I couldn’t resist that alliteration : -).
It was a super morning for a walk around Rice Lake in North Vancouver.
At one point I crouched on the shore and fired off over a hundred shots at dragonflies and damselflies, and heard this exchange.
Female voice, whispering behind my back: “What’s he taking so many pictures of?”
Male voice: “Dragonflies in flight. Good luck with that, eh?”
Me later at my computer: “Why thank you. One out of a hundred did turn out OK. Patience, grasshopper, um, damselfy shooter…” : -)
Roll-your-own sushi for my birthday. Thank you to my lovely wife Yumi for the delectable feast!
And yes, Choco the Cat has officially attained the age of batshit-crazy grandma who doesn’t give a #$%* anymore about proper behaviour. : -)
We don’t have it in us to discipline the old gal in the twilight of her years. Choco has been a wonderful addition to the family ever since we got her from the Burnaby SPCA many years ago.
She just looks hurt and confused if admonished these days, a noticeable contrast to her youth when she learned quickly.
You have to make adjustments as a beloved companion ages.
We’ve been rearranging furniture, and adding “steps” here and there so she can still get to her favorite places.
Damn I love my kitty, even when she wakes us at 5 am…
Gorgeous day for a ramble!
I promised my wife I’d leave my DSLRs at home, but ended up giving my wee pocket Canon a workout anyway : -).
Sparrow enjoying a dust bath
Damn, er, I mean, om.
On my way down to my office I ran into this zen zone in our foyer. The calming force field pushed me back upstairs where I dumped my steaming cup of coffee in favor of a chipped stone mug of green tea.
I managed to make it into my office on my second attempt, but how am I going to get much work done when I pause to meditate each trip up or down the stairs?
Seriously, this is another lovely creation by Yumi, who comes up with something new every few weeks or months. Thank you!
I was the event photographer for the Edmonds City Fair and Classic Car Show last weekend in SE Burnaby, BC. It was great fun and kudos to the organizers and all the volunteers!
Here’s a Flickr album.
The other day I found a B&W 8 X 10″ print that I’d done in a home darkroom of a shot of my lovely sister working on a piece of art many years ago.
I was enthralled to find it, because nearly all of my early photography was wiped out in a basement flood some 30 years ago.
I scanned the print and posted it to Facebook and it’s running up the Likes.
Probably shot on home-rolled bulk Kodak Tri-X, and I’m guessing a Nikon F2 with either the 50/1.4 or the 105/2.5, developed in a bathroom, and printed there, too.
Despite the rain Yumi and I enjoyed a slow walk around Rice Lake in North Vancouver this afternoon. The rain made everything look lush and reflective. Photos here.
What a treat on a rainy walk in south Burnaby — Yumi spotted this barred owl near Byrne Creek and we spoke to it gently while I fished my wee pocket Canon out for a few shots.
Yumi took the day off to work on her CPA program, and after five hours of stuffing her head decided she needed a break.
We are so fortunate to have such a lovely oasis of urban biodiversity right out our back gate!
It’s doing that ‘looking at you backwards’ thing that owls do so well.