January 2016

Photo of the day: “Every puppy should have a boy.”

16 January 2016 Photo of the Day

I think the inimitable Erma Bombeck said it best: “Every puppy should have a boy.” ♥

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Photo of the day: Lucas leaning

13 January 2016 Photo of the Day

He’s such a ham. We were walking home from school and the setting sun was already below the level of some of the tall trees on our route, but there was one spot where the sun was blazing onto the white snow. “Hey Lucas, sit here for a minute so mum can take your picture.” […]

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How a chalkboard saves my sanity at dinner time every single day

11 January 2016 Eating and thinking and thinking about eating

Beloved called me at work the other day. “I feel so lost, so adrift. I’ve lost my rudder and I feel like we’re directionless.” Nope, not an existential crisis – he was upset because it was three days after grocery day and the chalkboard where I faithfully write our weekly meal plan was still blank. […]

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Planning for PEI 2016: Why we love the Points East Coastal Drive region

10 January 2016 Ottawa to PEI 2016

Yay! It’s time to start thinking about our next summer vacation on Prince Edward Island! This will be our third trip to PEI. In 2014, we spent a week near Murray Harbour, and in 2015 we spent a generally wet and rainy but still happy two weeks near St Peters Bay. We’ve criss-crossed and explored […]

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Photo of the day: Drawing manga

9 January 2016 Ah, me boys

In addition to more black and white photography, this year I want to do more “lifestyle” photography. I realized when I made our annual photo book that I had taken a lot of family shots with my iPhone, but not as many with my big-girl camera. I want to make the effort to take more […]

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Photo of the day: Bella in a sunbeam

8 January 2016 Photo of the Day

Bella was happy enough in her sunbeam to let me stare at her with my big circular monocle, but she wasn’t going to make eye contact. I could use a little more sunshine in my life this time of year, too!

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Photo of the day: Walking

7 January 2016 Lucas

I‘ve got two big photographic learning projects this year: learning to make beautiful black and white photos, and conquering the use of flash. I didn’t need any flash with this one, what with that big flash bulb in the sky, but I am happy with the tones and shapes in this one. I sort of […]

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Photo of the day: Gamer boys

6 January 2016 Photo of the Day

The family that plays together….

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Photo of the day: Tiger kitty

2 January 2016 Photo of the Day

This beauty is a neighbourhood cat that has loosely adopted friends of ours. She’s easily the most interesting-looking cat I’ve ever seen and I love that you can see her quirky personality in this photo. We think she’s a bengal cat, which is a pretty fancy breed. Regardless, she’s a beautiful girl, isn’t she?

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My favourite photos of 2015

1 January 2016 Mothership Photography

The end of the year is the perfect time to look back and see both what I did well, and what I could have done better, with my camera. Here’s a collection of the photos I most love from all parts of the year: the photos I took to tell a story, the photos I […]

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