Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Heat Dome


This was taken on Monday (June 28th) at around 6:30 pm.  Tuesday was nearly as hot and now on Wednesday morning it's finally comfortable. The summer is expected to be significantly hotter than normal, but of course, we live in the PNW and on the coast at that, so not very many people are prepared to cope with heat.  Plus with the dry, hot conditions, we can expect more wildfires than usual (as has been the case for the last 5 years or so), so air quality will be bad (last year there were days we couldn't see across the water to Stanley Park). this our new normal, or is there still time to turn things around?


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Cherry Blossom Days


It is peak cherry blossom season here in Vancouver, and after a long, dreary fall and winter, we've been blessed with a stretch of sun and blue skies. I didn't think I was really ever affected by SAD when I lived in NY, but maybe that's just because even though we spent like 85% of our days indoors, the sun did shine more often. Although I was still low on vitamin D.  Anyway, there are cherry trees blooming all over the place, so without further ado, enjoy!  (There might be some magnolia photos mixed in here, I never noticed before how nice they smell.)


The petals are starting to fall already, but that's okay, they make great "snow" and the best is still coming--double petaled cherry blossoms are almost ready to flower.  And then after that, we can look forward to berry season, woohoo!  So our covid case counts might be climbing and our vaccine rollout might be slow, but it's hard to feel down when it's this pretty out.  And that's good. 

Friday, April 2, 2021



I feel like I've forgotten how to fomat blog posts, or maybe the interface has changed? Anyhoodle, yup, here I am again. It has been a very, very long year, but spring has arrived, soon to be followed by my favorite season (berry season), vaccines are coming, and I can't help but feel hopeful. Prepare for more blossom photos to come shortly.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A Collection of Cakes!

Okay, I'm just going to start posting anything just to get going again. And I definitely am not cut out to be a mommy blogger, so instead of me ranting about how social media is set up to make parents feel inadequate no matter what they do, here are some cakes that I've made in the semi-recent past.

I think this guy was made to use up some extra royal blue buttercream. Did you know that it takes like, a crazy amount of food coloring to make royal blue buttercream?  

Okay I still think this cake is pretty good.  My chocolate writing has improved since then! And who doesn't love Pusheen?

A wedding cake that nearly gave me a heart attack. It was raining when we delivered this, and one of us (the record shall remain silent on who exactly) allllllmost slipped while carrying part of it.

And a more recent guy. See?  Better chocolate writing. Or is it? Hmm...better go practice.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Just testing out inserting images, now that Flickr is limiting the number of images you can store. Is there anyone even still out there?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Greetings, earthlings.

Ok.  I know, it's been approximately forever since I posted here (a year and 2 months and 1 day to be precise!) but I have a good reason.  (Well for the last couple of months anyway.  I'm not sure what happened before that.)  My latest project:

So I guess posting won't be regular for a while yet (if ever).  But hey, baking life continues in the meantime, so there's hope yet, right?