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I’m participating in two 7-day photo challenges at the moment. My friend Chris nominated me for the 7 days of Nature Photo challenge….today is day 3, and I posted this shot….
My friend (and our wedding photographer) Jack nominated me for a “Random 7 day photo challenge”. I started out with this favorite from last year….
I was coming up completely blank for today’s photo prompt in 365 Photos, which was Needle in a Haystack. So I posted this shot of a cat in a laundry basket instead. Like I said, I was coming up completely blank….
This is today’s shot for 365 Days in Nature….
I turned this favorite shot from Costa Rica into black and white for Only Shades of Gray….
Today’s menu was a weight watcher’s bagel with light cream cheese and fruit for breakfast, leftover pizza from last night for lunch, and apple that I forgot to photograph, and a veggie burger on a sandwich thin with roasted nugget potatoes and a glass of white wine for dinner.
And the rest of the shots today were taken on our deck this morning, and on my walks to and from work.
Happy Tuesday to all!!!!
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Basket”. I used this photo that I took at a market that my Mom and I went to this summer.
I posted this picture of one of my beloved baby sea turtles from Costa Rica on Only Shades of Gray….
It is “patterns in nature” week at the 365 Days in Nature group….
And this shot was my post for the 7 day Nature photo challenge that my friend Chris nominated me to participate in.
Today, I made Dennis and I typical Costa Rican breakfast. We had pico de gallo (beans and rice) with an egg, plantains, fruit and a tortilla (with a dab of yogurt on the side). We had juice and coffee too. Pura Vida!
I had some cheese and crackers for lunch….
Dennis and I split a pumpkin beer and some nachos and guacamole later on…..
And I made pizza for dinner, with peppers, mushrooms, basil, leftover rotisserie chicken, mango, light cheese and bbq sauce.
Other shots from the day. We have SO many hummingbirds at our feeder these days. They are beautiful.
And here are some shots taken this afternoon while I was running errands, and visiting Cousin Helen.
Have a great week everyone!!!!!
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Crossing”. I used this shot from Costa Rica, and no, I don’t know why the chicken was crossing the road. I’m guessing to get to the other side….. :)
I saw this poser on a walk around my happy place, Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park this morning, and posted this shot on 365 Days in Nature….
This tiny horse was my posting on Only Shades of Gray….
This shot is the one I posted for day 2 of my 7 Day Nature Photo challenge….
And this is a random heart I saw on my walk…
Before my walk, I made Roz McMuffins with egg, ham, spinach and tomato on a sandwich thin….
And we went to our friends Eddy and Michael’s house for dinner tonight. They made a bbq feast, chicken, ribs, potato, beans and salad. And Eddy made key lime tarts (with a candle for my birthday) for dessert.
Other shots from today…..
Neva looking adorable….
Eddy and Michael’s kitty Junior, also looking adorable…
And here are some shots from Lost Lagoon. What a beautiful fall morning to be out for a walk…..
It is a magical place!
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!!
Today, my friend Chris nudged me back into the photo world by nominating me to participate in a 7 Day, Nature photo challenge. Not surprising to most, I used a picture from Costa Rica, this monkey playing with a banana peel. I call it “monkey origami”. :)
I caught up and started out October on the 365 Photo, with “View” and “Basic Needs”.
I posted this on 365 Days in Nature….
…and posted this on Only Shades of Gray.
I’ve jumped back into menu shots. Breakfast today was poached pears with greek yogurt, I had sushi lunch with my friend JenX (thanks Jen!!) and dinner tonight was Caesar salad with rotisserie chicken and a glass of white wine. (I also had some nacho chips with guacamole, and completely forgot to take photos….oops, out of practice!!!)
Lucky me! My friend Doris gave us a jar of home made pickles today. Thank you Doris. I noticed there were two well placed peppercorns that made this pickle look like a snake. (or an eel)
Turning back over the last couple of days, here are some shots from a walk…
Michelle’s long lost hand. It was good to see her again….
And on the way home tonight…I saw this colourful berry filled tree….
…if I was superstitious….uh, oh……
…watching from above….
Mom and baby snail…..
…this isn’t the best photo ever, but I just LOVE the feather colours on this hummingbird’s head….
And finally, two random heart pictures.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!!
Tomorrow is my birthday, so tonight is my own personal New Year’s Eve. With the help of a few Costa Rica pics, I’ll share what my personal New Year’s resolutions are…..
Don’t be crabby……
Eat healthy meals…..
Try to keep my head above water…..
Always look up……
Wear brighter colours (black is my comfort zone…)….
Don’t let things bug me….
Take some roads less traveled….
…and dream big!
Happy Thursday to all. And Happy October! Cheers to a good month ahead!
Today, we’ll mix it up a little, and today’s photos will start the day’s post….two beautiful kittens were up for adoption at the vet’s office…..apparently they were a litter of 4, two have been adopted, two to go. Don’t think it’ll be long…all together now…AWWWWW!
Spider season has arrived. And nature can be cruel….
There are still a few blooms around…..
..but leaves are turning too….
Awww…..this old couple holding hands made me smile. You’re never too old to hold hands!
Dragonfly in motion….
…crow in motion…..
…and a random heart hanging off of a tree.
And…a few more from Costa Rica. A little baby sea turtle, in its first hour of life, heading back to the ocean and trying to beat the odds of survival. Go little guy!!!
..speaking of babies….
A mossy sculpture in a park….
..and a thoughtful sculpture on a street…..
Bike safety south of the Equator…..
And finally, a come hither look of a monkey. :)
All the best to all for Wednesday!
Happy Monday everyone! Hope your week has started off well.
Before I get to a quick photo dump, I’m happy to report that tonight I actually got busy in my kitchen for the first time in weeks. So far, I’ve made turkey burgers (with dried cranberry and sage), baked a batch of rice, poached some pears in tea (with chai spices), and have cleaned out the fridge. Photos will follow….
Speaking of photos, here are a few more from Costa Rica (I am making an electronic album and will share the link for those who want to see the whole shabang. In the meantime….)
The most delicious ceviche with plantain chips…
Colourful friendship bracelets for sale at a street vendor’s table….
Street art in Montezuma….
Mom and baby monkey…..this was a VERY VERY young baby….AWWWW…..
Fingers are meant to go in ears, even if you are a monkey. But don’t put Q-tips in there. :)
A dancer at the Independence Day parade….
A butterfly on my finger…..
…and one not on my finger….
Costa Rica has TONS of wind turbines. Yay for smart power.
Fast forward to Saturday, my Mom got mini cupcakes for my pre-birthday…. Thanks Mom!
Heron in Victoria yesterday morning…..
A deer in my Mom’s neighborhood….
A face in a shell….well, I see a face….
And today, mushrooms on my walk to work….
A turtle at the bird pond. (there were no birds at the bird pond though…)
And a second turtle here. Can you see it?
That’s it for Monday. I’m really sorry I haven’t been keeping up with many of YOUR blogs lately. I promise I’ll be back reading and commenting soon. Happy Tuesday to all!!!
Hi from my Mom’s place in Victoria. I will resume normal blogging soon….big thanks to all of you who messaged/emailed and checked in.
I will just post a few shots today, some from my amazing time in Costa Rica, others from my day today. By next week, normal food/daily shots will be back….but in the meantime, here is my public service announcement and reminder to floss daily….
…to moisturize regularly too….
…take the time to go for walks….
…but not during a big storm….
Skip when you are happy….
…upper lip waxing is optional…..
…and green is the new black.
Today, I was up early and on the ferry….
…fishermen were up early too….
…birds were looking for fish…..
….and the deer were out in force at my Mom’s place. So cute…. The one with only one antler has only three feet too. He is known in the neighborhood as “Stumpy” and people love him.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. I likely won’t share pics/news tomorrow because I’ll be on a later ferry, and this week may be a bit crazy, because there are celebrations etc for someone’s birthday on Thursday. Ok..it’s my birthday this coming Thursday. This week is my own personal last week of the year. A perfect time to start things fresh, put things behind, and move forward with optimism and determination. And maybe a little “rebrand” of weightingfor50. Bring on my new year….
Hello Blog Friends. I’ve missed comments, emails and updates from all.
I had the adventure of a lifetime in Costa Rica. And must have said “I’m so lucky” six million times (slight exaggeration) over the last couple of weeks. I made new lifelong friends, got to see and participate in things many only dream of. It was intense, tiring at times, far from glamourous but nothing short of rewarding and wonderful – and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. (well, maybe I would change the little bacteria that paid most of us a visit for a day or two down there, but other than that….wouldn’t change a thing)
I’ll be back to some sort of regular blogging in a day or so. Truth be told, I’m having a hard time settling back to the Canadian routine. I also went back to work today. I just need to get my bearings and my blog mojo back, so will be resume relatively normal and reliable blogging in a couple of days.
Sending good wishes to you all!!!