Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Yellow Crocus

Monday, January 30, 2006

The Last of the Creepy pictures

My mom and dad stopped by today for a coffee and check on the laundry room reno's. For people who dislike getting their picture taken, they seemed awfully keen to take part in the Creepy picture experiment.
Creepy Dad
Creepy Mom
Creepy Kid

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Possibly one of the greatest threats to our creativity is self imposed-the individual barriers people place upon themselves. --Richard Martin


Saturday, January 28, 2006

Happy Guy

Portrait Practice

Last month a few friends and fellow keener learners decided to start a photography club. A prerequisite for joining was a love for sushi as our meetings will be held at our favorite Japanese restaurant.

Each month we have an assignment to work on. The first one being portraits. We have to bring in three portraits to the meeting where they will be critiqued over sake and sushi.

The following pictures are some ideas I was playing with. A little creepy but fun none the less. My husband, neighbor and child humoured me and played along with my idea. My poor child was being a good sport for having a fever and feeling really quite crappy! What a guy!
Boy in the Window 2
Boy in the Window1
Peeping Tom 2
Peeping Tom 1
Yellow Crocus

Friday, January 27, 2006

Yellow Glass
Spiralling Beads

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Yellow Bead
Purple Helebores
Helebore Explosion
Snowdrop 1

Gardeners! It's Official...Spring is just around the Corner!

Okay, I know gardeners are a different bunch of folk. We get excited over things that most people probably never notice. Today when I went for a garden walk about, I was so happy to see the new growth on one of my clematis. The snowdrops and helebores were an added bonus. I even noticed my lollipop lillies were starting to break ground. Yipee! A light at the end of this dark, wet tunnel! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Winter Garden

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Wet Leaves

Baby smells and Sore shoulders

Yesterday I was lucky enough to look after my friends baby for a couple of hours. I love babies. They smell so good. This little or I should say big guy gave my shoulders a good work out. I can't believe how sore they are today.

It is funny though how one soon forgets that you get nothing done with a baby around. Any aspirations of cleaning the house went out the window. I am not complaining though. When my little guy was a baby, I would sit for hours just holding him. In hindsight I probably held the poor guy too much. Those days have gone by much to fast. Nowadays the smells are of muddy clothes and sweat. I still wouldn't trade it for anything and I will still take a cuddle whenever I can get it!
Smiley Baby

Friday, January 20, 2006

Purple Tulips
Tulip Leaf
Purple Tulip4
Purple Tulip3
Purple Tulip5

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Anemone'Honorine Jobert'
Sunny Bright
Tulip Tip

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

B/W Glass Ornament

Monday, January 16, 2006

Rusty Latch

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Deer Fern

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Happy Birthday Melanie!!! Love Ya!

Friday, January 13, 2006

The Urban Nest Rocks!

Day 26 of wind and rain. Since it wasn't an outdoor shooting day(again), I decided to head down to my friend Melanie's store and take some pictures. This is my favorite store! Lots of cool things to take pictures of.

I went to a talk the other night on portraiture photography. The instructor emphasized on how important it is to step out of your comfort zone and take pictures of subjects you don't normally take. So here goes.... Posted by Picasa
Leaves and Glass
Colorful Plates
Robins Egg Blue (Bowl and Pestle)
Faux Flowers
Nice Balls...Glass Balls
Napkin Rings
On Sale
Sushi Plates
Mahonia with frost
Frost on bench
Goof Balls