say cheese…


I’m soooo excited about tomorrow. I’m doing a photo shoot with two very beautiful models, who graciously agreed to work for free (They had no choice. They’re blood relatives, who regularly eat my food!!!!) I’ve got my backdrops ready to go, and I’m just working with my equipment to make sure the lighting is all set up properly and my lenses are clean! If the weather cooperates, I’m going to head outside to a couple of spots I’ve got lined up. One is right outside the windows of our local gym, which has the most amazing architectural features that I can use as a backdrop. My ethical dilemma is whether or not to tell my models ahead of time, or just sort of spring it on them when we’re walking up to the gym. You see…it’s RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GYM WINDOWS…and there will probably be about 2,000 sweaty, muscly men pumping iron while they watch a couple of pretty girls getting their pictures taken!!!! I don’t anticipate any reluctance at all. Maybe I can even market myself as a photographer/matchmaker!

it’s a dog’s life…


What a great way to start off the 2015! I was interviewed for a wonderful blog called Coffee With A Canine, which profiles really interesting people who love coffee and their furry companions. I struggled to get decent photos of my dogs, because they’re lawless and camera shy (hmmm…come to think of it, so are the humans in my house). Pop by the interview and get all the juicy details about my exotic life.





scrabble love…


scrabble love

Project 365 Photos: #39

One of my top 3 days of the year is just four sleeps away! I love Valentine’s Day. When I was a kid, I kind of dreaded the day, because I was a bespectacled chubby redhead, who never got valentines from boys…until grade seven that is. That was the year my life changed. I found a little paper valentine card with a picture of a heart and the words, “Be mine”, tucked into my book by the boy of my dreams. He and I spent a lot of time together alone in the library ’cause we excelled at math and were a year ahead of our classmates (yeah…that’s how I roll). We actually spent a lot of our time laughing and goofing around (yeah…that’s how I roll too).

Ever since the thrill of that exquisite little card, I have absolutely adored Valentine’s Day. Okay…you can wipe the tears from your eyes…so touching.

last legs…


last legs

Project 365 Photos: #34

My lovely tulips are gorgeous even on their last legs. I feel a painting coming on. Happy Monday, everyone. Have you noticed it’s staying lighter longer? Hallelujah! Spring is on its way.

aqua robots…


Aqua Robots


Project 365 Photos: #32

I’m really inspired by colour. If I had a favourite colour, it would be aqua. Add robots to the mix, and I go crazy. When it comes to photographing, I’m instantly drawn to colours, like a crow that spots a fry from a mile away! The shoppers in the Whistler Lush store must have thought I was nuts shooting pictures of these adorable bath bombs–crazy tourist!!! Here’s a shout-out to the Lush girls, who helped me out with my photos! I’ve got a great one of Inka that I’ll profile tomorrow.

up in the clouds…


Blackcomb Panorama

Project 365 Photos: #31

What a treat! My daughter is still willing to be seen in public with me (sort of), so we decided to spend a couple of days skiing together in Whistler. This is the top of Blackcomb Mountain looking west over the Coastal Mountain range. Little did I know that we would have to feel our way down the mountain through that bank of fog when we were finished at the top for the day.

lavender latte…


Lavender Latte

Project 365 Photos: #27

Okay…I just have to say, this is the BEST liquid, I have ever put in my mouth!!!!! It’s a lavender latte made by Madina Cafe in Vancouver. I will dream about this cup of coffee ’til the day I die. I know. A bit over the top, but well worth the praise. I’ve eaten many times at this amazing Belgian restaurant, but I’ve never had a coffee beverage here before. I’ll never visit Vancouver without seeking out one of these drinks forever more.

saturated sunset…


saturated sunset

Project 365 Photos: #23

Imagine racing through pink fog across a peninsula to catch this glorious sunset. I managed to get my telephoto lens on just in time, and I had to pump up the ISO, so there’s a lot of noise in the photo, but what the heck! Believe it or not, I didn’t do any colour work in Photoshop!!!!


cloverdale blues…


Cloverdale Blues

Project 365 Photo: #22

All we need now is the four riders of the Appocolypse to emerge out of the fog. This is what you get in January in the BC’s lower mainland. Random foggy days. I shot this photo in Cloverdale while waiting for my daughter at the hair salon. It was 4:30 p.m. Ugh.

I can’t help it. I’m jealous of all the people waking up to sunshine and warm temperatures today!

hairy couch potato…


hairy couch potato

Project Photo 365: #20

(Wow! Who knew I could keep a New Year’s resolution going this long?)

Ever since Vice President Dan Quayle mistakenly corrected a student’s spelling of potato, I have had to look it up in a dictionary every time I spell it!!! Maybe it’s a Canadian thing, but I feel compelled to put an ‘e’ on the end too. Duh.a

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