Saturday, June 30, 2018

The red Honda returns

Old vs. new
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Said goodbye to my old car this week. I won't miss the hear-it-from-miles-away exhaust or the spontaneous fuel leak. Or the creeping rust. Or the passenger-side carpet that never quite dried out.

But here's the thing: For 8-plus years, she took me and my family wherever we needed to go. She never failed, never complained, always got us there and home, safely and comfortably. She served us well, and hopefully the folks we donated her to will fix her up and get a few more years of loyal service.

In the end, a car is just a car. A thing. A chattel. A depreciating, decomposing asset. But somehow it weasels its way into the story of our life. I hope Henrietta the red Civic leads a similarly charmed life with us.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Puppy-plus-365

She was that small, once
Stratford, ON
June 2017
This photo originally shared on Instagram
A year ago today, we brought this little girl home for the first time. It didn't take long for her to indelibly change us all for the better.

Happy 1-year Levyversary, Calli Finn! We love you limitlessly in spite of - or perhaps because of - your crazy-annoying soul.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Just a weed?

Plant matter
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Leaf on a weed growing up through the floorboards of our back deck. I'll cut the weed down when I find the shears. But for now, it almost begs to be remembered. Who decided it's a weed, anyway?

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Right down the line

Walking alone on the wood
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Where will your journey take you? Will you follow the line, or blaze your own path?

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

She's trying not to look

Love me, please.
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
She doesn't stay still often, or for long. But when she does, she seems to know what to do when I stick a camera in her face.

Yeah, we'll keep her.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Merlin engine, close-up

The business end of a Spitfire
St. Thomas, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Merlin wasn't just a wizard. The engine that took his name also helped win a war and save humanity.

Nice pipes, too.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Vampire on the ramp

Feeding my endless aviation addiction
St. Thomas, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Ailerons are cool. That is all.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Timbit philosophy on the kitchen table

Small sphere of happiness
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Celebrate the little things. Because in the end, they are the big things, as well.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pickled under glass

I was only supposed to buy socks
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
I'm pretty sure it's only a matter of time before I get banned from the Costco store.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Spontaneous in-store potato shoot

I think it's smiling back at me
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Remember, eyes are always watching us.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Eventually, they grow up

The next generation
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
These three. My world. Today and every day.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Droplets in the grass

After the rain...
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
It always pays to look down.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Behind Oakridge High

Ignored growth
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
I call this one, "Where the parking lot ends," and it reminds me to always look at the world through a creative lens.

I hope it inspires you to do the same.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mac. Driveway. Radio. Go!

Journalism in a parked Honda
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
The joys of early-morning radio from my driveway-parked car. I forgot how glamorous this media life can be.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Reflective sunset

Honda at golden hour
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Sunday night studio parking lot sunset.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Staring at rectilinear architecture in the burbs

The Grid. In Lambeth.
Lambeth, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
I was dropping our daughter off at a community centre in Lambeth, just southwest of town. It was a quiet morning in a quiet community, and we enjoyed the quiet time on the drive over, chatting about the day ahead.

Her mission for the day: a photo shoot with a team of photographers. Paid gig. She gets asked to do a lot of them. She's that good.

After she got out, I turned for home, only to just as quickly notice this ceramic tile design on the outside of the otherwise nondescript concrete-construction building. It was a grey morning, but I wasn't in too much of a rush to get home. So I parked again, and decided to shoot the moment.

It isn't so much the photo as it is a marker for a morning I don't want to forget. Kids grow fast, after all.

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Yellow. Rusting. Vital.

Save me
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
I do strange things on walkabouts. Like shoot pictures of old fire hydrants. I can't explain why.

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Friday, June 08, 2018

The wires that connect us

Colorful infrastructure in radioland
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Bix panel, close-up.

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

The obligatory post-vote selfie

Democracy in action
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Voting makes me happy. I'd do it again if they'd let me.

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Dead mouse at the office

No name. Just a memory.
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
We had a little visitor in the lobby today. Seemed appropriate on an election day.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Bouncing signals, high in the air.

The golden age of wireless
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Red, white, blue. Way above my head.

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Monday, June 04, 2018

Another surreptitious dog pic

Padding around
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
I've always had a thing for dog paws. They're just so darn cute, aren't they?

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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Post-air dessert

Sweetness by the anchor desk
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Newsrooms are always better with cake. Just because. Extra points for the light sabre knife.

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What's your favorite kind of M&M

There are peanuts in there
London, ON
June 2018
This photo originally shared on Instagram
Too much negativity on Planet Earth these days, so please don't mind while I focus on something that can never be negative.

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