Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Pairs

One of the reasons I like participating in this challenge is because I get to revisit my pictures (and my memories) as I look for the perfect representation for the challenge.

The rules state the pictures must be black and white, desaturated, sepia, or a focus on one colour. I have a mixture of black & white and desaturated this week.

If you’d like to join the fun, click here.

North American Cardinal

Since last fall, a lone male cardinal has been visting the trees and birdfeeders in our yard. He’s been a rather shy bird, and every attempt at getting a good photograph of this beauty has turned out to be a red blur. He now no longer flies away as I slowly open the squeaky window to get a shot, even though the blue jays gathering in the same tree take-off at the slightest noise.

Recharging with Nature

It has been awhile since I posted anything other than a book review or an interview. I’ve thought about posting something, anything, but haven’t gotten around to it. I am trying to balance work life, with home life, and writing life. With the pandemic, it has all rolled into one, and the lines have blurred.

Since the end of March, I’ve been working from home. I don’t mind it. The commute is short. I don’t have to get up as early, and I can wear whatever I want. But I miss my co-workers, going out for lunch to my favourite places, and a few other things.

I am grateful though that I live in a rural area. In the summer, I spent my lunch hour in the garden. This fall, taking pictures of the birds visiting the feeders brings me peace, and the chickadees are now feeding from my hand.

So, while I’ve procrastinated with all things to do with writing, I’ve been enjoying nature and recharging my soul.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Illumination

OK, so I know it’s Sunday but I haven’t had a chance to post until now.

This week the challenge is to post pictures depicting illumination – sunrises, sunsets, moonlit sky, anythig that shows illumination. And if you want to join in click here.

Here are my choices for illumination. Enjoy!

A sunbeam illuminating the forest floor.

Sunset illuminating the creek.

Early morning sunrise illuminating clouds.

Sunlight illuminating the ice on a tree after an ice storm.

Carved pumpkins illuminating the night at Pumpkinferno 2018 at Upper Canada Village.

More awesome pumpkin carvings.

Headlights illuminating a snowy road.

Friendly Friday

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Posing

This week’s challenge is to post pictures of something posing. It could be a person, an animal, or a thing. Anything that you think looks like it’s posing for a photo-op.

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I hope you enjoy my take on this week’s prompt.

It’s a little blurry but it’s not everyday you get two birds feeding from your hand. And you know what they say – Two birds in the hand….