Posted in Grateful for, Nature, photography, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province

30×30 Nature Challenge – August 2017

For the first day of this challenge, I enjoyed some time photographing wildflowers and my garden’s flowers.

I’m slowly getting to know my ‘new’ phone/camera. Here’s a sample of most of the filters for my Asus Zenfone 3 Laser.


Filters: (start top middle – clockwise) sepia, romantic, pencil, greyscale, edge, pixel, hue, negative (centre) IOMO –  Asus Zenfone 3 Laser


30×30 Nature Challenge

Join us this August for a challenge that will get you back into nature and tuned into your senses.

Studies show that being regularly immersed in nature can prevent short-sightedness, while listening to nature sounds can decrease stress, and the scent of fresh pine has been known to reduce depression and anxiety. It’s time to get back to your senses and make nature a habit!

Ontario Parks challenges you to spend 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days.

Posted in Nature, Phonegraphy, Seasons

Throwback Thursday~So soft pussywillows .. Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge B&W

I was out investigating my garden, looking down at the new green sprouts of my daffodils when I ran into this branch. So it literally ‘hit me’ that I needed to take a photo of these beautiful pussy-willows. 😉

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It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations


I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout


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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 Animals, Family, garden, Phonegraphy, pondering

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Black and White ~ Curiosity

A few weeks ago we were cat sitting for my sister. Her cats love an occasional (supervised) outdoor adventure. The older cat goes to one corner of the yard and watches the fence. No doubt terrorising the local mice. The younger cat wanders everywhere. It’s fun to watch her. I’m always wondering what she is spying.




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Posted in Nature, Phonegraphy, Scope for the Imagination

Fire in the Sky ~ Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge

A few nights ago the evening sky had a small burst of colour in the sunset. It was as if a few clouds had caught fire. I love the gray and coral colour mix. I think I just may have to use these colours as inspiration for a crochet project.

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In the first photo I see a dragon in the clouds. Or maybe it’s a phoenix ?  Where does your imagination take you when you look up to the sky?

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”   ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

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