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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Risky scenery photography

Road trip time! Fall colours were in abundance, so my camera was at hand, ready to whip out at a moment’s notice. Hubby wasn’t keen on stopping every few minutes, or pulling over onto a shoulder while traffic whipped by, even for an AMAZING scenery photo, (I wonder why not?) so I had to be…

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Step it up

One rainy day my daughter decided to go to the local recreation complex with the little ones for some toddler play/gym time. From the vehicle to the door of the building was a direct line. Did the girls want to go in a direct line? Of course not! Seen through the eyes of a two…

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Sweet Little Bird

I totally lucked out while walking my favourite route along the lake. I had my camera along, hoping to capture the fall colours, when I heard some people talking and exclaiming. As I approached, I saw the source of their wonder: a bird was perched on the concrete fencing surrounding the local resort’s pool. The…

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