Posted in Canada, History, rebloged, Scope for the Imagination, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Lake monsters in Ontario Parks – Parks Blog (a reblogged post)

Today’s post comes from Roger LaFontaine, park naturalist, classically trained biologist and amateur lake monster researcher. He has spent nearly two decades researching and documenting the occurrence of mysterious creatures in Ontario. We think that we know our lakes and rivers well, but, in reality, we have barely scratched the surface. Unknown to us, the … Continue reading Lake monsters in Ontario Parks

Source: Lake monsters in Ontario Parks – Parks Blog

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Posted in photography, rebloged

Common Photography Mistakes made by Newbies (rebloged post)

Excellent resource! It’s always good to take a moment or three to think about what you are photographing and why.  ~ LavendarLadi


Fine Art Photographer ~ Daring to be Different

Source: LEANNE COLE – The Photographer’s Mentor  Common Photography Mistakes made by Newbies  

I try to be mindful of many of these tips but what jumped out as I read these tips was

11 – Buying a DSLR and never learning how to use it.

This happens a lot, people spend a lot of money on buying a DSLR and then use it on auto all the time, which in the end means it is a very expensive and large compact camera.  It is best if you buy one that you do learn how to use it to it’s best ability, really see what you can do with it.

This holds true for every camera. Many of us use our phone’s camera. I enjoy the photos where I’ve selected manual much more!

My goal over the next while is to learn more about how to use the features that my Asus ZenFone 3 Laser.  I’ve had it for almost a year now and sort of used various features. It has yet to impress me. In fact, recently I pulled my old Window’s phone out to use it’s camera when I went to visit the frozen Niagara Falls because my Asus couldn’t handle more than 5 minutes in the cold and was taking meh photos. (I am always fighting with focus on this phone’s camera.)

I hope you enjoy Leanne’s article as much as I have. There’s a lot of useful information!

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Posted in #WalkWithMe, Canada, garden, pondering, rebloged, Tourist in my own Town / Province

#WalkWithMeWednesday – Floral Showcase

A beautiful walk. Where did you walk this week?

Just Breathe

I had the pleasure of visiting a few of the Niagara Parks Commission attractions this weekend. We took advantage of their WonderPass … great deal by-the-way. No affiliate links here just passing on some savings. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” ~ B. Franklin

I could spend days taking in the colour and texture; the warmth and peacefulness of the Floral Showcase.

Is there somewhere that you walk that you enjoy over and over?

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Posted in Canada, Grateful for, pondering, rebloged, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Not to young to change the world

My children were fortunate to have some amazing, caring teachers in elementary school. These teachers taught them their A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s but more importantly taught them that they can be the good in this world. ~~It truly takes a village to raise a child.

It’s been a few years since my kids were in this teacher’s class but I’m lucky enough to keep in touch with her via Facebook.

I am very moved and inspired by how she empowers her kids to ‘be the good’.

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I have such hope for our next generation. And I am immensely grateful for those who give kids the encouragement to ‘be the good’; to those who hold the mirror up for our kids showing them how bright they are.

What will you do with $ 5.00?

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