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3. Touch – We visited the Vancouver Aquarium a couple of weeks ago and one of the best parts for me was their new (to me, anyway) tropical rainforest section. You step through the doors and you’re transported to a re-creation of a South American tropical rainforest. Butterflies were flying freely about everywhere. You could pretty much reach out and touch them…
4. Newspaper – (From the archives) We get most of our news online and don’t get the newspaper, so it was rather nice to see Josh taking to the newspaper and poring over the articles during our flight to Malaysia last year.
5. Coffee or Tea – Definitely a tea person. I have to have at least a couple of cups of (green) tea every day. Procrastinator that I am, I kept putting off taking photos for this week until tonight and now I don’t have any tea photo to show for it! I leave you instead with a glass of wine from one of our wine-tasting trips when we were in Kelowna. Let’s just pretend that I felt rather fancy and wanted to have my tea in a wine glass!
(Shameless plug: Please check out The Creativity Project’s new Facebook page when you have the chance. While you’re there, join in the “sun flare” fun this month and share a photo. We would love it if you’ll “like” our page, too!)
14 August 2012
That’s why when I found out that this month’s theme for the Creativity Project is Sun Flare, I was a bit apprehensive.
I got some great tips from my sister-in-law and managed to get some practice in during our vacation.
A few days later, we visited two more wineries in the area –Quail’s Gate and Mission Hill. I can’t tell you much about the wines, because I didn’t have any. I was the designated driver. My sisters-in-law wanted to try the wines and get a few bottles; I mainly wanted to take pictures. Quail’s Gate had a gorgeous view out back, overlooking Lake Okanagan. Mission Hill (below) felt super exclusive from the moment you drive through its gate. Everything was so… polished and sleek.
This one below was taken when we visited with one of Chris’ friends last week. They had set up the bouncy castle for the kids to play with, while the grown-ups chatted.
What I found is that getting sun flares in the photos is not as difficult as I’d thought it might be, but I still need to get more practice in to get the exact effect that I want.
Now do head on over to Sharon’s blog (The Covert Lens) and check out her gorgeous sun flare photos and then visit the other members participating The Creativity Project to complete the circle. I am sure you will be blown away by how beautiful their photos are.
Oh, please do visit the Creativity Project on our new Facebook page that Katherine (Sound Like Rain) created for us. Please feel free to ‘Like’ us and share your sun flare photos with us there. We’d love to see you there!
10 August 2012
I thought I wouldn’t have any entry this month, but we had dinner over at Chris’ friend’s place last night and they have the cutest little dog. He was very frisky, but so well-behaved. I wish our kids could be like him. Josh and Zoë meet the frisky part, but need work on the well-behaved department.
08 August 2012
05 August 2012
3. Best Part of My Day – I don’t have an answer for this. I love mornings, because I love waking up to the kids’ climbing up onto our bed. I love the kids’ bedtime, because of all the snuggles and kisses and the quiet (or sometimes not-so-quiet) family time. I also love it once the kids are off to dreamland and I have quiet time.
4. Night & Day – If you look closely at Zoë’s rainbow face paint, you’ll see that she had the colors of night and day represented there… and some stars to boot!