Posted in Canada, Celebrations, Family, History, Phonegraphy, Scope for the Imagination, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Colourful Choice

We had a wonderful weekend, celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. One of the highlights was a visit to Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. One of my favourite places to visit. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more about NotL since it’s full of Canadian history and we’re about to start a year long celebration for Canada’s 150th.

As we were walking toward the Shaw Theatre to pick up our tickets for the evenings performance of Alice in Wonderland this whimsical wind catcher caught my eye. It was fun and beautiful and I became ‘Curiouser and curiouser’. 

When I was playing with one of the photos I used the crystalline effect. I enjoyed the colour and the feel of the photo seems to match the unusual feel of Wonderland 😉


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Here’s a peek of the wind catcher / sculpture.

It’s found at the Shaw Club Hotel & Spa.

Sadly I didn’t see the artists name.

Posted in Canada, History, Phonegraphy, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White Picket fence


First I have to say that I prefer these photos at full size but it seemed overwhelming since I wanted to share the different versions of the photo.

I really like any black and white for this photo. Mostly because it suits the location. Having said that I need to share a little something about where this photo was taken.

It’s taken in the ‘Old Town’ of a little town called Niagara-on-the-Lake. In Ontario Canada. It’s a town rich in Canadian history. In 1792 our first provincial parliament was convened there. (Then called Newark.) Later it was occupied by American forces and then regained by British Loyalists. In the 1880’s it was renamed Niagara on the Lake. Many of the homes and buildings in the central area where this photo was taken, are the originals from the rebuilding after the town was burnt by the retreating Americans. Other’s are kept in similar style to the period.

picket fence (1)

Using PicsArt effect B&W

picket fence (3)

PicsArt effect B&W HDR

This next photo isn’t black and white but has the black and white more dominant than the original.

picket fence (2)

And here’s the original..taken with my Nokia Lumia 920

picket fence original


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Travel Theme: Feet

Not putting my best foot forward here (pun intended) but I don’t take many “feet” photos.

Ailsa used one of my favourite quotes in her post this week so I just had to come up with something!

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.   – J.R.R. Tolkien


I love this photo of my daughters worn ballet slippers. She’s happiest when she’s on her dancing feet.

at the end of the dance

It’s hard to work on my blog sometime because my cat loves to sleep on the desk where I work. She seems to think that the whole desk is hers… spreading her feet onto my keyboard.

Calaco toes

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada there are many reenactments featuring the various soldiers and groups that participated in the War of 1812. Below are some ‘using their marching feet’ on parade down the main street.

reenactment Sept 20 /14
reenactment Sept 20 /14