Weekly Photo Challenge – Solitary

The image is of my oldest son, nine at the time, out at dusk swimming and exploring in the ocean. We all have places we go that offer us a break from the world and people around us. For him it is often the water. For me, it is often the mountains.

Solitary = calm


Weekly Photo Challenge – Urban – Ur A Plant


Last night my wife and I had our first date out in a VERY long time! We went out for dinner to our favourite sushi restaurant, then went to the movies. After the show, as we were getting back into the car, I looked across my wife in the car, and saw UR A PLANT!

I loved the irony. Being told I’m a plant by Urban Planet…


Weekly Photo Challenge – Purple – Gray

Today’s picture is of my very happy and very curious son Gray. Not only is he a love, looking for hugs, kisses, and cuddles; he transforms into a smiley, mischievous monster as he explores the world around him.

Family and friends stay glued to my wife’s Facebook status updates with all the mischief he gets into. At 2 he is already figuring out fun things like operating the espresso machine, the microwave, how to crack a dozen eggs on the kitchen floor, how to draw pretty designs in permanent marker on the tables, walls, and furniture, and how to pump out a full container of Starbucks syrup with dedication and resolve. haha.

Just the other night, while I answered the front door and talked to my neighbour for a couple of minutes, Gray found a permanent marker(how does he keep finding them???), went into the bathroom and drew all over the bathroom counter and sink, went into the kitchen and did the same on our antique table, and started on my wife’s Macbook trackpad, then peed on the floor. “Fun”, he said.

While I tried to do some damage control, he found a jar of diaper cream, stuck his hand all the way in it, then ran for it. In the panic to deal with his mess, I had forgot to lock the front door, and he made off like a bat out of hell! He was free! I got him running full tilt into the driveway.

No wonder my wife wants to go out shopping every evening when I get home! lol


Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside

When I took this picture at one of the local parks, I didn’t think too much of it. My toddler flying down the tunnel slide. But really, that’s not what’s really going on here, is it?

My son is James Bond.

Weddings and sharing photos

Today I got to look through a bunch of pictures from the wedding! I was able to import them off other people’s cameras in only a few minutes.

This got me thinking about how photos are shared today, versus how they were shared in the past, before digital photography. We had 100-150 photos in the span of 5 minutes in our computer.

In the past, if you had a wedding, and someone took pictures, the person that took the pictures would get them developed, and put them in a photo album. You may never see them!

Now they are shared online, emailed, and passed between people almost instantly.

I will try and organize the pictures and post some from the wedding soon, so my dedicated followers(all 5 of you) can see.