#FrameItFriday (week 4 season 6) CAPTION for this pic: Is that waste of air space Blue Jay gone yet? My fingers are frozen in the "home row position" on my keyboard this morning. It's not because our house is unheated, it's because my cranial space is so empty when I sneeze it echoes in my mind. Let me find my words.... Oh, my wonderful husband got me a trail cam! I've moved it 5 times since I got it. Waking up to a bunch of footprints criss crossing the pond out back every m
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So mom said I could write on her behalf this week and give her today off. She said she needs to step back and re-group, whatever that means. I don't even think mom knows what that means. Maybe it's a January thing or something (I don't know exactly what January means but if you bought her calendar it's the page with the eagle in the tree shot).
So I hope yo
#FrameItFriday (week 2 season 6) Cat's out of the bag so to speak, I was out road hiking and I FINALLY snagged a photo of a bear in it's natural habitat! LOL
It was one of those rarely seen Costco Bears, the kind that prefer to lounge around on floor model recliners and only goes out to prowl the store aisle by aisle in search of food samples. I've heard its fav is those frozen Baclava pastries smothered in honey. Just a rumour. It's "been a week" around here, yesterday I wa
WEEK 1 SEASON 6!
Well now, happy freakin' new year! It's been 6 days of 2023, are you still "writing" 2022 on everything? Just curious.
If you're Canadian you know that last night the Canadian Jr. hockey team took home the Gold medal in the world Jrs. In spite of the fact I played hockey for close to 7 years back in the day (I wore Lange skates and they're still around here somewhere) I really do not follow hockey that much unless it's the playoffs. I love th
#FrameItFriday LAST BLOG OF THE YEAR! Well, here we are, second last day of the year, my 11th year of #ChickPicotheDay, 4,048 days in a row and 10,000+ followers here on Facebook. This is the time of year when everyone puts out their "best of", "most watched" etc, etc and OF COURSE I'm doing that! I do it every year (ok, not for 11 yrs in a row) but for a few years (I upload them to my YouTube account)
If you've been hanging out with me for a bit you know I've just sat down t
#FrameItFriday (week 51 season 5) First I forgot it was Friday, then I realized it was blog day but my mind went blank, so I washed the floors while the lawn boy plowed the driveway. After that I got an order for a canvas and snagged a box from the recycling and wrapped it up in 18 miles of tape. Guess I'll head out to the post office and get it off in the mail. So I headed to the post office in town via all the backroads I could find. Most of the roads have been plowed but s
#FrameItFriday (week 50 season 5) A HUGE thanks to all of you who supported me by purchasing my 5th annual calendar, we raised $500 for the 2nd year in a row to donate to Community Care For Central Hastings! I was so excited to give them the donation I forgot I was dressed like an Oakie from Muskokie (who am I kidding, it's the way I dress all the time lately lol) ANYHOW.....I found out that LAST year's Christmas dinner the volunteers cooked 350lbs of turkey for all the meals
#FrameItFriday (week 49 season 5) I'm so excited to be doing my first sale in our new community tonight and tomorrow. I've got 10 canvasses (9, sorry 1 has pre-sold) plus what remains of my 2023 calendars! I've posted the images here and on my page at https://www.facebook.com/heathercardlephotographer and if you click on them, the size and prices will be revealed. The shows are a great opportunity to pick up some Christmas gifts created by local Canadian artists (but come to
#FrameItFriday (week 48 season 5) That huge dump of snow we received up here this past Saturday is dripping off the eaves and into the ground below....it's ugly snow now. What does one do when ugly snow shows up? One thing is to write your to-do list in your blog so people can hold you accountable to all the chores you said you'd do. 1) Put away the patio furniture and kayaks that you forgot were still outside because they were covered in snow. 2) Test the bin of Christmas li
#FrameItFriday (week 47 season 5) I'm excited to hear from the folks that have received their calendar orders, lovely messages in the inbox. I appreciate the support and so does the charity. Just throwing it out there but have you placed your order yet? Reason I mention is that I'd hate for you to miss out as I'm about 60% sold out. They make excellent gifts and I can drop ship them anywhere in Canada. So remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned to y'all that I'd accidentall
#FrameItFriday (week 46 season 5) My 5th annual Calendar is in da house! In fact, a huge portion of pre-orders were mailed a few days ago, did you get yours yet???
Post a selfie with it if you did and you're feeling like it. I had to go to her majesty to get her to pose with it, this year if you ordered my 2023* calendar you will receive a letter from Stella Cat! (ok, she dictated, I typed it) This week's blog is just a short infomercial:
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#FrameItFriday (week 45 season 5) Hey guys, another week FLEW by (for me anyhow). Not much photo taking this past week, I've been busy going artsy-fartsy in my new little creative spot aka the woman cave, the fort, the loft. It seriously needs a name. What should I call it??? If you comment with some names below and if I decide to call it by what you think I should call it, you win one of my calendars! Gotta bribe yas to make it worth your while :). I can't remember if I ment
#FrameItFriday (week 44 season 5) Less than a week ago on my way to an event I decided to incorporate a drive through Algonquin Park as it was "sort of on the way". If you're familiar, I went up hwy.127 north of Maynooth towards Whitney and highway 60 that takes you west through the park. Well, just north of Maynooth I ran into some SNOW, yes, SNOW, geesh it was gorgeous but what the heck? Far too early. Needless to say, I caught the tail end of fall colours in the park sprin
#FrameItFriday (week 43 season 5) Today’s lesson is “take the picture”! Trust me I’ve learned that the hard way. For instance these 2 shots were taken about a year apart. Old Hastings Road was where I first spotted this cute little hunt club shack in the forest. The 2nd shot I had to take last week when we returned there. I was shocked, I mean, look at the second shot, it’s the only building left standing. I couldn’t get the shot head on due to the huge logging truck there lo
#FrameItFriday (week 41 season 5) Whoa, it's Thanksgiving weekend, it's Fall, we're a week in to October already. Is it just me or does it seem like time is flying by at warp speed? Warp. Speed. I'm staring (ok glaring) over the top of my laptop at the turkey we plan to have for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.....it's frozen. Solid. Oh, you know, only because I forgot to take it out of the freezer! Doh! I sure hope it thaws quick because that bad boy needs to be edible by tomor
#FrameItFriday (week 40 season 5) I know Fall officially began a few days ago but around here on my page I like to begin my run of it on October 1st with this preview photo posted today (kind of like Christmas Eve). Listen, I know it's been a seriously shit week for a lot of folks because of that nasty bee-yotch Fiona and supreme jerk Ian, it's also Truth and Reconciliation Day here today as well. Here are ways you can help and also learn: Legacy of Hope: https://legacyofhope
#FrameItFriday (week 39 season 5) It's hoodie season! I have mixed emotions about that though. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE fall because, you know, the leaves however, where did summer go? We took the window air conditioners out this morning, and this afternoon we're getting a few trees taken down (before one crushes our bunkie and a couple of dead pines). We're not fans of chopping down trees but this Manitoba maple (need I say more) has a wicked dangerous lean. I have to say
#FrameItFriday (week 37 season 5) For the first time in ages I took off for a daytime explore. Pre high gas prices I roamed daily, now it's here and there when I got time to spare and some coin in my pocket. I wanted to do re-con on fall colour roads and also lot of things change, take for instance this image I've posted in black & white (sorry to my glaucoma followers) and colour. I've been to this place 3xs (and it's not just around the corner). First time, I just slowed do
#FrameItFriday (week 35 season 5) I woke up this morning and realized that it's September, the 2nd, already! What?? Even our beloved Moira River Blue Heron is crabby about how quick summer vacation flew by. In the photo he's demonstrating just how quick it went. I really don't have anything super exciting or educational (me, talk about something educational, hilarious!) this past week. I've got a tiny splinter that feels like a log jammed in behind my thumbnail that I'm tryin
#FrameItFriday (week 35 season 5) I found this giant bullfrog settling in along the shore of Eel's Lake last week. To truly appreciate the full beauty of this gal, you gotta double click on the photo. I've named her Sandy. Sandy wiggled her butt, did some gentle yoga leg moves and tried to settle in for some bug collecting. I'm glad she stayed put and co-operated for me. That's the story on this week's blog photo now on to some other stuff that I've been thinking about this p