…lady in striped hat……….


….I haven’t picked up the camera for a while and yesterday morning I got the bug.  And when I feel I have a shot in mind, I need to do it  or else I  eventually forget about it.  So this is this yesterday’s inspiration.

…I picked this shot because I like the wave in the hat…….

Happy Friday! 🙂

…lean on me………and…..basking in the sun…….enjoying a sunny winter afternoon…..


What a fabulous winter day yesterday.  Sunny, blue skies.  I have missed the sun so much.

Boucle and I headed out to Mississauga yesterday afternoon to walk on a paved path park and waterfront trail.  The regular trails are still too messy and mucky.

Everyone was out.  So many cars out, so many people walking with their children, their dogs, and as couples.  Happy people.

The woman is leaning on the man.  Sweet.  Relaxing. Happy day.


Two ladies enjoying. It looks like she is snoozing, but I think that she was leaning back to feel the glorious sun.

I spoke with them.  The blonde lady asked about Boucle’s sweater, and we started a conversation about dogs, dog sweaters.  She has a white shitzu mix.  Lovely ladies.

…Saturday afternoon at the lake……..

Happy Day everyone!


…lady….turn of the century…………..


This was my Boxing Day playing.  Set up to look like turn of the century, with pattern upon pattern layered and deep rich colors.

This was taken in my soft colored livingroom, with things brought in from around the house.  The rug is from the entrance, the flowers from the bedroom.  The chair is a diningroom chair and the background is fabric that I clipped to my livingroom drapes.

The hat is a faux sable mink winter hat, jacket is a Max Mara business jacket, shoes are summer shoes of lacey leather, which I thought worked well with the jacket colors and the look of the era.  Leather gloves. The skirt is a very old skirt that I made 15 years ago.  I originally put a piece of luggage in the frame but it became too busy.

Lighting did not work out as well as my previous set up.  I am not sure why.  I moved it around, went from one to two umbrellas, and still was not completely satisfied. Perhaps it was so much burgundy surrounding me.  This one had to be processed, whereas the previous was very little processing.

I am thinking of doing the 70s next.


…lady in a black tulle hat………


Made my first ever crockpot stew yesterday. Received the crockpot from my Mom last year, so it was fitting to give it a go before Christmas this year.  A bit too watery, but incredibly good.

Yesterday afternoon was my time for play, so I put together this set up for a photo session.  One umbrella, one SB800 flash, camera right.  Black background.  This is processed only a little, as the lighting turned out quite well.

The set up: Hat, is the same hat from another shoot.  However, I placed some black tulle loosely around it to give it a completely new look.  The feathers, is a fascinator, i.e. headband with feathers, that I put around it.  The necklace is a Myriam Haskell necklace, (love her gorgeous pearl work).  The gloves are from a Halloween shop for $6.  The dress –  is really a camisole, with a Betsey Johnson scarf placed over it, to look like a dress.