So I Think I’m Back

Though my service provider has yet to show up at my new digs (how’s that for a 70’s reference), as they try to assuage their guilt at having stood me up on two separate occasions now, the fine lady I talked to at “customer service” at least had the good sense (and courtesy) to switch my actual service from the old place to the new from their side, and promised I would have the first available cancellation or whatever came up, with a “guarantee” of an actual service call by April 12th, between the hours of 1-3 pm. (My original date was for the 29th of March, and then the 5th of April when they didn’t show up the first time.) As you’ve probably noticed, however, once they decided to switch the energy flow from my old address to the new, I was able to do my own wiring, and get things up and running. It’s not pretty (the cables run across the center of my living room), but it works, and that’s good enough for me at this time. The techie can worry about the artistic stuff if and when he/she ever arrives.

So as I unpack everything, I thought I should freshen up my page a bit since it’s been a while since I changed anything. I haven’t unpacked the camera equipment yet, but I thought what I would do for a few days was take a little trip down memory lane and look back at some of my favorite pictures. It’s getting pretty late into my third year since I began this page here at WordPress, and in that time, I realized I only had a couple handfuls of pictures that I was really, really happy with. So see, you don’t have to worry, I’ll run out of these old ones quickly enough, and then I’ll get back to trying to improve my techniques. And if I learn anything from the experience, then it will have been a worthwhile experiment.

So at any rate, I guess we’re starting to see some hints of Spring in the air. The Cherry and Apple Blossoms are out, as are the earlier Magnolias. And there’s a fly buzzing around my head right now doing my spell-checking for me because he knows that I just can’t tolerate “spelling bees”. All you folks try and stay dry now, have a good week, stay healthy, happy, and like always, try and be safe.

Resting in peace.
Resting In Peace
Sitting Pretty Bathing In The Sunlight
Sitting Pretty Bathing In The Sunlight

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Passing Through Downtown

Back on May 3rd I took a walk that turned into an all-day marathon. If I tried to show you all the sights I saw on that trip in one session, we would be here all day, so I’ve decided to break it up into a few smaller pieces for easier consumption. For today, I thought I would start with my passage through the Gastown and the Downtown area, and add a few of the flowers that I came across throughout the day, since most of the flowers came about at the same time, and this way we can look at a few of them during each of the sessions, letting them break up any monotony that might set in otherwise.

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An Evening Walk By The Marina

Sometimes in the evenings, when the weather is nice, I like to walk along the Seawall, in through Yaletown, down to the marina, getting some shots of my favorite buildings along the way, and then the boats in the harbor before I turn around and make my way back. It’s a completely different vibe than that which I get during the day, and it really is a totally relaxing feeling. You can actually sense the winding down of the City’s energy on the week-day evenings that I usually pick for one of these excursions, and when I’m shooting the pictures of the buildings, they almost feel abandoned. It’s not really a bad feeling or anything, but there’s almost a quiet sadness to it, like the City is wondering where all its children are hiding, and what happened to all the hustle-bustle that was going on just a couple hours before. I always want to reassure it that it will be happening again in just a few hours more.

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