Pretty nice view for a snail

by Carol Browne on April 22, 2014 · 0 comments

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Snail on the trunk

Happy Earth Day! In celebration of this earthy day, I looked for a tree in my travels today filled with blossoms. Found one! Actually, I found several. I’m not sure if this reflects the health of the tree, but this tree had many snails on it. EW. I’m not sure if counting 6 snails in a small area of a tree counts as an infestation, or if these snails just have good taste, but if I was a snail, I would TOTALLY move in to this tree. Look how pretty! [click to continue…]



by Carol Browne on April 15, 2014 · 0 comments

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Mega Blossoms!

We’ve had the good fortune in these parts to be experiencing extreme blossomage. I just made that word up! All blossoms all the time! Wait. Just spring time blossoms, so it’s all blossoms, all the springtime! YES! My new motto! I am on an advertising roll! I’ve got a logo, a special word and a tag line all for the magnolia. Magnolia Association, I am waiting for your call!

The only thing is, these blossoms don’t last long at all. And neither do the cherry blossoms. I’ve hardly taken any photos of cherry blossoms and in our neighbourhood, our cherry trees are almost spent. The heck? I need to act much quicker. Just know that I hit a bit of a bottle neck with my photo edits these last 2 weeks and I am still going through several hundred photos. Yah. I need to edit even harder as I go. This is a bit over the top. But I shall soldier on.  I’m definitely not complaining. Well, perhaps about my time management skills, but definitely not about the photos and the subjects. They were the BEST!

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Friendly or hungry?

by Carol Browne on April 13, 2014 · 0 comments

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Mr. QuackersI am not sure what overcame us today, but we:

1) Left the couch.

2) Headed over to the North Shore to scout out some locations for future photo shoots. The Demonstration Forest has changed a lot since I was last there. Mike and I figured it has been over 10 years. Yikes. Also, it was super busy. People everywhere! We decided we should find something more remote and will check out places on day trips for cooler, less busy locations. Road trips? I’M IN!

3) Got some fresh air and went for a photo walk.

4) Met Mr. Quackers (shown above) who got very close to me. I think he wanted me to take his photo. OR get a snack. Either way, he walked up to me and stopped every so often. I took several portraits until he was about 3 feet away from me. I explained to him I had no snacks. He got tired of waiting and flew off. I think he even quacked while he flew off! I understand he was angry, but I know it’s best not to feed wildlife, so I can live with his anger. He’ll be better off without a handout from me.

And that wrapped up one of my most funnest weekends in recent memory. Now it’s back to regular work days EXCEPT, we have a long weekend coming up. ANOTHER SHORT WEEK! WEWT. Working on Fridays? What’s that? Good Friday, indeed.


Cowardly Lion

It was a good thing I did take those two days off work last week because I filled them up with photoshoots and photo edits. PHEW! Today I did a lot of edits and I still need to get through The Wiz. Oi. Also, my days off were filled with singing…lots and lots of singing. I was serenaded with Broadway musical numbers, Symphonic Rock (HEH. That’s how the singer described her band. It sounded like Gothic Rock to me. It also looked goth = a spiderweb covered bosom and corset.) and some Rock.

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Ladies and gentlemen…Jesus Krysler!

April 6, 2014

In a crazy turn of events, Mike got to introduce the band that played before Beyond The Confines – the band we were shooting. The name of that band was Jesus Krysler. SNORT! Pretty much my new favourite name for a band now! As I was taking Mike’s photo of him up on the stage, […]

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Behind the Curtain

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Let me tell you that the portfolio show last night? It went very well. There was excellent attendance, all the food was eaten and there were employers milling about, checking out the graduates’ work. YES! And that’s what it’s all about. I took a vacation day today and rested. But only for a few hours […]

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Spooky sunset

March 31, 2014

I’m not sure why I feel compelled to turn all my photos into haunted houses lately…or more like you’re looking out the window OF a haunted house. Either way, spooky! Worky work was good, but I am SO tired I can barely keep my eyelids open. They are soo…heavy…and I have a full day tomorrow […]

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By request. No. Wait. I offered.

March 25, 2014

One of my pals experiencing some chilly, wintery weather. She mentioned she liked these panorama photos, so I offered to do more today. Click this photo for the biggie size! Maybe I jumped the gun a little bit yesterday. I assumed we were in for all sun all the time for the next few months. […]

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March 19, 2014

How about we look at something pretty while I doze off to sleep? I am a little bit tired today. Maybe I’ve had too many late nights. I fell asleep on the train tonight out to Burnaby and missed my stop. I just fell fast asleep. I hope I wasn’t snoring. I should check the […]

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No one is safe from the double exposure

March 17, 2014

This is Abby. She is Alysia’s dog and wasn’t quite sure what to make of all the activity in her home yesterday. But she is a lovely, lovely pooch. She’s an old gal – about 10 years old. She was a little bit nervous, but who wouldn’t be with all the lights, flashes and shiny […]

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