#FrameItFriday (week 30 season 4) WHAT is going on here? Well, the orange and banana yaks are going on an adventure with Kiddo's canoe (not shown). After 40 or so years (for me), me and my kids are going camping! Ok I did a sleepover with my son when he was in Beavers YEARS ago and we slept over on the field at the Skydome, that was cool but the only animals were the 1,000s of beavers. This time we're paddling some lakes, portaging a bit (I'll let you know what a "bit" is whe
#FrameItFriday (week 17 season 4) So, if you've been following me for a bit you know I have a thing about counting, tracking, etc. I don't count everything, just important things like "how many days until we do this?" or "how many days have we done this for?" For some of my friends my habit makes their heads spin lol. I don't count everything, in fact for YEARS I didn't count calories or lbs. So, on that note here's some stats for you (because I know you're DYING to know). 1
#FrameItFriday (week 4 season 4) Counting. We've been counting here a la Maison (said in my best FordNation accent lol). One counter is decreasing (finally cracked 100), that is the counter that lets my family know how many days until we move. I don't know if they pay attention to it like I do but every single morning when I come down the stairs to the kitchen I lick my finger (I know, gross) wipe the number on the chalkboard off, blow on the chalkboard to dry my goober off a
#FrameItFriday (week 1, SEASON 4!) TAKE 2! (forgot to hit the 'save' button grrrr) HAPPY NEW YEAR! (YES, IT'S 2021 FINALLY) #StellaCat insisted I use this photo of her for the very first blog of the year and season 4 opener. She also had her agent contact me about putting together a 2022 calendar of her. So demanding and all before I've had my 2nd cup of coffee! She's telling me she has fans on this page and they're the ones insisting on a calendar of her. So for all you Stel
#FrameItFriday (week 52, season 3) Here's 12 #TopSeen2020 from my #ChickPicotheDay. I'm always surprised when I go back through the months and find out what y'all looked at the most. I'll admit, some you liked most are just weird and that's ok because I shot them right?....so basically you're "my people". I've tried to place them in chronological order so if they're not once I post, saw-reee! Let's just kick this year 2020 to the curb and begin fresh in 2021 now shall we?
#FrameItFriday (week 41, season 3) Thanks for your patience while I've been dropping hints about some sort of surprise coming from me. So here's the surprise, my family and I are relocating to the quiet countryside just north of Belleville next April (loooong closing, I know). This crazy covid year has given us the opportunity to reflect and re-evaluate what's important in our lives. Most important: family first and combine that with a certain someone is retiring at the end o
#FrameItFriday (week 35, season 3) Yes, for your "what day of the week is this?" reminder it's Friday. Not ONLY is it Friday, did you know there are only 3 more days left in August! What????? I know right? I was speaking with a buddy of mine last night, trying to arrange a nice social distance beach day with a few of us and she drops the bomb on me....."it's the 27th of August woman, it's not July 1st " Popped my bubble of cluelessness. I feel as though I've blinked and miss
#FrameItFriday (week 26 season 3) Every summer when I'm lakeside I source out a volunteer to participate in my annual "cannonball" shot. I was lucky and found this lovely family on the final day of their camping adventure. It was a scorching hot day and there they were, shoreside at their campsite reluctant to leave for home on such a fine day. We discussed dragonfly nymphs, leeches, wildlife we'd all seen, my camera (when I brought it out). Their boys were already jumping an
#FrameItFriday (week 19, season 3) For once in a long time I have my #ChickPicotheDay shots all organized and teed up for the next few days. Much like this blog, it's usually "the morning of" that I stream through my shots and select the day's image. Most other things in my life are a bit more organized, planned and executed in a timely fashion then there's "I don't ever want to do it" or "I'm to tired to do that right now" over on my procrastination "to do" list. Do you have
#FrameItFriday (week 10, season 3) Today's tip, don't wait for that perfect time of day when it comes to places such as this one. The photo on the left was taken in December 2019 and the photo on the right was taken just last week (February 2020). Although they've been taken from slightly different angles you can see how much the structure's roof has dropped. I hope it makes it through winter. I won't be able to get back up that way until November of this year, fingers crosse
#FrameItFriday (week 8 season 3) So I'm headed away in a few days and I'm looking forward to escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Also, spend some long overdue Mother/Daughter time. I've selected a few items to take along with me......some folks take a few books, some do crosswords or puzzles to name a few. What do you bring on your holidays? Pictured and numbered are some things in addition to all my camera gear are these items: 1) specially mixed bubbles
2) a miniat
#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 6, season 3) Heyyyyyy.....guess who passed her man cold on to her husband? Yup...this gal! Poor guy has been home all week sneezing, coughing, sniffling...he's promised to return the favour to me one day (I can't wait! Actually, I can). I've been laying low as well, still got the entrails of a cough. I did get out for a few explores in my car but have been keeping away from the gen pop as to not spread my germy joy. Cabin fever is rampant around here. Spe
#FrameItFriday (week 4, season 3) Last night I had a late night meeting with my social media marketing manager as you can see in the photo. I think she showed interest in my photo page because a) her food bowl was empty and she was kissing up to me or b)she was really hoping I'd lay the iPad down so she could sleep on top of it or c) she wanted me to post and tag her so she can increase her online presence in hopes of going viral or finally d) ALL OF THE ABOVE because she's a
#FrameItFriday (week 52, season 2) Wowzers if you're reading this then we've all made it to the final week of the decade or as some may call it "the Twilight Zone" week. Like all of the memes you've been reading that say "what day is it and what should we be doing between Christmas and New Years?" Or something like that. I know one thing about this past week I've been thinking and telling myself all week long is "that's ENOUGH EATING Heather Louise!" So if you look at the fir
#FrameItFriday (week 49, season 2) Aloha (no, I'm not in Hawaii) but a girl can dream right? Speaking of dreams.....I had the privilege of being introduced to an iconic Canadian photographer of all things Rock and Roll Mr. John Rowlands of www.rocknrowlands.com What a thrill for me. We even had an opportunity to speak briefly at the Burton Cummings show at the Sanderson Centre the other evening. I'd like to thank Mike Tutt for taking this picture of John and I and Steve Burch
#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 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 2, season 3) Please give a warm welcome and a round of applause to the newest member of the #ChickPicotheDay family "Dixie". Her birth name was Canon 1DX but that is so, so boring. As you know, I name all of my gear because I don't know why, I just do ok? I took the Tamron part of the family (aka most of my lenses) on a road trip to my usual camera shop and they got to meet Dixie to see if they could all work together as one big family. It was as if they'
#FrameItFriday (week 1, season 3) Hey kids! Welcome to a fresh new season of #FrameItFriday! How's that first week been going for you? Were you flung back to work January 2nd, never stopped working the entire holidays or heading back when the kids return to school or something like that or all of the above? (as you can tell I will continue my trend of run-on sentences). I myself, am slowly emerging from my holiday coma with a few client shoots this past week and a pretty succ