Wednesday, January 30, 2013

water


Nightshade berries beside the creek


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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

shiny

antique car hood ornament
Antique car hood ornament -  2012 Cruise-In, Langley, BC, Canada

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

watoto (lululululu)

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

What a treat to have the Watoto Children's Choir in church this morning.

These Ugandan orphans are bundles of energy, music and smiles. Can they sing and dance!

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Their stories touch the heart. So much pain in their short lives. Most have lost parents to illness, often AIDs.  Some were abandoned in hospitals when they were infants. Others were left in the care of aging grandparents, older siblings, or to fend for themselves. Each child's story is full of pathos.

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour
"I Am Not Forgotten" sung by Watoto

It was lovely to see the affection these kids get from their chaperones (the taller four people in the choir). These are young people from the Watoto church who accompany the choir on their six-month tour to look after the children, some as young as eight.


Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour


I was moved by their enthusiasm, gratitude, joy, energy, and hope for Uganda's and Africa's future.

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

This group, along with five other choirs, are currently touring. Check their website to see if a Watoto Choir is coming to your area. If they are you won't want to miss them!

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour

Watoto Children's Choir - Beautiful Africa Tour


Check out the video for a sample of their sound and energy.



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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

games


 Uncle playing Angry Birds

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

fruit


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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

you dream it, they'll cake it

On these wet wet days when our walking path looks like this...



...we've altered our route to go through town. We walk past a cute shop window that has the coolest decorated cakes. I first noticed it this fall and took some photos around Halloween and Remembrance Day.



Scoop-N-Save novelty cakes
Fall Cupcakes

Scoop-N-Save novelty cakes
Beach Cake

Scoop-N-Save novelty cakes - Halloween
Halloween Ghoul Cake

Scoop-N-Save novelty cakes - Halloween
Creepy-Crawly cupcakes

Scoop-N-Save novelty cakes - Treasure Island
Treasure Island Cake

Scoop-N-Save novelty cakes - Remembrance Day
Flanders Fields Cake

Over the Christmas holiday the window was empty. But this morning when we passed by I saw the shop window was again getting filled with these incredible cakey creations. Are they real, edible cakes? I have no idea. But they sure are fun scenery on a rainy morning. 


Scoop-N-Save novelty cakes - Snowboard
Snowboard Cake

Scoop-N-Save novelty cakes - Penguin
Penguin Cake

Scoop-N-Save novelty cakes - Hockey
And a HOCKEY CAKE, to celebrate the end of the lockout, do you think?


The shop is Scoop-N-Save, Cake Decorating Supply Specialists. They have a web page and a presence on Facebook. (If you're into cake decorating and live in the area, they're probably a destination that will make you drool.)

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

aircraft

Harbour Air float plane - Victoria, B.C. 

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Next Week: FRUIT (Apples, Oranges, Pears, Fruit Drinks,...)

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