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You’d think making five photographs for this month’s theme would be straightforward. Plain, uncomplicated images should be simple to create. Instead, this month’s challenge turned into an extended lesson on a basic tenet of composition: keep working the scene until your framing leaves out anything extraneous. This meant trying multiple angles, heights and distances before finally pressing the shutter button. It also prompted me to turn away from majestic mountain landscapes and search out singular details of nature.
The Lego theme is an easy one for the GeoKs! We’ve been adult fans of Lego (AFOLs) ever since Mr. GeoK spotted the pneumatic crane set 8460-1 a in a toy shop window in France in 1995. After carefully breaking down the box to lie flat in his pack and fitting the sealed bags of bricks in among his clothes, Mr. GeoK packed that set around Europe for a few weeks before we flew back to Canada and it was the set that started it all….
December is a favourite time of year. Baking cookies, getting out in the snow, singing carols and cooking for family and friends are pretty much guaranteed to trigger a holly jolly mood. But some years it’s harder to feel festive. That’s when it pays to know what helps improve your mental wellness. And it’s why I aim for a daily dose of outdoor exercise, even when there’s an extreme cold advisory in effect!
The 2017 limited edition Lego holiday bonus set is a traditional nutcracker. And while I have no faith that it would actually crack a hard-shelled nut, it’s moving parts replicate a functional nutcracker. This is a compact sets that blends well in any fireplace mantel or table top Christmas arrangement.