Many of these photos were taken at art galleries in London, England and here in Toronto. Others are from the Toronto zoo and from the Highgate Cemetery in London. The one of my son-in-law is a selfie he took because he knew he was being followed by that fox. Being followed by a fox is the creepy part for me not my son-in-law.
Over the years I’ve had numerous ‘precious pets’ as have my daughters and sisters. Not all these lovelies belong to me but they are someone’s precious pet and I was privileged to have taken their picture.
Last week my daughters and I took a break from city life and spent four days at the cottage with our dogs. Frances (my dog) and Olive get along very well despite the large age difference (10 years). I’m very much a water person and love living by large bodies of water, both at home and the cottage. The cottage is on Christian Island in Georgian Bay which is part of Lake Huron. We had a wonderful time swimming, playing with the dogs and trying to put together an impossible 1000 piece puzzle of the moon.
During our stay these two lovely ladies put together the new barbecue while I read the instructions. After it was completed Josie made us a fabulous dinner on the barbecue. I do all my cooking outdoors when I’m at the cottage. Great food, lots of wine and spirits (but not too much) and time spent with friends and family; I can’t imagine a better way to ‘take a break’.
When it was all over Frances needed ‘a break’ from all that running and playing on the beach. She is after all 12 1/2.
Yesterday I went to the Toronto Zoo and took my Panasonic Lumix camera with the wide angle lens. I had a little bit of difficulty with the settings but I did manage to get some interesting close-ups of some of the animals.
….thanks to Pilot Fish for this week’s challenge prompt ‘Action’
I’ve wanted to share more of my photos from the Air Show that I watched from the park at the bottom of my street. It’s nice that I can combine a post that I was going to do with a new challenge.
I found taking photos of soaring jets against a grey sky very tricky. Firstly it was difficult locating the moving planes with my zoom lens and than getting them in the frame was a challenge. Eventually I figured out how to find them and centre them (enough to crop them later). Most of these shots were the last ones on the camera.