Thursday, January 30, 2014

a walk around the yard


This has been a challenging winter....snow, then pouring rain, then more snow, then a big thaw, then a blizzard...
Last week, we had a blizzard (just about every Wednesday, we have a storm). After the snow, I took some photos (John gets to plow the driveway, and I get to play with my camera). Talk about a black and white world! These are actually colour photos.









Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Two Trees in January

two trees - January 2014
Just down the road from us stand two old apple trees in the middle of a field. For many years, I have driven by these trees and thought to myself that I should take a picture of them someday. Well, the "someday" happened last year. I have stopped by every now and then for a year now to take a photo of these two trees. A week or so ago, I drove by as the sun was setting. I only had my pocket camera with me, but I decided to stop anyway. 

Soon I'll post a series of photos of these two trees.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Small Town Girl in the Big City

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was in Toronto being filmed. Blurb Books (based in San Francisco) selected 6 Canadian authors to feature in some upcoming promotional videos. I was one of the fortunate few, and was flown into Toronto for 2 days of filming. For each of us, they'll be turning 5 hours of film into a 3 minute video, so who knows what content will end up in the video. For me, they filmed about my Paws For Charity Project on the first day. The second day was an interview about many of the different books I have created. It was fun, but exhausting. Here is a link to a little promo video featuring all 6 of the Canadians who will be featured (don't blink, or you'll miss me!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdWAv7H3Qa4

Between the 2 filming segments, I had time to meet my son and his girlfriend for lunch....had a fabulous dinner with the other authors and Blurb crew....and took myself on a little tour of downtown Toronto with my camera. I felt like a country bumpkin in the big city! Here are some of my photos.
view from my room at The Hyatt


wish I could have captured this photo without the man in the background!

look closely, and you'll realize that this whole photo is a reflection

I love old churches!

I took a lot of "old versus new" photos


windows and reflections