Sunday, October 31, 2010

Photo #214

Trick or Treat...


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Photo #213

I had a house full of interesting characters last night...

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Photo #212

Meet this year's Jack...

And here I am earlier tearing and scooping Jack's brains out....

Obviously the second photo was taken by Megan.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Photo #211

My wife Megan has been collecting and drying leaves to use as decorations this weekend. I was trying to capture all the different colours when Merlin suddenly popped up...

I love the variety of deciduous trees we have around here.
Oaks, Maples, Aspens, Alders, Birches, Willows, etc...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Photo #209

In keeping with my Halloween theme this week, I give you three photos I took around this time in 2008 on a walk through Victoria's historic Ross Bay Cemetery...

How strange is it that I would meet a black cat in a cemetery around Halloween?

A monument for a lost sailor.

"So glad you could drop in 'kill' seekers! Don't worry about me, it only 'hearse' when I laugh!" - The Crypt Keeper.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo #208

I almost forgot we had this thing...

It's one of those cool fake flame lights that we bought for a Halloween many years ago then dropped into a storage bin where it's been ever since. All these years later and the original bulbs still work!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photo #207

Getting ready for Halloween...

I'm going to carve the pumpkin later this week. The cast iron cauldron is Megan's and was a gift from her mom.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Photo #206

Right outside my balcony this afternoon. Alfred Hitchcock would love this....

"It's a murder, Marge. A group of crows is called a murder." - Homer Simpson.

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Photo #205

I love getting new books! This time, some humorous light reading...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Photo #204

Merlin likes to flop down on the rug next to me in the den while I'm sitting in front of the computer. Problem is that he usually moves as soon as I go to grab my camera. Go figure, right. Cats will always stop being cute when you want to take their picture. Well today I was stealthy and I got him....

I didn't notice until I saw this photo that he tracked some cat litter onto my rug and now I need to vacuum.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Photo #203

Some of the machines that drive the tallest elevators in Victoria. This is one of 3 identical units...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Photo #202

Ladybug cruising along a glass panel on my balcony...

I like how symmetrical the spots on it's shell are. These little bugs seem to be everywhere this time of year!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Photo #201

The view from my "desk" at work...

That's my safety line on the left and the swing stage's power cable on the right.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Photo # 200!

My 200th post - on a post-it! Nothing but the finest big budget fanfare for my loyal viewers...

I want to thank everyone for your support. I still have a way to go, and I'll admit it's hard to post a new photo every day, but I'm determined to make it to 365, and perhaps beyond...

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Photo #199

The smoke from this incense stick elegantly dances through my kitchen banishing the lingering smell of supper...

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Photo #198

We didn't feel like cooking tonight...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Photo #197

Cargo ships on their morning commute...

Look close. The second ship is way out there on the horizon. I'm sorry the image is a little grainy. The digital zoom on my camera isn't the greatest and I couldn't fix it in editing.

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Photo #196

My only complaint about this time of year is that I'm not too crazy about going to work before dawn...

However, seeing the sunrise from the roof of a 24 storey building this morning really made up for it...

Neither of these photos have been edited. The first one was taken at about 7:00am and the second one was nearly an hour later.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Photo #195

Swing stage beams, lifelines, and counterweights, oh my!

This is where I'm working this week, but I didn't have the camera with me today, so this photo is from the last time I was on the roof of this building a few weeks ago. It looked the same today as it does in the picture.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Photo #194

In Canada today is Thanksgiving Day. My wife and I didn't do a traditional big turkey dinner - we'll do that for the next big holiday in December. We had pork chops with salads, and instead of pumpkin pie, I baked chocolate chip cookies...

This batch is slightly over-cooked, but they're still really tasty!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Photo #193

I spent a good part of my day playing my guitars, so for today's photo I got a little artsy with this "player's eye view" of myself using my chrome slide....

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Photo #192

Rainy day in Victoria...

This is a close up picture of my computer monitor showing the radar image from the Environment Canada website. It's a little hard to see, but Victoria is right about where the mouse pointer is. And this is what it looked like outside my balcony this afternoon...

Look close and you can see a few vertical streaks of falling raindrops.

It was a good afternoon to stay inside.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Photo #191

Another great thing about fall is a freshly picked BC apple...

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Photo # 190

There's no shortage of great photo opportunities this time of year. This is somewhere along the Swan Lake trail near my home...

That's my lovely wife ahead of me on the trail. I told her to keep walking so the shot would look more natural.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Photo #189

Jellyfish just off Ogden Point...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Photo #188

This giant Garry Oak tree stands alone at the north end of Swan Lake near my home. Such an awesome tree...

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Photo #187

This is where I spent my day...

How was your Monday?

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Photo #186

Norwegian Star, the last cruise ship to visit Victoria for 2010, pulling away from Pier B at Ogden Point this afternoon. Check out the very distinct paint scheme along her hull...

Sailing off into the sunset....

Good bye, and safe journey. I can't wait to see which ships come to visit us next year.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Photo #185

While photographing mallards on the pond today, this little girl decided to fly up onto the rail right beside me to say hi. Then she struck a pose...

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo #184

I didn't feel like beer or hard liquor, so my beverage of choice tonight is a nice Shiraz...

I feel so sophisticated!

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