A Dragon

by Carol Browne on August 31, 2015 · 0 comments

in General, Photos

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I’m not sure what it means when you and your loved one go to the local cemetery on your anniversary to take photos, but that’s what Mike and I did last Saturday. Before the big wind storm of 2015! I’d never been to this cemetery before, but it has an enormous Chinese and Asian area. I just hung out there because I really liked the different tombstones, letters, characters and, of course, that beautiful dragon. It’s an amazing, huge sculpture with lots of scales carved into it and a interesting shaped tail.

In between the day I took this photo and today, Mike bought us some new editing software!

Can you tell?

I rarely like black and white, but I do like this crazy filter. It makes the photo look haunted and that’s a look I always like. Especially now that it’s unofficially Fall. It certainly felt like it today. It poured rain for most of the day and was a little blustery. But did I mind? NO! It was welcomed! I missed the rain and am sorely out of practice.

Maybe I should start a weather blog because that’s all I seem to be talking about lately.

Nah. Frankie MacDonald pretty much has the market cornered on that front.

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Resurrected? Reanimated?

by Carol Browne on August 30, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Photos

Guess who’s back?

Oh hai, Doug!

Sorry to rub it in to all those people in the Lower Mainland without power still. But we had a pretty fun day going to the movie theatre across the street again to see, Inside Out. So cute. That movie was great. I loved it. And there was a cute short animation before it about Hawaiian Islands. You can see a clip of it here. Adorable!

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The day the power went out.

by Carol Browne on August 29, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities, Photos

Whoa! It's windy out there!

ZOMG! We had such an adventure today – this, our 17th anniversary. I know! How do we stay so young, you may ask? I have no idea! We keep having anniversaries and birthdays and stay the same age. At least, that’s what my brain keeps telling me.

Anyway, we came home after a breakfast of French Toast and a photowalk in the local cemetery (do we know how to party or what?) and walked across the street to the movie theatre to see, Inside Out (in 3D, of course.). Side note: this is the first time we’ve been to this little theatre and it was great. Well kept, comfy seats and the price is right. We should have been going to that theatre all along. But now we know.

ANYWAY, we’re watching the cute 3D movie and the BOMP. The movie stops. We don’t know what is happening for a few minutes, but then we get asked to leave because the power went out. NO! How is this possible? The weather was pretty windy, but the temperature was quite warm, so it was weird to wear a jacket because it was hot. I’ve been in worse storms before by far, so it seemed weird this one was so damaging. We saw other places around Vancouver where trees had been uprooted and everything, so maybe we got it less severe out our way?

We walked home with our free passes for another movie with popcorn! Bonus for us, but bummer for the owner. Oh well. We’ll go back. Once back in our complex, broken branches were all over the ground and it smelled like Christmas trees.

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Waiting for the rain.

by Carol Browne on August 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in General, Photos, Vancouver

So much sunning

Rumour has it we’ll be seeing rain maybe tomorrow, but most likely on the weekend. Me? I’m not so sure. It’s been sunny and hot for ages now and we could smell another forest fire this morning. Turns out there was one right in a park in Surrey! Bonkers.

I’ve also heard rumours of drought until November. Where this information came from, I have no idea. I hope it’s just fear mongering and bad intel. Gastown smells ripe with garbage and, ew, SEWAGE in some parts. Blech. We could use the rain any time.

Even this turtle is waiting.

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International Dog Day, huh?

August 26, 2015

I’m not sure who declared it International Dog Day, but it was everywhere on the Facebook today. I wish we had a dog, too, but we can only have 2 pets in per unit in the complex where we live. Probably a good idea because I could see us having so many pets! Baby goats! […]

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The free side of the Chinese gardens

August 25, 2015

Today on my lunch hour, I had to run the errand of getting the car insured. Thankfully, there was a place to do that right in Chinatown – a part of town I love and completely forgot that I’m very close to working in Gastown. It’s only 4 or 5 blocks away – albeit some […]

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A case of the Mondays.

August 24, 2015

The best thing about Mondays? ZUMBA on the pier! Make that, FREE Zumba on the pier, in the glorious outdoors with the view of the inlet. WEWT! I looked forward to this class ALL DAY. Today’s class had a bit of everything – some salsa, some karate chops in the air, some air punches, belly […]

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We Did It

August 23, 2015

We saw this boat a few weeks back in Nova Scotia. I still have photos to post, so I’ll keep putting them up every now and then. I loved the name of this boat because it reminds me of that McDonald’s commercial where the guy says completely deadpan, “You did it.” when the guy finds […]

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The Steps

August 22, 2015

After a less than stellar Faturday breakfast (Never. Again.) – I won’t mention the name of the restaurant, but it was sadly lacking in all aspects. This is not a restaurant review blog (lucky for them) so just know we have learned from this unpleasant experience and moved on. In an effort to cleanse the […]

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Tiny paper pieces

August 20, 2015

This is a little hand stitching project to take with me while I commute and listen to podcasts on the skytrain. Each diamond shape is about an inch and a half long, so it will take a very long time before it’s big enough to cover anything. It hardly uses any fabric at all, so […]

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