Sunday, 2 August 2015

Wanuskawin Heritage Park

Went on a long walk with my Sweetheart/Sherpa this Saturday to the Wanuskawin Heritage Park. I was wishing I had brought my long lens because we saw some very pretty birds. Next time I will bring it and my tripod. Sherpa will bring a book and we will settle in and bird watch.
Yeah I know I am sounding kind of old.

But I did bring my 50 mm so I focused on all the beautiful little flowers and vegetation that make up the Canadian plains.

Must take the grands there some time his summer so they can run the trails.
We did manage to time our hour walk to end right when a dancer was about to start so we enjoyed another hour learning about and watching grass dancing.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Thursdays With Grandma

Today we made Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Parfait. The Food Charlatan sent me a link in the mail this morning - an hour before I went grocery shopping. How was that for perfect timing.

It was deeeeliscious!
It was so good I had to send the leftovers home with the girls.

Super easy!
Super finger lickin' good fun!

I put a link to the recipe at the bottom of this post.

On your mark.....

Get set...


Here is the link to the recipe!

Friday, 8 May 2015

My Backyard

I must be getting old. There are bird seed packets all over my backyard attracting the birds. I spent an hour just sitting on the deck watching them visit.
Of course I also had my long lens with me.
And my bird book. :)

White Throated Sparrow

The House Finch (male)
He was way up at the top of the tamarack tree.

House Sparrow (male)

The Yellow Bellied Sapsucker (female)

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Deck Ballet and Other Fun at G&G's

The newly stained deck before the arrival of new deck furniture was the perfect stage for a couple of ballerinas who were visiting Friday afternoon.

When the furniture arrived, the boxes it came in became the new attraction giving Grandma time to start putting all the pieces together.

The day ended with a rather late supper and two hungry ballerinas who ate so well they got coconut milk ice bars for an evening treat.

Then Eva discovered the tape measure and of course Grandpa had to measure the girls. I asked Norah how tall she was. She showed me three fingers. :)

Let summer begin!!

Sunday, 5 April 2015


They tuckered us out today but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Seriously Grandma?

Big sale on over at Jessica Drossin Photoshop Actions so.... Happy Easter to me!

Added a few more fun actions to my arsenal today and I can't wait to get playing.
I have a whole bunch of fabulous photos I took of Eva by the window the other day. Lighting was perfect! So I plan to play with those very soon.

But I am also very excited with the grad photos shoots I am now booking because I will soon have even more reason to play. :)

"Seriously Grandma?" 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Birthday Girl

Norah is three today.
She is the sweetest three year old I know.

Love her to pieces.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Thursdays At Grandmas

These little girls spend most Thursdays at our home. We always have a list of activities on the go and the camera is always out. I have scads of "Thursday Photos", so I though I would post weekly in an effort to archive these precious times together. Perhaps in 30 years one of them will find Grandma's old blog. :)

Yesterday it was baking, piano and general horsing around in the living room although we did spend some time building a wooden castle in the basement. I didn't get a photo of it because 'someone' knocked it down too soon. arrghhh - little sisters!!

 I love their new aprons! 
And so do they!
Here we are - ingredients are all measured and ready to go! 

Its like magic

 Oatmeal cookie dough is the best! 

 Eva is quite the helper on the kitchen! 
And boy did we make a grand mess!!

I am in love with this photo of Norah. The girls love playing the piano. 
This was my grandpa's piano - Eva and Norah's great, great grandfather's piano.
 He would be blessed beyond measure to know these little girls so enjoy sitting at his piano. 

we tuckered this little one out. 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

How I Became a Photographer

It all started with this guy!

Well, it probably started with scrapbooking. It was there I started to appreciate a good photo for my pages so I bought my Olympus DSLR E500.

I had no idea how to use it. Shoot in manual? Where is manual?

I took it up to Kenora Ontario summer 2005. One early morning son Mark and I got up before sunrise and headed up to Blueberry Hill to shoot the sunrise. Mark had a Canon Rebel

It was at sunrise July 23rd that Mark explained exposure and shutter speed to me. I took this photo of him that morning. I think he is saying "Mom, you don't know how to read your exposure?? "

It was a eureka moment and I haven't stopped learning or loving photography since that day.

I can't believe that was 10 years ago! And about $20,000 worth of equipment later I love it more then ever.

Now I teach Mark stuff. :)