Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two Red Barns for Thursday's Challenge

I received some coloured lens filters for Christmas and I was trying out the red filter when I took this photo of two red barns.  The barns were already red but The filter really enhanced the barns and I was sold on the idea of using coloured filters.
  These barns are favourite subjects for my camera and I often take photos of them but I think the above photo is the best I have taken of them.
Today the theme for Thursday's Challenge is red and so I am linking to that meme found at:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A yellow leaf for Thursday's Challenge.

When looking around my yard after the recent melt of snow from our first big snowstorm last week, I was surprised to find this yellow maple leaf lying among a group of brownish fallen leaves lying on the ground.  When I downloaded the photo on my computer  I could see some frayed edges on the leaf!  My curiosity was alerted.  Huh?  this couldn't possibly be a real leaf retaining such a bright yellow colour , especially at this time of year.  I immediately went outdoors and located the leaf, and decided to examine it. I picked it up and I could feel the texture of fabric.  Perhaps someone had lost this leaf from their Halloween costume  at the end of October or perhaps it was  part of a Halloween decoration?!  whatever its source, its serves a purpose today as I am able to share this photo on the meme Thursday's Challenge which this past week hosted the theme of leaves.  I am linking this post to Thursday's Challenge today. this challenge can be found at:

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Buildings in disrepair, abanonded

The  Thursday challenge  tis week is about things abandoned or in disrepair and I have these two photos of builduings.  One of which has totally fallen down.  the other is abandoned.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

ASugar Shack for Sunlit Sunday

I have just stumbled upon a lovely Sunday photography meme hosted by My Little Home and Garden at:
Unfortunately for me and others too I am sure, this delightful meme comes to an end at the end of this month.

The theme is sunlight or a representation of sunlight or how it reflects upon you. Our host's post today features a visit by her to the Ontario Art Galley.  How well I remember visiting that same art gallery in 1980 -81? with my daughter when she was 10n years old and we went to view an exhibit of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings!!!  What a wonderful exhibit and event it was!! An absolute sunshine event of our lives!

And so for my sunshine representation for today I have photographed a painting which I have of a Sugar Shack in the sunshine,  What could be more fitting a topic for the optimism of March and the expectation of  the ending of winter and the coming change of seasons and the dawning of spring!

There is no artist's signature on the painting so it will remain an anonymous painting which I had bought at a yard sale somewhere, but believe me it has warmed me with its activity and intent on many a March day while waiting for the advent of a long awaited spring.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween decorations

I saw this Awesome ghost running in a tree yesterday. Its the greatest ghost I have ever seen. It looks like it will have a rollicking good time on Halloween night. Today we would have to consider it a remnant of Halloween.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

What a BIG ship! The Queen Mary 2.

Yesterday I was entering Saint John city in new Brunswick driving towards Harbor Bridge when I looked up and

I saw a large ocean liner in the harbor.
I hoped to get some good photos of it while crossing the bridge ( I was not driving), however the bridge is under some sort of construction or repair and there is a screen or wire erected at the center part and it is difficult to see the ship in the harbor from get one photo of the side of the ship and I could  read its name WOW!!!

 The Queen Mary 2.  I so hope the ship is still there when we cross the harbour on our way home again today!!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A few drive by barns.

with a line up of traffic behind us, my husband could not even slow to allow me to take these pictures, so here you are, driveby photos, taken from the passenger seat of our truck at  a few k.p.h.  enjoy!
  same barn as below, this one above photo edited in sepia

this one kind of looks like it might be a house, except for the barn style door.

                This one is an old favourite of mine.
same as above.