Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Project 52 Week 8

How's this for a burst of color on a frosty winter backdrop?  The neighborhood kids love to make tunnels in the mountains of snow left by the snow plow.  My dd just wants to hang out in the forts as they are created.  The child in me recalls how much fun it was and how much warmer it was inside the tunnel, out of the wind.  The Mom in me struggles with the constant fear that the roof will cave in.  I don't think she shares my worries.  So be it.

Have a great day.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Project 52 Week 7

We hit a major milestone this week.  Dd lost her very first tooth.  It had been doing the wiggly almost out and could get stuck in food dance for several weeks, but finally gave in as she slept.  She came out to me at 2:30 am and said "look Mommy, my tooth came out in my mouth".  No stress, no blood, no worries.

Hope you are paying attention Tooth Fairy!

Project 52 Week 6

The awesomeness of a snowfall at night.  So very often, at this time of year, we begin to complain about the snow, the need to shovel it, the way it makes the roads and walkways treacherous, the cold, the wet, etc...  Every now and then, however, I catch a glimpse of the beauty of winter.  This one caught me on my way home one night.  We walk here frequently, when the weather is fine.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Project 52 Week 5

Saturated colors...

We were still in Quebec with the students when I took this shot of the Chateau Frontenac.  I love the saturated green of the oxidized copper roof and the vibrant red of the Canadian flag.  This is the lesser photographed side of the Chateau.  It was taken near the plains of Abraham, just down the street from the American embassy.  You can see that flag, as well, in this shot.

Have a great day!

Project 52 Week 4

Using the self timer...

A gorilla pod and a self timer and you can pretty much take a photo anywhere!  These folks are my teacher friends who helped me look after 35 grade 9 students as we all spent a week in Quebec City.  They are some brave and humorous friends.  Here we were attending a major/junior hockey game between the Quebec City Remparts and the Victoriaville Tigres.  A first for some of our kids.

Have a great day!