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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Other Projects

I made many things this year for friends and family for Christmas.  Now, of course, I didn't remember to photograph those projects but I did get a chance to photograph the last couple of things and thought I would share them with you!!



Thursday, December 29, 2016

Silence

The silence of a winter morning is sharper than the silence of a summer dawn. The silence of a mountain pass is larger than the silence of a forest glen. 
~Kent Nerburn~


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Winter

the soft twinkle of a snowflake hitting the ground;
the silence of winter mornings. gentle, calm, serene.



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Glory of the Day . . .

In the rush of early morning,
When the red burns through the gray,
And the wintry world lies waiting
For the glory of the day...
~Louisa May Alcott, "Merry Christmas," in The Horn of Plenty, 1876



Sunday, December 25, 2016

Day 12 of 12 Days of My Favorite Photos

DECEMBER 2016

December, the last month of 2016.  Now unfortunately, it has been extremely cold for much of December and well, I will admit it ... I am a sissy when it comes to being extremely cold ... so many of my photos have been from around the house.


We have 3 trees in this house ... 1 big one, 1 medium one and 1 small tree ... yes, nuts but hey have to have a little fun right!!





Tis' The Season!!

I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Happy Christmas To All!!


Bless us, oh Lord, this Christmas, with a giving spirit, quietness of mind and serenity in our hearts, and may all beings be blessed with the same gifts.



Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!!


May the joy of Christmas fill your home with gifts, warm greetings and a loving family. Have a blessed Christmas!

Season Greetings

May you give and receive much love, joy, and peace this season. 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!


Happy Holidays

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: 
the presence of a happy family 
all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis


Merry Christmas!!

Want to Wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas!!

And suddenly there was the angel, 
a multitude of the heavenly host, 
praising God and saying: 
“Glory to God in the highest.” 
~ Luke 2:13


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Day 11 of 12 Days of My Favorite Photos

NOVEMBER 2016

I have been working on a 365 project so many of my outings have been to create those images as well.  Sometimes, I have a theme and sometimes I dont!!  Depends on my mood that day, haha!!  November is always a tricky month, there is so many things to get done, Christmas shopping, organizing, cleaning, etc etc.  So you don't always get a chance to head out and be creative.


The shadows and light here I just thought was so interesting!!  As you can see this is the beginning of November and Calgary still hadnt had any real snow yet!!  Which to be honest didnt hurt my feelings none!!


Sleeping Gardens .. love shooting these as well.  Like a little piece of frozen time!


Clear cold morning at Prince's Island Park!


Beautiful Frosty Morning Along the Bow River!!

Let It Snow!!


Let It Snow!!!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful.
And since we've got no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


Oh, it doesn't show signs of stopping,
And I've brought some corn for popping.
The lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


When we finally kiss goodnight,
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But, if you really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm!

The fire is slowly dying,
And my dear, we're still good-by-ing.
But, as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


Oh, it doesn't show signs of stopping,
And I've brought some corn for popping,
Since the lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally say goodnight,
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But, if you'll really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm!


Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
but the fire is so delightful.
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow! Let it snow, Let it snow!

Let it snow! Let it snow! LET... IT ... SNOW!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Day 10 of 12 Days of My Favorite Photos

OCTOBER 2016

October was a quite month for shooting, only got out a few times to see what I could see.  I had been sick for several weeks and sometimes you really have no creative energy!!  But I did get out for a bit here and there to keep my sanity!! LoL


Was looking for harvest images but couldnt seem to find the right back road!!  However, I was pleased with this image and couple of others that day!!





A Wander through Inglewood is always fun to do ... there is lots there if you just look!! 

Northern Flicker Came For a Visit!!


Ok, not really sure what he was looking for but he hung out on the side of the house for a good 5 minutes digging at the wood.  Maybe the breakfast menu was frozen bugs ... Mmmm!! Yummy!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Day 9 of 12 Days of My Favorite Photos

SEPTEMBER 2016

Run away from home in September and went out to BC for about a week.  It was a little wet and rainy but the sun did come out as well.  It was a good trip!!


Now how could you resist taking this little guys photo!!  From him waiting for his mommy to come back to the van 😀


I love to explore gardens ... just never know what you will find.


Lundbreck Falls, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.  Very wet day!! But fun!!



Old Warehouse in Cranbrook, BC.  Didnt find this spot until just before we left Cranbrook, so quickly did up a few shots just to see what I could come up with.


Did alot of creative shoots while I was on holidays, find it fun to try and find a few different things ... trying to do a little more abstractive images.



Balfour, BC ... this was just neat and colorful!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Day 8 of 12 Days of My Favorite Photos

AUGUST 2016

Well, August was a great month for shooting unfortunately I did something very dumb and erased all of my photos with exception of 2 days!!  However, the 2 remaining days are images were from Heritage Park and it was 2 really good days of shooting.






Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Day 7 of 12 Days of My Favorite Photos

JULY 2016

July was rather a wet and rainy month here in Calgary ... but I did get out and do some shooting ... I got rather wet at times but hey, thats life!!


Clouds can sure make a great photo sometimes!!  


Who says you can't make a great garden out of an old car!!




Soggy Stampede outing but it was fun to explore and eat of course!!


Lots of things go on along Stephen Ave, also some great images and colors as well!!