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Category Archives: my life

Inspired by the Past

Ever since I was young, I have been intrigued by photographs. When I was a little girl, the only photos I saw were black & white and a few were sepia. Photographs held my attention perhaps because they focused on the subject and not the colours. To this day, I’m still drawn to black & […]

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A Year of Moving Forward

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I do set goals for myself, however. Most of the time my goal setting is related to my writing and now with my photography. Those are all good & necessary things, of course. When I was visiting a few Flickr friends the other day I was struck by one […]

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So cold

It continues to be in the minus 30’s and warming in the minus 20’s during the day. Depending upon the time of day, the snow has different colour casts. I’ve chosen not to remove the natural tints to demonstrate that cold and snow have different colours. You can see more examples of this in my […]

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What 35 BELOW C. Looks Like

Yes, that’s 35 degrees below zero on the Celsius scale (equivalent of minus 30-32 Fahrenheit). Here’s another similar photo of what it looks like. Keep your pets warm and report those who don’t.

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Joy … making spirits bright

Yesterday I received a beautiful photocard from another photographer. It was a delightful black and white of her smiling and joyful daughters. Lyn had added the lyrics to Jingle Bells on her photo creating a truly spirit-lifting greeting. My desire is to wish you a season that lifts your spirits. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, […]

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Happy, Jolly

We have favourites for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s the aesthetic, sometimes it touches us in a significant way, perhaps a sentimental reason or perhaps it simply gives us joy. The reason this is one of my favourite decorative items each Christmas is because it was something my Mom bought for me. She knew […]

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