To-Do Lists

I think there are two kinds of people. Those who make lists, and those who don’t. I belong to the category of List Maker, with capitals. I have so many to-do’s to keep track of, I need to get them out of my head and down onto a list, or else I feel disoriented and…

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Double Take – A Second Look

Have you ever gone about your day, attending to life’s usual routines, when you encounter something quite out of the ordinary in an otherwise ordinary setting? Does it cause you to pause, and even do a double take? This happened to me recently while at a conference at the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada….

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Knit Socks

Have you ever noticed that children are in perpetual motion? They just don’t stop, do they? That can be a challenge for this photo-loving grandma. On this day, the little guy was wearing the beautiful hand knit socks he’d received for Christmas from his great-grandma. That gave me an idea. “How would you like to…

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DeLIGHTed by Light Festival

What is worth: – driving for hours in the December darkness along busy highways and then along windy back roads? – inching along a muddy track to a field to park the vehicle? – stuffing the little ones into winter gear so they can’t even move, and then having to carry them? – standing in a long…

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Tag, You’re It

There are times when I am frugal to the core, and it is very evident when it comes to gift-wrapping at Christmas. I reduce, reuse and recycle with the best of them. I admit to saving boxes, bags, and bows for reuse year after year. In fact, as I sort through my stash, it almost…

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Snowy Mountains

Road trip through the mountains, on our way to Banff. What spectacular scenery! The mountains were breathtaking, and especially so with a bit of blue sky to contrast with the snowy peaks. Though there were no convenient pull-outs to stop and take photos, I did my best through the front windshield. The featured photo is…

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Grey Paint and the Domino Effect

It all began with a conversation with Hubby about replacing the nasty, stained, worn carpet in our home office with laminate flooring. It was time! Enough talk, time for action. Then Hubby wondered, while we were at it, why not replace not only the home office carpet, but also the carpet on the stairs and…

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Blackberries in November

Fall is not my favourite time. I’ve said this before. It is not the fault of Fall. Fall can be quite lovely, in fact. It’s just the forerunner of Winter. Winter and I do not get along. Setting aside my thoughts of impending Winter, I made my way outside to do a bit of fall…

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Action Photography

Some highways are picturesque. Some are not. Sometimes you just have to wait out the boring bits, and then, a curve in the road reveals a stunning view. Or not. In any case, while on the road recently, miles away from home, travelling through the mountains and seeing only rocks and trees and construction for…

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