Wednesday, May 29, 2013

52 Photos Project - Uncommon Shapes

This week at 52 photos it's uncommon shapes. When I first read the challenge I thought it might be tricky; but I think it worked out ok.

The black and white is a departure for me - let me know what you think!




Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Favourites - May 24, 2013

My favourite photo that I took this week is this one. I'm not sure why but I just love this little guy with the hand written marker beside him. He's one of my seedlings from last year.



My favourite quote I came across this week is:

"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little."
 ~ John Kabat-Zinn 

Thank you to my friend Joni for that one!

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Some goodies I like this week....

I can't even tell you how much I love Covet Garden. I can read and re-read each issue over and over again. Each issue is simply beautiful.

Covet Garden Magazine

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Lot's of fun classes here: 

Craftsy.com

I'm taking Metalsmithing at Home. Which I won from the fabulous Paul and Cathy at One Creative Couple on their most recent blog give away.

Thank you again!

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Alexandra Franzen always has some good stuff and this week she introduced us to Andrew and the idea of simplicity. Check them out.

Alexandra Franzen - and Andrew

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I've been all about jewelry lately which is odd for me, and I found these amazing pieces - they're all so beautiful!

LexLuxe at Etsy






Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

52 Photos Project - Water drops

This week at 52 Photos it's water drops. I love photographing water drops - they're so beautiful.

I couldn't decide on a single picture so here are two of my favourites.





If you enjoy flower photos here are a few other posts you might enjoy:







Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Victoria Day Weekend in Photos

Over the long weekend I took a ton of photos - about 5.5 gigs actually. 

But I'll save you from most of them. Here are the highlights...










Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Favourites

My favourite photo that I took this week is this one. 




My favourite quote I came across this week:


We are the leaves of one branch,
the drops of one sea,
the flowers of one garden.

~Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire 

(Thanks to Jessica at Sweet Eventide for that.)

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It was a great week in the blogasphere. Here are a few of the lovelies I came across this week....



I DID in fact need to hear that this week.

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Everyone needs to read this and believe it! (thanks to my friend at http://www.comfychairmystic.com/ for sharing)

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The wonderful Hanna Marcotti made me feel brave when I read this: 



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And when I need a flower fix (besides my own) I go to the one and only Georgianna Lane - How are these for perfection?



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

52 Photos Project - Crop It

This week at 52 Photos Project the challenge is to crop a photo. It's a before and after of the same photo. 

I chose this snapshot I took of our puppy Astro a couple of years ago. I've cropped it twice because in the first I think it's interesting that you can see her reflection in the fridge and the second because she's the cutest puppy ever!

This shot wasn't taken to be an artistic photo or a skillful one...it's simply a snapshot of our very busy puppy.





Saturday, May 11, 2013

For Mother's Day



I am thinking of the lilac-trees,
  That shook their purple plumes,
And when the sash was open,
  Shed fragrance through the room.
        ~Mrs. Anna S. Stephens
     ~The Old Apple-Tree.




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

52 Photos Project - Street Art

Street Art. Wow...this was a tough one for me. The small town I live near doesn't really have a lot of what most people would consider 'street art'. 

This is what I came up with - the only thing I could find in my little community.


And because it's not that interesting (to me) here are a couple more that I played around with.



Which one do you like the best?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day- Beltane


I spent my May Day afternoon enjoying the quiet joy of a spring afternoon. I listened to the ducks in the pond, the unending bird song and the breeze through my beloved willow trees.

May Day or Beltane is the day half way between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. It's a day to protect your livestock and celebrate the coming fertility. May Day was often celebrated with the May Pole and although I didn't dance around a pole today I did celebrate in my own quiet way.

I sat on my front steps and listened to nature around me - I celebrated the possibility of my future. I settled into myself and listened and what I heard was my truth. No babies...but new ideas...a new me.

May Day/Beltane isn't about fertility and babies to me but about birthing what's next in my life.

We all see spring right now on the calendar and new beginnings and that's how I'm looking at today. It's a new beginning for me. Bradley hasn't gone away to school yet but I'm getting ready to birth a new me...a new phase of my life.

It's not a mid-life crisis - it's a mid-life birth.

Changes are coming!




52 Photos Project - Microscopic


Even though my photography is very important to me I give myself a million reasons/excuses as to why everything else is more important. I did a short photo challenge on Facebook in March and I really enjoyed it so when I came across the 52 Photos Project it seemed like a great idea.

I'll be posting here weekly photos on a theme decided by Bella Cirovic of 52 Photos Project.

I hope you'll join me.

This week the theme is microscopic. (Isn't she pretty?)

Imperial Moth - Eastern Ontario