Monday, December 03, 2012

Who knew...

... that one important step in getting great photographs requires getting outside, and that doesn't mean "outside in your yard".  With that thought in mind I set out this morning to take some great shots at the  Bay.  I dropped by the library to return an overdue book, got back in the car, and cranked the heat in order to warm my frozen fingers.  Realizing that I forgot my mitts at home, I returned home to my cozy warm house.  I suppose I could have picked the mittens up and headed back outside but the rain had started up again.
Here are a few token nature pics:

Black bear fishing along the Cowichan River:

Anna's Hummingbird

Another shot of Anna's Hummingbird

I did take a bunch of pictures at a family luncheon yesterday which was fun.

These are pictures of my family.  Son-in-law was working and I didn't feel I had the right to post pictures of other members of the family without their permissions.

My knitting has slowed down a bit.  I finished two Yule related items and am now currently "socked-out".  Just how many pairs of socks can somebody really use?  I actually have trouble closing my sock drawer since it is bulging with all my home-made socks.
I did purchase a few patterns for knitted stuffed toys so I'll likely be casting on for them soon.  Once they are done I may post pictures on here.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Once again time flies

As usual I had great intentions.  I'd blog at least once weekly, preferably more but, as usual for me I got involved in life.  No other excuse really.
The granddaughter mentioned in the last post is now 2, still stubborn, and knows her own mind.
Did I mention that she is very photogenic?  Unlike her brother who pulls a "cheese" face when I try to take his picture, she is very cool about posing.  I'd say she'd be a natural.
Her hair is finally growing long enough for a teeny ponytail.
And here are both grandchildren doing what kids love to do... and certain big kids. 

At some time I'd love to post pictures of our fantastic summer which was spent hiking in the Cascades with our local hiking club for 4 days.  Following that we spent nearly 2 weeks with our son and his wife in Edmonton.  During that time our son joined us in Jasper for 2 nights and 2 days of hiking.  This will definitely be on my list of things to do again. 
For now this is just a brief update.  I will promise to blog again soon.