Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Just a Driveway

October 2010

December 2010
I know it's just a driveway but it illustrates the
 amazing seasonal  changes of the north. 
 It's beautiful at any time isn't it?!

Snowblower Fun!

 Strange as it may sound I love snowblowing the driveway.  I love snow.  I love winter.  And I look oh SO glamorous in those ear mufflers and safety glasses!  These photos are from December but I was out there today with clear blue skies and temps in the teens.  Gorgeous!
photos by E Schoahs, Dec 2010

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Most Interesting Man in the World

"His blood smells like cologne."
"His mother has a tattoo that says SON."
"He lives vicariously through himself."
"He can speak French in Russian."
"His legend precedes him like lightening precedes thunder."
"His personality is so magnetic, he is unable to carry credit cards."
"People hang on his every word, even the prepositions."
"His charm is so contagious vaccines have been created for it."

The ads show him bench pressing nurses and freeing a grizzly from a trap while wearing a suit.  These Dos Equis beer ads left me chuckling at best until my daughter in law pointed out that my guy, Erich has it all over the beer guy!  He's traveled all over the world, is multilingual, handsome, intelligent... the clincher was when he came from Canada for Christmas with a case of Molson XXX...one more X than The Most Interesting Man in the World's Dos Equis (XX)!  So I decided to come up with some "claims" of my own for Erich, all true to the detail and illustrated with my own photo collages :
"He has sailed across Lake Superior in a race.  More than once."
"He beat the family Scrabble champions by a mile in English with a French word.  Neither are his first language."
"Wild animals stop and pose for him when he carries a camera."
All wildlife photos by Erich S.
"Our fathers fought against each other in WWII, spoke the same language and certainly would have been friends had they ever met"
"He has traveled Lake Superior by canoe, kayak, sailboat, swimming, even an ice floe."
floating, swimming, paddling Lake Superior
"His rugged good looks defy his soft side."
"His soft side?  He bakes artisan bread, picks up litter in the wilderness, wears a rainbow ski hat, writes romantic messages in the snow, listens to opera... all with a sexy smile."
His "soft side"
"He's so romantic rocks form in the shape of a heart for him."
"He's been on mountaintops from British Columbia to N.Ontario to the Swiss and Austrian Alps.  The clouds move over for him so he can enjoy the view."
See the clouds moving out of the way for him? (Austrian Alps)
What?  I sound a little prejudiced?  Well, at least my honey is a real person!
If you're interested in seeing some of the short ad clips for Dos Equis go to this site:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year Weather

Brian, Carol and Jack came up for some skiing, skating, sledding, snowman building...winter fun in general.  The weather did not cooperate!  Rain, fog, and melting.  But we had fun anyway as you can see.
Sledding at Kiwanis Park in H.Spgs

We tried to go skating - CLOSED

By the next morning it stopped raining and Jack got to try skiing for his first time - good job, JR!
Jack, Frost

Saturday, January 1, 2011

In Any Language

Happy New Year to all my peeps!
 Glückliches neues Jahr, 
Feliz Año Nuevo, Bonne année,
 Ath bhliain faoi mhaise!!