Friday, April 30, 2010

Project 365 ~ April 2010

Days 305 to 334 of my Project 365 - one more month to go!

April offered variety unlike any other month - I spent over a week in Nashville, TN where spring was in full bloom. I then returned home to northern BC where the last brown days of winter finally gave way to green.

Project 365 ~ Day 334

All That Remained.

I came out my front door to spy a young woodpecker in the jack pine. But by the time I got my camera out he was gone, leaving only the damage done to the tree. Apparently I must carry a camera 24/7...

Photo taken April 30, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 333

Going Green.

When spring arrives in the north the outdoors changes suddenly. Brown, which has seemed to hang on far too long, goes green in the blink of an eye. One day all is monotone, the next - colour returns!

Photo taken April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 332

First Buds.

Finally there are buds on the trees! Spring is here!!

Photo taken April 28, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 331

Reading Hour.

The animals in my office have been busy again - this is what I came in to find this morning...

Photo taken April 27, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 330

Hangin' Out.

Ares just hanging out on the back of the couch...

Photo taken April 26, 2010

Porject 365 ~ Day 329


As the storm clouds build, the late afternoon sun sends beams to light the scene.

Photo taken April 25, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 328

"I'm Guarding the Truck!"

The local trade fair was this weekend, and since I live near the venue my neighborhood was filled with cars. I didn't even notice this beautiful GSD until I got too close to his truck - he then let out a deep throated bark to warn me away. He was otherwise very polite and never attempted to leave the truck. If only my dogs were so obedient!

Photo taken April 24, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 327

The Reason for the Sneezin'.

These Poplar buds are a sure sign of spring - getting all over cars and sidewalks, and causing a multitide of allergies.

Photo taken April 23, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 326

Moon in the Clouds.

The days are quickly getting longer, and the moon was high in the blue afternoon sky at 5:30pm. Whispy clouds in the left part of the frame look like smoke.

Photo taken April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 325


The first buds on the trees - the first sneezes in my nose...

Photo taken April 21, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 324


The old wooden wheat elevators have been replaced with shiny new metal ones. Still, it was rather sad to see this one being turned into toothpicks before my eyes...

Photo taken April 20, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 323

Study in Yellow and Black.

Photo taken April 19, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 322


Photo taken April 18, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 321

Learning to Walk on Leash.

Isn't her harness cute?

Photo taken April 17, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 320


Checking out the depth of field with the Canon 85mm 1.8.

Photo taken April 16, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 319

One Tough Trip.

I can't believe how beat up this lock is after one trip from Nashville to Grande Prairie Alberta. Good reason to have quality luggage with strong zippers!

Photo taken April 15, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 318

Heading North.

The sunset was stunning on the flight from Nashville to Toronto. I didn't get to Grande Prairie until mid morning following this sunset, after layovers in Toronto and Edmonton.

Photo taken April 14, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 317

Air Advisory.

Using the Topaz Adjust plugin really brought out the pollution in the air about the city. The air advisory was high almost every day I was in Nashville.

Photo taken April 13, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 316

Dressed Up Shade.

Photo taken April 12, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 315


A moment of calm in otherwise busy waters.

Photo taken April 11, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 314

Dogwoods in Bloom.

One of the nicest things about visiting Nashville in April is catching the dogwoods in bloom. Truly a beautiful and unique flower. And interestingly enough, they are both the state flower of Tennessee and the provincial flower of British Columbia.

Photo taken April 10, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 313


The Blue Herons were beautiful, and unlike any bird that lives near me. It was really cool to capture them on camera.

Photo taken April 9, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 312

The Most Interesting Neighbor.

This blue heron has been nesting at the creek behind my parent's condo for several years, and can been seen daily from their balcony. He was not very happy with me exploring near him, and this was the only good picture I was able to get of him.

Photo taken April 8, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 311

Beautiful Beginning.

I just loved the look of this. Is this Crepe Myrtle or something else?

Photo taken April 7, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 310

The Journey Begins.

I travelled to Nashville to visit my family, leaving slush and brown to soak up (literally - the humidy was bad! LOL) spring. I left the evening of April 6. These are the carts in the Grande Prairie AB airport.

Photo taken April 6, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 309


Jedi seems lost in a day dream...

Photo taken April 5, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 308

Spring in Motion.

As soon as dry land is spied, the bikes come out. This young man was determined to bike the slew. It was deep! But he made it through - a testament to youth...

Photo taken April 4, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 307

Beware the MPire.

Trying out the new 85m 1.8 - I like it!

Photo taken April 3, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 306

The Handout.

Taken with the Canon 100L 2.8 IS macro.

Photo taken April 2, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 305


"I am watching your every move... Muahahahahha!"

Photo taken April 1, 2010