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I am a married woman with children out of the home now developing my own interests, hobbies making my way through the heat of the experiences and days of my life. (Click on pictures to enlarge.)


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Watery Wednesday

Here is a nice garden spot to gaze upon!
And because I love to see the baby ducklings here are a couple of shots of those too.

Darn things would not stay all together for a group shot!!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Camera Critters

Seems like I have been squirreled away at the computer in my office for days, editing wedding pictures! Other than work, it has captured a huge chunk of remaining time, so much so that I haven't been taking many other pictures for the past week.
So, I think it is time for another dose of my crazy cats, Speed and Scarf!
Scarf spends a lot of time on her back and looking back!

The occasional stretch to see how long she can make herself!

Her arm of the couch!

Speed sleeping on my hubby's legs.

Its his favorite thing to be is draped over you sleeping.

The evil eyes!!
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Macro Monday

It's baby time at the park!! Love seeing baby birds!
Quite a few Goslings to be seen but no ducklings yet. Maybe its too soon?

I have been busy editing Wedding photos for a wedding my hubby and I shot last week. Getting a break out to the park was a welcome respite.

This little guy was the runt of his litter. At least half the size of his siblings.

Don't they just remind you of Goose Down Comfort!!

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's been a very busy week here, and seems like forever since being able to post a photo or two here. My hubby and I have been shooting a Wedding for friends of ours, the wedding this past Monday and then their private photos yesterday. Kind of backwards, but it worked out well for them. And kept us very busy. Now the task of processing all the photos begins.
Spring has been a bit late showing up here with all the rain and grey cool skies we have had. Our lilacs are just starting to bloom, and I am waiting patiently for them. These little blooms were growing on a low bush at our local park. Not sure what they are?

This wedding was the first ever wedding I have photographed. I really think I understand flowers more! I think you have to have a good understanding of people to capture them in photos. My hubby's photos were awesome and he says I am much to critical of my own photos to be an unbiased judge. A flower stands still, waits patiently, never blinks and always puts its best face forward!
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pumpkin Marshmallow Dip - Macro Monday

1- 8 0Z. Softened Cream Cheese
1- 14 oz.  Marshmallow Cream
1-15 oz. Canned Pumpkin
1 TBSP. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Orange Zest (optional)

Put all ingredients in a large bowl and use mixer to blend until smooth.

Put blended dip in serving bowl and there you are.

Serve the dip with Gingersnap cookies or Cinnamon Snaps to dip in.

I don't know how appetizing this looks but it is really good!!
I am taking this tonight to next door for Survivor. We are having our last Survivor night.
Who do you think will win the Million Dollars???
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Today's Flowers

Here are a few flowers from our last visit to Minter Gardens in Chilliwack.

I love the little drops of water inside the Bleeding Hearts.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Today's Flowers

Love the orange colours of these small flowers. It looks like fall colours in spring!
Raindrops came free with the flowers. Its been an especially cooler and wetter spring this year.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

The Weekend in Black and White

This coming Sunday is Mother's Day. I am a mother of two, both now adults and on thier own. I am also a daughter and a granddaughter.
My Aunt and Uncle recently posted a photo of my Grandmother so I thought I would share it here!
Its an old picture but it matches my memories of her. She has been gone now for just about 40 years but when I close my eyes, this is the vision I have of her. She lived a couple of miles from us when I grew up. I loved going to her house, helping water her plants, dust with the feather duster, go through her costume jewelry, turn the crank on the wringer of the washer. She made us homemade root beer popsicles, made Red Flannels and taught us how to make them, and always had a huge puzzle spread out on the kitchen table. She cut out the branches of the inside of the Willow tree where we had tea parties. She got her driver's license in her early sixties and she was a horrible driver. I admired though that she went and tryed something new. She taught me how to crochet and tryed to teach me how to knit. She never missed Lawrence Welk. A hug from her was soft as a pillow.
Her only daughter was my Mom. She has been gone now just about 20 years. Both my mom and Grandma died when they were each 66 years old. Here is a photo of my mother, her Graduation from Nursing photo.

I remember Mom getting ready for work, lining up the dress, the apron and the starched bib, the Nurses cap. The white stockings and shoes. Everything clean, crisp and white. Mom went every week to the hairdresser to get her hair done for the week. She did that for years before deciding to just let her hair style itself. I got my work ethic from Mom, in the day when most moms were stay at home moms, she worked. I think it made her a better mom. She loved good coffee, and loved butter. She was not afraid of spicy food. She was an awesome cook, in the last ten years of her life learning how to make all kinds of different dishes. I used to go over to her place for a bit of a getaway now and then and she made sure I had what I needed to rest, relax and rejuvanate. She never told anyone I was there, she kept my presence quiet and my stays at her place a quiet respite. She introduced me to Ovaltine, which I still love to drink. She gave up her recliner for me to sit in when I was at her place, her favorite chair. She used real cream, enjoyed good scotch, never cut the fat off a juicy steak, like to read books before bed, and taught me that we were worth the good things in life.
My mother and my grandmother in thier own ways showed me how to be the mother I am today to my kids.Thier memory lives on in me and we all will live on in the memory of the parents my own kids become.  
"Irene, Goodnight Irene, Irene Goodnight,Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene, I'll see you in my dreams!"
Happy Mother's Day to all moms here. Enjoy your special day!!
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Skywatch Friday in a Weekend Reflection!

A different view of the Skies above!
Mostly sunny skies with a touch of clouds!
Reflections captured in a bicycle bell!
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Macro Monday

Magnolia blossoms are just starting to bloom. These blossoms can be quite dramatic and produce a good show on the tree when in full bloom.
they smell beautiful too.

I guess if you have to rake up all the fallen petals you might not be so enamoured with them!

The variety of soft pinks and cream colours are gorgeous too!

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