Now with more fisheye

by Carol Browne on September 3, 2015 · 0 comments

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Good morning on the skytrain

I really love how this photo turned out on this morning’s skytrain ride in to work. Why were we standing? So. Crowded. I was unhappy to give up my regularly scheduled sleep time on the train, but now that I have this photo, I have forgiven the train company. I might even get this one printed up. I think there’s an instagram site that prints out photos nicely somewhere on the internets.

Mike bought me the little fisheye lens for my phone and I’m really enjoying it. Even in the graveyard in Nova Scotia!

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Wildlife Photography

by Carol Browne on September 1, 2015 · 0 comments

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Wildlife Photography

Nova Scotia is a wonderful place. Look at the wildlife in Berwick! I was very still when I took this photo – careful not to scare these deer away. I’m sending this to National Geographic right away. Actually, I’ll wait for them to find me. It’s way cooler to be discovered that way.

I am blog blocked AGAIN. Also, craft/sewing blocked. This has been a doozy. I haven’t done too much creative-related in a few months. I’m not sure what’s going on. One thing that may help is doing a big clean up. Weirdly that helps. I’ve done that a few times. The yard’s been neglected this summer. Maybe I could start there.

Also it is taking me hours to type just 200 words. I’ve been typing for the last 2 hours. Typing, deleting, typing, deleting.

I have no idea what’s going on. Maybe I’ll just post photos for awhile and no writing?

Let’s see what happens tomorrow.


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.


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.

August 29, 2015

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 […]

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Waiting for the rain.

August 27, 2015

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 […]

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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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