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Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Archived”. I used this archive shot of a raccoon, because I like it….
…this is my shot for abstract week on 365 Days in Nature….
..and keeping with the raccoon theme, here is my shot for Only Shades of Gray.
I slept late this morning, so it was a ridiculous rush to get out of the house and get to work. I did it, but looked a little rough and felt a little tired all day. Breakfast was a banana eaten on the way to work. I didn’t have time to make lunch, so I grabbed some chicken and cauliflower soup. Dinner was rottiserie chicken with potatoes, broccoli, stove top stuffing (my guilty pleasure) and cranberry.
I may have been rushed and late this morning, but I took a couple of seconds to photograph Neva, who was relaxing in the bathtub….crazy kitty!
I took a quick walk at lunchtime. Today was supposed to be the last day of this cold snap, but it is also supposed to be the last day of sunshine for a while. Here is a quick photodump from the day.
I hope tomorrow will be less rushed….and less frosty. Have a great Tuesday everyone!
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “buttoned up”. I found this buttoned up yarn bomb.
Kale with focal zoom effect, for abstract week on 365 Days of Nature.
And air plants that I saw this afternoon, turned black and white and posted on Only Shades of Gray.
Neva’s whiskers were black and white too.
We spent some time over in North Vancouver. We had a really lovely visit and brunch with our friends Mark, Carrie and their delightful girls Ava and Alice. Then I ran some errands and also took some sunset pictures from Lonsdale Quay.
Random heart on paper….
…and voila,weekend is over. Have a great week everyone!
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Long”. A horse walks into a bar, and the bartender says “why the long face?” BIG groan! LOL!
It is abstract week this week on 365 Days in Nature. This is an abstract pattern in a frozen pond, that I took yesterday.
And this is my shot for Only Shades of Gray.
I went to two big Christmas Craft Fairs today. I can’t show what I got, because someone who reads this will be getting gifts. There are some VERY talented artists around here. I also had a lovely visit with Cousin Helen.
Before I went, I had some toast with butter and jam.
I forgot to take pictures of my crackers and hummus that I had later. But I did take pictures of my almond milk eggnog and cookie. (Dennis gave the eggnog a thumbs up)
We went out for dinner tonight, Swiss Chalet’s festive special is back.
I had a glass of wine with dinner. I LOVE these glasses that I got in a thrift store a while ago. (photographed against the white screen on our computer)
Here are a few other photos from the day….actually the first one was last night. Neva was watching me edit photos. (we have a touch screen….yowza…look at those finger prints!)
And, because Neva just doesn’t have her photo taken often enough….here she is this morning in her little “tent”.
These are shots of things I walked by when I was out and about….
And finally, here was a hummingbird visitor today.
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Cyclical”. Leaves growing, changing and falling is very cyclical.
I took this picture at Lost Lagoon this afternoon. The sun was very low, and made an interesting black and white shot for Only Shades of Gray.
This was also from this afternoon, and was my shot for 365 Days in Nature.
As I mentioned yesterday, I had the day off today. (I’m using up a last few vacation days) I took some cool shots, so will save the menu collage making and just say I had two eggs, toast and chai for breakfast. Lunch was a bbq pork bun while I was out and about. I had some cheese when I got home. And dinner was leftover chinese food that we had in our freezer.
I also took chai lattes with me when I went to the hairdresser. I have been sassified, and my grey roots are no longer visible. Life is good. :)
These shots were taken around the hairdresser’s salon.
My next errand was downtown. I don’t go there very often, and when I look for parking there, I know why. LOL! Here are a few shots while I was there.
After that, I went for a walk at my happy place, Lost Lagoon. It was cold, but the sun felt really good. And I was so excited to see a couple of otters. AWW! I also thought the seagulls sliding around on frozen water were pretty funny.
Then I had one last errand, and saw a few other things to shoot along the way…..
Have a great weekend everyone! Drink every drop… :)
Before I start today’s post, I would like to wish all my readers in the U.S a very happy Thanksgiving. And to celebrate, here is a picture of a turkey that I took at a petting zoo a while ago.
Today has been a bit of an odd day. Not a bad day, just odd work wise. I spent a good chunk of the day off-site, I didn’t go for my walk, and my meals have been on the run.
I met Michelle before work for a coffee, and even forgot to take a picture of her famous hand. Luckily I have this archive shot from last week. (HA! Thank you Google Images and Flikr. And thank you to the monkey….whoever he/she may be)
Here are just a few shots…..frost on fungus. (I can’t imagine it is good to have frost on one’s fungus…)
A random heart….
A random, very late season, mushroom…
And my Mom gave me a photo album that had all kinds of pics of me growing up.
What is this smile?????
And apparently I had a fixation on clown Halloween costumes. LOL!
Mildly disturbing that I’m wearing an old pair of my Dad’s pants…that had obviously been turned into my costume.
And I may as well use this lack of photo post to make a little announcement. Within the next month, weightingfor50 will morph into a new blog. With a new name, a new look and a new(ish) focus. I love blogging, have made so many friends around the world through this one, and can’t imagine NOT carrying on. But I’m actually not weighting for 50 anymore. And I’m still a long way from 60. LOL! Passions change, life changes, and the journey for peace in the soul is ongoing. So I’m switching things up just a little. I’ll let you all know more as the next little while progresses. (and don’t worry, it won’t be ALL random hearts…..though my little facebook page “The Random Heart Project” is certainly one of my new loves. A website for that will follow, but for now, the blog and The Random Heart Project are separate.
I hope you all come with me on this new journey. I’ll keep you posted as it progresses.
I have a vacation day tomorrow, so technically this is my “Friday”. I have some errands to run, and will be happily getting my hair cut and coloured…time to be SASSIFIED!!!
Have a wonderful Friday everyone!!! Bring on the weekend.
…because I am being a little whiny about our cold snap. :) Take me back to Costa Rica!!!!
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “South”. I used this picture of the Southlands Farm, in the Southland District, in South Vancouver.
This is my shot for Only Shades of Gray (it is an archive shot, that I took at the Museum of Anthropology.
I posted this shot, that I took today, for bird week on 365 Days of Nature. This starling had A LOT to say.
…it was a tossup between the starling and this Flicker.
My menu collage includes toast with light cheese and jam, chai tea and green juice, yogurt, a ham sandwich and an apple, popcorn, a glass of wine, a few chips and pasta with light alfredo, spinach, mushrooms and a piece of bread.
Did I mention that I miss the warm breezes of Costa Rica? LOL…. This is why…..frosty ground, partially frozen bird pond (and a couple of other chilly shots)
I promise I’ll do my best not to whine about the chilly snap tomorrow. Happy Thursday to all.
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge is “colloquial”. I used this shot, with the caption “I could look at everyone’s photos until the cows come home”. :) (these cows were in a field behind our cabin at LaFortuna, in Costa Rica. They make delightful alarm clocks. LOL)
This guy announced his landing into the bird pond. He was my post for Only Shades of Gray.
As today’s title says, I saw with my own eyes today that seagulls do yawn. LOL. Luckily it is bird week on 365 Days in Nature, so all kinds of people will sleep better tonight knowing that. HA!
I posted this picture of Neva on facebook, with the caption “Draw me like your french girls”. Oh Neva, Leonardo Di Caprio could only wish to draw you. LOL! What a vamp!
I just LOVED this random heart that I saw in a plant bed in the park by the bird pond when I was walking today. <3!
Today’s menu collage includes a Roz McMuffin (egg, ham, spinach on an english muffin) with chai tea, a banana, lunch of hummus, guacamole, rice crackers, kalettes and snap peas; some cranberry/hazelnut snack, a glass of red wine, and chicken baked in thai sauce, with brown rice and edamame.
And the day’s photos….just fall colours, the bird pond and the park around it, some dogs, some mushrooms and tonight’s moon.
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Bad Habit”. This is a friend of mine’s hand, with her bad habit. I hope she breaks this habit eventually….I’d like her around for a long time to come.
Three kinds of birds in one photo for bird week at 365 Days in Nature.
And I posted this cheeky deer that I saw yesterday in Victoria on Only Shades of Gray.
My menu collage for the includes an english muffin with light cheese and jam, green juice, grapes, hummus with kalettes and cucumber, some cranberry sage triscuit (which are pretty good, but will be even better with some cheese on top. Today I just had a few when I got home from work), a wine spritzer with lime syrup, and dinner tonight which was shepherd’s pie and salad.
Today was a rainy, cold, work and errand filled day. So I don’t have many pictures that are noteworthy. Yesterday though, Dennis and I went for a walk in the morning, and yesterday afternoon we went to a fundraising concert for the hospice that took such amazing care of my Dad during the last two weeks of his life. The concert was a combo of symphonic music and Gilbert and Sullivan performances. It was fun (albeit very long), and we were happy to help out for such a worthy cause. Here are shots from yesterday…..
This was taken this morning. Hi Neva.
How have your weeks started out? Happy Tuesday to all.
Hi from Victoria. Dennis and I are both here for the weekend. Tomorrow, we’re going to a fundraiser for the hospice that was so great to my Dad last year. Will give you a report on it next post.
In the meantime, the Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Starts with F”. I used this picture of frost from yesterday morning.
It is bird week at 365 Days in Nature (YAY!)
I took this photo at the ferry terminal this morning, flipped it to black and white and posted it on Only Shades of Gray.
I’m going to do a quick photo dump from the day, and then go and hang out with my Mom. These are just a few shots of our sunny but chilly ferry crossing, a random heart, and our chinese delivery dinner.
We’re getting a later ferry back tomorrow, so will post again on Monday. Have a great Sunday everyone. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “stacked”. I used this photo from Costa Rica, of rocks stacked on each other to make art.
It is the last day of sunset week on 365 Days in Nature, here is my shot from last summer.
And I took this photo on my lunchtime walk today. It was my day’s submission for Only Shades of Gray.
My menu collage was boring and not worth posting. Today’s food seemed to be generally unattractive, though healthy and delicious. I had green juice, oatmeal and a banana again for breakfast, a burrito on the run at lunch, and whole wheat pasta with light alfredo for dinner. I also had two little mandarin oranges, and when I peeled them, my workspace smelled like Christmas.
This morning, it was really sunny, but SO cold. Frozen puddles and frost are pretty, but can’t say I wasn’t thinking back to the Costa Rican warmth.
Double squirrel sightings….and to the second one, don’t speak with your mouth full. :)
I also saw a lion. Aww….I hope it’s owner finds it.
Interesting shadow, and interesting tree branch pattern.
Can you see me?
I saw this on a wall at the BC Cancer Agency building. I was there for a fundraising event. Money is raised for the volunteer programs there, and I saw first hand how amazing the volunteers there are when I would go and visit my friend Kathy when she was there for treatments and surgery. Random heart alert, this one is for you Kathy! <3!
And finally, this is our neighbor’s 16 year old dog Bobo. Bobo is blind, but is still working as a therapy dog at the Cancer Agency. His tail was wagging whenever anyone patted him. He has done that for years, and gives so many people smiles and kisses. He’s a lovely little fellow. All of us in our building love him. We put him on this little table for the photo…and the sign says “Pet Scan, do not move”. LOL! Had to do it, given he’s a favorite pet!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I’ll check in tomorrow from my Mom’s place.