Monday, 31 December 2007


Just a quick post for all my friends to wish you a Happy New Year. Here's hoping that 2008 is a year full of peace, love and joy for you all.

December 29 ~ Falls View

I have a new baby. I now am the proud owner of a Nikon D200! It wasn't a purchase we were planning to make, but found a deal that was too good to pass up. I absolutely love the camera, and this was taken on my first outing with it.

Even on a grey and dull day, Niagara Falls is heaving with tourists. No matter the weather, they flock to the falls to enjoy the view. I had to wait my turn for one of the viewing platforms!

December 28 ~ Lakeshore Dawn

My mom and I ventured out at dawn to the shores of Lake Ontario here in Oakville at Coronation Park. We photographed this lone tree last year, and were keen to do so again. I just love how peaceful it feels here.

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

December 24 ~ Christmas Eve

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. May peace, joy and love bless you all.

December 22 ~ Thirsty

Little N in one of her calm, thoughtful moments.

December 20 ~ Mmmmm, Laces!

N appears to enjoy the lace on her new pull toy more than the toy itself! I wonder what flavour it is....

Thursday, 20 December 2007

December 18 ~ In the Bath

N is enjoying bath time at Grannie's!

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

December 17 ~ Nanook

This is N, out playing in the snow for the first time. Nanook of the North has nothing on her!

December 16 ~ Look At My Teeth!

N loves showing everyone her teeth, particularly at mealtimes!

December 15 ~ Me and My Uncle

We left for Montreal at 1am on Saturday to get N at my sister's place. It's a 6 hour drive from Oakville where my parents live, and we knew there was a BIG snowstorm on the way, due to begin Saturday evening. We wanted to drive there, get N, and get back before the snow hit. This shot was taken back in Oakville around 6pm Saturday night, after a LONG day of travelling. N loves her Uncle Chris!

December 13 ~ Welcome to Canada

We're finally here! Arrived in the midst of SNOW at Toronto's Pearson Airport sometime in the early afternoon. This is my first ever photography done from a plane. It's my first glimpse of Canadian soil; it's the east coast of Labrador from 36,000 feet.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

December 9 ~ Daybreak

This is the last morning outing to the beach for me in 2007. We leave on Thursday to spend 3 weeks in Canada with my side of the family :) While I will miss the beach and my weekly trips out with the camera, it doesn't come close to comparing to the joy of being with my husband, my parents, my siblings and my niece for the holiday period. Besides, there is SO MUCH to photograph in the Toronto area!

Saturday, 8 December 2007

December 8 ~ December Dawn

First light this morning on the beach, before the glorious sky was replaced by something dull and grey. I know that some who love the "rules" of photography might not care for the horizon being placed slap bang in the middle of the frame, but I couldn't favour either that glorious sky or the lovely ripples of sand to use the rule of thirds. I really like the 50-50 split.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

December 5 ~ Open Wide

The parrot tulips are almost done.

I am getting REALLY excited now. One week from tomorrow, we fly out to Toronto to spend Christmas and New Year's with my parents and brother. I also get a whole week with my little niece - we're driving up to Montreal to pick her up at my sister's and then back again the following week. I haven't seen her since last Christmas, when she was about 4 weeks old. Now she's almost 13 months old and SO inquisitive (not to mention gorgeous!) There will be LOTS of photos, I can feel it!

December 4 ~ Fading Beauty

December 3 ~ Imperfect

Yet still perfectly beautiful, despite its blemishes and imperfections.

We could learn a lot from flowers.

Monday, 3 December 2007

December 2 ~ St. Mary's Lighthouse

Yup, it's that ligthouse again! This will probably be just about my last visit to it this year, as next weeked is our last before leaving for Canada.

December 1 ~ Eager

This little fellow was ready to spring into action at a moment's notice; he was waiting for his owner to catch up to him.