I love my back yard. It’s lush and green with bits of colour sprinkled all around it. Spring is a great time to just inhale the fresh, fragrant air and let it wash those winter cobwebs away. It’s been a … Continue reading
Well, we’re back at the Laurelwood Inn in beautiful Coudersport, PA. This time, as you can see, we trailered the bike down to avoid getting wet and cold on the way down. Paul and Christine were there to welcome all … Continue reading
The 19th annual Rexall Foundation Niagara Easter Seals Regatta was held this past Sunday. Dalhousie Yacht Club opened up the club house for this event and many of its members provided their boats to take the Easter Seals kids … Continue reading
I had never been to an 1812 reenactment before. My friend, Michael, takes part and invited me to come and see what this epic event was all about. Since it was in my back yard (Cooks Mills is part … Continue reading
It’s not much … just a slight change. A little softer and a little sweeter. I’m finding my wings! So it seemed appropriate to add them to my name. My photography journey has taken a great turn this year. I’ve … Continue reading
I love cherries! When I was a kid I picked them as a summer job 2 years in a row. I’m sure I ate as many as I put in the basket. I really wasn’t very good at my … Continue reading
Early in my study of photography our instructor began the course with the story of a National Geographic Photographer named Dewitt Jones. Dewitt had been given an assignment to take photographs of dandelions. He found a field of them … … Continue reading
Have you heard that statement before? It’s generally used as an insult … questioning someone’s manhood. In reality, these sunny blooms with their smiling, happy faces are among the hardiest plants in the garden. They are part of the violet … Continue reading
I finally get to show off my son. He’s a busy guy and hard to get time with. So, this year as my Christmas gift from him, I asked for an hour of his time. He just smiled and said … “sure, mom …. when do you want to get together?” Well, when the snow started to fall yesterday and covered the ground I called and he came.
My dad gave each of his kids a package of old photos of us at Christmas this year. When I went through them, I realized that there were pictures of us as young kids and pictures from our weddings and our families. There was a whole chunk of our lives – when we were young adults – that was missing. Other than those horrible school photos, our teen years were, mostly, nonexistant on film. I’ve missed that opportunity with my kids and am searching for as many pics from those years as I can find. My goal this year is to take beautiful pictures of my family members – no matter what their age. To not have any more gaps. My family is precious! Your family is precious! Make sure you have beautiful photos of all the years of your lives.
So … here’s the first installment of my Family Portrait Series 2014. James.
Christmas time is here … filled with love and cheer. And you sure can see it over on Rio Lane.
Every year the folks who live on this circle in the north end of St.Catharines go all out to bring smiles to the faces of the people who visit them. Starting on the first Advent weekend, all the homes and the circle are aglow with twinkling lights, balloon characters and the message of Christmas.
Those who visit get to help spread the Christmas cheer to those who are in need by contributing to the collection barrels placed along the street. Non-parishable food items and toys are delivered each week to be given to families in need this season.
When I was a kid I loved it when my dad would drive us around the city at Christmas time to see the houses all lit up. When we had kids, we just had to walk across the way to visit our neighbours on Rio. On those winter nights when big, fluffy flakes of snow started falling it was absolutely magical!
Our kids are all grown now, but I still get a little excited when the lights are switched on for the first time each season. It’s probably not enough to be seen from space, but it doesn’t matter. I can see it from my front window and it makes me smile. Merry Christmas, all!