Category Archives: Photos I took

Views from the garden

Thought I would do a separate post as an update on how the old garden is looking this end-of-June.

General views from the ground

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Potatoes!!

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Beans (I built a trellis today – it’s pretty weird looking, but does the trick!  I’ll post a picture tomorrow) In the background are my zucchini and squashes

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Beets, and hopefully carrots

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Kale and chard

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Butter lettuce and arugula

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Random close-ups of things in the old garden.  It’s a jungle out there!

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A Wednesday in Downtown Victoria

As promised:  pictures from yesterday when mom, dad and Aunt and I walked downtown from the old homestead for a bit of picture-taking and lunch!

Whale watching boat at the ready

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Ferry being chased by a float plane

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Something I had never noticed before (they do NOT actually work…sigh…)

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Vantage point

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Drone and totem

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Another vantage point

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The Legislature in all its glory

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Lunch!!

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The view from lunch:

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It’s been fun wandering around various parts of Victoria with mom, dad and Aunt.  Always fun to be a tourist in your own town!!

Yesterday’s walk

As promised – pictures of my walk from yesterday!

Ok, yes, I walked along the water for a bit (same views as Monday), and then I headed up towards the Park.

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Passed by waving fields of grasses

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Past a random bust of the Queen (sorry to say that I find this one a bit creepy)

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Through the wildly blooming (and FULL of tourists) rose garden

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A few random photos of flowers and water

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And then, a hummingbird!  Not bad for a zoomed point and shoot 🙂

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All in all, a lovely day for a walk!

Wednesday’s Walk

Surprise!  Another morning post from me.  I used my avoidance post for Kitten Thursday and realized that I also needed (yes, needed) to post pictures of my walk yesterday, which I took during my lunch hour.  I don’t know if I will walk today or not.  I am not feeling great today (headache, feeling a bit under the weather…) so I better give you some walk pictures while I can!

It was a cloudy and breezy day.  A little on the cooler side, compared to what it has been (and in fact, it rained last night – I was wrong Susan).

Here I am heading down into the Uplands neighbourhood.  It is about 1 km to get there from work, along a busy and noisy street, but once in Uplands, it’s pretty quiet.  That’s important so I can hear my music playing while I walk.  Walk in silence?  That’s just crazy talk.

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Yes, there were a few of these guys along the way, keeping watch on my suspiciously.

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And Rhodos everywhere – not quite as suspicious as the deer.  Some of them are done now, but some are fresh (and many are huge!)

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These ones are done, but pretty in another way now.

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Then there were trees to look at

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And flowers (other than rhodos)

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And stairs and fences.  I think I need to start taking pictures of all the different kinds of fences and gates I see.  Sounds like a new challenge!

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And meadows

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And a posing butterfly!

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Thanks for joining me on my walk 🙂

Colour Your World: Bittersweet

Today’s Colour Your World is Bittersweet (http://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/01/09/color-your-world-bittersweet/)

And here is my take on the colour “Bittersweet” in my world.

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Project 365 June Recap

Here is a recap of my June 365 Project pics, once more mostly following the prompts from Capture Your 365 (http://captureyour365.com/).

Release

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Go!

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Carefree

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In the Wild

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A Little Nerdy

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Create a Scene

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In My Hands (actually, Ready to Relax)

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Open to Receive (actually, The Life!)

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Where I Stand

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Selected

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A Favourite Colour

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Take Control (actually, Cuteness)

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Tiny Hands (more sleepy kitty)

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Yellow (off topic)

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Inside Out

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A Vegetable

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Just a Hint (shadow bopping to September)

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Wrapped (in rainwater…about time!)

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Handmade

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A Golden Bloom

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Perspective

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On the Ground

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Eye Level

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Up High

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From Below

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Scale

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Forced (actually Yum!)

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Low Light

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In a Dark Room

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Black

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It’s been a long week

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/ingredients/  (BTW, a measuring cup?  NOT an “ingredient” man…)

It has been a long week.  Not sure why.  There were the same number of days in it as other weeks.  Same number of hours too, although it for a couple of days, it seemed like there were more.

But, I did make it to Friday, and there are only 2 weeks and a bit before vacation starts.

So now, to celebrate Friday, here are some pictures from our backyard.

 Delphinium (a little on the heavy side)

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Eggplant (a flower, and one ready to harvest)

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Cherries almost ready

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Beets – getting there

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If you look really close, you can see Ms. (Mr?) Hummingbird

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First dahlia bloom

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Tomatoes!!

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Climbing hydrangea blooming

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Lettuce

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One final bloom from the I-don’t-remember-what-you’re-called flower.

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Still sleepy

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/i-am-a-rock/

Yesterday, I was tired.  I came home from work, fed kitties, and then slept for 2 hours.  There’s a reason I don’t like to take naps (or power naps for that matter) – all I ever want to do after a “nap” is go back to sleep.

This is what I found when I woke up.

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There’s no place like home

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/eat-drink-and-be-merry/

And I’m back!!  Feels good to sleep in my own bed.  But I have a lot of pictures from my brief excursion waiting to be shared.  So, over the past couple of days, I thought I would show you some of the cool things I saw at Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain.

So, today, I present some of the artwork you can see as you wander around campus.

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365 Project May Recap

Here is a recap of my May 365 Project pics, once more mostly following the prompts from Capture Your 365 (http://captureyour365.com/).

Happy May Day

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With Flowers (tarragon)

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Where I Stand

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Adorned

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Towering

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Change the Scenery

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Tucked In

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Purple

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Bottoms Up

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In Nature

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Edible

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Treasures

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Depth

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Night Sky

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Space

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Empty (no more)

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Room to Move (actually, Dexter likes sleeping on Kevin’s shoes)

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Dance (actually, Dexter on shoes day 2)

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Serenity

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Solo (actually, Dexter on shoes…again!)

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Open

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Remembered

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Sacrifice (actually Time to Relax)

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Complete

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Spark a Memory (really, Comfy)

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This Moment

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Fairy Tales (actually, the new do)

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Keepsake

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(Wanting to be) On the Loose

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