Sunday, August 31, 2014

243/365 Geraniums

It was really hard to pick up my camera today!!
But as I lamented the 365 the day after taking over a thousand photos at an all day wedding, I noticed the setting sun on the potted flowers in the back yard.

Nothing original but beautiful non-the-less.

Now back to sorting thru wedding photos.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

242/365 Flower Girls

I spent the day photographing a wedding. I am just uploading all the many photos now. This one of the flower girls was taken at the very start of the day and I just love it. There are many, many more photos but I will let the computer upload, save to externals hard drives and send to the cloud while I go have a very hot bath, take some advil and go to bed. This old lady is getting too old for weddings.

So here ya go. Todays 365.

Aren't they just adorable?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

240/365 Ice Cream

Because that is what you get at Grandma's house. :)
.... among other goodies.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

234/365 Saskatoon Newborn Photography

Meet Logan - todays newborn photo session.
He is one strong 4 wk old trying to take a chomp out of his chair. Mom and Dad are both fitness trainers (so he comes by his strength honestly) and they wanted a photo of Logan with this family heirloom.
This photos was taken with lots of parents hands on both sides subsequently removed in photoshop so please do not try to duplicate this pose without parents hands on both sides.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

233/365 Lion's Tooth

Dent-de-lion interesting facts:
  • Every part of the dandelion is useful: root, leaves, flower. It can be used for food, medicine and dye for colouring.
  • Up until the 1800s people would pull grass out of their lawns to make room for dandelions and other useful “weeds” like chickweed, malva, and chamomile.
  • Dandelions have one of the longest flowering seasons of any plant.
  • Seeds are often carried as many as 5 miles from their origin!

  • A dandelion bouquet is probably the first bouquet you ever gave someone. :) 
Click on the photo to see more detail. :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

231/365 Dilly, Dilly

Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly, lavender's green,
When I am king, dilly, dilly, you shall be queen.
Who told you so, dilly, dilly, who told you so?
'Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly, that told me so.
Call up your men, dilly, dilly, set them to work
Some to the plough, dilly, dilly, some to the fork,
Some to make hay, dilly, dilly, some to cut corn,
While you and I, dilly, dilly, keep ourselves warm.
Lavender's green, dilly, dilly, Lavender's blue,
If you love me, dilly, dilly, I will love you.
Let the birds sing, dilly, dilly, And the lambs play;
We shall be safe, dilly, dilly, out of harm's way.
I love to dance, dilly, dilly, I love to sing;
When I am queen, dilly, dilly, You'll be my king.
Who told me so, dilly, dilly, Who told me so?
I told myself, dilly, dilly, I told me so.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

225/365 Water Park

Had a few hours with the girls today so we went to the water park. Played in the water, had a picnic lunch and had a grand time.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

224/365 Loving Summer

It is days like these that I wish we had a cottage we could spend the whole summer at being lazy, playing in the sand, falling asleep to the quiet after a busy day of playing......

Monday, August 11, 2014

223/365 Look Grandma!

Adorable Norah.
Just love her to pieces.....
....even when she picks my flowers.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

222/365 Sisters

I suppose tonight's photo should be that beautiful full moon, but I am too tired to lug the camera and tripod to the outskirts of the city for a moon shot.
I photographed a family reunion this weekend on a farm in rural Saskatchewan.
So instead, I am sharing this photo because these sisters are just stunningly beautiful. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

221/365 More Bicycle Fun

Norah's turn on the bicycle.
I love that the girls are so good at sharing.

Such concentration! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

220/365 Evening Entertainment

The girls were over for a sleepover tonight.
Eva sang for us after supper. She loves Grandpa's guitar. She has asked for 2 guitars for her birthday. One for her and one for Norah.
Singing sisters - love it!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

219/365 New Bicycle!

The girls stopped by for a visit tonight to show Grandma and Grandpa their new bike.
Someone is pretty happy.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

217/365 Summer Time

Every child should experience at least one warm day at the beach every summer.
It is just a requirement of growing  up. :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

216/365 Beach Time

Took this just over a week ago on our family vacation to N Ontario. It was so much better then the photos of the Chickadee and Sparrow taken in the back yard today.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

215/365 Heirloom Tomato

I have never seen a tomato quite like this one. The little stickie on it called in an Heirloom tomato. I think it looks more like someone crossed an acorn squash with a tomato. I wonder what it tastes like? Perhaps we will find out for supper tonight. :)

What are you doing this warm sunny August long weekend?
I am feeling very thankful for this beautiful weather. Today I stood on the deck and closed my eyes and imagined I was bundled up shoveling the four feet of snow off of it, my fingers freezing. That brief moment cause me to really appreciate the warm sun on my bare arms. 

Other then eating gourmet meals on the deck (blue cheese, mushroom burgers for lunch today),  this weekend I have caught up on garden weeding, bought some furniture for the family room I am loving and spent a good chunk of the weekend working my way through a very in-depth Photoshop course. I am having fun, but it is time to post today's work from the module on painting in light and get up out of this chair I seem to be glued to. It is time to check out the garage!

While I was working on a tomato, someone was cleaning my car - inside and out! :)

I think he deserves a Caprese salad and I know just the tomato I will use. The garden is bursting with Basil and the fridge has a new container of Bocconcini! And then there is that blueberry balsamic vinegar on the counter......

Stay posted for tomorrows photoshop project.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

213/365 Saskatoon Corporate

August! It is August. Summer is just flying by. 
I was out at St Andrews college on the University campus today photographing a very sweet and caring woman for a professional web site and professional services today.
Meet Holly Labrecque. Holly is an Advanced Self Regulation Therapy Practitioner, and a Licensed Spiritual Coach and Palliative Care Spiritual Companion. Holly’s mission and passion is “Leading  People to Better Lives.” Her office is located in St Andrews College on campus.

I met Holly last year when I photographed her wedding. 
You can find out more about Holly on the CFTRE web site.