#FrameItFriday (week 20 season 5) OMG they're back and so are all the fancy designer bug duds! In the photo I am modelling a fine outfit one must don in order to get from the house to the car. It's actually worn when you're wearing long sleeves and trousers and high rubber boots. I swear someone hit a switch somewhere that woke the super annoying black flies or whatever the heck they're called. It's supposed to be a scorcher today so shorts are on, t-shirt and only if I have
#FrameItFriday (week 19 season 5) THANKS FOR FOLLOWING ME, I FINALLY HIT 10K followers on Facebook. I give up on Instagram, grumble, grumble......... here we go...... Woohoo Mountain Dew, I do believe we have finally arrived at Spring. We hunted it down and I don't want to jinx it but I do believe we've found it! I mean look at my car (see photo), all the gravel roads around here are freshly graded and dusty as all get out or they've had a thick layer of gravel dumped on them
#FrameItFriday (week 12 season 5) BAM! FINALLY! I am so, so thrilled to have FINALLY, after lots of $$$ in gas, lots of trudging along many a trail, thinking EVERY hole in EVERY tree had an owl peeping out of it (probably do) I spotted this guy deepish in the woods on a drizzly day. I am so, so grateful I was alone with this gorgeous creature. Why? Oh just because I was acting like such a goof, chatting softly to it, baby talking, you know, cooing over it. He must have though
#FrameItFriday (week 6 season 5) Time flies and it's still winter. This week I find I've had enough of it. You get stuck and you struggle to be creative (at least that's the way I've been feeling like the past couple of weeks). I've dragged my camera around with me to every place I had to go to and took the back roads just in case I happen upon any of the "items" I have on my bucket list. I've been striking out left, right and centre. I trudged through the deep snow to the fo
#FrameItFriday (week 2 season 5) Bet you didn't know I have been homeschooled. Yep, this past week life has been teaching me lots, LOTS. Firstly, my biggest problem last Friday morning was a plugged kitchen drain (#ScottTrotterPlumbing for the save). It was a relief to get that sorted but that was just a pinch to my butt in comparison to what happened around 3:30pm on that very same day. The farmhouse across the road caught fire and burned to the ground (even last night it st
#FrameItFriday (week 38 season 4) We took advantage of the great weather yesterday and ventured out for a paddle along the Moira River yesterday. "Apparently" according the weather folks, the next few days are going to be stellar for sunshine and heat. In Ontario that is, I'm not sure about elsewhere. I sure hope they're correct because I want to get back out there again. We went from our place downstream to the first bridge (which means absolutely nothing to you unless you k
#FrameItFriday (week 35 season 4) Well how the heck is everyone doing? What are YOUR tricks to keep cool? I'll go first.....yesterday we planned to hit the beach and I had found a new to me location that was sweet. I parked the car, we walked to the shoreline, I dropped my towel in the sand and walked directly into the cool, refreshing waters of Lake Ontario. I brought a bathing suit but there simply was not enough time to change into it. I went in fully clothed and I could c
#FrameItFriday (week 28 season 4) This is the oddest July I have experienced in a long time, so, much rain! I mean rain is good, it helps fill the well, fill the pond, overflow the flowerpots and drown the gardens. Being housebound due to the monsoons we've been experiencing has forced me to focus on the closets around our home that had stuff flung into them from our move. No photography, just re-organizing. In homes pushing 143 years old you discover the odd things that need
#FrameItFriday (week 26 season 4) "Hop on, there's room."
Goals. For me as a photographer one shot on my bucket list was a frog on a lily pad. Got it finally! I'm gradually getting my shoot and paddle skills in sync. I had the whole winter off, kind of tricky to train when you're in the great white north and the frogs hibernate and the waters freeze over. I might add my kayak will not fit in our bathtub. Ha. Ha. It's surprising the amount of wildlife that lurks in the greens
#FrameItFriday (week 25 season 4) I told my family that I'm trying to do better at keeping track of the days of the week. Acknowledging the fact that it's the weekend and stuff like that. Not to worry, I won't take it as far as putting on "days of the week" underwear to track the days though, nah I'll just check my phone or iPad. I'd ask that google home thing we've got but she doesn't play well with our internet. She keeps on making some excuse like "I can't do that right n
#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 23 season 4) Discovering and learning lots about "shtuff" here in the country. An example would be: learned a new shortcut to the hardware store that takes me past a pond that had two great white herons or egrets. Not sure exactly what they are but when I post the image I'll be sure and ask all you bird nerd buddies here. I was hoping it was a nesting pair and was without camera (of course) when I first spotted the pair. On my second trip to the hardware
#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 21 season 4) I grabbed this shot last week during a lull from the annoying biting insects. See that back porch across the pond? It's all screened in and pretty much "off limits" to biting things except an occasional appearance by some kind of docile hornet type of things. They don't bite, they could care less about us, so I guess they're allowed until the tall man with the electrified tennis racket sweeps the room. What I'm trying to say is that screened
#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.