Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

New snow, delicate shadows. I had to get a few shots to highlight this combination from earlier in the week.

As I was going into the house, I couldn't resist the shadow cast by the top of our mailbox. I love hearts!

Be sure to visit Hey Harriet, that super fun and addictive meme created by Tracy! Lots of great shadows to see there!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sky Watch Friday

Time for the weekly tour of skies around the world!
I was able to get a few interesting shots of skies this week:

Be sure to check out all the great skies here!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

After 2 very warm days we are back to blowing winds and flurries, with more snow on the way! So I thought I would look back on warmer shadows in relief!
As we are trying to decide where to go for March Break I was looking back at our Mexico trip last year. Here are a few more shadows from that trip:

Be sure to visit the great shadow-chasers at Hey Harriet, that super-fun meme run by Tracy!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sky Watch Friday

Skies offer a photographer so many faces - from sunrises and storms, to clouds and all blue. Sky Watch Friday gives all of us a chance to share these changing skies. Here are a few I captured this past week:

The almost full moon last night:

Be sure to visit the great participants here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Art Journal Love Day Party

What a love fest!
Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio is holding the most amazing party and she is inviting everyone to join in!

As she says:

Be sure to spread the word and lets see how much LOVE we can create!!”

There are such awesome giveaways (19!) from some amazing artists!

Be sure to check out Connie's Art Journal Love Day Party here and take part!

You have until midnight on Friday February 18.
So hurry on over!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

More snow! The snow banks are piling up! I went out early this afternoon to look for shadows and found SNOW and more snow.
I did get a few shadows though. Here's our backyard - Santa locked in snow!

A shot of the end of the driveway:

On a bus trip yesterday with my class I saw this while we were stopped for lights and had to take a shot of it!

Be sure to visit Hey Harriet and check out the great shadows there. Once you start searching for shadows , you can't help but get addicted!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

What a bright beautiful morning it was today! I went out to get the papers and the sun was shining, there were beautiful clouds in the sky

and great shadows! Of course, I went back and got my camera!

This the view from our front walk - this is our huge tree!

This is a view of our driveway - note the piles of snow!

I took these from the back porch yesterday of our neighbours driveway - loved the shadows!

Be sure to visit the great shadow chasers at Hey Harriet, home of Shadow Shot Sunday, such a fun 9and addictive!) meme.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

We actually had some beautiful skies this week - so blue before and after the big storm yesterday! We even had a snow day yesterday although we just dodged the worst of the storm!

Be sure to visit the great sky watchers here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February Calendar

(Around noon today from my front door)

Hard to believe we are already into February! With this bonus day (and it is still blowing and snowing outside, altho we didn't get as much snow here as predicted), I have had a chance to do some art and catch up a bit. I finished my February calendar for the challenge at The Kathryn Wheel. I am really enjoying the creating and the journalling for the month.

Here is January's calendar (well, half of it!) , completed for most of the days

and February's, waiting to be journalled!

Check out the other calendars here.

Wishcasting Wednesday

On a day when I should be at work, the blizzard- like conditions in much of southern Ontario and the northern States have pretty much closed down many businesses and schools. Thankfully!

I have not participated much in Wishcasting Wednesday, but this morning, with the luxury of extra time, I thought I would visit at Jamie Ridler's wishcasting. The question she posed really struck me:

What burden do you wish to put down?

Lately the double burden of too much stuff and too much weight has really begun to weigh me down. I have started to do something - Biggest Loser at work which offers support and a chance to win $500, and also getting ride of some stuff. But the process is slow. The studio I had hoped to have by now, is still a storage room. My blood pressure that I hoped to have a bit more under control still fluctuates.

So, I wish to put more effort into getting out from under the burden of clutter and weight. I must add exercise and be more aggressive in attacking "stuff"!

Be sure to visit the wonderful wishcasters at Jamie Ridler's Studio.As Jamie says:

"You can be a maker of magic and a tender of wishes. It’s easy. Answer the wish prompt above on your blog. Support wishes by visiting other participants, It’s that simple. There is great power in wishing together."