Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 2013: #FMSPhotoaDay

Another month gone in 2013…has anyone else noticed how fast the days seemed to go in February? Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the fact that it’s getting a bit more light each day.  The temperatures are sunny but cold…but it’s warmed up to the -20Cs so that’s been amazing.  But it time just seems to be flying past so quickly!

This month there were a few challenges I had.  There seemed to be a few days my creative mojo was gone… so I didn’t post anything.  But then decided I should push on and catch up.  As always I post my photos regularly on Instagram (@sarahontheroad).

Thanks again Fat Mum Slim for creating the prompts for the photo-a-day challenge!

Photo-a-Day February 2013

(Source: Fat Mum Slim…check out the details at her blog!)

Without any further ado…here’s my shots!  Under each photo I’ll explain a bit more about the days… I’ll move from left to right. All photos were taken with my iPhone 3GS unless specified.  (A few photos where taken with my SLR…(Canon 50D)…but I’ll let you know which ones those were!)

Feb 2013- Photo-a-day 1

Day 1. Fork… I was stuck inside a hotel room in Iqaluit during a blizzard.  I felt kind of uncreative, and bored…so that’s what I came up with!

Day 2. Pattern…After the blizzard settled down, I grabbed my Canon 50D and went outside to take this shot.  It was crazy windy still…but nice to get some fresh air.

Day 3. Something beginning with ‘E’… I got home from my trip to Iqaluit after 2 weeks away, all I had in my fridge was 2 eggs and some egg shells!

Feb 2013- Photo-a-day 4

Day 4. Hope… It was a Monday morning and I had ‘hoped’ I could have stayed in my own bed longer!

Day 5. Something you smelled… I made some homemade broccoli soup, it smelt so good!

Day 6. Soft… This little polar bear sits on the shelf by my desk. He and his mittens are pretty soft!

Feb 2013- Photo-a-day 7

Day 7. Your name… This was a photo of my name tag from the meetings I was at the week before.  My name is in Inuktitut syllabics at the top of the sticker!

Day 8. Something orange… This is a seacan I pass on my way to work…it’s orangey-red but was close enough to orange for me!

Day 9. Guilty pleasure… I still have a bucket of Halloween candy in my sealift room!  It’s the left overs that a friend send me from the states!

Feb 2013- Photo-a-day 10

Day 10. 3 O’Clock… It was 3 O’Clock on a Sunday, I was making a lasagne for the Hawaiian Themed Pot-Luck I went to that night!

Day 11. Entrance… This is my back door to my house, on the inside…it’s a wee bit frosty!

Day 12. Where you ate lunch… Every day I get to come home for lunch, so get to eat at my kitchen table as I listen to Pang Community Radio!

Feb 2013- Photo-a-day 13

Day 13. Walking… The sun started to SHINE over the hills.  This was a snap on my way home from work one day at lunch!

Day 14. Love is… Sugar cookies? (I ended up making enough cookies for everyone that works at the GN Building!)

Day 15. Inside your fridge… My fridge looks so organized with my ‘tupperware fridge smart’ containers…helps keep my produce stuff fresh a bit longer!

Feb 2013- Photo-a-day 16

Day 16. Perfect… It was a perfect Saturday.  The sun shone all day. I took this photo with my Canon 50D on a walk behind my house.

Day 17. In your hand… Here are three of my favourite broaches.  I was excited that my narwhal and polar bear were repaired by a local jewelry maker!

Day 18. Something you don’t like… This week it was dishes.  I might have let the pile up all week, seriously I need to get on top of this habit of not doing dishes regularly!

Feb 2013- Photo-a-day 19

Day 19. I am…a wee bit frosty! (Taken with my Canon 50D after a walk in the evening.)

Day 20. Where I stood… This photo was taken with my iPhone before lunch.  I was waiting at the gas station and jumped out to take a photo of this awesome Sun-dog.  At lunch I took some more photos… of the sun-dog from behind my house. 

Day 21. Full… I have a crazy cupboard FULL of tea.  No coffee in this house, but tea? I have enough for years of tea parties!

Feb 2013- Photo-a-day 22

Day 22. Makes you smile… This photo was taken on a walk back to work after lunch.  I was happy to see that my shadow was following me.  (This was taken with my Canon 50D.)

Day 23. A word… I love playing Words with Friends!  Ended up playing a 30point word “Quire” in this game!

Day 24. Cloud… When I went sledding with my neighbours there were just a few fun clouds in the sky.  (Taken with my Canon 50D)

Feb 2013- Photo-a-day 25

Day 25. On your beside table… I had a fever, so was home sick from work that’s why the thermometre, advil and water were on my bedside table!

Day 26. Quiet… I was still feeling sick, so I had a quiet day at home.  In the afternoon I went to sleep on the couch for a bit.

Day 27. Playing… Songza is one of my favourite apps to play music! Have you tried it? It’s a fun online dj…check it out!

Day 28. Upside down… Seems like all my cups in the cupboard were upside down!


Yahoo another month down, that’s 2 months done…only 10 to go! If you want to see my January Photo-A-Day Photos click HERE! So even though February at time wasn’t that easy…I got through another month.  I’m looking forward to March.  There is starting to get more light after work…so hopefully this will help with my creativity with this month’s photos.  If you want to play along, send me a comment and let me know where you are posting your photos!


(Source: Fat Mum Slim…check the link for all the ‘rules’ and how to ‘play!) 

Sunday Afternoon Sledding…

Yesterday was a gorgeous day here in Pang…the sun was shining, blue skies and non-existant wind!  I wanted to head outside to get some fresh air.  The day before I stayed inside all day…partly because my house had run out of heating oil…so it was freak’n cold, and I knew that if I went outside…I’d get cold and then come back inside to a cold house.  That’s not such a great plan.  (Don’t worry..I did end up getting more oil, the furnace lines bled and all that jazz..and had a lovely afternoon of catching up on some tv shows…and starting to watch a new tv series, so it was all good!)

I called my neighbours to see if they wanted to go sledding…Ryan was heading out with his son…so I tagged along. We just walked up the snowmobile ‘highway’ behind our house… to just below the hill from the water reservoir.

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Then the sledding began!  Marton is 3…and had a blast.  At the end of each run, he promptly get on his feet and say again! Ryan and I took turns climbing to the top of the hill and sledding down with him.  Ryan and Marton went first… I LOVE this photo of them climbing up to the top of the hill, it’s one of my favourites from the day!

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I took Marton down a couple of times before I passed my camera over to Ryan.  He did an awesome job at taking some shots of Marton and I on the hill… thank you! (that’s Mt. Duval in the background…I climbed to the top last June!)

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After a few times up and down the hill…we stopped sledding for a few minutes. Marton was started to make some snow ‘cupcakes’.  He is one of the most delightful little boys I know…he LOVES to be outside to play no matter what the weather is.  (Today it was -26C and he was a happy little guy out there playing for a good hour!)

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Then for the ‘last’ long sled…Ryan and Marton went to the top of the BIG hill… (to the fence of the water reservoir) to attempt to sled down the WHOLE hill following a snowmobile track!

Here they are on the way to the top… (Marton got a rid on the sled!)

Sledding in Pang_0015Then here is their progress down the hill…. Sledding in Pang_0004

As they passed where I was standing to take photos, there was a bit of ‘snow’ spray that happened!  Marton is a trooper… and wasn’t bothered at all about the snow that sprayed him!  (He giggled and laughed about it…) Sledding in Pang_0005Sledding in Pang_0006Sledding in Pang_0007

It was such a fun delightful way to spend some time outside. Thanks for a fun afternoon Ryan and Marton.  Next time I need to take one of my own sleds (I forgot it at home this trip…) and Maki needs to come too!!!

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Two things that are making me happy: being able to wear my sunglasses again and seeing my shadow!

Sundogs in Pang…

sundog over Pang...

Yesterday there was a special treat on a frosty cold morning. The sun hovered just over mountain behind town…and a gorgeous sundog surrounded it was the spectacular view.  What’s a sundog?  Well it’s when the sun is low in the sky and interacts with ice particles in the sky. (more info about this can be found HERE.)

I rushed home to get my camera at lunch and head back outside to get some shots.  Here are some shots I ended up taking in my backyard. (…don’t you love the sparkle on the snow?) backyard

Behind my house is a ‘snowmobile’ highway…it’s a perfect place to walk dogs.  So lots of my friends were doing this very thing at the beinging of my lunch break!  So ended up taking a few shots of them as well.

Dogs on the run!

Of course these dogs were happy to be running free…whether they had long legs or short legs! These dogs loved running in the sunshine.

Dogs in the snow... little dogs like the snow too!

Sun + dogs = sundogs …that’s an ok math equation right?

Sun + dogs = sundogs

Sitting pretty in the -31C (-37C with the windchill)…. did seem to bother this beauty!

sitting pretty...

Soon it was time to back to the party…and finish their lunch run!

...Lunch time Run with the dogs...

Until there was time to a bit more of a play…

Taking time to play under the sun...

Watching these dogs play in the sunshine almost made me wished I had dog.  But in reality…I’m not sure that would be a good idea.  I’m not a great dog person…but love and appreciate other’s dogs.  But big dogs scare me.  The other reason is that it’s hard to find dog-sitters and I do move around quite a bit! So I suppose when I need a dog fix, I can go find a friend’s dog and go for a walk!

...sun + dog = sundog

Days like yesterday make me smile…Happy Thursday…. hope you have a fantastic day!

...happy to see the sun!