I don't live in Northern Ontario
but a part of my heart does
gravel roads and ditches filled with wild flowers
takes me back there
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
nearly every week
my husband and I meet up with friends to go for a long bicycle ride
exploring the different areas of the city
on this particular evening
I stopped when a little, golden bunny darted across the road in front of my bicycle and into the front yard of a house.
It was a baby and obviously an escaped pet - so I spent a few minutes
trying to catch it so that I could try and find it's home and if not, get it home and it would live with us. My children would not have minded.
It was very tame and I was very close to getting it, when the door of the house opened and a very young women leaned out and asked me to leave the wild rabbit alone. I asked her if she was sure it was wild and she was very firm that it was. I was dubious but felt uncomfortable pushing the issue and reluctantly climbed aboard my bicycle and pedaled off. Not before I took some pictures though. Looking at it again. I don't think it is a wild rabbit at all.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Sometimes I have to just sit and really appreciate how lucky I am.
This is little fish, the utterly engaging son of a fellow blogger. My youngest daughter and I spent a wonderful morning playing and photographing him and his equally delightful sister and Mom. Talk about a photogenic family!
I will talk more about them in a post I have planned about everything I have learned so far.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
a friend of great fortitude
wrangled two vans, four adults, six kids and three canoes
for a trip out to Elk Island National Park
on a jaw droppingly beautiful day
there was just the one close encounter with the huge and highly dangerous wildlife
which I dealt with in a courageous and mature fashion - no matter what anyone else says -
(leeches are gross, and that one was at least a foot long, and it was TOO chasing the canoe and if not for my new world record in speed paddling would very likely have jumped bodily into the boat and wrapped us all in it's blood sucking coils - if I had not been there, I shudder to think what would have happened, at least listening to the delusional babble of the ones around me - "oh it is only a few inches long!" "you do know that these ones actually only feed off of cold blooded creatures right?" "MOM! (eye roll) They cannot jump into the canoe! For pity sakes, how nuts are you?"
Sad, little people but I saved them anyway.)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
the oldest kids have had a pet and home sitting business for the past few years, this summer they have been the busiest they have ever been and some of the jobs they are not able to do have fallen to the youngest - including this unbelievabley cut and soft bunny
Friday, July 10, 2009
pride and prejudice and zombies
what more is needed
when sitting in the sun?
I've not stopped taking pictures - in fact I take even more now that I have gone "professional" but I did stop posting and that was on purpose.
I was waiting on having a blog added to my real life website and thought it would take less time then it is. Now I have hired a web designer and hopefully in the next week or two, until then - I am here.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
in their life before me
my youngest children
lost many precious things
not least of which
were a blue dog
and a smokey cat
and we have been
looking far and wide
for small but solid
statues that would turn
our garden into a place
where memories are nurtured
and tended to
just like the flowers
today we found them
a concrete cat
and an iron dog
and yet precious beyond description
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
this handsome fellow stayed with us for two days
while his family was away
he and our resident 10 year old child
became touchingly attached to each other in that short time
the similarities between them are striking
both with gorgeous, wavy dark hair
eyes that shine with arresting light
and both full of absolutely, glorious bounciness
she cried when he left
and has said yes to looking after him again
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
my husband fell in love with peonies
the first summer
in our first house
when he kept mowing over the weird
purple sprouts in the grass
and they kept pushing back up
and he finally let them be and
startlingly they grew and bloomed
this year has been a very late spring
for us here
May came and left
and finally as July came
the buds showed and began to swell
and we all waited and watched
as they came
with the rain
Friday, July 3, 2009
sweet face stares over the six foot fence at me
gone entirely the barking mad fence thumper
who plays a cacophonous duet with our smallest weiner dog
as they fling insults and themselves at the cedar boards that separate our yards
All that is left is the writing.
That is what my husband said.
And then we load the pictures and my web page goes live.
I am supposed to do the writing.
About me and my pictures, how I make them, why I make them
that I can make them for other people...
and I don't know what to say....
when things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality. There is definitely something tender and throbbing about groundlessness ~ Pema Chodron from When Things Fall Apart
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
142 years old.
We became a country on July 1 1867.
The fireworks were spectacular and my family was lucky enough to be invited to watch from the enclosed patio of one of the large buildings that have a very good view!
This was taken with my hand held 5d - i like it better than any of the ones I took using my tripod! It was a great evening and I was so thrilled to have the opportunity!
Now I want to go to the International Freedom Festival that is the joint celebration of Canada Day and U.S. Independance Day held by Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario. A massive fireworks display is held over the Detroit Rier, the strait separating the two cities. Hundreds of thousands of spectators attend. Or, maybe I could got to the Friendship Festival, a joint celebration between Fort Erie, Ontario, and neighbouring Buffalo, New York, of Canada Day and Independence Day.
Or both, I love fireworks!
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- my business card Jul 30
- puff of light Jul 29
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- sweet peas Jul 25
- lazy in the haze Jul 24
- mmm popsicles Jul 23
- found and then lost Jul 22
- sweet spot on the midway Jul 22
- happy boy Jul 21
- tiny dog, huge eyes Jul 21
- sometimes in the summer Jul 20
- his garden Jul 19
- rain falls, wind blows Jul 18
- rain falls, wind blows Jul 18
- the happy cow Jul 17
- in the grass Jul 16
- view from canoe Jul 15 (iphone)
- twixt grass and white sky Jul 14
- in the clear blue Jul 13
- blue over podersky's Jul 12
- velvety rabbit Jul 11
- wholesome summer reading (Jul 10)
- up close b ball
- blue memory
- safety yellow fresh
- cinnamon and chocolate
- silly at the photo shoot
- finally peony
- the dog next door
- and this is where tenderness comes in
- Happy Canada Day July 1!
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