mardi 11 avril 2017

Photographie thématique 408 - Orange!

Nous recommençons avec une couleur!   Orange cette fois.  Et avec le printemps qui arrive et le soleil qui se déplace, nous pouvons de nouveau voir les couchés de soleil de chez nous.  Celui-çi un beau orange.
de chez nous à Kanata, le 6 avril 2017

Et pour une belle quiche, pourquoi pas ajouter un peu d'orange de piments doux avec le blanc des poireaux et le vert de l'épinard?

Voilà seulement deux photos aujourd'hui mais de belles colorées orangées!

Si vous voulez voir les contributions des autres participantes allez au blog de Carmi Lévy Written Inc

mardi 21 mars 2017

Thematic Photographic 405 - Wheels and Tires

By now most of you know me well enough to know what my contribution will be about this week!  Cycling is a big part of our activities in the summer and on holidays.  Unlike today's modern car tires that don't often puncture, bike tires are much better than they used to be, but you can still expect at least one puncture on a long ride with a group.  And pumping up the tires is a morning routine on multiple day trips.

In a group, you can count on the instructions of a committee to change that tire

Every morning a bit of air in the tire means your ride will be easier! 

And of course punctures always happen when it is raining.
I love cycling and I am always happy to have my hubby along to change my tire and maintain my bike!

If you would like to see the contributions of others for this week's theme, go to Carmi Lévy's blog Written Inc.

mardi 7 mars 2017

Thematic Photographic 403 - Take a walk

Well Carmi picked quite the theme for us this week!  Out I went to walk Max the schnauzer this morning only to find all sidewalks iced over.  I tried to walk along the side of the sidewalks on the grass, also iced over.  Max would not walk.  Each step he took he slid!  So back inside we went, I put on my hubby's boots with cleats and down to the garage we went.  After an energetic walk in the indoor garage he was ready to do his business.  Out we went, walking gingerly, he did his business and back in we went!  That was the extent of our walk this morning!

In normal winter weather, especially when it is -20 celsius and -30 with the wind factor, getting ready to go out for a walk takes a lot of time, boots, sweater, scarf, hat, mittens, coat and then there is the dog to dress!  Doesn't look too happy does he.

I much prefer walking in good weather, like in Florida by the beach!

Boyton Beach, Florida, February 2013
And there we have it!  Going for a walk is one of my favourite activties, in good weather please!  If you wish to see the contributions of others please visite Carmi Lévy's blog Written Inc. 

mercredi 1 mars 2017

photographie thématique 402 - mauve (purple)

Carmi nous offre un beau défi cette semaine, la couleur mauve.  En cherchant dans mes archives de photos, j'étais un peu désespéré.  Je cherchais quelque chose hors de l'ordinaire.  Mais finalement ce qui est le plus facile sont les oiseaux et les fleurs.  Alors voilà!

Vous savez déjà que j'aime bien observer les oiseaux.  Je ne suis pas une ornithologue, loin de là mais quand je peux ajouter un oiseau à ma liste comme cette talève violacée, je suis au ciel!

Floride, janvier 2016
 Les fleurs de juin sont souvent les plus spectaculaires, comme ces iris.

Ottawa, juin 2015
Et il y a quelqu'un qui peut me dire le nom de ces jolies petites fleurs qui poussent sur une vigne?

Floride, février 2016
Voilà ma contribution cette semaine.  Si vous voulez voir les contributions des autres participants allez au blog de Carmi Lévy Written Inc.

mardi 21 février 2017

Thematic Photographic 401 - Yellow

I love it when Carmi gives us a colour to work with, so many possibilities!  I collect tea pots, not necessarily because I am a big tea drinker, I just like them.  This is a set I bought in an apparent antique store on Cape Cod.  It is called Pearl China, mid-century (20th).  I loved the look.  It is not worth much, lots on ebay but I love it.

Tea Pot set Pearl China - hand decorated 22k gold
Now breakfast is my favourite meal and there are lots of breakfast meals that include yellow food!  Let's start with eggs!

skillet eggs benedict at Café Boulud in Palm Beach Florida

The easiest muffins to make and best in my opinion, are cornmeal muffins.  Add a raspberry and they are so pretty!

And of course, as Gilly showed us in her post, there are lots of wonderful flowers in yellow, especially in Spring.  In mid-July however, the biggest and most spectacular are fields of yellow sunflowers.  I love it when I find myself cycling surrounded by sunflowers!

Want to brighten your day with lots of yellow?  Go to Carmi Lévy's blog Written Inc. to see what others have posted.

vendredi 17 février 2017

Photographie thématique 400 - nos préférées

Déjà 400 sujets que Carmi nous a offert comme défi!  Toujours mes photos préférées sont celles de Max.

Max,  pensif..

Toujours pensif
Si vous voulez voir les préférées des autres participants au projet allez au blog de Carmi Lévy Written Inc. 

mercredi 8 février 2017

Thematic Photographic 399 - Hat trick

Hats in my opinion, can tell us a lot about a person or an activity.  It can literally tell us who you are, where you come from and what you do.  Around Canada's War Memorial is the Valiants Memorial with busts of some of our war heros.  Their hats tell us a lot about their war and their role in that war. Here is a bit of Canadian history.

The first man on the right with not only his hat but a huge wig of his time.  He is Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville who fought the English and captured the British outport York Fort in Hudson Bay in 1697.

The next one is Captain John Wallace Thomas, a Newfoundlander who manoeuvred his ship The Empress of Scotland to safety while under air attack off the coast of Ireland in WWII.  Captain Wallace fought under the British flag because Newfoundland was not yet part of Canada in 1940.

The next, surprisingly, is Matron Georgina Pope, the first Matron of the Canadian Medical Army Corps. She served in WWI on the battlefield in 1917.  She is wearing a sheep wool sidecap.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Michel d'Irumberry de Salaberry with the big military hat was a professional soldier of the Voltigeurs Canadiens and defeated the Americans at the Battle of Châteauguay in the War of 1812.  I know Americans believe they won the war of 1812 but you didn't.

General Sir Isaac Brock, captured Detroit in the War of 1812.  It was his inspiration and and skills that saved Upper Canada.

The Compte de Frontenac, Governor of New France in 1690, successfully defended Québec against the British.

In the background is Laura Secord, a Canadian héroïne, who is said to have walked 32 kilometres in the war of 1812 to warn the British army of an impending American attack.

To get back to the 21st century, hats have many uses still. Feeling sleepy on the train? Use you ball cap to cover your eyes.

Now these hats tell you a lot about what we are celebrating!

Want to see more about hats, go to Carmi Lévy's blog Written Inc.