#FrameItFriday (week 17 season 5) Another week flashes by and yet another winter in Canada. Maybe it will start acting like Spring around here now, finally because all the wildlife is building nests, tending to nests, doing feed runs, etc. etc. What do I do? Well, I send my Canon 1DX and my 100-400mm lens in for a "spa" day to Canon Canada. It's not the brightest idea now is it? Beginning of nesting season and the birding lens is in the shop. Honestly, I've noticed that my le
#FrameItFriday (week 5 season 5) Hard to believe it's already February, anyone else feel that time is blasting by? If you didn't see the video, I went tobogganing last Sunday at a friend's place. I had been driving around with two red plastic sleds in my car for a while now, looking for that perfect hill. Between my chunkaliciousness and the slickness of the sled, my body hurled itself down that big hill like Clarke Griswold had sprayed it's belly with his patented non-stick
#FrameItFriday (week 49 season 4)
#12daysofStella Day 3 Let's have another contest shall we?
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EASY, PEASY, LEMON SQUEEZY How's everyone doing? I hope you are all keeping well. I
#FrameItFriday (week 24 season 4) Some mornings you just wake up and hit the ground running, that would be today. My walking buddy came up with a great idea for our daily walks: let's avoid the trails and the mesh hoods and walk the road right outside our front door instead. For the most part we've come back from our new walk route with far less blood donations and we free up the rest of our day for other things such as chores. Having not ever seriously tried to grow vegetabl
#FrameItFriday (week 22 season 4) Say "helloooooo" to Lolly (as in Lollipop because of her big old eyeballs) she lives at the barn down the road from us with her mum Lilly, her buddy Shirley the Sheep and a goat with no name. Until the lockdown restrictions are lifted and I can take human family photos etc I have had the barn animals all sign photo releases so that I may take their portraits. First, I must purchase a big bag of carrots and some apples to bribe them to show me
#FrameItFriday (week 20 season 4) Rather than tell you about the tick bite, the 2 dead birds we found (one hit our window & one snuck in the basement and died). Or the frustrations of online ordering (what you thought you were getting vs what you got) let's talk about these fences now shall we? So, we're walking along the road and on one side we've got fence 1 and the other side we've got fence 2. My brain starts to sputter into gear, my imagination begins to flicker to life.
#FrameItFriday (week 27 season 3) It's bad enough trying to remember what day of the week it is but throw in a national holiday mid week and well, I don't know about you but Wednesday felt like a Sunday and now here we are it's Friday and it feels like a Tuesday! Not only that but I just wrote THE longest run-on sentence EVER! LOL. For clarification, it is FRIDAY (unless you're on the other side of the road then it's Saturday). I'll stop now. Sitting beside me right now is my
#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 43, season 2) I can't help how Fall makes me feel. It makes me do crazy things like spin around in the woods with my camera pointed skyward a,spinning like Mary Tyler Moore. No I have not been eating the mushrooms in the forest. lol I can't help how Fall makes me feel. It makes me do crazy things like spin around in the woods with my camera pointed skyward,like Mary Tyler Moore. No, I have not been eating the mushrooms in the forest. lol I hope everyone's
#FrameItFriday (week 39, season 2) This week was amazing. Every so often I find myself at a crossroad for ideas to create new and exciting images, improve my skills, work on my business, etc. This week could not have come at a more perfect time. Why is that you may ask? Well, not only did I have the opportunity of a lifetime shooting THE Dr. Jane Goodall (if by chance you've been living under a rock, google this gal) I also got to become inspired by not only her presence but
#FrameItFriday (week 37, season 2) So last weekend I attended the 14th annual Arnold Anderson Golf Classic and had the opportunity to present a framed copy of my shot of Walter Gretzky to the man himself! It was such an honour and I do believe he was quite excited to get it. I also donated a 2nd framed print that was live-auctioned that same evening. It was a thrill to find it was going to a great home and it raised some funds for the Arnold Anderson Sport Fund, a worthy caus
#FrameItFriday (week 35, season 2) Well, it's here.......the last long weekend before school begins. Some of you may be packing up and rushing out of town, #CottyBound for some last minute r&r. Perhaps you're picking up back to school stuff for the kids, moving your kids to uni/college for the first time and feeling teary-eyed about becoming an empty-nester until you get home and start planning on what you're going to do with that extra bedroom lol. Whatever you get up to be
#FrameItFriday (week 34, season 2) I thought I'd show you some more of my abandoned shots of a specific house. I won't be giving out it's address but I'm certain there's a few of you looking at these that know exactly where it is. I know I've older shots of this place but I have to figure out how to access one of my external hard drives. One of these days I'll go by there and it will just be the trees there and I'll be sad. Last visit for me there was in May 2018.....perhaps
Galeairy Lake, Whitney, Ontario #FrameItFriday (week 29, season 2) So I survived the masses at Friday the 13th last.....ummmm....Friday. I posted my album on here, check it out if you haven't already. The shot I posted below was taken four years ago. Paul and I were kayaking on Galeairy Lake on the outskirts of Algonquin Park. This was taken from the kayak. Such a great time we had exploring the waters. Why the 4 year old photo? Well...If you've read any of my posts the last
Mama and her Sidekick #FrameItFriday (week 27, season 2) This week I found out that #StellaCat hacked into my computer and placed our house (specifically our garage) in an #AirBnB ad on #Craigslist. She's calling it a "Cosy Kitty Flat" in the description lol. Her very first guests arrived around Tuesday night (a single mother of one, POSSIBLY two). So far we've yet to receive any money but we are out food, water, an impromptu litter box and Stella's old bed. I've been told th
"Want to have a staring contest?" #FrameItFriday (week 26, season 2) "Want to have a staring contest?" or are you looking a bit stunned like #StellaCat is because yesterday was the last day of school (those of you with young 'uns that is). If your child has said to you "I'm bored" already, you have my condolences. We're on the brink of a smoking hot long weekend that will involve lots of celebrations due to the fact that our amazing country is celebrating it's 151st birthday!
"Lulu honey....Is that you?" #FrameItFriday (week 25, season 2) Hey, happy Friday! Here's the caption for this Osprey photo (as said in the voice of Miss Oda Mae Brown aka Whoopi Goldberg in the movie Ghost) Can you hear it? "Lord have mercy, Lulu? Is that you Lulu? You're alive!" That's right, $500 and a 2 week stint in rehab and I've got my #Tamron 150-600mm lens back. Took her for a test shoot yesterday.....even the Osprey looks surprised. One thing for sure, Lulu didn't
I think I'm a Grebe of some sorts, maybe....maybe not. #FrameItFriday (week 22, season 2) Another week has FLOWN by, a steamy, smoking hot week....shooting in this type of weather certainly has it's challenges if you're outdoors. It's tricky to shoot when you're sweating like a pig and it trickles into your eyes and what it does to my hair? Oh my gosh, by the end of some shoots I look like a rabid cross between Gilda Radner and Carrot Top. An update for those of you who I bu
#FrameItFriday (week 21, season 2) So I dropped my lens yesterday...on my driveway...actually it fell out of my camera bag which I THOUGHT was all zipped up. What a moron. It fell about a 1.5ft. It was Little Lulu, the heavy one I spoke about last week on my blog. Ya, so after I said quite a number of very, very bad words I picked her up to assess the damages. Well her lens cap was busted a bit, a tiny chip out of the ring around the glass but that was about it. So I thought
#FrameItFriday (week 20, season 2) All week long (ok, since Tuesday) I've been brewing up what I will say here this week. I had a really good couple of sentences worming their way inside my head but I've forgotten them. I did not forget what I wanted to write about though (and collectively you all sigh and say "oh that's splendid" lol) Today I bring you a collage (which, by the way took me at least 10 minutes to figure out how to do). So let's see, obviously I'd like to begin