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{April 13, 2014}   a spring treat!

hey so yes, i broke my promise again, but i did also say that i’d post from time to time.. didn’t i?  i don’t know..

anyway, i have a treat for you today!  i was feeling half-dead on the couch fighting off germs that sat in my home waiting for me to come home from san francisco. they were armed and ready to invade.  and that they did.. (san francisco was awesome by the way. i totally understand a song that left it’s heart in San Francisco now… i can’t wait to go back there and find mine)

my husband nathan says to me, oh! the waxwings are back!  well in our backyard is a crab apple tree. the apples don’t grow to a good crab apple size thru the summer for some reason, so we just call them berries.  so the waxwings like to come in the spring and knock them all out of the tree. i honestly don’t believe for a second they actually eat them. the proof in that is the pile of “berries” left on our lawn when the snow melts. they just like to make a mess and move on, and they keep coming back until the job is done!

i peeled myself off the couch and got my camera all set up with my favorite pretty zoom lens that i love so much and put on my warmest winter jacket, even though, while stepping off the plane upon arriving back in saskatoon from california, i swore i would not wear a winter coat again until fall… but hey, i was sick, and this was important.  i quietly stepped out the back door, propped myself comfortably up against the brick wall of my house, and assumed the position.  i took about 45 pictures in a matter of 20 seconds, but you can’t dilly dally when dealing with these birds who get spooked so easily!

there was this one bird though, he stuck around and was the last guy to leave.. i guess he had a job to do, and didn’t want to leave it unfinished. i caught him red..headed? picking one last “berry” off the branch before taking off for the day.

…..maybe he just liked having his picture taken.. maybe he is a she.. i don’t know how to tell the difference.. but all that doesn’t matter to me really..  anyway, enjoy :)  (you can click on the picture to see a bigger version of it!)  The “in-flight” one I wasn’t really ready for, but had to say farewell in this post somehow!

PS.. don’t you just love their little mohawks?!  <3

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{January 31, 2014}   Photo of the week

You may or may not know, I got a shiny new lens, so I’ve been playing a lot with it, but in the bitter cold that Saskatchewan residents put up with, it’s not always easy to go out and take pretty pictures.. So I did what I could inside.. These are my totally fun new shoes I got the other day, shot with my brand new “nifty fifty”  :)  (nickname for the 50mm lens for you non-camera folk!)

Jan 18, 2014



{January 25, 2014}   Alright, I’ll fess up…

So, I really wanted to do this project this year, but I just don’t have the time. I’m a perfectionist, so I can’t just snap a picture and post it anymore!! I have to plan things out and go big, and I just can’t find the time already to keep up! So while I won’t be doing a 365 this year, I do promise to post random photo’s here and there, hopefully at least once a week. So many of you have told me you so look forward to what I come up with next! So I don’t want to completely let you down!

Anyway, I got a new lens, and this is one of my first photos with it.. many many more to come, and of course it’s Spy.. he just posed so nicely for me!

Jan 15, 2014



{January 19, 2014}   January 6, 2014

January 6, 2014

And January 6, I was happy to enjoy the white beach that is right in my backyard!! Winter is the best time to soak in the tub outside!



{January 19, 2014}   January 5, 2014; January 6, 2014

January 5, 2014; January 6, 2014

I know I am behind, but..only by 7 pictures! I have pictures from January 13-18 all ready to post, but I need to post them in order! Here are a couple from a while back. Once I get to those 7 days that I have ready, this blog will be photo bombed you could say. haha.

So January 5 I was happy to have so many colors to choose from but still had no idea what my color scheme of the week would be..



{January 13, 2014}   Jan 4, 2014

Jan 4, 2014

Day 4, January 4, 2014.

This is serious business this one. Spy is grateful that we have an extensive collection of his favorite toy. (I’m positive there are at least 3 more outside buried in the snow) And I am grateful that he waited patiently enough while I took this picture. (but try to imagine the “hurry up” whimpering sounds in the background) haha!



{January 12, 2014}   Jan. 3, 2014

Jan. 3, 2014

I know I know, I;m behind, but I’m not giving up. I’m catching up! Here is my day 3. I was extremely grateful that the final Christmas gift for my husband Nathan finally arrived. Better late than never! Anyone else into this show? If you are, you know what the hat means.



{January 5, 2014}   jan-2-2014.jpg

Hello followers.. (for) Jan 2, 2014

Every time I cook, I like to spice it up whenever possible! I’m grateful to have a husband who doesn’t complain one bit about the heat!



{January 4, 2014}   365-2014 Day 1

365-2014 Day 1

Well sorry about that folks, I came down with a serious cold, sore throat, weak in the knees kind of virus that kept me from caring about anything else but bed. But today I’m feeling much better, and NOW I will start my challenge but first you must know this year will be a little different..

I will be doing selfies, but in a different way. This year I will be posting something that I am grateful for every single day. My goal is not only to take a picture every day, but to also realize something to be grateful for in my life every day. So, here is my day one.

This is more than my dog. I love Oakley too, but Spy has done more for me than be our pet. More that I care to share in this post, but personal things in my life from the first day we brought him home, were made better just by the way he’s loved me, and been by my side when I needed him most.

I grateful for him in my life and that he enjoys such little things in life, like this poor toy he got on January 1, and mutilated in under 6 minutes.



{December 31, 2013}   Well this year flew by….

I just realized!!  Tomorrow is January 1! the day you’ve all been waiting for!  As promised I am going to attempt round 2 of my 365 day challenge. And yes, I am going to do selfies again too!

I haven’t told my husband yet that I’m going to do this.. but I can just IMAGINE what his reaction will be! haha.. Happy New year everyone!



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