January 2013 Photo a Day – Yourself

….. take a photo of yourself. Or something that represents you.

This is it, the last challenge for January 2013 Photo a Day. Today I took 29 grade 3 to grade 5 students to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. I took some great shots of the kids and of myself and would you believe it, I’ve misplaced my camera. At least I’m hoping that’s what happened because the last place I had the camera in my hands was in the staffroom back at school. I quickly ate my lunch and then rushed off to teach my last two classes of the day. I don’t remember taking the camera with me and when I went back to the staffroom before I went home tonight it wasn’t there. I’m hoping that someone on staff put it in the office for safe keeping.

The following pictures are all taken in the last 7 months and represent some of the things I like to do.

ImageJust before my first 5K with my friend L back in June. I didn’t look this happy at the end of the race. I need to find another race and start training for it. I’m at least 15 pounds lighter now and in better shape.

ImageIn August with my cousin’s girlfriend M having a special dinner before they returned to Germany.

ImageMy new bike that my sweetie bought me for my birthday.

ImageCelebrating my birthday with good friends.

ImageInside my library at school after running with the kids for the Terry Fox run in September.

ImageIn December with some members of my precious family.

Thanks to Jeanne at http://www.nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com for posting the January 2013 challenge.

January 2013 Photo a Day – Down

…..is it looking down or something that makes you feel down? Interpret it however you like.

I’ve finally caught up with this challenge. Looking down?

ImageLooking down from the visitor’s gallery at Queens Park.


View from the top of the stairs at Mono Cliffs.


Looking down from the top of the cliffs.


Looking down from the nose bleed section at the Roger’s Centre. The Blue Jays won!

ImageLooking down at the Maid of the Mist, with dozens of blue clad passengers waiting to board. Niagara Falls, Canada

For more photos of ‘down’ check out http://www.nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com


January 2013 Photo a Day – Grow

…..people do it, plants do it too… get creative and take a photo of something that grows.



I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but the rest of my pictures wouldn’t upload. Maybe Jeanne will have more photos at http://www.nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com




January 2013 Photo a Day – Through

….take a photo of looking through something – through the window, through the gate, through the trees… whatever you please

ImageLooking through a rusty iron gate at Niagara Falls.

ImageImageLooking through my bedroom window.

ImageLooking through the railing on the bridge over the creek.

For more ‘through’ pictures check out http://www.nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com




January 2013 Photo a Day – Sun

….. whether the sun is out in full force, or hiding behind the clouds today – take a photo of it. Or you could get creative and take a photo of sunlight or some other interpretation

The sun hasn’t been out in days. Had to go to my photo files for this challenge.

ImageThe late afternoon sun shining on the vineyardImage

A ray of morning sun on the lake.ImageThe sunset at my daughter’s wedding.

ImageSunset at Christian Island.

ImageSunset at the marina.

ImageFor more sun photos check out http://www.nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com


January 2013 Photo a Day – Together

…… there are many definitions for together. One is: In or into a single group, mass, or place. Take a photo of together, whichever definition you’d like to use

ImageBest friends for over 20 years, together to celebrate B’s birthday.

ImageA pair of earrings. One just wouldn’t cut it. You definitely need two together.

ImageYoung love!ImageFor more ‘together’ photos check out http://www.nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com

January 2013 Photo a Day – Landscape

…..step back and take a photo of a landscape near you. Or even take a little trip just for the photo. Would be nice to explore your town for a beautiful photo

It was pretty overcast today and there was a grey hue over the entire city. I have lots of landscape pictures in my files but I feel I have used some of them once too often. There’s a large bridge close to my house and I often see photographers at the top of it taking pictures of the city. I always wondered what the attraction was so I drove over and parked the car on the wide shoulder and took some panoramic views. The bridge goes over the rail lines and downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario are off in the distance.

ImageAfter taking pictures from the Islington Bridge I decided to drive over to one of the bridges that spans over the highway into to city. This bridge was a bit scarier because the railing was lower and the speeding cars below were intimidating.

ImageFor more landscape photos check out http://www.nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com