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30 May, 2014

Dear Neighbours…

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Photography

This is the photo I was taking when you saw me crawling around the front yard with my camera: Sincerely, andrea Share the post “Dear Neighbours…” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

Regular readers already know how this works. The Hourly Photo Challenge is you, me, and a bunch of other people, taking one photo every hour on the hour throughout the day of whatever we happen to be doing or looking at that very moment. Here are my results last year. It is an amazing way to document a day […]

12 Oct, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life|Photography

Wishing you lots of sunshine, tummy rubs, and good kibble in your bowls this weekend! Share the post “Happy Thanksgiving!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mailReddit

26 May, 2013

Same shot, three angles: in the garden again

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Photography

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There’s been a song in my head that has made a home in my brain right now. I even heard it while I was sleeping last night. It’s this one. And here’s a video about the story behind it. – Edited to add: these recurring photo threesomes are my wee attempt to stop and look. […]


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  • andrea tomkins: Nope. The jar is on our window sill! It's getting the same dark/light cycle they'd have if they were on the outdoor side of the window. :)
  • Jennifer: That is really cool. I was wondering if you kept it outdoors? There is research on hatching monarchs indoors that it compromises them. They need the
  • Ted Benkhe: Jim Burns made a great point re visitation. I,m sure that the peace park will present very well after the volunteers who maintain it have worked th
  • andrea tomkins: I'm glad you find it restful Bonnie! I didn't on that day. :)
  • Bonnie Upton: I have a true love of this place. I drive to and from Ottawa from the NewmArket area to visit my sister snd now my son who attended uOttawa and has c
  • Amy: That sounds fantastic! As with most travelling, parts are much more comfortable when you're telling them afterwards, but they make a good story.
  • andrea tomkins: If I had to pick, Grundy wins! :)

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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