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Monday, August 31, 2015

365 ~ Day 52 ~ Reflections

Love Love Love, shooting reflections.  Its coming into that time of year too where the colors became until more vivid and the light becomes prettier.  And well, reflections can become just awesome

This was taken at lunch time at Olympic Plaza.  Just love the orange waves!!

August 31st ~ Dangerous

With all of the forest fires in British Columbia and the State of Washington blowing up in to Southern Alberta it is make for some very dangerous air quality.  

Sunday, August 30, 2015

365 ~ Day 51 ~ Cousin It!!

Someone ages ago, that they could see Cousin It these weeds and ever since then that is all I can see too!!

Friday, August 28, 2015

365 ~ Day 49 ~ Montana's

Well, just a bit tired of the smoky fire photos but still smoky out today and didnt want to go to far from home.  But hey, It’s Friday and who wants to cook on a Friday!!

August 28th ~ Corridor

This was taken on one of the +15’s heading toward Eau Claire Market.  I don’t usually go through the walk ways much but today I thought it would be an interesting walk and fun to see what I could find along the way.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

365 ~ Day 48 ~ Still Smoky

Its still Smoky but at least you can see some breaks in the smoke!!

August 27th ~ 10 Minutes from Home

Ok, so thinking this is easy … no no no!!  I set my the timer on my phone … but it can be very easy to become side tracked!!  LoL So it really wasn’t 10 minutes from home but I had been gone for a good 10 minutes!!

I was in the little park not to far from where I live and when my timer went off this is what I was able to come up with.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

365 ~ Day 47 ~ Fiery Sunset

Ok, I know really another forest fire photo, but really loving the looks of the sun!!!  Smoke is slowly going but not fast enough.  

The birds showed up just at the right time!!  

August 26th ~ Entrance

Wow, I think the theme should of been “The Pallister” don’t you!!  I love love old buildings!  The style and elegance of them takes you back to an different.  

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

365 ~ Day 46 ~ Morning Sun

It is extremely smoky here in Calgary today!!  Haven’t been out to much or very far.  This image was taken about 9am this morning off my deck so that I wasn’t out in the smoke for no more than a minute and that was almost to long!!  

August 25th ~ Culture

Calgary is a Culture all in its own!!  If you are a cowboy this is the place for you!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24th ~ Background!!!

Background!!  Well, I think this works quite good for background!!! LoL :)

365 ~ Day 45 ~ Red Moon!!

The forest fire smoke coming up from Washington state has just fill up Calgary.  It has turned the skies grey and brown!!  Not the nicest looking but sure makes for interesting photos!!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

365 ~ Day 44 ~ Taber Corn

Ohh My Goodness!!  There are things that are better than candy and this is it!!!  

August 23rd ~ Yellow

Yellow … do you know how hard it is to go out and find a color!!  The world is full of color until you focus on just one color but the dandelions saved the day!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 22nd ~ A Room

While in the Pallister, found this great lobby and when I came home after shooting I realize that I had a theme to go with the photo.  

365 ~ Day 43 ~ Asthma

Well, just wasn’t my day and ended up visiting one of my favourite places, Hospital ER, NOT! LoL!!  But I feel better and that is what really matters at the end of the day.  Didn't have much time or energy after all the fun I had so just got one little photo of all my meds.  

Friday, August 21, 2015

365 ~ Day 42 ~ Cold & Rainy!!  Oh My!!

t is cold and it is rainy!!  Even the birdies are not happy today!!  Only furry friend that was brave enough, LOL!!  Is the little black squirrel, funny little creature!!!  I think he is a baby from this year, and he ain’t to smart yet!!  LoL  I didnt get a photo of him his morning but maybe one day soon!!


When one great passion seizes possession of the soul,
all other feelings are crowded out.
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery ~

Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 20th ~ Stairs

Took me a little while to come up with an idea for stairs.  Such a plain jane idea and I want to find some stairs that had some style to it. And finally after days of mulling around the idea, I came up with going into the Pallister to see what I could find!!

365 ~ Day 41 ~ Yep, I Missed One!!

Have a very good excuse!!  My crappy lungs got in the way.  But on the positive note, I am still here to keep going and having fun and planning my Holiday to Scotland and that is what matters :)

This is an older photo taken about 2012 or so, somewhere in Saskatchewan ... Still haven't figured out where yet hahah!!!   That is Elvis in the window.  Love some of the things small towns do, really rather cool!! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 18th ~ Someone You Spoke to Today

Speak to these two every day!!  And we have killed each other yet so I guess maybe I will keep them for a while yet!!

365 ~ Day 41 ~ Character

I came across this gentleman this morning.  He just struck me as very interesting.

I am sure he had a story if I would of had the courage to ask him!!

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17th ~ Exercise

Out for a walk!!  Inglewood Bird Sanctuary … where the mosquitos are bigger than the birds!!

Hope is the Thing with Feathers

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
 By Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - 
That perches in the soul - 
And sings the tune without the words - 
And never stops - at all - 

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - 
And sore must be the storm - 
That could abash the little Bird 
That kept so many warm - 

I’ve heard it in the chillest land - 
And on the strangest Sea - 
Yet - never - in Extremity, 
It asked a crumb - of me.

365 ~ Day 40 ~ Packing

Ok, so yeah I did stat throwing things in to my suitcase about 2 weeks ago but now I can call it packing!! LoL  2 weeks from today, I will be heading to Scotland!!  I so can’t wait!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

365 ~ Day 39 ~ Blue Reflections

Just love the reflections of the slide in the puddle.  

August 16th ~ Cooking

Was down at the Taste of Calgary … and well I don’t really cook so always much more fun and tasty when someone else does the cooking anyway!!!

And boy it did smell so good!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

365 ~ Day 38 ~ Duck Weather

Today, was a perfect day for the ducks.  Cold, wet and rainy!!  And they seem very happy about the whole thing!!

This I am pretty is a Momma Duck watch out for her little ones.  But her little ones were not all that little anymore, just about the same size as her!!

August 15th ~ The Best

I love Second Cup!  They are the best … mainly because of the fact they have Frozen Hot Chocolate.  If you are looking for a sinful treat, this is it!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14th ~ Trash

Calgary is a great city!!  And proud to say that we try very hard to do our part to recycle.

365 ~ Day 37 ~ Little Green Onions!!

It rained here today and all my flowers are so so so Happy!!  I planted and grew green onions in a pot this year and I was totally amazed … they grew like weeds and I have no idea what I am going to do with all of them!!! LOL  However, they make great photo subjects!!!

The Old Country Church

There's a place near to me, where I'm longing to be
With my friends at the old country church
There with mother we went, and our Sundays were spent
With our friends at the old country church.

The Oak Ridge Boys

Thursday, August 13, 2015

365 ~ Day 36 ~ Fiery Skies

There has been a lot of forest fire smoke blowing into Calgary in resent days making for some very colourful sunrises and sunsets.  This following photo was taken with my iPhone because I thought it was to late to get anything so didn’t bring along my Canon.  Silly Me!!

August 13th ~ Fast

I have at least 3 of these little monsters that come to my deck everyday for peanuts!!  There are mornings where I can’t get out my door with out giving them a hand out!!

They can be very quick!! And so much fun to watch!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

365 ~ Day 35 ~ Dam!! Its Hot!!

It is very very hot here in Calgary today and maybe folks were out looking for anyway to get cooled off!!

Olympic Plaza was a busy spot!!

August 12th ~ Sunset

The forest fires that are going makes for some very interesting and fiery sunsets.


Fear knocked on my door…I opened it and there was nobody there.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

365 ~ Day 34 ~ Water!!

There are some great and neat things here in Calgary. Just need to keep your eyes and your creative juices flowing.  

Found this water fountains along Stephen Ave this morning.

August 11th ~ Something I Love

I love heading out working on my photography. I love to look for different scenes, different light, unexpected delights, silly things and just seeing the world in different ways. 

Life can become so route and then you start to take things for granted. Can't do that!!

Photography keeps me going. Keeps me seeing, listening, thinking!  Keeps me connected. 

Love wandering along Stephen Ave, you just never know what you might find along the way!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

365 ~ Day 33 ~ Its the Moon!!

Doing this 365 Day Photo Challenge is very a good Challenge and is much easier said then done.  So I hate to say it but I am going to use some of my older photos .. just because there are days I truly don’t have enough time to do a good thought out photo … I can do snapshoots but I am not a snap shootie kind of person.  

This image was taken awhile ago in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan!!  Its one of my favorites.

August 10th ~ Beverage

Well, coffee what more can a say.  It keeps me from killing people and from falling asleep while I am at work!! LoL. 


And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. 

It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln