Thursday, January 31, 2013

eagles, aprons, and a thief

aprons in the window at The Tin Pan, Port Williams
John and I traveled over to Sheffield Mills on Tuesday to photograph the bald eagles. Every year, Sheffield Mills hosts the "Eagle Watch" over two weekends. We have learned that it's better to go during the week....fewer people and photographers, but just as many eagles :)

After the photo session, we headed over to The Tin Pan restaurant in Port Williams...a very small place with home cooked meals. We stop there whenever we're in the area.

I was thrilled about the photos I captured. I had two memory cards with photos, and got most of them transferred over to my computer. I left one of the cards on my desk to transfer the photos later....shouldn't have done that. Our cat is forever stealing things from my desk and even though my desk is behind closed doors, she managed to open the doors, steal the memory card, and take it to who knows where. Mostly she steals paper and business cards....I think she has a stash somewhere. Thankfully, most of the photos were on the other card. It's a crazy household, what more can I say!


Friday, January 18, 2013

quick pic

Purgatory gets a dusting of snow
Last night was the first of a 6 session course for me in "Creative Photography". I'm still processing things in my mind, and I have an assignment that I have to complete over the next 2 weeks. In the meantime, here is a quick photo I took when I arrived home this afternoon (since the course is in the big city, I stayed overnight at G & DIL's instead of driving home). According to our instructor, about 80% of all photos taken are horizontal images. Speaking for myself, I'd say that about 98% of my images are in the horizontal format. Why is that? I think it's just more comfortable for me to hold my camera that way. So today, when I looked out to Purgatory and saw these barrels dusted in snow, I took a vertical shot!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

a little update

near Pleasant River on the afternoon of New Year's Eve
By all reports, we are to receive a lot of rain today....and then it will freeze....which means a wild walk down the driveway to get the paper in the next couple of days.

Lots going on in my office, which is why it has been quiet on my blog. I kicked off the 2013 Paws For Charity Art Book Project a few days ago, and have received quite a few responses already. If you know of any artists or photographers who deal with dogs and cats, please share this link with them: Submissions for the 2013 Art Book Project

Tonight: dinner and a movie with someone special

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

with each new season...

Happy New Year! I thought I'd kick off my blog this year with a little inspiration...a window I (almost) finished a couple of weeks ago. It still needs to be grouted. I took the photos just after I finished gluing the window, so the glue shows in the photos, but it has dried clear now. 

The window is a four season tree, with some of the phrases from an inspirational piece I wrote after I was diagnosed with cancer etched onto the roots and branches of the tree.

My roots will ground me as I reach for my dreams.
With each new season, I will blossom and grow.
When ill winds blow, I will bend but not break.
I will nurture and protect those who take shelter with me.
- S.Harley

My roots will ground me as I reach for my dreams

With each new season, I will blossom and grow. When ill winds blow, I will bend but not break.

A new year....a new blossom and grow. Happy New Year!