Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Summer

….thanks to Amy for hosting this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge

Summer is different this year. So far I’ve spent all of it in the city. I miss the Island and hope to get up there soon.

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Swimming off the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto
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Growing vegetables in our backyard gardenF6-BFC0-ED-1394-4-D51-8307-78-BC2-C2-ADBB2

Farmers’ Markets have opened again
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Enjoying a meal on the deck in the backyard.
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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – #95 – All Wet

…thanks to Tina from Travels and  Trifles for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge

I recently posted photos of flowers covered with rain drops so I had to go into the archives for these shots.

Our old girl loves the water…..3-B936922-6-B5-E-4-F21-B0-CD-3-D1-EE6483-D77

…do most of the family
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So does her buddy, Olive.
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At the conservatory
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After a rainstorm
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Lens Artists Challenge – #86 – Treasure Hunt

….thanks to Travels and Trifles  for this week’s theme

This week’s theme is very long and detailed so I’m cutting and pasting the instructions here:

This week we’re going on a Treasure Hunt! The challenge is to search for specific items – either from your archives or newly captured – from the list below. Extra credit items are a bit more challenging. Focus on quality over quantity and hit us with your best shot(s)!  

  • Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall
  • Extra Credit Items:  An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image. My opening image, for example, includes a sunrise, a seascape and birds in a single shot. See how easy it is?! 😀

My favourite portrait of my granddaughter.

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Sunset at the cottage
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Strange fish
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Rhino at the Toronto Zoo
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Street Performer in Hamilton
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Sunrise in the Neighbourhood
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Water fowl in the Park
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Two more recent sunsets in the park
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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – #82 – Capital

…thanks to Viveka for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge

cap·i·tal1
/ˈkapədl/
noun
  1. 1.
    the most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center.
    Similar:
    first city
    most important city
    seat of government
    centre of administration
    metropolis

  2. 2.
    wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing.
    “rates of return on invested capital were high”
    Similar:
    money, finance(s), wealth, resources
adjective
(of an offense or charge) liable to the death penalty.
“murder was a capital crime”
2.
(of a letter of the alphabet) large in size and of the form used to begin sentences and names.
Similar:
upper-case, block
A variety of photos depicting upper case letters, capital cities….Toronto (capital of Ontario), Rome (capital of Italy), Dublin (capital of Ireland) and play money.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Window With a View

….thanks to the Lens Artists Photo Challenge for this week’s theme Window With a View

Over Italy

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In Assisi

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From Lucy’s point of view

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From our apartment in Rome

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Lens-Artist Challenge – On Display

thanks to Amy for hosting this week’s Lens-Artist Challenge

On the weekend we discovered a new micro-brewery close to home. It’s called Stonehooker which refers to a boat that went out into the lake and dug up shale for the roads in the neighbourhood. It’s very clear when you walk in that the owner had a nautical theme in mind.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

…thanks to Tina for hosting this week’s Lens-Artist Challenge

nos·tal·gia
/näˈstaljə,nəˈstaljə/
noun
noun: nostalgia; plural noun: nostalgias
  1. a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.
    “I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days in college”
    Similar:
    wistfulness, regret, regretfulness, reminiscence, remembrance

I get very sentimental over my vacation in Italy where our son was married. The actual wedding took place in the hills of Assisi.

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