hello, inka…

inka

hello inka

 

Project 365 Photos: #33

With a 13-year-old girl, you never know what you’re going to get:”I love skiing.”; “I hate skiing.”; “I’m hungry.”; “I’m bored.”…you just never know. So in the interest of keeping the peace while we visited Whistler, my daughter and I spent A LOT of time shopping. And when I say shopping, I mean shopping at Lush, ’cause my girl is addicted to scents and beauty products. It could be worse (unless you’re my husband, who can’t stand perfume).

One of the best things about Whistler is the vibe. It’s full of young adults from around the world, who come to work, ski and party! The staff at Lush were awesome–so friendly. Inka (pretty German name, eh?) was a good sport posing for a blog shot. High five, Inka!

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aqua robots…

MINI ROBOT BOMB

Aqua Robots

 

Project 365 Photos: #32

I’m really inspired by colour. If I had a favourite colour, it would be aqua. Add robots to the mix, and I go crazy. When it comes to photographing, I’m instantly drawn to colours, like a crow that spots a fry from a mile away! The shoppers in the Whistler Lush store must have thought I was nuts shooting pictures of these adorable bath bombs–crazy tourist!!! Here’s a shout-out to the Lush girls, who helped me out with my photos! I’ve got a great one of Inka that I’ll profile tomorrow.

up in the clouds…

BLACKCOMB

Blackcomb Panorama

Project 365 Photos: #31

What a treat! My daughter is still willing to be seen in public with me (sort of), so we decided to spend a couple of days skiing together in Whistler. This is the top of Blackcomb Mountain looking west over the Coastal Mountain range. Little did I know that we would have to feel our way down the mountain through that bank of fog when we were finished at the top for the day.

olympic whistler…

olympic rings

Olympic Whistler

Project 365 Photos: #30

I’ve gotta give some love to my i-phone! I caught the Olympic rings at Whistler this evening compliments of my phone! I never could have done that without a tripod and a lot of patience with my DSLR camera (the photographers among you are probably scoffing at me right about now). So here’s to you i-phone…you rock my world.

run, bear, run…

For those of you fed up with hearing my harrowing story about being chased by a bear, turn away now, ’cause it’s only going to get worse each time I tell it!

Yup. I was chased by a ferocious red-head-eating black bear on the weekend in Whistler. What’s that you say? How did I manage to get away from the jaws of death? Well pull up a chair and hang on to your hats ’cause it’s a scary tale. There aren’t any pictures…and you’ll find out why.

Our group of 13 adults and kids were heading back to our hotel after a raucus evening of dining and shopping. My girlfriend, Kim, and I decided to linger on a footbridge over a rushing creek while the rest of the group went ahead on the trail. She sprained her ankle badly the week before, so we had to take it easy on the walk back.

When we turned to leave the bridge, we noticed a couple backing off the end of the bridge away from us. They didn’t say anything (I could wring their necks), and their eyes were like saucers, so we turned around to see what they were looking at. That’s when we SAW THE BEAR RUNNING TOWARDS US ON THE BRIDGE!!!!!!!!

I took off running while screaming and flailing my arms in the air. Kim was left in my dust to fend for herself with her sprained ankle. All I could hear was her squeaking, “Don’t run. Don’t run!!!”

I realize that this story is not very flattering, and it’s makes me look untrustworthy, but I couldn’t help it. My instincts kicked in and everything I learned through years of watching Gentle Ben on TV went out the door! Apparently I can run faster than I ever imagined, ’cause I passed the whole group–whipping them in to a terrified frenzy.

No time, nor inclination, for photos!!!!!

Meanwhile, all the husbands (who think they’re pretty smart) and Kim (not by choice) stood their ground and simply watched the bear walk off into the bushes. One big group of bear bait in my opinion!!!!

All kidding aside, I’m glad to report that no bears were harmed in the production of this factual story!!!

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