Thousand Picture Project: Olympic Fever

by DaniGirl on February 19, 2010 · 7 comments

in Photo of the Day

The big boys are at an age where they can really enjoy the Olympic Fever that’s sweeping the nation. They had a whole week-long build up at school last week, and we’ve been watching events throughout the week. In fact, one of my prouder moments as a parent was last Tuesday morning. I was just on my way out the door to work at 7:00 am when I realized they were watching the rebroadcast of Alexandre Bilodeau’s gold medal podium ceremony. I explained that they had to stand for the national anthem (Beloved teases me that I insist on this!) and choked up when they began to sing it out loud. It was a great little moment.

All that to say, this is what Olympic fever looks like at our house:

389b:1000 Go for the gold, Canada!

389a:1000 Go for the gold, Canada!

393:1000 Olympics, baby!

(I swear, I did *not* dress him in that outfit. That was entirely his own doing. No, really!)

Beyond the Olympics, we’ve had remarkably pleasant winter conditions around here. Sunlight and shadow on snow is a surprisingly hard combination to manage, though.

388:1000 Tree shadow on snow

This one was a near-miss. I’m having issues with the colour levels on my laptop (it’s on my to-do list) and I thought that’s what made this one look a little less than crisp in focus. Turns out it was just out of focus! Oh well. (The point, btw, was mardi gras beads for Mardi Gras. And no, I’m not telling you how I ‘earned’ these!)

392:1000 Mardi Bokeh

And finally this week, did you know raspberries come in yellow, too? This colour filled me with longing for spring and summer far more than an ordinary pint of red raspberries might have!

390:1000 Yellow raspberries

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amber February 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Wow, I have never seen yellow raspberries. In fact, I have never seen any colour besides red, though I have heard of black. It seems ironic that my raspberry experience is so limited, as my hometown of Abbotsford, BC has declared itself ‘The Raspberry Capital of Canada.’

2 Fawn February 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm

We have both red and yellow raspberry bushes in our yard. The yellow ones happen to be far sweeter, but I don’t know if that’s just particular to our bushes, or if true in general. I’ve never heard of black raspberries, though. Blackberries, yes (and they do look like giant raspberries, and their bushes have thorns to match!), but I’m not aware of an actual raspberry that is black.

I love the Mardi Gras beads. And Lucas is adorable! (As usual, of course!)

3 nancy February 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm

There is THE shirt!! The wonderful coloured striped shirt!! I am in tears from memories.

4 DaniGirl February 20, 2010 at 6:31 am

LOL, Nancy, yep — still have it and it’s brother, the white rainbow stripe. It’s got a tiny hold in the shoulder, but it’s survived three boys remarkably well, and I still think of the baby Troops when I see it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

5 DeuxHirondelles February 20, 2010 at 9:42 am

Love the Mardi Gras beads photo. So vivid, I really feel awake when I look at it.

6 Chantal February 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Ok I am all caught up. You may resume regular posting ๐Ÿ™‚

7 JustAnOttawaDad February 20, 2010 at 8:04 pm

You know, those yellow raspberries look an awful lot like mulberrys…

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