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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.)


Friday, September 30, 2011

Typing Memories

When I was in high school, my Grade 9 home room was in the typing room. We started each day in Home Room for roll call before heading out to respective classes. Our home room teacher always wanted quiet while he passed on daily news and took the daily roll call but being the unruly kids we were back then the typewriter in front of each of us was just too much of a noise making temptation. It had bells, rollers and lots of keys and lots of kids in the class to push a button or ding a bell. It was hard for the teacher to tell which of the 30 some typewriters was the guilty party!
I also took typing in school, and learned on a manual typewriter to type. We had a cover that was placed over the keys to hide them and our hands went under the cover while typing. I learned to type this way, consequently I am a touch typer, and do not have to look at the keys to type. In fact if I do look, I make mistakes!!
Now I see these typewriters in antique shops and think like this one they bring back fond memories of simple times, they hold fond memories of simple times and have taught me lessons I still remember to this day! That can't be obselete!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sepia Scenes

This is the main cemetary located in Medicine Hat. One day my sister and I strolled through the cemetary, and this is one of the photos of that day. Most of the more modern cemetaries nowadays do not allow a raised cemetary stone as it makes it more difficult to cut the grass on a regular basis. In days of cutbacks, now it is cheaper to just mow over the flat stones rather than having to edge around and mow around raised stones. Seeing a cemetary that does have stones leaves personal spaces for the families to add thier mementos and flowers to the gravesite in rememberance of thier loved one.

To see other photos of Sepia Scenes, please go and visit http://sepiascenes.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 25, 2011

We have a new small business owner in town who makes these beautifully decorated Cupcakes for special events such as weddings, birthdays and such.
They were in either specially decorated liners such as these two or in containers of your choice.

Small bird bath stands.


They are almost too pretty to eat!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Camera Critters

It turns out Lucy was a friendly Rotweiller, but when she came down the wharf and plunked herself down in front of where I was sitting, I had my moment of wondering if I was safe. Turns out she was a big marshmallow!!

Captured on a Bull Rush in the pond back our our house.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Midweek Blues

I just found a couple of photos from Hilda's Garden, a beautiful garden I featured a while ago here on my blog. I forgot about these two photos!

These were taken inside a small garden shed. The paintings on the wall and the straw hat were done by Hilda.

To see other photos of Midweek Blues, please go and visit http://thedustycellar.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mellow Yellow Macro Monday

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Sometimes a girl just has to buy herself a present, especially if she is someone who will take care of others and never think of herself first. Sometimes she just deserves a treat!
Then again, sometimes you have to encourage said person who happened to be my sister Elaine, that she deserves to treat herself with a beautiful bracelet.

So I encouraged her, or rather badgered her mercilessly until she treated herself!
What was the last thing you actually bought for yourself that really you didn't need and never would of thought to buy for yourself?
Looking forward to your answers!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Coneflowers Today.

One of my favorite flowers, they remind me a bit of umbrellas!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Skywatch Friday

Late afternoon last of the summer shot. Descending sun on an old barn on a clear sunny afternoon. The days have been cloudy and cool since, with rain becoming an expected event.
To see more photos of Skywatch Friday, please go and visit http://skyley.blogspot.com/
for Lighting challenge.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Watery Wednesday

An artist who paints lily pads and floats them in the different ponds at Van Duesen Gardens. Living art!

Nature's natural water receptacles.

See more photos of Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sweet Shot Tuesday

Meet my sister's Puppy Molly! She is a nine month old teacup Maltese. She is a sweet thing!! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Click it up a Notch.

I have been delving further into learning Photoshop since upgrading recently to CS5. I have seen Multiplicity photos before on the Net and always wanted to learn this skill. I had a bit of an idea how to achieve it, and tryed for days it seemed to make it work but it just wouldn't. Isn't it frustrating when you know what you want to do, just not how you can do it!
I seem to learn a lot about Photoshop by having to stumble my way through different parts of it rather than look up something further on the net, so in the end I had to bite the bullet and look it up. I discovered where I was going wrong and how to correct it and low and behold I have it figured!

I had enough pictures to make a few of them, here are two for you. The above is a stranger who was kind enough to pose for me.
The photo below is my nephew Aaron, taken at the park in his hometown. I have a few friends who want me to do one for them also. They are unique!
I like challenging myself with something new to learn. It helps me learn things I didn't even set out to learn, so its like a bonus!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Today's Flowers

As we slowly tip into September, the gardens at Minter Gardens are at the most colourful they have been since Spring.
Gazebo in the center of the Rose Garden.

The huge peacock's feathers are all flowers.

This garden, left side, was spectacular.

Right side.

Black Eyed Susans.
To see other photos of Today's Flowers please go and visit http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Reflective Skywatch Friday

I love finding good reflections on water on nice calm days. You can see the sky in the water easily if the water is calm and ripple free.
I love taking those reflections photos and flipping them. They make a very cool perspective of the sky and the scenery.
And you can tell that on this day the sky was sunny and blue. The day was an awesome summer day!
And the water was calm. Lots of lily pads too!
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