Monday, January 31, 2011

Life's little mysteries

.The temperature is dipping to - 36 degrees celcius.
Brrrr .
When it is that cold the best thing to do is stay indoors.
Plenty of time to ponder age old riddles.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sleepless in LaGlace

I woke up in the middle of the night and thought I would play for awhile.
I created this collage of last years snowman that I made with Emily and Taylor

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Meaning of Life

A few years ago an old friend gave me this little pig ornament. She said it reminded her of the true meaning of life. I think she was right. Wouldnt it be wonderful to fall asleep each night knowing that you have lived life to the fullest... that you have savored every bit of it.. ahhh the bliss.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In living colour

What is my favorite colour? That is a question I could never answer. Just as I could never imagine a world without colour. The colours that make me happy are usually bright and warm and sunny, I love rich and complex colours. I am thinking of repainting some of my house and it is just so hard to decide. That must be why every room in my house is a different colour. I would love to come up with a colour scheme that would tie the whole house together. Well hopefully when my decorator friend comes for a visit next week she can help me condense my ideas. Cross your fingers.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Evolution of a snowman

The weather has been warmer but windy.
The wind blew so hard in the night that it created
these snowballs all over our fields.
Some of them got huge

There are thousands of them.
Are the snowmen planning on taking over?

Friday, January 21, 2011


Today is my son's birthday. This little music box radio reminds me of when they were little. It still works and plays a soft and gentle version of 'Raindrops keep fallin' on my head" Heavy snow is keeping me at home so I will not be spending time with him today. But nothing is stopping me from going down memory lane. ... I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'.....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pressed between the pages of my mind

At Christmas my oldest Grandchild gave me a gift bag of goodies. In amongst the teatowels and trinkets that she thought I would like was something sweeter than all the gifts put together. This Elvis keychain.... I am not a huge Elvis fan.. I mean sure he was a cutie , had a wonderful voice yada yada.... But let me explain. When Taylor was 5, she and I went on a date. Just us two girls. We went out for a special dinner and a show. The show that we went to just happened to be an Elvis impersonator. I dont know why I thought a 5 yr old would like it. But she did. And we had a wonderful time. This little trinket just showed me that she still remembers our special date and treasures it like I do.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Buttons and Books

I have been thinking for a long time now that I need to declutter. The thought of getting rid of things sort of overwhelms me. I am not sure what my attraction to "stuff" is , but I am trying to deal with it little by little. I thought that before I part with everything I might try to use some of my junk in photo expressions. I just flipped this book open and some of the words drew me in...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Puppy Love

Today it was warm enough to get outside and survey the true extent of the snow fall. Boy do we have alot of snow. Two feet in the last couple of days. The dogs were overjoyed. They are a hoot to watch . I know they truly love each other and it is very evident when they play like puppies.

Monday, January 17, 2011

More snow

Another foot of snow since my last post... but at least the sun is shining now. Warming trend by tomorrow

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weather Gnome

The weather gnome says more snow... baking bread and staying warm between shoveling bouts

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Justin Hines - April On The Ground

Waiting for the weather to break

Baby, It's cold outside

Yesterday the temperatures dipped to - 34 . That didnt stop a new baby girl from making her grand appearance. I am looking forward to meeting baby Avery and taking some photos. Until I get some photos of baby ... we will have to settle for babies breath.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter Pinks

Someone around here knows the way to my frozen heart. While I was photographing these flowers I found myself wishing I could transport myself to the place where these flowers grew.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


The weather has been very cold the last few days. I make sure that my feathered friends always have plenty to eat.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ease into it.

Sometimes Christmas gets a little long in the tooth around here. Not this year. This is the year I decided that I was putting away everything before I got that "I hate Christmas and all it's crap feeling". Even the flowers hubby bought me Christmas eve bowed out gracefully.
Today is my birthday and I feel like I am starting the new year with an attitude of "everything is new again". Isnt it wonderful what being a little organized can do for morale ?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Portrait of a Queen

My good friend got me a Kodak Duaflex camera off the internet and gave it to me as an early Birthday present. They came over last night and I didnt want to seem rude ... so I put it aside while we visited. After they left, I tried it out and found that it was something I would have to use in daylight or with a light setup. So I said " Goodnight little camera, I will see you in the morning". When morning came I forgot all about it and went to town with my hubby for parts and breakfast. When I got home I was delighted to find my little camera waiting for me. It felt like I had just been given a gift all over again. I am going to have alot of fun with this.. hmmm Duaflex I , Duaflex II, etc etc.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A chinook has been with us for a few days now. Listening to the weather reports I know that today is the last day. So I forced myself to get out there with the camera this morning. The dogs were very happy to see me out walking. I say walking but it was more like wandering. Not really exercise but investigation. I looked high and low but I just dont know where I left my inspiration.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Fresh Eye

Today the weather was nice. Nice enough to get out and take some photos.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Winter Slump?

What can I say , this beautiful sky shot was taken from my yard. Now I know that ok to shoot from home but I had a sad feeling as I shot this. Sad because it was so beautiful and I was only taking a mediocre shot. I knew I could do better and I didnt. I didnt want to get all dressed up, I didnt want to pack the gear, I didnt want to walk to a more interesting foreground , or worse warm the car and drive. It just makes me wonder if I have the drive it takes to be a better photographer. I wonder if other photographers feel the same way?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Snapshots of Summer

I am big on hammocks, swings for adults, and kids love 'em as well. Just plain fun.
This photo of Melodie and Reese is from one of the summer gatherings here on the farm.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Love me tender

I have heard the controversy.. but I'm here to tell you .. Elvis is not flipping burgers at Burger King. He was spotted in my kitchen making pancakes this morning. Now that was some New Years Eve party!