A Dragon

by Carol Browne on August 31, 2015 · 0 comments

in General, Photos


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.


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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Cooling temperatures

by Carol Browne on August 17, 2015 · 0 comments

in General, Vancouver

It was much cooler tonight.

This was my view tonight after a lively Zumba session on the pier at Canada Place. It was good to get back to that. I missed it 2 weeks in a row. The movements were a little easier today and I couldn’t help but notice the weather was cooler than 2 weeks ago. CRAP. I think it’s starting to be…I can’t say it. Let me show you what I found instead.

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I couldn't stop looking at him.

I went to the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild today and all I got was hypnotized by this tiny human. He’s the grandson of one of our guild members and pretty much the coolest baby around. He barely made any sounds at all the whole time I was there (from about 1 pm to 4:15). Little guy just slept and ate a little bit and let us all get to sewing.

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July 22, 2015

Hmmm…well, for the time being, it’s more of a Chia Pig Shave. Also, I didn’t mean to put chia seeds in his ear or in his nose. My buddy, Lysa, gave me this Chia Head for my birthday (which I love). When I opened up the present (Awww! You shouldn’t have!) I said, “Hey! I […]

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July 14, 2015

I didn’t take the time to take a photo today. I don’t talk about worky work on my blog, but just know, today was a good day at the office. Who knew the hardest part of my new job recruiting is making the matches? I’ve found some jobs! All those business calls paid off. Now […]

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Hmmm..I think I need just a little bit of patience.

July 7, 2015

Just a little bit. I don’t have anything to report today. Wildfires are still happening, but it’s less smokey and the weather has cooled off a bit. I just looked at my schedule and realized my dance card is really full the rest of this week. I’ve got a birthday party for a friend tomorrow, […]

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Ghost Riders in the Sky

June 28, 2015

I was listening to a podcast about business stuff (on the Freakonomics podcast) a few weeks ago and the guest on the show was a business owner of an online magazine. He compared his success to a game of poker – sometimes you get a good hand, and then you play the hand as best […]

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Waka waka waka!

June 22, 2015

A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a goat sitting next to him. “Are you a goat?” asked the man, surprised. “Yes.” “What are you doing at the movies?” The goat replied, “Well, I liked the book.” [SOURCE] MAN. I had to read A LOT of corny goat jokes to find this […]

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Nearly spent

June 10, 2015

The roses in the garden had a good run. The little spray roses are nearly done and so are the big ones. Darn. I’m going miss those guys, even the red ones. With any luck, they may bloom again before the summer’s over. I just really need to dead head them. Have I cleaned the […]

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