Monthly Archives: December 2016
Week 24 of Macro Moments from Musin’ with Susan (https://musinwithsusan.com). (https://musinwithsusan.com/2016/12/29/macro-moments-challenge-week-24/). 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
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/pillage/
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!!!
Here is Dutch Goes the Photo’s (https://dutchgoesthephoto.net) Tuesday photo Challenge. This week’s topic is: New Year (https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2016/12/27/tuesday-photo-challenge-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…
For this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Duck, Duck, Goose. (https://ceenphotography.com/2016/12/27/cees-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!
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/ovation/
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…)!!!
And now it’s time for Monday Window (https://mondaywindow.wordpress.com)
Motorcycle in a window. Why? We don’t ask questions like that…
A challenge from That Girl that Dreams Awake (https://thegirlthatdreamsawake.wordpress.com/) – a 52-week challenge, and this week’s topic is Coffee (https://thegirlthatdreamsawake.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/52-weeks-photo-challenge-week-20-coffee/)
Yeah…there’s coffee in there somewhere…
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/retreat/
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!!
Day twenty-five of my Christmas Countdown of favourite Christmas Tree ornaments as inspired by Megan’s Log at Our Random View (https://ourrandomview.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/christmas-countdown-day-24-the-night-before-christmas/.).
Merry Christmas everyone!!