Day 249 of 365



Cassandra dropped off 3 cats for a visit when she needed to travel. That was over a year ago. They have already been featured and are now part of our household. Since then, she has taken in 4 new street cats – one of which just had 3 kittens.
This is Scruffy, the first stray to be adopted.

Day 43 of 365




Went dog walking at Conroy Pit – a dog’s paradise.
Miles of trails, a whole messa dogs, off leash, etc.
Watched the owners (at least half of them) leisure walk, sipping their double latte mocha chocolate framboise cappuccinos. Seems there’s a Tim’s at the Esso station right next to the entrance.

This is Elly – my sister’s constant companion.

Day 38 of 365 – Christmas

Christmas - 2012

Christmas – 2012

Christmas day.

My sister spent a 12 hour day, Christmas eve, running her gourmet food business and making sure her customers got their xmas goodies. She & hubby hosted both a raucous Christmas eve and a somewhat quieter Christmas day with all the trimmings. Cooking, entertaining, support & backup – a much appreciated effort all around.

Before the yankee swap, a formal portrait of friends and family.

Learning something again – lighting. Main flash to the left, fill flash from the on board camera, no reflector, dodge & burn the darker areas, tone down the lighter ones.

Day 37 of 365



Christmas eve day. Busy, last minute stuff. Caught the cats doing cat stuff, which is usually lounging about, checking things out from on high or napping.

So, cashed in another cat chip (got 4 do choose from).

Learning something, though. I’ve had this camera for 4 years & just found out I can adjust the intensity of the pop up flash. Good thing cats are patient or the flash testing would have killed the shot.