Jasmine is my mom’s Dachshund. She is a chocolate and tan dapple, and although she can be a little brat (like all dachshunds), she is also incredibly adorable (like all dachshunds). Note the blue in her left eye.
These photos were taken when she was 2 months old; she is 9 months old now so I’ll need to update with a more recent photo shoot soon, but the puppy pictures were just too cute not to share – even if they’re overdue!
(As a side note, I’ve just realized that WordPress has made the photo posting process much quicker – this means I will most likely get back on track with regular posts. Hooray.)
And my personal favourite, the frolicking in the grass set.
Last summer, my boyfriend and I took a bike trip down to New Hampshire, where we drove up Mount Washington (and of course, we got one of those “This Bike Climbed Mount Washington” stickers, which is now proudly stuck to our fridge rather than on the bike). I hadn’t started my blog yet back then so I’m posting these photos now, in anticipation of our next bike trip at the end of the month.
What better way to welcome spring than with… Ice Hotel pictures. Ahem.
I really need to work on my timing. I took these in February but am only getting around to posting them now. The hotel itself is still open for another week, however.
There was a wedding that day, and we happened to be there when the bride arrived.
The rest of the hotel photos can be viewed on my Flickr album.
More new artsy things in downtown Montreal… This is kind of a follow-up to yesterday’s Place-des-Arts post, since the photos were taken just outside, on the same evening. I didn’t put everything together because I felt each place deserved its own post.
The location is called Place des Festivals and, as the name says, it is where several festivals (mostly of the music variety) are now held. It was also renovated recently and includes a long strip of sidewalk fountains in summer, as well as different urban art installations throughout the year (when there are no festivals). The following photos are of a display called Ice Cloud (Nuage de givre) which was set up there from December 15 to February 2nd, and consisted of rows of hanging water “containers” reflecting lights onto the snow at night.
My next stop at Place des Festivals? The High Lights festival in a week or two. More photo opportunities!
The hallway of Montreal’s newly-renovated Place-des-Arts includes a big video wall with several screens creating various coloured patterns, while the extra-shiny black ceiling reflects the whole thing. When I saw it for the first time, I stood there watching the patterns change for several minutes and, of course, photographed it. There were several colours involved, but I decided to go monochrome and thus focus on the patterns. One of the displays also had running text through it (the word “charabia” repeatedly, which means “jibberish” in French) that can be seen ever so slightly in the second picture… And, I couldn’t resist getting a few silhouettes of passers-by in there, too.