Monday, 31 May 2010


Harold picked up some fireworks the other night - it was one of those rare evenings last week when the rain stopped for about..... oh 12 minutes. I grabbed the camera half way through and got a few photos. I think I will ask him to do this again but this time I am going to be ready with the tripod and the sharp 70-200.

I am so awed by the intricate details and beauty of exploding chemicals.
It reminds me of the intricacies of our bodies, cells multiplying at break record speed to form a new life in the womb, or super Nova's exploding and redefining the heavens.
Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish their rule on the earth? Job 38:33

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Chocolate Zen!

Imagine having family traveling through your city, stopping in for a visit and arrriving at your door with this....

 It puts a whole new meaning on 
"We will bring dessert" 

I don't think I have ever tasted anything so light and fluffy and decadent all in one bite.

Chocolate Zen Bakery is a local Winnipeg bakery that specializes in a modern European style of baking. Their  philosophy is simple, to use the finest and freshest ingredients possible to make quality tortes and desserts. If you are in Winnipeg, you just might want to check them out at 553 Osborne St South. 

Or you can get your Winnipeg visitors to "bring dessert" when they come for a visit.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Awk! She scrapbooked a page!!

I know, it has been months. I was planning on sitting down at the computer and working my way through Chapter 10 of Scott Kelby's Lightroom 2 book for Digital Photographers tonight. The guys are off to a movie tonight - Dave, Harold and Ken (Robin Hood)
But I have been, seriously,  on the computer for 10-14 hrs /day for the past two weeks, either at work (SHR)or at play(home/web site).
Soooo I pulled out some of the stuff I haven't seen for three months and made a simple page ~ Content.
Which aptly describes how we feel on the beaches of Mexico.

Then I went on the computer and made a digital page... just because one of these days I really have to finish scrapbooking the year 2003 (which I am trying to make all digital).... so I can move on to 2004..before it is 2015!!!

Now.... I will work on Chapter 10 Creating a slide show in Lightroom.
Or maybe go to bed....

Don't forget to check out the new web site

Thursday, 20 May 2010

5 Elements of Composition in Photography

Check out this article on Digital Photography

Great place to start making great photographs.
Depth of Field

and might I add

.... okay and color!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


A few weeks back I had the joy of having my son Mark accompany me on a wedding shoot. It was a 12 hr day and I was so glad to have him there to get that "other" angle and to concentrate on the groomsmen while I worked with the bride. He got some great shots. The best part is we really clicked as a photography team.
He also got some rare shots of me .... and my old lady arms....
 Looking forward to more photo gigs with Mark.

We just have to get him moved back to Saskatoon!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Ken's Birthday

And what a perfect day for a backyard BBQ and a birthday celebration.

Yup! Ken is officially 50 - hasn't changed a bit.

Here is the Bible study/birthday party gang minus Allison who left before the group photo.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Where does the time go...

Sammy and Allison celebrated their first wedding anniversary today.
Has it really been a year?

Here they are a year later celebrating their first wedding anniversary and only 18 weeks away from welcoming a new addition to their family.

More Baby bump photos on my web site HERE

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Fabulous Day

Set out early this am for a coffee date at City Perk, then off on a bike ride along the river, to farmers market to pick up fiddle heads, dropped off the photos for my most recent bride (whew - glad that is finally done), then home to four hrs of yard work to make the place look so inviting.

  We came across a skateboarding Park on our bike ride....very cool!
I am going to have to go back to this skate boarding park because the photo ops are really quite amazing.....but dear husband can only wait so long for me to find that perfect angle.....
Then it was off to Farmers Market where they always have some entertainment for the shoppers.
This guy was hanging around the yard all day - he has a nest near our back door and I think there are brand new babies he/she? is feeding. But I haven't heard them yet. There were actually two Robins flying around us and into the nest today.
Now that is a mouth full!
I think the other bird is expecting the Robin to share - but it ain't going to happen.

 A perfect end to a perfect day  - we cooked up the fiddle heads along with some BBQ chicken, potatoes and carrots and sat out on the deck to enjoy the fruits of our labours.
Thankful for the health and energy to work with our hands. 

Friday, 14 May 2010

Hat Dance

Just a quick video from our trip to Mexico last January.
We're keeping pretty fit these days.

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Some Photos

Just a few photos taken in the past weeks.

Lily of the Valley from the garden...
and  a beautiful bride....

Monday, 10 May 2010

Me & You

This page has been sitting on my scanner for over a month. I needed to get my workspace organized!
So here it is and now I can file it away.

Just loving orange these days - so Mexican.... maybe I am craving a little sun and heat. :)

Stay tuned for more wedding photos.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Jen and Jeffs Wedding

A few photos from Jen and Jeffs wedding. We had lots of fun with them and their beautiful girls. It was lovin, smiles and joy all round. Just the way it should be.