posted this morning by the time I read my email (and being struck by how poignant some of the posts were, from people who had been through fires or had known people who had been through fires), I was reminded of a Saturday Night Live Steve Martin Christmas Wish.

That’s what I did this morning.

Yes, my purse, my laptop, my iPad, my iPhone, and my Canon.  But wait, there’s also the other Canon, and the string bass, and Kevin’s guitars. Ok, so not the iPad because everything is on the phone, so, let’s swap one of the guitars for the iPad, and then maybe the bass for the Canon.  Ok.  But what about the wine and the espresso machine?  And pants (someone else who posted said pants – which I thought was very practical).  And the keys to the car so I can move it away from the house.  But wait, the keys would be in the purse.  So, yes.  The purse, and the laptop, and the iPhone and a guitar and some pants.  I can always sneak a bottle of wine in my purse…I’ll probably need it if I ever actually get out of the house in time.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: This Land is My Land

This post part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, This Land is My Land, 2 Verses:

As I was walking that ribbon of highway, 
I saw above me that endless skyway: 
I saw below me that golden valley: 
This land was made for you and me.
 I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps, 
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts; 
And all around me a voice was sounding: 
This land was made for you and me.

Hmm…I guess I don’t remember this song as well as I thought I did.  Oh well.  Here goes nothing!

As I was walking that ribbon of highway…


I saw above me that endless skyway…

sunset 1

I saw below me that golden valley…


This land was made for you and me.

sunset 2

 I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps…


To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts…

ThisLandIsMyLand2 ThisLandIsMyLand3 ThisLandIsMyLand4

And all around me a voice was sounding…

ThisLandIsMyLand5 ThisLandIsMyLand6

This land was made for you and me.

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Wordless Wednesday


No words

In response to the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

Create a new word and explain its meaning and etymology.

Oh, I don’t know about this one.  I mean, I hear plenty of made-up words on a regular basis on TV and at work (I work for  post-secondary institution – and have worked at post-secondary institutions for years.  Imagine a government run by people with PhDs…).  So I don’t feel right adding to the list of “annoying words we don’t need because there are already words out there that mean the same thing” (irregardless?)   Not to mention I think it might be a better idea to spend a bit of time teaching people how to use already-existing words correctly (disinterested?)

I know that I have more examples tucked away somewhere in my mind, but of course I never think of them until I hear them being used and groan out loud.  Plus, it’s 5:40 am and my brain is only thinking of coffee, something for which we definitely don’t need another word.

On the plus side, prompts like this one are definitely showing me where my comfort zone is in regards to blogging.  Give me the “this prompt just cries to have a picture put into it” prompts any day!

Now, here are some old, random Dexter pics to get the day going…

table dexter1 table dexter2

Just because…

This is what I came home to today…sorry Facebook peeps – you are going to see it again!  And more are about to pop.  Camellia city!!

January27-2015-Nourishing1 January27-2015-Nourishing2