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Winter Break in Canmore

For the fifth year in a row, we enjoyed almost two weeks in Canmore over winter break, including Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year. Although it was pretty cold for several days, Mr. GeoK and I went out for several long walks. As always, we carried our cameras and our bear spray (yes, the bears…

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Holidays (December 2015)

Sadly, there’s something polarizing about the word holidays. A word that’s meant to encompass the celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year has become something of a political and religious hot potato. Aside from stumbling across one particularly vitriolic diatribe against the Starbucks “Happy Holidays” campaign, I managed to avoid most such nonsense…

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2015 Lego Holiday Bonus Gingerbread House

Just as in the past few years, Lego released two holiday bonus sets in 2015. Somehow, I missed part two of the announcement in the fall, so I thought the Holiday Train was it for this year. As a result, I was surprised when a second holiday bonus set was added to my Lego shop-at-home…

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Morning (November 2015)

You’d think that with something that comes around every day, morning would be a relatively easy subject to photograph. But I was preoccupied with NaBloPoMo, which might explain why it wasn’t until I learned I’d be making a quick trip to Nassau that I came up with a unifying concept for this month’s photo blogging…

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Blogging Lessons from NaBloPoMo

I can see NaBloPoMo finish line…three cheers for everyone who’s made it this far, including me! With the end in sight, I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve learned by taking part in a 30-day blogging challenge. In terms of the three reasons I had for taking part, my experience was mixed: Community – I didn’t…