Filed under: challenge, nature, photography, travel | Tags: challenge, outdoors, Photograph, photography, photos of nature, postaday, stormy skies, vacation with my family
While on vacation with my family last weekend, I managed to take another 200+ photos over four days. Most of them are of my kids & husband, but many are photos of nature, animals, the sky, and other shots that I like to have as reminders of what we saw and did while away at the Ranch.
This weekly challenge was a perfect theme as I was trying to capture the various colors in the stormy skies.
Caught it before the rain began to fall!
Filed under: family, kids, nature, photography, travel | Tags: beachcombing, beaches, city kids, exploring nature, family, kids, Nature, photography, travel
I was inspired by todays daily prompt: The Natural World.
It was easy to find photos I had taken that show nature in its various forms: beaches, trees, sunrise and sunset, but I was most excited to see so many photos that include my boys exploring nature.
Although they are “city kids”, we do plenty of beach combing, hiking, and paddling to discover treasures. My favorite excursions are the pajama walks we take early in the morning while on vacation.
Where are your favorite places to explore nature?
Filed under: challenge, ideas, life, photography, travel | Tags: challenge, life, look at the world, Photograph, photography, travel, weekly photo challenge
Filed under: challenge, food, kids, life, photography | Tags: challenge, food, from above, kids, life, Photograph, photography, postaday, weekly photo challenge
My take on the WordPress weekly photo challenge: From Above
I hadn’t realized that I take so many pictures from above, but I love the view from up here. Family. Food. Feet.
Which one is your favorite?
Filed under: goals, resolutions | Tags: 39, Birthday, challenge, clutter, cycling, date night, declutter, Duathlon, family, goals, happiness project, healthy-living, ideas, kids, life, marriage, organized, photography, resolutions, Ride to Conquer Cancer
I’m a little behind on posting and have been getting some attitude about it. Truth be told, I have 16 drafts started and a few that are almost ready to publish, but I’ve been busy. I could name all sorts of reasons, but let’s just call it “life”. Time to get back on track.
My 39th birthday was in October; yes, it’s been four months, but a busy four months they were. This year, after my annual birthday resolutions were made,
I also made a vision board to keep me focussed, but, I didn’t post my goals for all to see. If you’re new to my birthday resolutions, check out last year’s post: Happy Birthday To Me.
2013 Birthday Resolutions
To Do: a road bike event
To Have: a regular date night with my husband
To Be: clutter free
To Give: my undivided attention
To Learn: how to use my digital camera settings
Happily, I can report that I’ve taken steps to help me achieve these goals. We have interviewed new babysitters to watch the kids so my husband and I can exercise and socialize together plus we have both registered for the 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer in June. You can make a donation here: http://www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR/Events/Vancouver2013?px=3156646&pg=personal&fr_id=1441.
To get more comfortable with my road bike, I am planning to do another Duathlon in March. And to work toward being clutter free I am following a “declutter calendar” for the year which I stumbled upon (http://www.mysimplerlife.com/decluttercalendar.htm).
To give undivided attention is aimed at having more “quality” time with each of my kids and my husband as well as cutting back on multi-tasking. Focus, focus, focus! Which brings me to my camera; I haven’t yet made a formal plan here, but am confident I’ll get this one done, too!
Now, to check my 40 Before 40 list to see what other goals I can achieve this year!
Have any tips or advice you want to share?
Filed under: 365, baking, challenge, family, food, life, photography | Tags: baking, challenge, Cook, Daily Post, family, food, Holidays, Home, New Year, Photograph, photography, postaday, special occasions
As a final post before the new year begins, I thought I’d participate in the weekly photo challenge of “my 2012 in pictures”. As I looked back, I was surprised to see how much we travelled. Not quite the same as before kids, mostly local trips, but still away from home somewhere almost every month!
I was also surprised by the number of photos of food I took this year – food that marked special occasions, vacations, birthdays, holidays, and class treats for school so I’ve decided to post those photos instead of our various trips. Let me know what you think!
Filed under: goals, ideas, life, photography, resolutions | Tags: challenge, couple of minutes, crafts, fun, goals, ideas, photo, Photograph, photography, Pinterest, resolutions
In a previous post, I mentioned that I came across this great idea from Fatmumslim (http://www.fatmumslim.com.au/) and am excited to try it. Basic premise is to take a photo a day inspired by the list provided:
It’s a fun endeavour, but tricky to remember throughout the day and then find the time to upload the photos, but I’m enjoying the challenge! Check back as often as you like!
Feb 26 “Night”
Feb 27 “Something I ate”