Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016


There was a stellar sunset in the west, but the asperatus clouds to the east were pretty stunning as well.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Zucchini races look a little bit like this. And they are awesome.



Wednesday, September 21, 2016


With a nail, or spike, or similar, you can attach these little discs to a zucchini and race them down ramps. This, somehow, entertains 10 year olds to no end. 12 kids. 48 holes. I hope she doesn't want to do this when she's 25...


  I've stood in this exact spot. And taken this exact photograph. More than twice. This might be the first black and white one though, so there's that.
But this is lovely.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Actually started putting it back together by the end of the day. Barely. I'm still not optimistic that I've fixed it, but it really is a lovely feeling to know so much about a machine, how it's put together, how the bits interact. I'm a little disappointed I missed the focus on the gear changer mechanism photograph, but I'm not taking it apart again to get it right. The nice part about working on a motorcycle is the decided lack of hammers and cutting tools needed to dismantle it. So strange.


Shift springs. Gear box oil. Clutch bleed. Day 1. Still pretty sure the problem is the clutch. But I'm getting to know this motorcycle pretty thoroughly. Mostly I'm finding out how many bolts have rattled loose and dropped out onto the road.

Friday, September 16, 2016


This is a thing that a person has made. How lovely is that?



Wednesday, September 14, 2016


I can see the difference in the photos I take with different cameras. Most of the time. The iconic Vancouver crows on a power line was taken with a mock rangefinder camera, a little digital Fuji with a fixed 35mm (equivalent) lens. Tonight I was longing for a slightly longer focal length and a full sized sensor.

I have both; the longer focal length and the full frame sensor, if film counts. If I did the math I'd probably discover I've taken more photographs of this Leica M3 than photographs with it. It might be time to change that.

Monday, September 12, 2016


We  climbed to the top of a hill.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Grade 5. First day. This punk.