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Enjoyed lunch with friends two days in a row. Can’t beat that.

All this talk and discussion around food reminded me to pop by and visit Susan at FoodBlogga — if you love food, love to cook, or simply to drool at the sight of beautiful food … you must pay her a visit (the BEST food blog on the planet!)

I love the light at this time of day — well night really — it’s 10:00 PM up here north of 55 and oh it is perfect for taking photos (like this birch tree in our front yard ‘lit’ by the warm evening light).

Love the smell of the sap from the trees. The leaves are all opening up the past few days so it smells sweet and absolutely divine. I’m writing this from my office, sitting beside the window, inhaling as I type.

Compressed week, heavy workload, but not stressing.

I love seeing images where people take a fresh perspective on interesting or even everyday things, moments,ย situations, or perhaps the abstract. Some images tell a story. And not one has a hint of a flower.

On that note (notice I thought to add some chimes?), I’ll bid you adieu until Monday. I’m headed to Edmonton for a few days (mostly a working trip) so have yourself a wonderful weekend. Next week I have lots to share: some encouragement for using your photos (whether you take some family snaps with a point-and-shoot or are a more serious photographer) and more sneak peeks too. Thank you to all you wonderful gals and guys who have left such wonderful and encouraging comments this week — you’ve warmed my Alberta cockles!



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Toni - June 5, 2009 - 12:09 am

Your Thursday sounds much better than mine. I’m so glad it’s a Friday tomorrow and a weekend coming up. You have a wonderful time in Edmonton, Diane. Can’t wait to see what you come back with!

sherri - June 5, 2009 - 12:43 am

I especially like the lower image. The shapes and light across it is perfect.

Marcie - June 5, 2009 - 11:14 am

Absolutely LOVE the light and how you captured it. Wonderful simplicity!!!

Susan from Food Blogga - June 6, 2009 - 8:36 am

Now that’s what I call an endorsement! Thank you so much, Diane. I truly appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gayle - June 6, 2009 - 9:39 am

Have a great weekend, Diane! I love the photos you linked to! Now, I’m off the check out the food blog!

Judith - June 6, 2009 - 2:08 pm

The light on those birches is so brilliant-my very favourite trees. Have a great weekend.

romine - June 6, 2009 - 3:10 pm

i like best the second, for its details, but the light in the first is perfect

Shelli - mama of letters - June 7, 2009 - 7:43 pm

It’s Sunday night already…I hope you had a great weekend. Lovely photos as always!

DesignTies - June 8, 2009 - 12:47 pm

I meant to send you an e-mail yesterday to let you know that you’re the inspiration for my latest post, but then I got distracted…. sorry!!

I’m so happy to see that you were able to leave a comment on our blog ๐Ÿ™‚ THANK YOU so much for your kind words about my photos!! And also thank you for the inspiration to look for subjects other than flowers — although I do love flower pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ I had fun looking at the chairs and fence and rocks and seeing the potential for some interesting pictures.

I LOVE your photo of the birch trees. The colours are amazing!! My favourite time of day in the summer is after dinner when the sun is in the west sky. The glow that radiates from it is just gorgeous — as you captured in your awesome photo ๐Ÿ™‚ The chimes are wonderful too.

I’m off to check out FoodBlogga — thanks for the heads-up!!


Steve - June 8, 2009 - 11:19 pm

I like those bells a bunch. The light on them is so sweet. The nice angle makes a great composition.