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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Week 3 of 52 Week Photo Challenge

The word for this week was "yoga".  I had big plans for this word but my yoga practice should have cued me in that I shouldn't make so many plans.  So here is my simple yoga photo - my home yoga studio.


Here you see my pink yoga mat, my blanket - for putting under my knees when they start to hurt from too much kneeling on them, my block (a dictionary works quite well), and my yoga instructor.  

If you are looking for an on-line yoga instructor, check out Adriene at Yoga with Adriene.  She is lovely and has the perfect balance for me of hard work and fun in her videos.  And most of them are free.  

Please check out Alshas Space blog to see what other photogs found to depict "yoga".

Janet 


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Photo Challenge Week 2 - Bread

Hi there everyone and happy Sunday!  Well it is Sunday here anyway and a glorious, sunny, warm Sunday it is.  I hear it is - 40 in Ontario and there was a big blizzard going on in Newfoundland when I talked to my daughter yesterday.  Not here!  -2 and sunny and there were fantastic northern lights last night!

The word for this week in Shaz' photo challenge was bread.  I wasn't too sure how I was going to get a photo of bread as we aren't eating bread right now and we don't have any in the house.  And I forgot all about taking a photo during the week when I was in town and could have gone to a store and taken a photo.

So this morning I had to go to a short meeting at some friends (well really closer to acquaintances than friends) about the art and craft show that we are organizing next Sunday in my little town and I took my camera along just in case they had a loaf of bread fresh out of the oven, or sliced on a cutting board that I could nab a picture of.  Well they did have a loaf of bread, and it looked homemade and yummy, but it was in a plastic bag in a breadbox on the counter.  So I asked if they would mind if I took it out of the bag and took a photo of it.  They looked at me like I was a little nuts and asked me why....  But once I explained they were very cooperative and even told me about how the bread is made and said they would send me the recipe.

So, here is bread, made by my friend Rob.


Be sure to check out the other bread photos over on Shaz' blog.

Janet 


Sunday, February 7, 2016

52 Week Photo Challenge

Shaz from Alsha's Space blog is doing the 52 week photo challenge again this year and I thought I would join in.  I haven't been taking as many photos as I would like and this may encourage me.

The word for week one is "red".  I have hummed and hawed about what to take a photo of that was red.  Then today my two girls who live close by put on a lovely party for my birthday (which is tomorrow).  We all had a nice ski and then lots of food.  The cake was a pièce de résistance.  I told DD # 3 that I wanted a cake without sugar.  Well the cake wasn't totally sugar free as it had some maple sugar in it, but it was really lovely.  Coconut cake with whipped coconut cream topping and berries.  It was beautiful and fits the bill for a photo of red.

What does it mean to me?  That I have a wonderful family and great friends and that we can share fun times together.



And that I am very lucky!  I only wish that my Newfoundland family could have been here.

Janet