than a theme named «Canard» for a webby blog 🙂 Continue reading what could be more appropriate…
In my native tongue, it’s called Long Friday. That sounds very apt today … Fog and drizzle — it’s going to be a long friday. Continue reading Good Friday
Got an email from Twitter, telling me that “I turned 7 today”! 🙂 That means that I signed up 2007. I did sign up 2006 but that account is gone, I guess. Changed there too, like everywhere else. Some people seem to make such good use of Twitter. I just don’t know how. It takes a certain commitment, probably — it doesn’t just happen! It’s … Continue reading twitter
When I got up yesterday morning and looked out the window, I could see that very slight shade of green … very slight, though but still. Continue reading “greenery”
It was a warm day, and I finally saw these tiny leaves on an old apple tree! Continue reading “weather for shorts and flipflops”
The other day we received a note from the city, that water would be shut off here on our street, yesterday. From 9AM to 6PM. Fine … we were forewarned, and people here are used to this. Drinking water is a big problem in this city, so anything they do to the system must be an improvement. Continue reading “water is important”
Last September, I bought my Mac. Took the leap, after all those years with Windows. I don’t regret it — I love how it’s all integrated, the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Continue reading “Last year…”
It is a bitter-sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace nothing is ever the same. Continue reading
become a photo blog! It was meant to be a place to express thoughts and reflections, no matter how silly! 🙂 But by now, it has also made me realise how big a part photo has become in my life. I think about it a lot, how I can improve … how I can start shooting other things than ducks and squirrels LOL. I’m getting to be like the artist guy I wrote about a few posts ago; I feel I have to move on. Continue reading “this wasn’t supposed to…”
A fellow amateur photographer here in the city, had taken a picture of pussy willow [videkissar] and posted it on FB. It was awesome, and I mean that literally … the word is getting hackneyed. I kept going back to look at it, and even my husband thought it was fabulous. He isn’t easily impressed. Continue reading “easily brought down”
He’s seems to be so timid, he’s totally outnumbered by the red ones. They seem to be so aggressive. Managed to hand him some peanuts. In my imagination, I like to think that he recognizes me LOL. Continue reading “I like this guy”
The weather hasn’t exactly cooperated with my new camera. Guess that says something about me — I should find other objects, and yesterday I did 🙂
As I was going to bed at midnight, I heard something that sounded very much like thunder! That wasn’t entirely impossible, but the cat didn’t react at all. Took my iPad and went to bed. After a little while, all kinds of local tweets started to pop up … someone had been shooting up, really beautiful, fireworks over the city. That’s what I heard. The tweeters suggested that it had something to do with Star Wars 🙂 I wouldn’t know, as I never watched it and hence know nothing about it. I’ve heard expressions like «Beam me up, Scotty», but that’s about all. Continue reading “May the Fourth be With You”
Still learning the new camera. It may look very similar, but there’s new stuff. Found a button today, that I didn’t even know existed before! Maybe it was on the old one too, and I never found out in four years?! Continue reading “the learning curve”
we went out. If the fog isn’t gone by noon, then we’re in for a full fog day — that’s the general rule. We had some errands to run, but I had time to take some pictures. Continue reading “art”
Visibility: 0 This is the fog capital of … if not the world, so at least North America! Today is still a blank sheet. Continue reading it’s a fog day
I’ll be going on a trip to my homeland — a three weeks visit. During that trip, I’ll be posting often, notes of a personal nature, from the phone or the iPad. Therefore, I wanted to make sure that the setup I have with Evernote is working flawlessly. Wasn’t meaning to go this year, but I got one of those ads from Icelandair; «an offer … Continue reading In August
Checking the Evernote thing again. Please, disregard! 😻 Continue reading another test
Woke up at 5 o’clock this morning, because the air in the bedroom felt stuffy. Got up and opened the window. Continue reading “slowly getting there…”
Or “why I steer clear of photo groups”.
I have a camera and I take pictures with it … that’s just this little hobby I have. A happy amateur — that’s me! No aspirations to become anything else than that. Continue reading “snotty remarks …”
I wanted to practice with my new camera, yesterday! We had a social event to tend to at 2 o’clock, that took its time, and the weather wasn’t really cooperating. There was this nasty wind that made difficult to even stand still. Continue reading “naturally”
Usually, I just write about whatever is on top of my mind, and this morning is no exception. Continue reading “on top”
Snow! Yesterday’s heavy rain turned into flurries last night, and it’s still going. It’s April 25, for Pete’s sake! Continue reading “photo reflections”
While browsing, I came across this blog today: Three Words a Day. It seemed like fun, so I started to read more, and learned about Tapestry, which seemed like even more fun 🙂 The ‘story’ progresses as you tap [TAPestry … get it?! LOL] Decided to give it a go, and try out the tapestry at the same time. The words today were: undecided forecast … Continue reading three words
My father died when I was two. I don’t remember him. Continue reading “when I was two…”
Bought a new coffee machine yesterday. I was sucked in by the TV commercial, admittedly.
This whole concept of Tassimo, has intrigued me ever since it came to be. Continue reading “coffee’s brewing”
As I go along, with this, my «new» [it’s old, I signed up in 2006] blog, I’m realizing it’s a little difficult not to mention where I am. I love this city, and have written about it a lot. The whole purpose of this is to keep it a little anonymous. At times, the world is so small it’s amazing. Continue reading “location”
…was had at McDonald’s.
We went on a little tour yesterday, it took most of the day. This time, I remembered to bring the tripod, because I was expecting to see some running water. When we got back into the city, we were just too tired to starting something in the kitchen. I really enjoy a Quarter Pounder BLT.
Just saw a terrific cloud formation! Grabbed the camera immediately, and got out on the balcony. It was not to be Continue reading “Clouds”
Good Friday. Everything was closed here — it was as if the city had come to a grinding halt. It felt just like the Good Fridays of my youth. As a kid, you get easily bored, I guess. Couldn’t do anything, go anywhere … even the radio played only classical music, just like when the old King had died. Continue reading “good night loon”
Found the first coltsfoot yesterday. A sure sign that we finally will get Spring here too! It’s still the same delight, even though I’m getting way up there, age-wise … I feel the same excitement when I see them rearing their sunny faces through the dead leaves and grass. They’re a reminder of re-birth … of life coming back with the help of the sun’s rays. Continue reading “the circle of life”
Haven’t posted a YouTube video in ages. I just paste in the URL to the video, in a regular post, on a line of its own. Zac Brown Band is one of my absolute favourite groups right now, and has been so for about five years. First time I heard them was in the car, sitting outside the bank, waiting for my husband. Our Country … Continue reading had to try this…
- Drop a dish on the floor.
- Did it break?
- Tell it you’re sorry!
- I’m sorry
- Did the pieces come together so it got whole again?
- No.GET IT?!
It’s a test to see if this will post to WordPress from Evernote. Continue reading this may or may not work ~ from evernote to wordpress
Since I started taking pictures in 2009, I see things differently. It’s a good thing! It has made me notice stuff around me I would never have paid attention to otherwise. I didn’t know anything when I bought the DSLR camera. Tried to read up on the subject first, but I realised afterwards I hadn’t understood anything. The only thing I knew for sure was … Continue reading different view
Little things can make me happy! I managed to change the width of the menu bar [the green]. It used to stretch over the whole page and it looked stupid. Took a little fiddling, but once I got it to work, I got that feeling of gratification 🙂 It’s so foggy this morning, so if I were to take a photo out the window, you’d … Continue reading the little things…
Had just written a post, a few minutes ago, when the WordPress daily prompt popped up. Normally, I don’t do prompts, but this one really hit the nail on the head! I was sitting here, fiddling with the fonts … wanted to get it just right with the means available, and then this showed up… Continue reading “Can’t Get it Out of My Head”
It’s easier, both to think and write in the early morning. Lately I’ve woken up later than usual, missed both the sunrise and the thinking :). Besides, it’s been overcast so I wouldn’t have seen it anyway. Not so today. It was brilliantly pink. Continue reading “morning thoughts”
There’s definitely Spring in the air — no doubt there! Continue reading “went out, looking for spring”
This blog will change appearance often. I will try out every new theme they produce — that’s part of who I am. ‘Change’ is something I like, but only in certain parts of my life.
at the end of my life…… I’d rather find myself thinking: «Did I really do that?!» as opposed to «Why didn’t I do that??»
Friday night. All is as usual. We had salmon for supper. Watched Blue Bloods, Continue reading
…or is it «tweeting»?! In any event, I’ve never cared much for Twitter, but I think it’s a good news source. For that, I use it all the time!
A few weeks ago, I was in the park, taking photos as usual. A guy, in his sixties, perhaps, addressed me by my first name … he said «Hi G! How is Eamonn now?» I answered in a questioning tone of voice because I’d never seen the guy before … «he’s well! Uhm…why?!?!»
When the skies are reasonably clear, I usually take a look at the Saint John webcam in the morning. Thing is, I get up the same time almost every day, and it seems to pointed in the same direction. Not so today. Here you get a wider view of the west side of SJ…
Wanted to change the colour of the blog title here to green. I really like fern, so I googled fern green to see what the HTML colour code was. Sometimes I use them so often so I learn them by heart.