This week in pictures: March Break and other plagues

by DaniGirl on March 17, 2012 · 5 comments

in Photo of the Day

This was supposed to be a week filled with pictures of our family visiting for March Break, but we all ended up being so sick that I barely pulled out my camera at all while they were here. (Nothing like a stomach bug that downs four of five members of your family on the same night while you have a house full of people to make a vacation memorable!) And then a computer virus nearly took out my laptop. Clearly, it was the week of the plagues.

But I did get one terrific picture of all the kids together – one of my favourite ones ever, taken at the Aviation Museum.


Luckily, the plague from hell started about six hours AFTER the Tristan’s most excellent birthday party with visitors from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo. (This was another terrific birthday party, and I wholeheartedly recommend this as an excellent birthday party theme!)

Tristan's party

It was also a week that started with snow and ended with none. Spring is a melty season!

Spring melt

This was an idea that worked out better in theory than in practice. Oh well.

Colorful abstract

These were just yummy. šŸ™‚


I took this one a few weeks ago, actually, and somehow missed posting it. I’m hoping these are the last of the snow pictures until November or so!

Parliament Hill in Winter

And speaking of spring melts, I was sitting in the house and I noticed the huge puddle underneath the swings in the back yard. I was thinking about how still the water was, and how it was probably offering a perfect mirror of reflection. And the next thing I knew, I suspended precariously with one foot on each swing, praying that the ropes were strong enough to hold me and concentrating very hard on pulling both of my feet into the frame while NOT dropping my iPhone into the puddle.

#fromwhereistand - suspended on the swings over a puddle

(The tiny rippling splash is a lucky catch, don’t you think?)

So we survived the week of the plagues, barely. I’m almost looking forward to going back to work next week!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tracey March 17, 2012 at 7:42 am

That puddle pic is AMAZING!!!! I rarely comment on blogs but that shot couldn’t be left uncomplimented!

2 Amy @ Muddy Boots March 17, 2012 at 9:25 am

I was going to comment on the ripple, having noticed it right away. Then saw your comment. A very lucky catch. You need to frame this next to Lucas’ puddle picture!

3 DaniGirl March 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Amy, did I say luck? Erm, what I meant was, don’t you admire my skillful timing and lightning-fast reflexes? Yeah, cuz I totally planned it that way. šŸ˜‰

And hanks Tracey, that’s a really nice compliment!

4 Jill March 18, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I love looking through your pictures and reading your blog
I looked at that Parliament picture, and lets be honest it takes my breath away every single time I look at it – it’s the perfect view and conditions with the snow, sky, etc. You are just right to post it two weeks in a row!


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