Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gatineau Park with Andy

A few photos from back east.

Roadies even!

Well, I joined my first band. We have played in Seattle, San Fran, New York, LA and Chicago. We have roadies and a tour bus. We have fans and souvenier t-shirts. I am the drummer...and the backup singer. AND I have my first blister from playing.

I love Rock Band!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dive eye

This was my favourite picture from last weekend's dive shoot. Stealthy. I lightened the water to make the eye stand out.

Old sunken bottles of life

Last weekend, the guys headed out for a dive, while I stayed on shore and played with the camera lens. Fast forward an hour and a half, and our friend Al came out of the water with an old ink bottle, covered in life, looking beautiful as only old sunken bottles can. Covered in sea fir hydroids, like a little sparse forest all on its own.

First, a baby octopus came out, red all over and eager to sneak back into the waves. Slithered in the palm of Al's hand, squiggly and wiggly, then swam away.

Then, later, when I as taking photos of the bottle (see above), I noticed a tiny red thing on the rock. Looks like a shrimp (but I can't find it in our reference book, so don't quote me on that). Upon further notice, the bottle (see above) is home to quite a few of these little things. Check closely (see above) and you can see them too.

More snow photos!

Sorry, I just can't resist.

Snow berries

Snow ducks all lined up in a row

Snow needles

Snow fight!

Snow from Sechelt

Sunshine Coast.... maybe not this season.

I love the moody clouds above the lighthouse island. I have tried to row to this island, but when I got to what I thought would be the half way point, the island looked just as far, far away. I turned around.

Back on shore, the snow almost meets the shoreline.

At the ferry terminal.

First Nation Whirlms

The little guy was playing Viva Pinata the other day.

He asked me to come see the First Nations whirlms. For those of you who haven't seen Xbox Viva Pinata, a whirlm is a little colourful, happy worm who likes to live in a tunnel home and wander around the garden.

Me: First Nations whirlms? What are those? (I knew what a "whirlm" was, but a "First Nation whirlm" was a new concept for me.)

Him: I call them that. They are the whirlms with the Indian feather hat, but I call them First Nations whirlms.

Me: I like that.

For those of you who haven't seen Xbox Viva Pinata, the whirlm is also the very first animal to inhabitat a garden once you set one up. Kinda puts a good spin on it, doesn't it?

Friday, January 2, 2009

President of Gestalluft

Paris has claimed his own space in this world. Check out his new project here.