#FrameItFriday (week 24 season 3) #StellaCat was making me feel guilty because I haven't mentioned her in a bit. She's fine, just needy and wanty. Cats. So here she is on her make believe throne comprised of my camera bag and groceries. Shhhhh don't EVER her show her the Game of Thrones throne or she'll be wanting one of those too. Since my last kayak paddle I've left my 'yaks up on the roof of my car which makes it so much easier to find my car in a parking lot. I had plans
#FrameItFriday (week 7 season 3) Today it is a bone-chilling -16 celsius outside. Where I am it is anyhow. Just our weird climate sending out subtle reminders that yes it did see us out in our shorts (well not me, some other crazy guys) and that was a fluke now put on your long underwear 'cause winter is back. Oh and it's also Valentine's Day. Today. I'm loved and I love my family everyday so other than buying donuts (from Lamanna's Bakery ;)) with some heart shaped candy on
#FrameItFriday (week 46, season 2) I hope you're enjoying my images that I've captured from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy this past week. I know I enjoyed taking over 900 shots there and I've so many images to sort through. I'm not sure how much more of it you'll be able to take. I'll try and just post an album of the rest and give you a reprieve from the feather-geddom. This week has been interrupted by two necessary trips to Toronto and that means no photos unless it's wo
#FrameItFriday (week 43, season 2) Ok, this is the 2nd attempt at writing this week's blog. I'm so over technology at this particular moment. I'll survive but let me bitch a bit. Ok. Hopefully that's done....on to the good stuff! Well, if you look at this week's photo you will see a cool leather journal (with blank pages for now), a sweet cup of coffee in a funky locally made mug AND the sample copy of my 2020 calendar! Woo hoo! It will be ready from the printers in under 2 w
#FrameItFriday (week 37, season 2) Friday the 13th. Friday of the Full Moon. Friday of the Brantford International Jazz Festival. TGIF. Fri-yay. ^That is what you write whilst you stall on what you're going to write about. lol. This past week I bought more props. Specifically masks, stupid hot rubber masks. They're cool to wear for a few quick photos...so....who wants to wear one and pose for me? In addition to the zebra head I've already modelled for you I've got a horse hea
#FrameItFriday (week 34, season 2) Wait, what? The kids go back to school in just over a week! How did that happen? Summer flew by, we've still got those exciting end of summer events such as the CNE-Canada National Exhibition the Paris Agricultural Society, Home of the Paris Fair begins, Community Charity Airshowis in like 5 days! Anybody going to any of them or all of them? I'm not sure which one I'll hit up but they're all fun times. All exciting for me to photograph but i
#FrameItFriday (week 30, season 2) Well hello again Friday and wait, what's this? It's almost August already...crikey! What have you done with your summer so far? Are you cramming a bunch of "tourist" stuff all into August or have you spaced it out all through the summer? Or just taking it easy and enjoying a Staycation? After a year hiatus I am venturing back into the music festival shooting scene and attending Wtfest 2019 tomorrow (July 27th). They've got a great lineup of
#FrameItFriday (week 24, season 2) OMG what an exciting week it's been for basketball fans! Torontonian, Canadian...whatever....fresh to hop on the bandwagon (that would be me). Shoutout to the Toronto Raptors basketball team and their fans for the NBA Championship win! I'm not a huge sports fan (even though I used to play hockey). I support our local teams but it's usually once I hear they are in the playoffs. TSN is just not my thing and that's ok. Different strokes for dif
#FrameItFriday (week 23, season 2) Welcome to the 23rd week of season 2 of my blog. Just like today, I write it the morning of and give it a quick read and say "*uck it" and hit the "share now" button and pray.
I also LOVE to make the longest sentences known to mankind. I don't want to jinx us Ontarians but doesn't it feel like it's almost June weather? I mean, at the beginning of the week it was borderline late October, early November weather but my "hairometer" is saying w
#FrameItFriday (week 21, season 2) I hope you've been enjoying the bird shots this past week, I have more so be prepared. This whole birding thing is quite the experience for me. I thought I'd throw in a shot of a turtle on this week's blog though as I have seen a few en route to the birds. It was also Turtle Day or something yesterday and I totally missed that. As I mentioned last week, the ID'ing thing is a daunting task. In spite of the google, I still mess up what it is.
#FrameItFriday (week 20, season 2) Yippee-ki-yay it's birding week (or 2) on my page! How's this one for a start, bit risqué but hey, tis the season. For all you birders be it by binoculars, camera or both this is the time of year that is so, so exciting....migration time! Point Pelee in Ontario is THE place for checking off "first time seen" or "lifers". I didn't go there....bit too intense with crowds for me but I did go to Rondeau Provincial Park which is probably an hour
#FrameItFriday (week 19, season 2) Some days all you think you want to do is just chill......just like this saucy chipmunk in the photo (although if you zoom in on the shot a bit it looks like he's trying to eat the chair) anyhow.....do you know what I'm saying? Like slamming on the brakes, parking your butt into a comfy chair and just watch the world go by, observe, people watch, no phone, no earbuds in blasting music, no book in your hands, nothing....zip nada...just watchi
#FrameItFriday (week 17, season 2) How'd your week go? Are you ready for the weekend?
I know I am AND I'm ready to go hang out in the woods. The zoo was fun and the animals were exciting to see but I think I want to see some in their natural surroundings. Unfortunately, due to lack of sponsorship I won't be going on an African Safari any time soon but I will be heading up to #StudioNorth in a few days time and that is just what the doctor ordered! No I'm not sick, but my hus
#FrameItFriday (week 16, season 2) I honestly closely resemble this Osprey, especially today ha ha. No seriously. I do. So, after 40?!!?? years (wow, that's a LONG time ago) I made it back to the zoo. The Metro Toronto Zoo. Last time I was there it was a scorcher of a day and the zoo had no running water. It broke down, whatever. We were just kids, we drank POP from the McDonald's they had there. All I remember about that trip was watching the orangutang swinging from ropes i
#FrameItFriday ( week 14, season 2) I've been re-writing this week's blog in my head and through my keyboard over and over this morning. Initially it was to be a rant about technology, software, firmware, flabby wear yada yada yada. I've decided not to rant as much or even about all the aforementioned because it really is a waste of valuable time and energy and will accomplish nothing. I will instead focus on fixing it myself.
However, this is what I do have to say in keeping
#FrameItFriday (Week 11, Season 3) Been a hectic week, here's a story I'm recycling from a few years back. Some of you who are new here may not have read it. Sorry it's kind of a sad post but every day can't be all rainbows and butterflies. "We went out to explore more of the lake we are on today (5.5hrs of exploring). We brought our lunch along and decided to eat it in this quiet bay by a Great Blue Heron. We'd been paddling along the shore with a gaggle (as I call them) of
#FrameItFriday (week 10, season 3) Well holy my moly a week into March already, hours away from Spring Break (for the kiddies, the educators and possibly the parents lol) and we lose an hour's sleep come this Saturday night. Pretty busy weekend eh? Tonight/late this afternoon I shoot my first wedding of the year and in spite of not being the bride, I've got butterflies in me belly. I must confess I always do prior to events such as this. Once I get the ball rolling though I'l
#FrameItFriday (week 9, season 3)
Question for you all today (oh by the way, happiest of Friday's to you)
When you're not working your butt off week after week paying the bills, going for groceries, taking care of pets, kids, significant others...you know "adulting". What would YOU like to be able to do, uninterrupted for a few hours instead of "all that regular" stuff. Something that doesn't really cost you (nothing that you have to win the lottery for, because, we
#FrameItFriday (week 8, season 3) Well, here we are....perched on the edge of the weekend and the sun is shining (here in Brantford it is). I will not sound like a broken record this week (and complain about Winter and such)....instead.....
I'm recycling this tender moment shot I took a couple of years back because let's face it....I would rather be paddling amongst them instead of dodging slushy icy cold puddles. I took this shot on Lake Kashagawigamog (say it 5xs fast). Thi
#FrameItFriday (week 7, season 3) Reduced visibility week. Seriously, just like this photo I've posted....that is what this week has been like as far as photos go (outdoors anyhow). There's a lake behind the bush in the photo but you'd never know it. Stupid weather with ice and rain and snow and cold. Oh well, no use complaining, it is what is, winter, it happens every year. I'm itching to do some creative shots indoors, with some of those dresses I have collected. I've poste