Lego Christmas Tree — Photo 67 — Project 365

Lego Christmas Tree — Photo 67 — Project 365
LEGO is one of those things that bring back wondrous memories of childhood. But LEGO is something that didn’t leave its wonder behind when I left childhood. So when my Honey got me a LEGO advent calendar for Christmas, I was delighted. This ended up being our Christmas tree in Paris!

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Snowy Lane — Photo 65 — Project 365

Snowy Lane — Photo 65 — Project 365
We didn’t get much snow, living on the coast as we were in Dieppe, but a little showed up just before Christmas. This photo was taken a little before dawn, which lends itself to the gentle light. On this particular morning, I was hoping to get into the school where I worked because I thought I could get a nice time lapse of the sun coming up across the harbour. Although the school is normally open Saturday mornings, on this particular morning I found the doors locked. Maybe it was the snow, maybe it was because it was the day before Christmas vacation…

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Post-Rapture

Post-Rapture
So I don’t know who he uses for PR, but some guy in California figured May 21 was the “end of the world.” Amh, that was yesterday, for those keeping track. But the PR guy deserves a raise because the story seems to have hit all the major papers. Never mind that the same guy predicted the end of the world in 1994….

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Path in the Sand — Photo 64 — Project 365

Path in the Sand — Photo 64 — Project 365

I’m on a St. Malo roll, why stop now?

St. Malo is a wonderful little city, and one of my favourite places to visit in France. This here is on the beach, during low-ish tide. Just barely off the coast, there are several old military posts. This is the path leading to the closest one. But a picture of a path like this is a little more because it opens the question “Where does this path lead?”

Where would you like it to lead?

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Les Peiux — Photo 63 — Project 365

Les Peiux — Photo 63 — Project 365
This is also from St. Malo. St. Malo is a coastal city and can have so very large tides. To protect the city, there is a seawall, and to help protect the seawall and dissipate the energy of the breaking waves, there is a double line of woods stakes (peiu) that I thought made a very neat picture from above.

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Caen France District Dissolved

Spending 7 months as part of the Rouen Branch meant that, in a way, they become our family, and the Caen District, which covered all of Normandy, became our extended family. Our last week in “France” was actually spent with the District at the Temple in Frankfurt. We knew that District Conference was this last weekend, and we were a little disappointed to come home just before it, but I was very surprised to receive this email:

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Obliterate” Your Ticket — Photo 62 — Project 365

“Obliterate” Your Ticket — Photo 62 — Project 365
Speaking French, one of the things I have to pay particular attention to are faux amis — literally false friends. These are French words that sound like an English word, but don’t mean the same thing as the English word in question. In general, their existence just makes me pay more attention to French words and their meanings. And then sometimes you come across a ‘fake-English’ word used in such a way to be hilarious. This is one of those times. This photo was taken on a bus in St. Malo — “Obliterate Your Tickets Please!”

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Walking Shoes — Photo 60 — Project 365

Walking Shoes — Photo 60 — Project 365
Having a camera means it sometimes gets used because it’s what I have handy. In this case, I was prepping to replace my shoes. But I also like how the picture turned out with the simple background and the flash fade-off in the corners.

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