Monthly Archives: December 2016

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 24

Week 24 of Macro Moments from Musin’ with Susan (   (  Just to remind you (and me), here’s how the challenge works:

  • Choose a favorite macro photo  from the past week or from your archives.
  • Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too,  what camera and lens you used and your settings.



iPhone 6, Camera+ app, Macro setting, f/2.2, Exp 1/30, ISO-250

Cheese!! (and a new ornament)

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

So, last evening friends Judy and Gord came over for dinner, which was steelhead trout and wild rice, but which started with…wait for it… CHEESE!!




It was our last social evening of the season, and now the Christmas tablecloth will be packed away for another year.


But, there was one more seasonal ornament placed on our tree – a Christmas parade truck by Judy (you know – the one who made the flu/cold virus ornaments, and Carbon, as well as the Zombie Flamingo which was the inspiration for this blog).  There is a bit of a story behind this.  Every Christmas there is a Truck Parade which starts down here in James Bay and travels all the way to Oak Bay, where Judy and Gord live.  It’s a weird event with large trucks covered with lights, spewing toxic fumes across all the observers, in a city where idling cars can be ticketed, and where cars have to pass emission tests to be on the roads.  But hey, it’s Christmas!

And now, we have our own Truck Parade truck on our tree – thanks Judy and Gord!!!


Tuesday Photo Challenge – New Year

Here is Dutch Goes the Photo’s ( Tuesday photo Challenge.  This week’s topic is:  New Year (

“…this week’s challenge of New Year, which I would encourage you to take into any direction that you might like.  Your direction can be a representation of what you hope and expect to see in the New Year, or how you plan to celebrate the New Year, what you’d like to eat on New Year’s Eve…  You get the idea, be creative and don’t hold back.”

For the New Year, all I want is peace…



More cowbell…


And bacon.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Duck, Duck, Goose

For this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Duck, Duck, Goose.  (

“This week the topic is Duck Duck Goose.  Your photos this week can have anything to do with ducks or geese.  They are birds, so I will let in anything bird as well.  Have tons fun with this challenge this week.  Use your imagination if you want for this theme.  The thing is to have a lot of fun with this challenge.”

Well, there is one duck in here!






Boxing Day Binge!

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

Talk about a guilty pleasure (see Cee’s Share Your World for this week).  Binge watching the second season of Daredevil (Netflix) on Boxing Day.  We can now hardly wait for the next season of Jessica Jones (and another day off…)!!!


Share Your World – 2016 Week 52

And now for this week’s Share Your World (

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

I am not a fan of ice-cream, but I have been known to leave if there is no mint chocolate chip (note that this is NOT chocolate mint-chip!!)

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to? 

Finer than what?

Have you ever been drunk?

Which time?

Complete this sentence: My favorite supposedly guilty pleasure is… 

Oh, there are SOOOOO many!

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Monday Window: December 26 2016

And now it’s time for Monday Window (

Motorcycle in a window.  Why?  We don’t ask questions like that…


52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 20

A challenge from That Girl that Dreams Awake ( – a 52-week challenge, and this week’s topic is Coffee (

Yeah…there’s coffee in there somewhere…



A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

Ah, Christmas dinner, the non-traditional way (steak, prawns, portabello mushrooms, all on the BBQ!)  With mom and dad, and Darnell and Bill – thanks for coming – it was a really nice evening!!!




And, of course, garlic mashed potatoes…



And Happy Birthday to mom!!


Christmas Countdown Day 25 – Ornament #25

Day twenty-five of my Christmas Countdown of favourite Christmas Tree ornaments as inspired by Megan’s Log at Our Random View  (

Merry Christmas everyone!!