Monday, April 30, 2012

Project 365> Day One Hundred & Nine

Time keeps it own time.

I parked a little further away from the revenue canada building today, took a walk around outside city hall... sat for a moment and enjoyed the warm air.  Of course it was time to pay my taxes, so its a good thing these sunny blue sky's were out...otherwise this task could have been a lot gloomier.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

He's Your Pal

...and his name is Pal. ..aka amigo, buddy, companion, comrade, sidekick, confidant. 

I've been spending some time with an old friend lately. We've been pals since '88.

He's the strong, silent type... with an appetite for hay, apples, carrots, cabbage, fresh grass, oats and potato peelings.  Nonetheless... I never knew how much I missed watching him run towards me, hearing his excited horse voice and brushing his coat.  I "see" him all the time... (as I drive away).  I'm always in a hurry and forget to give a pat on the back.

Don't forget to stop and smell the roses?  How 'bout don't forget to stop and see the friendship.

Project 365> Day One Hundred & Eight

Freedom is a wonderful thing.

Keep Calm And Carry On

A 40th birthday is not to be celebrated mildly.

Happy Birthday Shawn.  Here's to the surprise of a lifetime....  :-)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Project 365> Day One Hundred & Seven

Rain rain go away, but really... we need you.

Happy Saturday. :-)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Project 365> Day One Hundred & Six

On cloudy days.... brighten your day with the ambiance at Prairie Harvest Cafe.

Mismatched chairs and eclectic art on the walls...  It really is a neat experience and the food is wonderful. ;-)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kids Pictures> What To Wear?

You never really truly think about what to wear... till it comes time for pictures.  lol

Its a common occurrence for families to come with a suitcase of clothes to a shoot, unsure of the best things to wear. ;-)  I know its hard co-ordinating, making sure it looks right... making sure everything flows well.  I can sympathize and I'm here to help anytime. ;-)

In my studio I find lighter colors work well, with a mixture of textures and patterns. This look below works perfect for color and black/white.  

Its best to not dress all the same.  Every child is unique. ;-)

Project 365> Day One Hundred & Five

I love lunch time.
I'd say its maaaaybe my favorite part of the day (and maybe its because I also love food).  lol

Today involved an impromptu lunch with a fellow photographer friend and her oh so cute baby girl. ;-)

Picture perfect smiles.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Project 365> Day One Hundred & Four

I've grown up with a horse, so I hold no fears...but they are a big & powerful animal.  When approaching an animal that doesn't know me, I'm always quiet & very gentle.

These furry fellows were quite friendly to the idea of me getting out of my car and going up to them.  I had no treats though.  Once they knew that... I was chop liver. lol

Horses love treats. ;-)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Project 365> Day One Hundred & Three

Peanut butter from a can? Who woulda thunk it!

Sometimes I think these traditions need to come back! I thought I would share this original peanut butter cookie recipe from the back of an original McColl's Golden Peanut Butter can.

Who doesn't love a good peanut butter cookie?!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Project 365> Day One Hundred & Two

I seriously love pictures from "way back when."     
I love the look, the poses, the true black and whites, the textures, I love everything about seasoned photographs (not old... just seasoned) ;-).  Maybe I love these type of photographs because I love printing in the darkroom... and all the photos from way back when were made in the darkroom. Which reminds me, I really need to dust off the enlarger.  Its time to bring some negatives to life.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Project 365> Day One Hundred & One

This post is a little late in the day yes... but better late than never as they say. ;-) (And its only 11:20 pm.... so technically I have another 40 minutes before the clock strikes!)

Moving along.... :-)

Lemon pie is probably one of my favorite pie's to eat... and that's why its important to make your favorite pie into a tart once and awhile.  I like to live life dangerously. ;-) I like my sweets.

This adorable little food critic below hasn't gotten the chance to experience pies, tarts... and all that sweet stuff.  He's already sweet enough though. ;-)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Project 365> Day One hundred

Today marked the 50th anniversary of Clavet School:...

The school I spent 12 years learning as much as I could.
The school I spent 12 years walking the halls and having recess.
The school I spent 12 years trying my best.
The school I spent 12 years sharpening my pencils and grabbing drinks from the fountain.
The school I spent 12 years making friends and making memories.
You get my drift.  lol ;-)
It was a place I'll always remember. ...but its the simple things I almost forgot.  Going back was something I had been wanting to do for a long time.    

As I walked through the halls, it was almost surreal.  Everything looked the same and as a child who paid attention to detail... believe me, everything looked the same.  It was almost like I forgot what it was like... but I still remembered everything..... right down to the pencil sharpeners, the brick in the old gym, certain posters on the walls and how uncomfortable the desks were.  I remembered things like my favorite chalkboard in the french room, the old textbooks, where I liked to sit in certain classrooms and the curved steps in the library.  I had an overwhelming sense of being a child again....and I wanted to cry in a good way (but I held it back). Everything seemed small...but the memories were strong.

 It was a great reunion among teachers and friends. :-)

It also wasn't a surprise when I went through the year book and found my future plans were to be a professional photographer. It also wasn't a shock that my probable destiny was to be a professional photographer.   I guess when its in print, you gotta follow through hey. ;-)

Its day 100 of my 365 project.  This year is flying by super quick... but I'm taking it all in day by day.

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