Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 59

Afternoon moon...

Still trying to get decent moon shots - and still failing. But I like how this one looks...

Photo taken 7:30pm, July 29, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 58

Looking for rain...

The forcast promised thundershowers this afternoon. But alas, this was all Mother Nature whipped up...

Photo taken July 28, 2009 (view from my office window)

Project 365 ~ Day 57


Don't use the barbeque for a couple of months and look what happens! (Ok - maybe more than a couple of months...!)

Photo taken July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 56

It's HOT!...

The high today at my house was 34C. Not too bad if you live in Texas. Dreadfully hot if you live in northern BC, where it's been known to snow on Labour Day. We've been getting about a week a summer of "too hot to do anything" weather for a few years now. Not enough to put air conditioning in the house. But enough to suffer in front of the fan....

Photo taken July 26, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 55

Sheltie Boy...

This is our sheltie, Jedi. He is generally a very sweet, somewhat passive guy. But see that booboo on the top of his nose? That's from the bottom of the fence. Apparently he has decided that the tiny dogs next door are actually brigands in disguise, and he tries to eat them every time they are outside when he is. Not so good for neighborly relations... ::sigh::

Photo taken July 25, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 54

Happy Meal Remains...

I've had quite a collection of Happy Meal toys in years past - these are some of the last of them. Lilo and Stitch and the Lion King - my collection is old!

Photo taken July 24, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 53


That's what my little man, Wookiee, seems to feel when he determines that the water bowl is full of "floaties." He doesn't come to us - he just lays in the kitchen until we wander by and notice his plight...

Photo taken July 23, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 52

Mile 33.

Mile 33 of the Alaska Highway is on the hill overlooking the Peace River, just outside Taylor, BC. Taylor is the first obvious community that a tourist will drive through after leaving Dawson Creek and Mile 0. (Travelers will have already passed through Farmington, but since it is primarily farms, they usually don't notice.)

Photo taken July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 51

Barn in summer.

I took a picture of this barn a month ago when the canola had barely broken ground, and was happy to come back now that the crop is in full bloom. I love the yellow against the red.

Photo taken July 21, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 50

Out on a limb.

This is about a 70% crop. The birds wouldn't come too close today, but I did get a few shots.

Photo taken July 20, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 49

The eyes have it...

My boy, Ares was lounging on his cat tree in front of the window. Taken in natural light.

Photo taken July 19, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 48

Movie Time.

In honour of the release of "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" I took some macro shots of popcorn. Taken with my Sigma 105 macro, handheld.

Photo taken July 18, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 47


Driving home from Ft. Nelson yesterday morning we came upon this black bear snacking on the clover beside the highway. He was so into his lunch that he ignored any and all of the cars that stopped to take his picture. We were there at least 10 minutes and he just kept eating! (And no - I did not get out of the car - all these were shot through the window with my zoom.)

Photo taken July 17, 2009.

Project 365 ~ Day 46


These were on the desk in the office I was working in when I visited Ft. Nelson this week. Shot with my sigma 105 macro, handheld in natural light.

Photo taken July 16, 2009.

Project 365 ~ Day 45

Pretty Girl.

This lovely lady was in the muddy ditch enjoying new grass as I drove north to Ft. Nelson BC, from Dawson Creek on July 15. I travel the widerness highways a lot for work, and usually miss the wild life because I'm going too fast or not paying attention. So I was really happy to pull over and get some shots off before she disappeared into the forrest.

Photo taken July 15, 2009.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 44

Quilt Fish Closeup

This closeup is from a quilted wall hanging belonging to a coworker. The colours are amazing!

Photo taken July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 43

Wild Flowers.

These were growing in a roadside ditch. You really can find beauty everywhere.

Photo taken July 13, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 42

Waning Gibbous.

I took about 50 lunar shots at 3 different times last night, and every one was fuzzy - except this one. This was taken about 4am, just before dawn.

Photo taken July 12, 2009.

Project 365 ~ Day 41

Bottles Behind Glass.

Just chillin' out at the White Spot...

Photo taken July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 39

Final Parking Place...

Photo taken July 9, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 38

Woodpecker Aftermath...

Mortal wound? Between the woodpecker and a bad pruning job, my tree is bleeding profusely!

Photo taken July 8, 2009 (first shot taken with my brand new EF 24-105 L - this lens is amazing!)

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 37

Photographer's Still Life.

Let's see - Sandisk case with CF cards, check. Photographer's bible, check. Just printed prints, check. Cheeque book, check. Invoice for the latest purchase, check. Google map for next outing, check.

Photography is one of thse hobbies that can easily become a money pit - there is always something new that you just have to have. No wonder it's so addicting!

Photo taken July 7, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 36

Finally - Rain!

Finally - this week it has begun to rain. We've needed it badly - the farmers have been nattering and the canola is barely up. I take credit for the local drought - I put new gutters on the house last month, so (of course) the days stayed sunny!

Photo taken July 6, 2009.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 35

Pink Petals

These beautiful blossoms grow next to my house - I'm guessing they have been there for some time. I'm pretty sure they are Peonies - they start as golfball sized round buds that the ants love, and bloom into these massive flowers that are almost softball sized! The wind gets them pretty quickly, so I was happy to get some shots when the blooms were fresh.

Taken with Sigma 105 macro lens, handheld! - July 5, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 34

$600 Dog Bed

Yeah, I know... I could make the dogs stay off the couch... But isn't she cute??

Photo taken July 4, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Project 365 ~ Day 32

Canola's coming up...

I just love summer in the Peace Country. This was at noon (I was headed home for lunch,) with sun darting in and out of the clouds.

Photo taken July 2, 2009.

Project 365 ~ Day 31

Happy Canada Day!

Pretty cool fireworks, eh? I wish I had been able to see them in person. Unfortuntely, I live on the other end of the country from Ottawa, and wasn't able to get to our local 3 minute fireworks display! So I watched the national ceremony on tv. These are some of the fireworks over Parliament! (I love HD.)

Photo taken July 1, 2009, 11pm

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Project 365 ~ Month 1

June 2009 Mosiac.

Project 365 ~ Day 30

::In mysterious Obi Wan voice:: "These are not the plants you're looking for..."
It's Called Virginia Creeper and it's all over the back of my house. The leaves turn a beautiful red at summer's end.

Photo taken June 30, 2009.

Project 365 ~ Day 29

Afternoon sun.

Auto was sleepy and enjoying the sunlight. No flash.

Photo taken June 29, 2009.