Monday, December 2, 2013

Bad weather today

The weather is quite bad today so I figured I will stay in and show you what I had gotten a couple or three weeks ago. I was figuring out how to upgrade to a new camera and found I could get one for no cash money, but through Airmiles points. I was looking about 8 months ago at this camera but didn’t have enough points so I looked again one month ago and found that I had enough and went ahead and got it. I’ve been reading up on how it works and playing with it to use the video feature. I have taken a photo of it to let you see what it looks. Hope everyone is keeping warm. Once the storm is over I will take some photos with the new camera, then post them.


For those of you that want to know what model this is, it is a Canon T3 Camera. Wish I could afford the camera that Adrian has, but this was all I could afford and that will have to do. All my old lenses will work on this camera and that’s why I got it. Oh, I still have my Canon 10D and will keep it, it’s still a very good camera.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone, I’m back. Just thought I would surprise everyone and post today. We were hit with a rain storm yesterday and woke up to a winter wonderland of snow and ice. I took a couple of photos just to show you hpw much it snowed over night. It is getting to the time of year here in Edmonton that this snow could stay until spring. The winf is cold today so I am staying in until this afternoon. Then I will go out and shovel some snow and de-ice my SUV. May get some groceries later this afternoon. Well, I going to keep this short today and show you a couple of photos of our snow.



           Well that’s all for today. Bye for now.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Disaster in Alberta

Hello everyone, I live in the province of Alberta, Canada in the city of Edmonton. Alberta is quite a big province. Southern Alberta has been stricken with flooding. In Calgary almost 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes and , most of the downtown area is under water. There are many more communities that are flooding. I will post a link so you can see what is happening. Here is the link:  or

There are several videos in this link. I will also post a photo to give you an idea of what is happening.

       image  High level bridge

       Here are more photos of the flooding:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Iris from my Garden

Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I posted a photo here on my blog. My Irises are blooming and they are so beautiful, I thought I would show you an image of my Grey/Blue Iris, some may say it is purple but it is really not. I have played with this image and I thought I would also give you a couple of variations of the same image. I did an image without filters and 2 with filters. Let me know how each one is in your opinion.

Today we got a emergency warning that a tornado is in the area and may hit our city (I hope not, been there done that). So I thought I would pop into the garden and get some images of the Iris. So the light is a little dull but the main thing there is not heavy shadow contrast. I like soft light. Anyway here are the images.

              Bearded Iris Blue copy 

              Bearded Iris Blue painting copy

              Bearded Iris Blue w Daubs

                Let me know if you like it and give me the reasons why.

                Thank you everyone and be safe out there, mother

                 nature is not always nice.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hello Everyone

      I just found an old photo of myself, this is a photo of a team of Archers just after winning a Team Archery Competition, guess what, I’m one of the competitors. I was in my 20’s in this photos, do you think you can pick me out? And no there is no prize if you pick right. I just thought it would be interesting to see if I have changed or not. I know I have changed as I got older, but it would be interesting to see how much I have changed, so try to pic me out.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

My White Amaryllis

Hello everyone, I have at long last taken a few photos of my White Amaryllis. I have tried for a while to take the photos, but I have friends and relatives that have wanted some of my time, ah lets face it, I procrastinated, I finally got the photos done before to many of the blooms withered away. Two stalks of the blooms I could not use because of withering. I had to put the flowers in a large vase that I have and guess what, the vase is white.  The photos still look quite good so I will show you right now. It took me the whole day to set up for a few photos. I am feeling my hip right now, I need to eat and take some meds. Take care and I hope you like the Photos.

        My White Amaryllis

        My Amaryllis H copy

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My visit to Greenland Garden Center

Hello every one, I went to Greenland Garden Center here in Edmonton Alberta Canada. On the 3rd of February the garden center had a grand opening of their Garden Display for the winter of 2013. I got to the center and what did I see but the center cat in the middle of the driveway. It was in my way to get to the parking spot. This little guy would not move, she new that she owned the place, so she made me go around her. So I did get around the cat and parked. As I got out got my camera and was getting near the door, the cat decided it wanted to go back into the greenhouse, as soon as the cat got to the door someone opened it, I thought how good can life get for this cat. Well as soon as I got to the door the cat was no where to be seen. So I went in and headed to the Coffee bar and had Apple strudel and a nice large coffee, sat down and enjoyed it very much. I looked around and took my coat off got myself comfortable and enjoyed the display.

 Greenland_Panorama1 copy

I took a few photos so I could show you this panorama so I can give you an idea of what I was looking at. It was beautiful to just sit there and relax have a coffee and some apple strudel and enjoy the green and the fish. Some of the fish where about the size just right for the frying pan. Oh well, just dreaming. So when I finished my coffee I started taking some photos.

 Stream painting copy  Waterfall

           Tropicals copy

           Rock and Waterfall copy

  Miniature_Panorama2 copy

Well this was my visit to the Garden Center today. I was there for a couple of hours or so, the light was getting a little darker outside so I decided to go before it got to dark. I hope you enjoyed my visit as much as I did. I’m going back in about a month to see how it has changed (got greener) and take a few more photos.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Red Red Amaryllis

Hello everyone, well a few weeks ago I promised I would show you the blooms of the amaryllis that was about to bloom. This Amaryllis is a beautiful Red, it has 4 blossoms that are just beautiful. There is just one that has not opened yet, and I will photograph the flower again when it is completely open. I wonder if I will have any more Amaryllis blooming, Hark I have 7 more White Amaryllis shooting up flower pods, this will be something when they start to open. Maybe I can get Darlin to help me photograph them when they are ready. Oh Darlin, will you help me with these photos when they are ready? Let me know, Ok. Well here are some Amaryllis flowers I took photos of in the last 4 days.

          Red Red Amaryllis copy

                          Red Red 3

                                    I hope you like the photos.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

News today and a photo for those that requested more photos

Hello every one. Well, I have some good news for me, I will be getting surgery on my right hip (full hip replacement). For those of you that didn’t know I have Arthritis in my hips, I had the left hip fixed already and now am getting the right hip done. Hopefully when this hip is done I will be able to walk normally without pain in about a year or so. I will have to do lots of exercise and walking to get my muscles stronger after the surgery. So I was told that I was scheduled for April or May and that if there is a cancelation it could be as soon as next week. So first I have to go and get my teeth cleaned and then I am ready to  get the surgery. I am so happy that I don’t have to wait another 20 months for this hip surgery. I gather from the doctors response that this hip is totally worn out. Well enough of the hip talk, here is a photo that I took a while ago, either last summer or 2 summers ago. I love sunflowers and enjoyed taking a photo of the flower and the playing with the image in Photoshop CS3. I may even put up a couple of photo so here goes.

         Sunny Sunflower w Texture copy

         my sunflower copy 

              These Sunflower images were taken last summer in July.