All in a day

All in a day
I never know what I'll be shooting, this is the world through my lens, one photo at a time!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Fun Continues

Now that I've returned home a bit of a catch up here.  I went out
to the country to isolate and have some quiet time, time to 
read and do what must be done to prepare myself for the
block week course I have coming up starting on Sept. 2. I ask,
where did summer go?  

I started out staying with a friend, the one who has the gorgeous 
horse, but this horse has been limping a bit so I got to meet
one of my second cousins who is a farrier. I've chatted with this
cousin via facebook, but never met him til now.

Handsome young man who knows his horses! 

Then it was off to a family pig roast, what an awesome time
seeing family I haven't seen in eons. 

There was something for kids of all ages... 
as you can see from the top right photo my inner 
child even came out to play!  Yup, it's been an awesome
week, good people, good food, tons of fun and I even
managed to knock off about 3/4 of my readings. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cariwest Parade

Last Saturday it was the Cariwest Parade, I love going to this
event as it's so vibrant and colorful.  You'll see what I mean 
through the photos I choose to share...

I am guessing this is Miss Cariwest of this year, she's
absolutely gorgeous! 

There was plenty of dancers and lively music. 

Plenty of pretty ladies...

Young and the young at heart...

Hmmm I have about 50 photos I've kept, too
bad I try to limit myself here to only a few, ah what 
the heck, here's a few more. 

I'm having a real tough time stopping myself 
from adding more, as I mentioned there was so 
much energy, I LOVED it! 

And one final photo...
this is exactly how I felt when I rushed back to my car
only to find the meter man leaving a $50 parking ticket
on my car and there was no way he was going to
let me talk him out of it. 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, 
my bags are packed and I'm leaving 
town... again! :-)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Life is busy, in a positive way

Now that my final practicum is complete, actually the day I finished 
I came home, loaded up and hit the highway. I was off to the rodeo, literally! 
I went back to my old home town, about a 4 hour drive and 
made it in time for the rodeo dance and what a good time that was. 
The following day I went to the actual rodeo and watched...
here I'll show you some of what I watched.

I took tons of photos, watched it all, went on a
few rides and had another wonderful day. 
Some real good lookin' cowboys ladies! :-)

The following day I went to visit my Mom and Dad at the
cemetery, it was 12 years to the date my Mother passed.
Afterwards I returned to the old home quarter and did a
photo shoot, some "selfies".

I got home in time to do a load of laundry, have a shower,
make a quick pasta salad for a pig roast and I hit the 
highway once again. This time the drive was only about
an hour and a half and I was off to a 3 day party. One of the 
highlights of this event... I was the photographer and look at
what I managed to shoot!

I had an amazing weekend; fantastic people, amazing food and Harley heaven! 

And tonight is my final class of the practicum and
then I'm free to roam about the countryside at my 
leisure for a few weeks before I hit the books for
one final round... 3 more courses and that's it! I'm 
3 courses away from landing that job which will
allow me to buy my bike, if I so choose to! 

I hope you're all loving what you do
and doing what you love. Cheers. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Family Picnic in the Park

We had our 2nd annual family picnic in the park and what an
awesome way to spend a Saturday. I love when the family comes
together, tons of love and laughter is shared... what more could
a girl ask for? 

Elyssa with playing with her Great Grandpa, whom she adores.

I was setting up the camera for the family photo shoot, testing
the new remote a very dear friend gave to me for my birthday...
it works fantastic! 

I went out for a walk with Elyssa, more of a jog, to see
where all of the geese where headed. There were tons of 
them, then we had to walk back to get my camera, 
she wanted photos of the baby geese. 

It was another blessed and beautiful day. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Too Cool

First off I'd like to share that I didn't shoot this photo
of my cousin, his sister did and I did edits to it. My cousin
in the photo actually hitches up the horses to his old plow
and that's how he hays.  I think this is so awesome, time consuming,
but awesome! 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Briefly Out Of Hiatus

This is rather uncanny, I take a break from my blog, come back and a bunch
of my photos are missing. Weird or what?  Hmmm I'll make time to repost them 
in the near future. 

Well what's new in my world?  I'm close to being done my practicum, only
2 more weeks to go and that part of this educational journey is finished, all
525 hours!  I'll be able to take a break for August, then back at the books
come September for my final year of studies.  This almost sounds too good
to be true! 

I've missed my blog, missed all of you and I'm looking
forward to catching up to those I've come to know
hopefully in August. Yup, I've got plans and some
of them include getting out of the city and I'm not
sure if there's even internet where I'm headed. I've 
still been shooting photos.  Some I'll share here and
hopefully they too won't disappear! 

Today I did a photo shoot for an old friend, 
she lives in the next province and her grandson
lives here. This wee guy is so adorable! 

And the family pics...
I sure had fun doing this photo shoot, it was a hot one today and 
I love this stunning weather we've been having. 

Well as I'm sure you're all aware, tonight is the Super 
Moon and what a beautiful moon it is...

And anyone who has been following my blog in the
past, well ya all know I LOVE my flowers and the
few months of color we get in this part of 
the world. 

So there you have it, still busy on this end, but
it's a good kind of busy and (sigh) yes I've been 
staying out of trouble! ;-)  I hope you're all 
having a wonderful weekend. Cheers! 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

I'm busy but not so busy that I can't take a couple of minutes to 
stop in and say hello. Now to remember what I've blogged about,
 I should have looked back... such is life.  

So practicum is intense, I hit the ground running, 
as I thought I would. This placement is a steep learning
 curve and I love it!  But I didn't come here to talk about work,
 I came to say hello and share a photo, or two.  

I'm working full time, overtime hours and when I'm not at 
work I'm as busy as I want to be, some days are productive, 
others aren't quite as productive, the nature of the game. 
This year I was going to plant a few shrubs in my back yard, 
I'm tired of the dandelions, but this idea grew a wee bit...

I now have a wee mini garden. 
Today I stained the side door steps, finished 
planting and had a nice relaxing day. I needed
a down day, working in Mental Health
I see the importance of self care.

I'm enjoying color in my world once again, this
winter sure was a long one and these next few
months I'm going to inhale the colors we're 
blessed with.  

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend...
I'm sure making the most of mine as they pass
by way too quickly! 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Another Year Gone By

It's hard to fathom how fast time is passing, it seems
only a few short months ago I was celebrating my 50th...
today it's 51! 

I set out yesterday with my DSLR in hand as well as my
tripod as I wanted to capture a final shot of me at 50, 
it's no easy feat to take a self portrait but I pulled it off...
sort of! lol  Thanks to each of you who have been here
commenting on my photos, for the friendships
and for the kind words you have all shared with me,
I hope to be back here a bit more often during these summer months,
I miss all of you and sharing our lives with one another, all one
photo at a time. 


Sunday, May 25, 2014

It's been a while

I haven't visited my blog in some time now, life is busy with
my practicum in full swing and studies on the side, this and 
I'm getting my lawn all fixed up for the few beautiful months
I'll get to enjoy it. I also get out when I can, for sanity's sake
more than anything, I'm far from being a confined person
and need to do things which stimulate my senses. 

One thing I love to do is to be out on a bike,
a Harley to be more precise and I had the opportunity
to do just this last weekend. I rode with a friend and 
it was utterly exhilarating! 

I've had my beautiful princess over for an evening
and we're always finding creative things to do, 
this time it was color my sidewalks and what
fun this was! I had to dig deep into my memory
bank to remember how to play hopscotch,
but it came back to me. 

I love this time of year, the buds are blooming, color
is transpiring in my world and it's time to get out
in the world and do more of what makes my heart dance,
whatever it might be in the moment. 

Happy Spring!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Christening

I was invited yesterday to a christening and birthday celebration, 
this young fella turned one, he's so adorable! 

I rather like this next shot, the actual christening. 

Yup, start them young and pray for the best...