Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cubs 1st Birthday (Set 2)

Sorry for the delay in the 2nd set of pictures.  This set is larger, I was going to split this into 3 posts but chose to combine these together due to the delay in getting them online.

Taj and Almos can be seen supervising at the beginning of the sequence and throughout the event.  

Bagheera and Vitez completely destroyed all of their toys as planned and expected were pretty exhausted by the end.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Music Video: Head for the Horizon

I was at Fox Elipsus's concert in Tacoma over the weekend, he played this song and I really liked it. He mentioned that his inspiration was a video of polar bears swimming north to the ever smaller arctic ice pack.

It occured to me that even though the song is about polar bears and their vanishing habitat, that extends to all animals whose habitats are vanishing.

The song touched me because of the plight of tigers and their vanishing habitat. That and the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico motivated me to generate this video.

I hope you enjoy it, if so, please share it, and help in any way you can in stopping the vanishing habitats and species.

Thanks for Fox Elipsus (

Update: corrected some timing, and credits (Thanks Robyn)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cubs first birthday

This is a quick post, there will be more pictures to follow.

The boys first birthday was a "smashing" success. They smashed everything!

In this set, notice the peeps, and people in the background (you know who you are).

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Epic Wedding: Congratulations Jeannette and Jeremy Colwell

Yes, EPIC.

There was  at the beginning,  a small delay caused by an "addressing" issue. 

These things happen. There were quite a number of surpises planned by the Bride and Groom (all good). The Dr. Suess vows were great, albeit a bit jaw dropping at first.

The reception was in a word quite unique. The MC seen below blowing bubbles, kept the surprises coming. Chantels speech to her mother was a touching.

The surprises for the guests, were in no particular order: Sumo suit wrestling, bouncy ball races down the hall way, and a photo booth.

There was much wine, great food and much rejoicing until.. well i'm not even sure.

FOUND: Center of the Universe

Here is it.  At long last, the center of the universe has been located on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC.

From this spot, travelling less than 1 meter in any direction yields:
A pate shop
A chocolatier
An Italian Deli (cheese and procuto)
Tarts, deserts..

Suffice to say a foodie paradise.  I am planning to return quite soon, and bring a small army of foodies.  We shall plant a flag (with a tiger on it) and claim this area to be under our dominion.

There will be a picnic in Stanley park, and there will be great rejoicing!  And probably wine..


Johnny Depp was not in attendance. <- Test to see if the mention of his name spikes my stats again.

Stalin Sculpture - Richmond BC

Driving to Jeremy's wedding, we saw this sculpture, so i stopped to take photos on the way back.
Forgive my vanity, some of the shots are composed to include my reflection.

Its in answer to an old question from an art teacher from my youth: "where are you in your artwork?"

There, in the center, just to the right of his ear.

Tip o' the hat to Alfred Hitchcock!
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Writing Field Trip

I kind of chickened out.  I didn't really write anything.  Lets face it, i'm NOT a writer.
Today, I didn't feel like a photographer either.
There are just some days, you can't get firing on all cylinders.  Today was one.
I did get a very few adequate (barely) shots.  These will look ok on the web, just don't look too closely.

Later we went and saw Iron Man 2.  Good movie.  Better than "Adequate" -JC Hutchins!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Taj 3rd Bday (3rd photoset)

A few more photos from Taj's third birthday.
A slide show this time.
If you view these pics on a mobile device / prefer that I not use a slide show, please leave a comment.

Monday, May 3, 2010

20100502 Almos 3rd Bday - Taj pics

Although it was Almos birthday, Taj put in his appearance.
He checked out all of the festivities and gifts
located his portion of the ribs,
and was quite content to finish them off.

If viewers can please let me know which you prefer, Pictures or Slide show, I would greatly appreciate it!

Grand Entrance:

From 20100502 Almos 3rd Bday - Taj pics

Mmm enrichment.. mmm

Wall appetizer

Let me eat cake!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

20100502 Almos 3rd Bday (1)

This is post 1 of at least 3 sets.
I have to many to post all at one time.
I will cross post to the Cougar Mountain Zoo facebook page.