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Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Ah the stereotypical shot of the kids posing in front of the 'mountain' at Canada's Wonderland. Everyone who goes there takes a variation of this picture (and I suspect I have one for every visit I've made there!). This was our first trip there with the littlest two, and it was an eye opener. Katie was absolutely unafraid, a real thrill seeker. Jonah, ever my child, was much more content to observe (especially from the front of the little train that puttered around Hanna-Barbera land).
Monday, July 30, 2007
The humble clover (along with the buttercups and Queen Anne's lace that grow profusely all around the cottage) was actually the inspiration for my wedding bouquet. Such a beautiful vivid little flower, and it smells good too, especially all sun warmed on a hot summer's afternoon.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Moon pictures never turn out as impressive as they look to the naked eye. Someone once explained to me why that is (some phenomena about objects along the horizon tricking the eye or something) and yet I keep trying. This was an amazing huge orange moon over Lake Ontario, as seen from the Wolfe Islander III.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
It's a shame this shot didn't turn out well, but it was rainy and grey and I was in a hurry lest I be thought a stalker. This car, parked beside me here in Canada, is a right hand drive. Not so rare in Europe of course but WAY cool to see here :) (It did have diplomatic plates, so that probably explains it).
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Red sky at night, sailor's delight. My grandfather always said that, of course, he was a mechanic, not a sailor so who knows if it's true. All I know is that all of that rain made for the perfect conditions for sunset gazing.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I spent pretty much all day on a plane, the only pictures I took were of my hotel room and this shot from my hotel room window, of Richmond, BC. (And if you find yourself travelling through the Vancouver area and are curious this is the Airport Hilton, comfy bed and close to the airport)
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I have always loved carousel horses. This one is sitting out front of the quirky antique shop I drive by every day. He's been there, on and off, for a couple of months now, and now he's sporting a half-off sticker! I can't believe no one has snatched up this beautiful fella, if only I had a bigger house...
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Another drive-by 'shooting' (with the camera of course!) Mamma Teresa's Ristorante on Somerset Dr. in Ottawa. I've never eaten here, but that patio calls my name every afternoon as I drive home. Doesn't it look like the perfect place to sit with a cappuccino and biscotti and watch the world go by?
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Check out the shiner Mr J is sporting. He and another little guy bashed heads at day camp, and all of my kids bruise easily. Makes him look like a little toughie! PS - aren't those lashes to die for? Why do the boys always get the gorgeous, thick, black lashes?
Friday, July 6, 2007
I'm not a soccer fan (well, I guess it's interesting, but it's not hockey), but the city is soccer mad right now as one of the host cities for the Fifa Under 20 World Cup. This is a quick shot of Frank Clair Stadium as I was driving by on my way home. You can't see the kilometers of people walking to the site, some wearing Argentina's pale blue colours (OK, LOTS actually!) and some in Brazil's bright yellow. It was a party atmosphere long before anyone got into the stadium!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Downtown rocks! These performers were playing in front of the World Exchange Plaza (across from my office, just a block from Parliament Hill). I'm not real sure why they were performing, perhaps as part of Blues Fest? At any rate it was a nice way to spend my lunch break :)
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
I'm cracking up posting this. Day two of Jonah's very first ever week of summer day camp, day two of him passing out in the car before we even leave the parking lot. My little guy is still a napper, and while they have 'quiet time' in the afternoon for a short while I don't think it's quite enough rest for him.
The tongue sticking out? I have no idea, but I can't stop giggling :) Summer camp, it's a good thing :)
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I get a kick out of wandering around the downtown on my lunch break and watching the tourists. It's insane how many of them there are these days. However today I played tourist, snapping this pair of the Governor General's Foot Guards at the Cenotaph.
Monday, July 2, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Instead of braving the crowds at Parliament, we went to the beach at Petrie Island to enjoy the Canada Day fireworks (and a heap of cotton candy too!)
This picture cracks me up - it just reminds me so much of palm tress (which is ironic since we were all freezing our butts off watching the show!)