Thursday, 31 January 2013


Probably not the kind of photo day you are thinking of.
Not the kind where you get your photo taken. No, today is photo or photography day because I am not working at the Health Region and my car is in for repairs. So that means I spend the day playing with photography stuff, at home, in front of my Mac. Yeah!!!! I really could use a week of this.
So on the agenda:

1. Perusing those 459 blog posts in Google Reader I have neglected.
2. Watching a Cliff Mautner and a Jerry Ghionis video ( on wedding portraiture/natural lighting for inspiration - I have a wedding on Saturday.
3. Finish packaging up 2 clients photos for delivery. Photos came back from Dons and- wow!
4. Finish the tweaks on a Corporate shoot - annual meeting - love these!
AND upload them to the web site and BURN them to disk.
5. Play with my new 4 Gb flash drive (see below) and acrylic platform (no shadows !!!) and graduated background (so simple - so perfect). Time for some macro lens fun and photoshop!!

and somewhere around 6pm, I will throw some fish on for supper and make a grand salad for my sweetheart.

And this is my PHOTO DAY!!


I was into Don's the other day to pick up client photos and saw this little item there. It was so cute, so adorable.... well I just couldn't resist getting one. Now I want a whole bunch of them!!

I would love to offer my clients the options of putting their photos onto this little 4Gb flash drive as well as a cd. What do you think?

I mean, LOOK at this.....

Isn't this really neat??

So much easier for taking photos in for printing. And so very cool!!

hmmm if only I could get my logo on them. :)

If you go to Don's to get one of these, tell them you saw them first here on my blog. :) I love the guys and gals at Dons! I love the stuff in Don's even more. :)

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Happy Birthday Heather

Tonight we celebrated Heather's birthday at Bible study! We are becoming very much like family this group of ours.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Stay Warm

Feeling very thankful!
I have a warm office to work in, a warm car to drive home in, a warm home that greets me at the end of the day along with a warm husband. I am blessed. I have a job that pays for all of these things - I am doubly blessed. These are all gifts from our Creator and Saviour.
Today I am thinking about the fellow who hides around the corner of the galaxy theatre on Sundays asking for spare change. I don't know what he uses it for - it doesn't matter -  God knows. But I do know he is in need. I am praying that he is in a warm place tonight and has food in his stomach.

Give thanks, for He is good. His mercies endure forever.

Took this from the 14th floor of a downtown building.
It's growing on me.... kind of.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Pasta Passion

Norah loves pasta
Norah loves food!!!
Norah loves eating!

Taken with my iPhone which is THE worst camera I have ever used!!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Girls

actually paused long enough for me to get a photo of them. 

Saturday, 26 January 2013

2006 Mazda Tribute

I am selling the Mazda
71,000 km
No accidents.
Excellent condition
Email me before it goes on Kijiji

Did some test driving today.....
On snow, ice and highways....

I'm in love....

Friday, 25 January 2013

Monday, 21 January 2013

Busy Days

The girls are here, my car is in for repairs, the nights are, well, short and interrupted, but it is fun to be such a big part of the girls lives.

Norah must have a hollow leg because I do not know where she puts all the food she eats. She loves to eat everything and anything!

And while Norah is now very mobile and discovering the joy of emptying cupboards and drawers...

Eva has discovered hiding in the cupboards.
And I am loving every minute with my beautiful grand daughters.

Tomorrow some peaceful normalcy - My car is back and I have to work. :)
Life is an adventure.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Saturday, 19 January 2013


The girls are here for a few sleepovers......

So finally, some photos of the grandbabies and no more boring Mexico vacation photos. :)

Friday, 18 January 2013

North Carolina and Georgia

Some photos from our trip last fall.

Just click on the bottom rt corner to turn the pages.

Staying connected while on vacation

things I noticed....when reading my books.
Between the two of us we read 5 paperbacks - you know - the kind with pages, on paper, with ink;
that you throw on your lounge chair when you go for lunch. :)

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Sea Gulls

....were pretty brave when it came to vacationers sharing a little bread with them.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


I was lounging by the pool one afternoon, camera and long lens in the case beside me and what did I see on the beach?
A wedding. :)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Some Mexican Architecture starting with the grand entrance to Excellence Riviera.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Mariachi Band

I had a chuckle when going through the photos this morning. Seeing these photos reminded me of the fun evenings at Excellence.
Friday night was Mexican Fiesta night and Excellence puts on quite a show - a huge open bar, food everywhere and a Mariachi band serenading at all the tables. Great fun!!

Tonight, I have to cook...
Five loads of laundry today.
Taking the car in for repairs.
Grocery shopping.
Work tomorrow.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sunday Sunrise Mayan Riviera

Took this at 6:40 this am - about 2 hours before we headed off to the airport for a long day of travels. Cancun airport is not one of my favourite places to be. Happy to be home.
This is a 10 second exposure with an ND x64 filter.
ISO 50

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Thursday in Mexico

Another lazy day followed by a fabulous supper out and fun entertainment.