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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, February 26, 2013

Project 52 - Whimsy

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

 Scattered Horizons
Reading the Paper in peace and quiet.
Just a little whimsy to brighten up the day. 


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dreams of Spring Coming

There is beauty in the dried, the dead, the withered.
There is beauty in the old.
There is beauty in the past, and hope for the future.
Nestled amongst the patches of ice, shards of broken pottery and cracked cement the remains of grasses and weeds. 

Autumn golds and silvers.

Weekly Top Shot #71

Ni Hao Yall

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sweet Treats

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

 Scattered Horizons

I have to say I have been having some sweet days lately. 
Oh, and some sweet treats too!
 Life is sweet. And who doesn't like a little sweet moment or two in their lives?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Squirreled by a Church

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

 Scattered Horizons
Hubby and I were out yesterday driving around the town, trying to learn our way here and there in new surroundings. We had seen a walkway that came down the side of a hill, spanned over the road we were travelling on, and continued down the side of the hill on the other side of the road. At the top of the section spanning the road was a Lookout that we wanted to get to, as the view of the town from the lookout was awesome.

We had seen the twin spiers of this Church from a distance as we were passing under the walkway we were trying to access, so of course we had to go immediately to find out this little photographic gem, putting off the finding of the start of the walkway in the process.

This is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Medicine Hat. Its huge gothic structure looked kind of out of place in the older residential nieghbourhood it sat in. It was kind of imposing to say the least!

The light was getting sweet just after we arrived, streaming in from behind where I stood to take this shot. 

It was lighting up the stained glass windows. I had to run to the front and see if the doors were unlocked to get in. 
I could see inside the streams of colored light pooling over the pews and the alter of the church. The light glowed and here was me stuck on the outside.

One of the stained glass windows of the Church.

We never found the walkway, and we didn't gain access to the inside of the church, but still managed to catch a few photos and now have a couple of goals to pursue in the coming days!!

Bare tree branches against a blue sky. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Roadtrip Part 3

Along the #1 Highway outside of Banff, Alberta, we saw these twin tunnels built over the road at regular intervals down the highway. These are walkways over the highway for wild animals to traverse from one side of the highway to the other side without being hit by vehicles and they make the roads safer for them and for the vehicles and people who travel the roads.
They are completely fenced in so that the path they take from one side of the road to the other is clear for them and safe to walk over. Fences along the side of the highway are also constructed to keep the animals away from the roads.

These photos were taken on our recent roadtrip from B.C. to Alberta to visit family.
They also make a pretty good frame for taking a photo through!
 The skies were partly cloudy and the further we got into Alberta the more the skies got blue. We left the cloudy skies behind in B.C.!

friday favorite things | finding joy
And since being here in Alberta I have found a lot of things that bring me joy. 
Visiting my family
Seeing my kids
Walks in beautiful parks
Blue skies
Not a drop of rain
Blue skies! 
Crisp clear sunny bright days.
Yummy food, probably too much yummy food! 
Sleeping in every day
Coffee, Coffee Coffee.
Meeting some new people
I'm trying to be grateful to the police officer who gave me a ticket for a burned out headlight!!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley
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A couple of days ago we went for a walk out at Echodale Park in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Beautiful sunny day with temps above freezing. The snow was melting revealing some treacherous patches of ice underneath, but careful footing made for a beautiful walk around the lake. 
We took my sister's dog Molly with us and of course my camera, which has not been out much for a walk lately!!
The frozen lake above.

Loved the way the light played off the bare limbs of the tree.

A small bridge to cross over to the frozen lake.

Another group of visitors to the park had built a big fire and were making lunch.

My sister and I - shadow shot!

Molly the fearless Maltese!

My hubby and I are really enjoying the sunshine here. It rains a lot in B.C. where we are from.

Farming artifact parked along the road entering into the park.

You can see how much of the snow has gone. 

Just playing with framing photos, here trees framed between trees.

My hubby off in the distance coming toward us.

Which branch to take???

Reflections in the water under the table.


The red cliffs behind gave thier name to the town of Redcliffe, just outside of Medicine Hat, where both of our kids live.
The end of a beautiful walk on a beautiful day!!