It’s been awhile…I have no real reason.  Well, maybe I do; I haven’t finished any projects lately so I haven’t had a lot to share.

To tie you over, here are some of my favourite pictures I’ve taken lately.

I went fishing with my dad on the day before his birthday, and we found a new-to-us lake called Phyllis Lake.  It’s a campsite and lake and we had one of our most successful fishing trips ever!  I even caught (and released) well more than five fish including rainbow trouts, perch and suckers (yucky suckers).  But my favourite part was watching the birds.

Eagle June 9 2009

Lazy bald eagle.  One of the other fishermen said that the eagles were lazy as they would wait for the osprey to catch a fish and then they’d go after the osprey and steal it from them!  And then I saw it happen!  Dirty bugger.

Osprey June 9 2009

Industrious osprey.  They were very busy catching meals for themselves and others.

Last night when I came home from work I saw a much-pierced young man on a bicycle doing something on a Telus box in front of my parking lot with a wicked grin.  I’m not sure if he was the artist or just taking a picture but when I saw what it was he was so devilishly admiring I had to get a picture (the signature was added on to the photo, it’s not on the box, I’m too straight laced to make graffiti).  If you’ve been reading this blog (and it’s preceding blogs) for awhile, you’d know that I admire graffiti (with the exception of simple tagging; I like colour or well stylized stuff), and this little stenciled piece was a delight to me.

Angler Fish Graffiti

And if you’re interested in personal stuff, I’m here to let you know I’m trying to lose weight.  This past year has been tough on me for reasons unknown and I gained about 15 lbs.  If you pay attention to BMI stuff, I’ve stepped over my proper BMI line and headed into obesity, which is such an alarming word.  Anyway, I’m really interested in losing my muffin top; but not so much my bust.  And maybe my thunder thighs, but you know, whatever.  So I’ve been working with Spark People, and if my neurotic scale can be trusted, I’ve lost 5 lbs in the last two weeks by monitoring my diet and exercising a lot more than I typically do.

According to my often lying scale, I’m currently at the weight I was in high school.  This is where I rant about BMI and all of that.  I weigh what I weighed in high school, but I am about 2″ thicker in the waist (and probably elsewhere).  BMI doesn’t seem to take into account that muscle weighs more than fat.  Being a farm kid, I was curvy but built (you don’t want to know what I was lifting to make me so buff), but now that I’m a costumer, that muscle has degraded.  So really, I’m trying to be more musculer and toned.  Anyway, that’s my rant.

How’s life in your world?


A is for Animals

Picture Heavy…

I was at the farm this weekend, so I took pics of some twin calves,


A cow who looks like she’s telling me something important,


A pike who was 55cm so I had to throw him back because the shortest he could be was 63cm,


And a nut-hatch who ran into a window but later flew away.


And then this week I finally bought myself an aquatic frog. His name is Jareth.


There’s still time to enter your name for the chickadee pendant in the “You In?” post…I’ll announce the winner very soon though…