Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday


I'm posting at Wordless Wednesday today.

Also posting at Signs, Signs.

July 2013 - Brantford Ontario

Six Nations Pow Wow - I had the salt pork on fry bread, yummy!

More pow wow photos:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Blue Monday

July 2013 - Brantford On

Six Nations Pow Wow

Monday Mellow Yellow

I'm posting at Monday Mellow Yellow today.

Taken on Saturday at the Six Nations Pow Wow near Brantford On.

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.

May 2013 - Toronto On

We found it by accident! It's on Dundas East just west of Carlaw.
It's done by a German duo called Herakut and is the fifth mural of their giant storybook project.
The German duo delivers this amazing new piece featuring Jay and his creative spirit.
The mural reads “Was it the most glorious or the most monstrous moment when Jay met his Creative Spirit?”

Dreaming of France

The rules for this meme are: Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.

August 2012 - Paris France

Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadow Shot Sunday

May 2004 - Venice Italy

Taken in Piazza San Marco as it flooded one evening, a regular occurrence during high tide.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I'm joining the Scavenger Hunt Sunday sponsored by Ashley.

The rules are simple:
  1. Anyone can participate.
  2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. Creativity is also encouraged!
  3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots).
  4. Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above.
  5. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (with so many new participants each week, it’s the only way I know to be inclusive
  6. Have fun!

  1. Cool Colors
  2. Leaves
  3. Iced Beverage
  4. Cooling Off
  5. Raw

My photos for this week's challenge were taken over the last couple of weeks.

Cool Colors - Taken Saturday at the Six Nations Pow Wow in at  Chiefswood Park, on the grounds of the former Estate of the Mohawk Poetess E. Pauline Johnson, at the Six Nations of the Grand River Community.

Leaves -  GF's garden

Iced Beverage - my current favourite Tim Horton's Orange Tangerine real fruit smoothie with yogurt.

Cooling off - a couple from along Lake Ontario

Raw - I was stuck on this until I looked through my recent photos and realized I had taken a photo of the ground turkey with kale mealballs before I cooked them.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

inSPIREd Sunday

March 2013 - Sedona Arizona


Here's a new fun meme to join! You'll Shoot Your Eye Out rules are:

1.  Would be kinda cool if you would link back to my blog somewhere...ANYWHERE
2.  Would be kinda cool if you "followed" me.  Not to the bathroom or anything creepy...just here in blog-land.
3.  Please link up using your permalink URL.
4.  Photos MAY or MAY NOT be recently taken.  Heck, sometimes you might see a song title and think "I ALREADY have an amaaaaaaazing photograph for that song title!"  No reason you shouldn't use it.  Amazing is amazing regardless of when it's taken, right?
5.  Would be kinda cool if you'd visit some of the other participants and leave a kind word or two.  I'm from Philly, and you KNOW we have a rep for being the kindest and friendliest peeps in the world :)
6.  You may have one photo,  or drop a photo bomb of photos in your link up post.  Just please make sure your photo(s) are an interpretation of the song title for the week. 
7.  Link-up will be available beginning Sunday mornings.
8.  Tell lots, and LOTS of your blogging friends so I don't feel like I'm sitting at the school lunch table all by myself on Sunday morning.  I don't want to be a "Lonesome Loser" and have to post a photo about it.Got it?  Sunday, link up, song titles, photographs that are interpretations, a mash up I'm calling Song-ography, be there...YO.

This week's prompt is:

Here Comes The Sun - George Harrison and Friends

November 1999 - Kauai Hawaii

I selected my photo as soon as I saw this week's challenge. I knew I had very few photos of the sun coming up but have loads of sunsets. This was on the island of Kauai in Hawaii and this is the sun rising over the ocean.
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes 
 Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here

Friday, July 26, 2013

Saturday Snapshot

July 2013 - Calgary Alberta

The Bow is a 158,000-square-metre (1.7 million sq ft) office building for the headquarters of EnCana Corporation and Cenovus Energy, in downtown Calgary, Alberta. The building is currently the tallest office tower in Calgary, and tallest in Canada outside Toronto. The Bow is also considered the start of redevelopment in Calgary's Downtown East Village. It was completed in 2012 and was ranked among the top 10 architectural projects of 2012 according to Azure Magazine.

A 12-meter sculpture, created by Barcelona-based designer Jaume Plensa, Wonderland is a bent-wire portrait of a young girl's head.

Sepia Saturday - July 27

Sepia Saturday

I'm posting at Sepia Saturday today.

The suggested theme is:

187 : This theme originated from an idea by Wendy, Kathy, Martha, Marilyn and others on the Sepia Saturday Facebook Page. Bibles, books, and all manner of old family keepsakes could fit in with this theme.

This case has been the holder of our family memorabilia since I won it in 1958. It contains photos,cards, obituaries, wedding invitations and all sorts of other special items.

My sister's gloves pinned by my mother.

A medal which was pinned in our carriage in Dublin. UPDATE Bob Scotney asked what the carriage looked like so I have added a photo below.

Does anyone remember melody cards? It is a birthday card which you could play on a record player.
"Melody Cards" were popular in the late 1950s. These took the form of an oversized rectangular postcard with the usual address and greeting space on one side and an illustration on the other. The illustration was overlaid with a transparent plastic material into which the grooves were embossed for the recording which was usually musical as the name implies. They typically played at 45 RPM. It was not recommended to write on them with a ball point pen, but these were not all that common at the time.

My grandmother's prayer book which she gave to my father on his wedding day.

Weekend Reflections

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Posting at Weekend Reflections.

May 2009 - Yangshu China