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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.)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Waterdrops, my favorite subjects!

How can you be unhappy its raining when you get jewels like these!!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Macro Monday

It has been a long time since anyone saw these kinds of shoes on someone's feet. They are not exactly the type of fashion that is in style today. But I wonder who did wear these shoes. What were they like? They look well taken care of, like whoever owned them regularily cleaned and polished and took care of them.
Where did these shoes take them?

How about those first pair of shoes your child owned, the ones they wore when they took their first steps. Somewhere in a box I have a pair of small white boots that my daughter wore, and a pair of brown ones that my son wore. You want to keep them forever. Or bronze them like these ones. You think you will keep them forever and when the time is right you will give them to thier proper owner and they in turn will cherish them forever.
They won't end up in a Vintage Second hand Store like these shoes have.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dedicated to A Friend

I am dedicating my post to my friend Corrina who lost her only son this past Wednesday. Matthew was a 26 year old young man who was involved in a terrible plane crash here in Vancouver three weeks ago. Matthew was the co-pilot of the plane. Besides Matthew, the Pilot as well did not survive. All nine passengers survived the crash because of the heroic actions and skill of both the pilots.  They sacrificed their lives to save the lives of thier passengers.

My heart breaks for Corrina and her family who lost an only son, and only brother. I cannot imagine the depth of thier loss or their pain. My thoughts and prayers are with them in this terribly sad time.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hannah and her Mom

This is Hannah, who's Father lives a few houses over from us. Hannah used to live there as well, up until her parents split up about five years ago. She was too small then to be out and about but now when she comes to see her Dad, she rides her very cool Barbie bike back and forth on the road and always comes over and says Hello when she sees us at home.

She is like a little ray of sunshine. Always happy and chatty. Energetic.
Here she is with her Mom, who comes over for a coffee and catch up chats when she is in the neighbourhood.

Neighbourhoods change, people come and stay awhile. You meet them, become friends, and sometimes changes happen, and they or you move on. Its nice though that even when you move on, you can still come back and revisit.
Ever asked your self, I wonder what ever happened to _______? Well, sometimes they come and chat, say hello and catch up over coffee!!
Do you have any one where you ask yourself, I wonder what ever happened to them?


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mellow Yellow Macro Monday

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We have had unseasonably cooler temperatures this fall, and our first real frost came really early in the season.


The cooler temperatures have really enhanced the Fall colours of the trees. The Fall colours of the trees have been beautiful to see.


Add a light dusting of frost to the mix!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Autumn Skies, Autumn Colours

I am always looking for unique and eye catching ways to showcase the Skies above, so one day while out at Golden Ears Park with my hubby, I practised a new technique I had read about in a photo magazine. I twirled the camera in a circle while taking the photo and I really like the results of this fun technique that I got!!
It was a beautiful Fall day, blue skies, and wonderful fall colours on the trees. Lots of contrasting colours here!

I also tryed to keep one of the elements in the photo in relative focus, such as the picnic table above to add a focal point in the photo.

The Photo below was taken of the view across the lake, the mountains in the background and the water of the lake.

This photo below is my favorite. It features my Hubby at the bottom of the photo, and the lake before him, and the mountains in the background. The huge Oak tree behind him adds perspective.

We have had some fabulous colours this Fall. I think that is due to the dry cold weather we experienced at the beginning of the season. Usually here we have grey skies and buckets of rain!
I am really enjoying capturing the beautiful colours!
And I have more photos to come, so please come back!



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Chocolate covered Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow Pops
Wonder what to do with some of the leftover Chocolate Bars that stick around after Halloween? Other than giving them away or hiding them or freezing them, here is something you can do for a sweet treat that is different than just plain old chocolate bars.
I used the small Kabob sticks to hold the Marshmallows. Use good quality melting Chocolate and melt it in a double boiler over hot water. Dip the ends of the sticks in chocolate and let set. This makes it easier to keep the Marshmallow on the stick.
Dip the Marshmallow into the melted Chocolate and then roll the dipped marshmallow liberally into crushed chocolate bars. I used Skor bars for these pops.
If you put the finished pops in the fridge the chocolate sets up fast.

These make a yummy treat for dessert and taste wonderful with a cup of Hot Chocolate as well!