Low Aperture (OWPC: Aperture)

Today, well this entire week actually, isn’t going as planned as life has once again thrown us a huge curve-ball. Nothing life-threatening, so no worries on that front, but it’s enough to have my thoughts shooting in a thousand different directions.

So here I am, VERY late and VERY unorganized (you have NO idea how much THAT pains me) with my take on APERTURE – Jennifer Nichole Well’s word for this week’s One Word Photo Challenge.

Rising Moon

Choosing a larger aperture for last night’s full moon allowed me far more detail of the moon but caused the surrounding mountains to somewhat disappear. In this capture you can just see a glimpse of my Lovely Liz on the bottom right-hand corner of the moon.

And who knows, perhaps if I actually mounted my camera on a tripod it would be even easier to get these full moon shots but if I did that, the sun would be rising by the time I had everything set up. Given how everything is right now, something at least is better than nothing, lol!






An Intense Start to the School Year! (Wordless Wednesday)


An interesting morning



It is SO the first day of fall!

The first day of fall and how apt is that terminology as we’ve already had our first SNOW FALL for the year… woo hoo!

September First

Granted the snow is only on my mountain peak but it’s SNOW. Oh yes, I am SO doing the happy dance right now!!! 🙂




Today was a Good Day (WPC)

Today Was a Good Day is this week’s challenge from the Daily Post and looking out my kitchen window this morning, I am already declaring exactly that!

The Early Bird, or birds in this case!

As the sun rose behind my mountain, the clouds were continually moving, constantly changing it’s appearance. As the mountain peak became visible, flocks of seagulls began flying past, heading down towards the nearby river.

Yep, definitely no argument here. It may only be 7.30 in the morning but after viewing this incredible sight from Mother Nature herself, it will be enough to sustain me until bedtime. Today was indeed a Good Day!




Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

(Yes, I know it’s summer here but I do so like Liz covered in snow, lol!

My Mountain this Week – Wordless Wednesday

Mount Elizabeth - my mountain this week!

Calm Before the Storm – Monochrome Madness

Seeing the peak of Mount Elizabeth this year has been a rarity so when I looked out my window just over a week ago, seeing both her peak AND sunlight, I rushed for the camera.

Calm before the Snow Storm

All I managed were four photos before the clouds closed back in, once again shielding her from my view. I’ve not seen her since.

That was until yesterday. The clouds parted, having dumped two meters of snow upon us in just 48 hours. As our immediate world was blanketed in the deepest snow, there stood Liz, looking almost the same as in this photo.

How can this be Liz? Where’s your luxurious cloak of white? Seriously… “mum, how much longer?”

My Mountain this Month – Wordless Wednesday

Mt Elizabeth - 27 January 2015


What a WONDERFUL surprise it was yesterday afternoon to look out my kitchen window to see FRESH SNOW upon Mount Elizabeth!

OMG - it SNOWED!!!

The really ODD thing about this was that Master Thirteen, from the moment he opened his eyes yesterday kept saying it had snowed.

Yet with nothing to be seen on the lawn and low clouds preventing viewing of anything but the neighboring houses, all we could do was what all good family members do… laughed at him. Then this!

Not quite Frosty the Snowman time but… “mum, how much longer?”

Au Naturel Liz – how New Age

So close – she’s SO close to being completing void of any snow – WHAT a summer!

Liz Au Naturel...

The question now is as to her remaining like this… “mum, how much longer?”