What did you do this weekend?

by Carol Browne on July 28, 2014 · 1 comment

in Family and Buddies, Photos

I can't breatheToday at the office:

Coworker 1: What did I do this weekend? I went camping in Chilliwack!

Coworker 2: I went to a Buddhist Temple in Kamloops!

Coworker 3: I went to Kelowna and stayed in a B&B by the lake!

Coworker 4: I went to the race track!

Me: I sewed all day on Saturday and on Sunday I went with Mike & Alysia to the graveyard to take photos of her in a gas mask.

Who had the best weekend? These guys. JUST KIDDING! Please note: I selected this photo because the other ones showed a bit too much once I zoomed in. I know they are not in focus. You (and they) are welcome!

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Graveyard Shenanigans

by Carol Browne on July 27, 2014 · 1 comment

in General, Photos

Angel faces

Mike, Alysia and I went to the graveyard today to make some photos. We were a little concerned that bringing balloons to the cemetery could be considered disrespectful, however, we came upon a couple of scantily clad individuals making out behind some bushes and figured we could always do a, “Don’t look over here! Look over there! Those two are nearly naked! And in the graveyard in the middle of the day!”

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Dexter shoes

by Carol Browne on July 25, 2014 · 0 comments

in General, Photos

Blood splattery shoes!I found these shoes at a very cool store in Gastown today on my lunch break. I had originally gone to buy Mike a birthday present (which I did find a few doors down. YES!) and stumbled upon this store that sells sort of oldie time dresses made with fabrics that have skulls and bats on them! I think I’m going to back next week and try on a dress or two. Can you imagine? A bat wing dress? I can barely contain myself.

I am looking forward to pancakes tomorrow. I think I just may go with blueberry. Or raspberry peach. You will see them in all their glory tomorrow on the interwebs, whatever I choose.

Our nights have been consumed lately with Downton Abby. This is the best soap opera I’ve ever watched. Ever. I have to admit the first couple of episodes, I didn’t get it, but someone told us to decide after watching the first three episodes. That third one of season one? SCANDAL! I was in after that and we’ve been watching a few episodes every night since.

The costumes and the set decoration are so, so, so good. And even though sometimes it’s a bit on the corny side, the acting is really great. Maggie Smith (the grumpy old granny) is pretty much my favourite. And Sybil! And John Bates!


The Yeowler

by Carol Browne on July 22, 2014 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, General, Photos

Must be 10 pm, Donner is READY for dinner. He hops up on the dishwasher and MEOWs and MEOWs with all his might and in all his gummy glory. I’m not sure if less teeth means an increase in volume in cat yelling. It would seem so. Sheesh.


I have started a cool photo project, but it’s for worky work, so I can’t put those photos up here. Just know that I’m taking head shots of people in the alley around the corner. There’s a fresh coat of paint on the wall in good old Pee Alley (that’s what we affectionately call the spot at work). It was the same alley where that dumpster was on fire a few months back. HEY, maybe that’s why the wall has fresh paint! I thought it maybe it was graffiti. In any event, the timing could not be better.

I DO have plans for these items:

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Faux wet plate flowers

July 21, 2014

Some summertime flowers in Holland Park from yesterday. This is all I have for today. My brain is completely empty. EMPTY! I’ll try again tomorrow.

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In the Grove

July 16, 2014

There’s a little park between the Newton Bus Exchange, the wave pool and the strip mall. The trees are very tall, but they’ve been thinned out and since the horrible murder nearby late last year, someone (I’m not sure who) has been doing all sorts of things to make it a more welcoming place. To […]

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With the owner’s manual. RAD.

July 10, 2014

I had an awesome mail day yesterday. My mom sent me my aunt’s TOTALLY retro, radical Minolta SR-7 (with her permission. Nothing dodgy going on here.). Fresh from 1962 to 1966. This camera is OLD! And it has the original owner’s manual. I will be reading it shortly. What makes this camera so special? Well, […]

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June 17, 2014

BREAKING NEWS – I’m on vacation! WOOHOO! Before I start scrubbing the bathroom and getting the guest beds made, I thought I’d post these photos. This is the first time I’ve really worked on a photo project as part of a team. I prefer taking photos on my own, but, I tried it out anyway. […]

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Faces in film

June 17, 2014

I traveled in a time machine to 1984 and picked up my film today. It took me a bit to figure this out, but the Pentax ME Super is lovely for outdoor photos on a sunny day. And a great camera for taking thousands of pieces of gum on a face.

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Butterfly wings

June 5, 2014

I found this tiny conifer bush of some sort (or is it a pinus? HEH. That never gets old.) in a city planter of all things. The planter was filled with some pansies and a few other plants. But the folliage on the teeny pine cones reminded me of teensy little butterflies.

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