110 & 111/365

I love Shasta’s new froggy towel:

Nikon D300s || 35mm || ISO 800 || f 2 || 1/1000s

Nikon D300s || 35mm || ISO 800 || f 2 || 1/1000s

and decorating with pussy willows:

Nikon D300s || 35mm || ISO 800 || f 2 || 1/8000s

Nikon D300s || 35mm || ISO 800 || f 2 || 1/8000s

This dog, Inuk, showed up in the school yard yesterday.  Such beautiful blue eyes.

Nikon D300s || 35mm || ISO 320 || f 6.3 || 1/2500s

Nikon D300s || 35mm || ISO 320 || f 6.3 || 1/2500s

This is just a cropped version:

Which do you prefer?

Which do you prefer?

108 & 109/365

I hope you all had a lovely Easter.  I went to the sunrise service which was lovely despite the fact that it rained and we didn’t actually get to see the sun rise.  We had a potluck breakfast after the service.  Then we had regular church at 10, followed by a potluck lunch(third Sunday of the month tradition), and for dinner we got together with friends for a potluck dinner.  It was a GOOD DAY!  :D  We had a low-key Easter egg hunt for Shasta, which he enjoyed, except for the couple times he tried to eat the chocolate egg with the wrapper still on.

Nikon D300s || 35mm || ISO 800 || f 1.8 || 1/250s

Nikon D300s || 35mm || ISO 800 || f 1.8 || 1/250s

From our walk yesterday: meeting new friends!

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 320 || f 5.6 || 1/1600s

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 320 || f 5.6 || 1/1600s

 

104, 105, 106 & 107/365

Happy Easter weekend!  If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope that things are feeling as springy as they are here.  The sun has been shining, the snow melting.  There are pussy willows and puddles that freeze over in the mornings.  It’s a glorious time of year, and it is making me really excited for summer!!  Here’s the evidence!

102/365

104/365

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 320 || f 2.8 || 1/8000

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 320 || f 2.8 || 1/8000

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 400 || f 2.8 || 1/2000

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 400 || f 2.8 || 1/2000

Well, this one isn’t evidence.  But it sure is cute.  For some reason Shasta loves to watch his truck cartoons in Russian.

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 500 || f 2.2 || 1/250

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 500 || f 2.2 || 1/250

101, 102, & 103/365

Saturday was a beautiful, warm day, perfect for the Snow-Pitch tournament going on.  Nuni, Shasta and I took a walk there to grab some lunch and visit with friends.  It was pretty fun to watch people trying to run from base to base in the snow, or to dive for the ball.  A lot of falling happened.

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I also wanted to show how the snow melting is progressing:

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Look!  You can see the porch!

Slowly, but surely!  Actually, as of today(Tuesday) most of the snow is off the roof.  The icicles are no more.

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Also we had fun watching this squirrel eat sunflower seeds:

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I took a selfie with the iPod on Sunday.  I wanted to show off my earrings.  Six weeks ago I got my ears pierced for the very first time ever, and it was mostly due to wanting to wear these peacock feather earrings that I bought in Brazil.  I love them.

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102/365

Yesterday I realized I hadn’t taken any photos with my camera, so just before I went to bed I snapped this photo with the iPod and applied some filters to it.

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103/365

I will leave you with this video of Shasta who learned a new word combination on Sunday.

 

98/365, 99/365, 100/365

100?!  How did that happen?  We are already 1/4 of the way through 2014.  Craaazyyy!  If at any time I feel like giving up with this project, I’ll just remind myself that I’m already a quarter of the way there so I might as well finish it. :)  But guess what?  There are now PUDDLES all around town so that is going to present a lot of fun and photo ops in the near future, especially since Shasta loves his rubber boots.

Anyhoo, here are some photos from the last three days.

Shasta putting his toys away(it’s our condition for watching “kucks”)

Nikon D300s || 40mm || ISO 500 || f 2.8 || 1/500s

Nikon D300s || 40mm || ISO 500 || f 2.8 || 1/500s

I have seen these three on the highway almost every day since the first picture I showed you a while back.

Nikon D300s || 70mm || ISO 400 || f 4.5 || 1/1250

Nikon D300s || 70mm || ISO 400 || f 4.5 || 1/1250

I didn’t actually think this next one turned out when I took it but you can see things a lot more clearly on the computer!  A good reason not to delete photos in camera!

Nikon D300s || 75mm || ISO 400 || f 4.5 || 1/8000s

Nikon D300s || 75mm || ISO 400 || f 4.5 || 1/8000s

From today: I loved the way the apple looked in the light and the drops made it so much more interesting.  This is why I love having a macro lens!!  I could never do this with my other lenses.

Nikon D300s || 40mm || ISO 400 || f 11 || 1/500s

Nikon D300s || 40mm || ISO 400 || f 11 || 1/500s

97/365

I was washing the dishes this afternoon when I felt something bump my leg; it was a chair Shasta was pushing so that he could climb up and play in the sink with me.  After I finished up I took off his shirt and let him splash around – always a very wet and messy affair but he does enjoy it so much.  I put the kettle nearby and started experimenting.  This is my favourite of the 150 or so that I took!  Here he pointed at himself and said “Baby.”

Nikon D300s || 40mm || ISO 800 || f 3 || 1/40

Nikon D300s || 40mm || ISO 800 || f 3 || 1/40

And now, off to bed with my Kindle!  I’m reading “Blindness” and it is soooo good.

93, 94, 95, & 96/365

bubbles!

bubbles!

my silly Shasta enjoying some "joojoos" (Rice Krispies)!

my silly Shasta enjoying some “joojoos” (Rice Krispies)!

It was a little messy, but he really enjoys feeding himself.  I guess you gotta start somewhere :)

It was a little messy, but he really enjoys feeding himself. I guess you gotta start somewhere :)

The light is starting to stream in the windows again...

The light is starting to stream in the windows again…

It snowed again today.  But by the afternoon there was water dripping off of the roof.  Let it melt, let it melt, let it melt!

It snowed again today. But by the afternoon there was water dripping off of the roof. Let it melt, let it melt, let it melt!

 

90, 91 & 92/365

Accountability is a powerful thing.  I had just convinced myself that “if I miss a day or two of my Project365, no one is going to care.”  I shared these feelings with my parents and they said, “We care!  We missed Lindsay Land today!”  So on I go.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to find a variety of subjects when you do the same things every day… but spring is on its way and soon the world will look totally different.  Let’s hope that helps.

Here are a few from the last three days.  I am not particularly proud of any of them but at least I took some shots and am sticking with the project!

Lucy.

Lucy.

I just like how you can see the snow falling... very peaceful.

I just like how you can see the snow falling… it’s very peaceful.

This is his "I want trucks!" face.

This is his “I want trucks!” face.

87, 88 & 89/365

On Saturday (87/365) I had the pleasure of photographing newly engaged Rachel and Patrick!  They were super easy and fun to work with.  Here are a couple favourites:

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Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 320 || f 3.2 || 1/8000

rachel and patrick 365.87-3

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 320 || f 3.2 || 1/8000

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 320 || f 3.2 || 1/8000

Nikon D300s || 50mm || ISO 320 || f 3.2 || 1/8000

From Sunday: I broke down and bought Alphagetti.  Well, mostly I saw it and thought Shasta would love it because of all the letters.  He really enjoys identifying letters.  And he thought it was delicious as well.

Nikon D300s || 40mm || ISO 1250 || f 3 || 1/80

Nikon D300s || 40mm || ISO 1250 || f 3 || 1/80

And from today: a rare treat to see these Bison chillaxing on the side of the road!

Nikon D300s || 70mm || ISO 320 || f 4.5 || 1/8000

Nikon D300s || 70mm || ISO 320 || f 4.5 || 1/8000

Nikon D300s || 210mm || ISO 320 || f 5.3 || 1/1600

Nikon D300s || 210mm || ISO 320 || f 5.3 || 1/1600

Catching Up/Mexico

Aaaaand we’re back.  We had a wonderful time in Mexico and I miss it already.  The time spent with my parents and just being together as a family was so special.  We loved the sun, sand, ocean, food, and the people.  There is so much more I could say but… I’ll let you see for yourself.

First, a few from before we left…

Dedicated to Jess who made him this adorable dragon

Dedicated to Jess who made him this adorable dragon

in the hotel room, saying hi and bye to all the trucks, cars and buses

in the hotel room(Whitehorse), saying hi and bye to all the trucks, cars and buses

77/365 - in the air!

77/365 - here we go!

The whole resort was full of bougainvilleas.  Just beautiful!

The whole resort was full of bougainvilleas. Just beautiful!

playing with "Dampa" in the pool

playing with “Dampa” in the pool

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“Nama”

It was great to have this little ledge for Shasta to play on as he likes to swim by himself!

It was great to have this little ledge for Shasta to play on as he likes to swim by himself!

Laughing at Daddy

Laughing at Daddy

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Spider Monkeys!!  We got to see them a couple of times!  This one had a baby attached to its back!  The way they move is just amazing.

Spider Monkeys!! We got to see them a couple of times! This one had a baby attached to its back! The way they move is just amazing.

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:)

:)

breakfast

breakfast

Shasta watching Nuni play volleyball

Shasta watching Nuni play volleyball

Mom and Dad brought that excavator in their suitcase!!

Mom and Dad brought that excavator in their suitcase!!

photo courtesy of mom

photo courtesy of mom

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playing in the sand

isn’t my hat awesome??  We found it in the gift shop.  I wore it non-stop!  Thanks Dad :D

Lookin' cool in shades and hats!

Lookin’ cool in shades and hats!

Piña Colada!

Piña Colada!

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I love this picture.

I love this picture.

Shasta on one of his beloved "Trucks"

Shasta on one of his beloved “Trucks”

one of mom's pics: having a bottle at the beach

one of mom’s pics: having a bottle at the beach

We had a bbq on Mom and Dad's rooftop terrace.  We had our own chef and waiter.  It was a night to remember!

We had a bbq on Mom and Dad’s rooftop terrace. We had our own chef and waiter. It was a night to remember!

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A highlight for sure: I got to lead a Zumba class!!  I mentioned to the rec staff that I lead a class in the Yukon and they invited me to lead one the next day.  I couldn't say no to that opportunity!

A highlight for sure: I got to lead a Zumba class!! I mentioned to the rec staff that I lead a class in the Yukon and they invited me to lead one the next day. I couldn’t say no to that opportunity!

it was pretty different being outside in the heat!

it was pretty different being outside in the heat!

I got to jump in the pool afterwards though :)

I got to jump in the pool afterwards though :)

Showing me the "X"

Showing me the “X” on our balcony

Our last dinner together.  We got a babysitter. :)

Our last dinner together. We got a babysitter. :)

On the way home we made a short stop in Vancouver.  Shasta got to play with Nancy and Bill.  We also saw Heather on the way to Mexico but I didn't take any pictures that time.

On the way home we made a short stop in Vancouver. Shasta got to play with Nancy and Bill. We also saw Heather on the way to Mexico but I didn’t take any pictures that time.

and here we are, back in the yukon!  Happy to see Lucy :)

and here we are, back in the yukon! Happy to see Lucy :)

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I have a ton of pictures to go through from today, but I will save that for another time!  I hope you enjoyed seeing some of our holiday photos.