Monthly Archives: May 2016

Disappointed

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/circus/

Today I am disappointed.  Disappointed that my trust in something has been lost, possibly forever.  Disappointed that being good and loyal doesn’t seem to pay off in the end.  Disappointed that sometimes it doesn’t seem to pay to care.

Luckily I still have many things to care about:  Kevin, my family, my friends, my work crew (you know who you are) and of course, kitties!

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A glimpse of the garden…again…

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/blank/

Ah, yesterday.  A day of relaxing and planting pots.

Here are some of the sights from the garden

New plants finally in pots

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New buds ready to burst

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And one already open

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And here is the view as I sat on the deck stairs and contemplated.

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And, of course, kitties

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A little randomness from Saturday

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/orderly/

This is the perfect avoidance post – no order at all here!

We talked to the woman at the place we buy our coffee beans (Yoka’s) – she is a beekeeper as well – about an interesting beehive she is working with at her and her husband’s home on Pender Island.  I asked if I could take a picture of some of the parts she had in the shop, as well as of the pictures she had taken of the hive (film!!)  I can’t remember what this kind of beehive is called, but I thought it looked pretty cool.

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Then later, some random shots of new things in the backyard

New fuschia

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Almost-ripe cherries

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New poppy poppin’

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And finally, random Jasper and Elliot pictures…well, mostly Elliot (the first one is Jasper)

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May 27, 2016

Those of you who know Zombie Flamingos know that I never reblog things. But this – I could I NOT??

MY ENDURING BONES

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Note To Self:

Really.

If you you can’t agree with who the next President should be hush.

Hush your lil’ mouth Anita.

Hush it right NOW.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare

“This week, get inspired by the many connotations of the word “spare.””(https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/spare/)

  1. (adjective) Additional to what is required for ordinary use.
  2. (adjective) Elegantly simple.
  3. (verb) To refrain from harming.

I found myself intrigued by the second definition.  I’ve never used “spare” this way before, but here goes:

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

For this week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge:  Open Topic (https://ceenphotography.com/2016/05/26/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-open-topic-4/)

Since we have some free rein, topic-wise, I decided for this week to play with some pictures I took with the big girl camera the other night on a walk with Kevin down to the breakwater.  Obviously I have a LOT of work to do on my ability to use this mighty cam…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

For this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Architecture (https://ceenphotography.com/2016/05/24/cees-fun-foto-challenge-architecture/)

“What types of building appeal to you: Modern Art, Historical,  Colonial,  Gothic, European, Asian,  Commercial,  Industrial?  Take your pick. do you like?  Any building that you like, for any reason is appropriate for this week’s challenge. ”

Okey dokey!  Here are some random buildings from Victoria and beyond!

Our first house.

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Random cool building seen from the highway driving through Calgary

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A hotel in Maple Creek

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Victoria City Hall

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Old Victoria City Hall

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Thunderbird House

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Light House

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Iconic shot of the Leg

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The Janion – before renos (renos aren’t done yet…)

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One of our favourite stores

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Our current house

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 21

And now for this week’s Share Your World (https://ceenphotography.com/2016/05/23/share-your-world-2016-week-21/).

What is your favorite go to beverage?  Water, coffee, tea, coke, soda (non-alcoholic)

I don’t understand the question…

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Can you change a car tire?

Change it into what?

Are you a listener or talker?

Tell me more…

Would you rather have no internet or no cell phone?

I never use my cell phone as a phone…do people still do that?

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I am grateful to having a short week, to getting over the stomach flu, and to it being Saturday again!  I don’t know what is in store for the next week – I am spending the weekend not thinking about it.

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge 2016 Week 21

For this week’s Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge, 2016 Week 21 (https://ceenphotography.com/2016/05/22/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge-2016-week-21/)

Catching up today on some challenges.  Stupid stomach flu…

Let’s see…what’s odd for today?

I posted this as part of a walking post the other day, but it’s kind of odd (although these fish fences are on every school’s chain link fence in the city, so pretty normal around here).

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And a couple of randoms from years back…

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Scenes from the old garden

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/epitome/

You know for a short work week, made even shorted due to being sick for 2 of the 4 days, it was sure jam-packed and busy.  When I finally got home yesterday, I took some time to water the garden and take a few pictures of what’s happening there.

The raised beds.  Don’t know why, but after I planted things, many of the leaves dropped off.  Most of the plants seem to be coming back now though, so I hope they make it.  Here’s what’s going on in the raised beds.

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And on to prettier things – some flowers in the back (and a few that still need to be planted…tomorrow…)

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