Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 2013: #FMSPhotoaDay

April 2013 #FMSPhotoaDay

(Source: Fat Mum Slim) 

Yikes, another month down… April was better than March- I think the returning sun helped a bit with my creativity..because I could shoot with more natural light!  Some of my photos were taken with my SLR and the others with my iPhone! Without any further words here’s my photos from April.


Day 1: play… a friend brought over a kinder-surprise-egg for me!  This was my toy airplane I got to put together and play with!

Day 2: blue… one of my many hats! This one I got when I was in Queenstown, New Zealand, blue is my favourite colour!

Day 3: something beginning with A… an airplane just leaving Pang! (taken with my SLR)

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Day 4: this happened today…while I am on the phone I doodle!

Day 5: something good…I went to my Parks Canada orientation to go into Auyuittuq National Park!

Day 6: air…it was so windy while I was at the Auyuittuq National Park, my hair was all crazy wind blown! (taken with my SLR)

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Day 7: dreamy… I was thinking about my trip to the YUKON this JUNE!

Day 8: on your plate…the most yummy rice, bean, salsa burrito mix!

Day 9: tiny…little giraffe I got on the top of a fruity cocktail last summer!

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Day 10: a place… fishing out on the fjord!

Day 11: detail…lots of details in the sewing stitches of this tapestry!

Day 12: in the middle…of baking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

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Day 13: view from your bed…sleeping at the front of the house now, so I can see Mt. Duval if I open up the curtains.

Day 14: water…shower with great pressure.

Day 15: alone…this was a hard day. I felt so far away from family-all alone, I must admit it was a day that I felt so crappy about life.  (a friend told me via Instagram I have a ‘zoolander’ blue steel look in this photo.

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Day 16: your favourite colour…i love the colour blue! This is a new hat I bought earlier this year.  I once painted a bedroom of mine this colour, it was really bright but I loved it!

Day 17: busy… I really need to get busy and sort thru these two boxes full of random stuff. (This is still NOT done-maybe I’ll get around to it next month!?) 

Day 18: hello!.. The temps decided to drop back down to more normal temps for this time of year…-16C (wind chill -26)

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Day 19: button…relaxing this Friday evening, catching up on TV with my TiVo!

Day 20: on your mind…thinking about my summer holidays, can’t wait to spend time with family on the beach! (taken with my SLR)

Day 21: fire…its a glass light art installation, but it sure looks like a pretty red hot fire! (taken with my SLR)

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Day 22: blurry…just a random shot on my SLR when I went to edit! (taken with my SLR)

Day 23: time…to cash out! (I won $2.06 after getting back my initial $20) yep, I’m such a high roller!

Day 24: i saw this person today… a new friend I met while at a conference!

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Day 25: life is …is like a dance, everyone has their own beat to move to! (taken with my SLR)

Day 26: childhood…watching my friend play hide ‘n’ seek with her 3 year old daughter…made my heart happy! (taken with my SLR)

Day 27: earth… back on the earth, landed on the island!

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Day 28: my sunday…had a fantastic lunch with some of my Toronto Peeps! This is their daughter’s mug… I used it!

Day 29: i wore this today…my berks, loving that it’s sandal weather in Toronto!

Day 30: glasses…love me a pair of sunnies!


Can’t wait to start another month! Feel free to join in the challenge… it’s such a fun project!


(Source: Fat Mum Slim…check the link for all the ‘rules’ and how to ‘play!) 

If you want to check out the other months of my 2013 Photo-a-Day Challenges click on the links below!

Palace of Versailles

As promised at Valentine’s Day I decided to share some more photos from my trip to Paris! To be honest, I still haven’t gotten very far in my editing… I did manage to finish going through the 1658 images I took when I was at the Palace of Versailles!  I chose 156 images to edit…then shared about 70 photos.  Shooting digital is amazing, but often hard to wade through the editing…when I have SO many great images to choose from!  Hopefully it won’t take that long to get through some more of the photos from the trip.

Palace of Versailles

Outside the Gates of the Palace of Versailles (on left) and outside the Gates to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate (on right)

This photo is just a teaser of some of the great shots I took.  So if you want to see more of my photos head on over to “Learning Titus 2” today to see my story from my day spent at the Palace of Versailles.  Thanks again Lisa for letting me share my story on your blog!

Weekend Happenings…

One of my questions is how come weekends come and go so fast?  The only thing I can think of is maybe they fly by so fast because they are jam-packed full of fun with friends! Chill'n on the fjord ice

Friday night had me going to a friend’s house to play radio bingo.  Sadly I didn’t win any games…or the jackpot of $10,000! But there were many laughs…and it was such an enjoyable evening.  Radio Bingo

On my walk home about 10ish…the northern lights were out and dancing.  I got home, grabbed my wind pants and camera…and went back out to get a few shots.  These might just be the last of my northern light shots until next fall.  Every night is getting lighter and lighter! Northern lights in Pangnirtungnorthern lite 1 Northern Lights in Pangnirtung

Saturday morning found me walking across the fjord with a group of friends.   It’s about 3 kms to the other side of the fjord which took us just under an hour to walk.  Most of the community left early to head to the Char Fishing town was fairly quiet, and the fjord was free of snowmobiles! It was a gorgeous day for a walk.  It was about -7C (with a slight windchill of about -15) but I ended up just walking without my hat, and just my running room jacket! walk across the fjord 1

I have a million photos of this view…and can’t stop myself from taking more.  It’s just so darn beautiful! walk across the fjord 4 Once we reached the other side, we walked just into the pack-ice to find an abandoned snowmobile to sit on and have a snack! walk across the fjord 7My friend and I attempting to get ‘selfies’…
walk across the fjord 8 Just a crack in the pack-ice… walk across the fjord 10 walk across the fjord 11 walk across the fjord 12 On our way home… you can start to see some people from town gathering on the pack ice for another Sculpin Fishing Derby…like the one that happened on Hamlet Day! walk across the fjord 18walk across the fjord

My friends who walked across the ice with me headed home…but I decided to join in with the community to try my luck at fishing for sculpin again!  Within 10 mins of starting… I had one!  Here’s my ugly fish that I caught.
walk across the fjord 20Sadly it wasn’t small enough to win the smallest fish, or big enough to win biggest fish…it was just somewhere in the middle! But kind of fun to say I’ve caught one.
Pangnritung Fjord The only other thing I caught? Was this snail…don’t ask me how I did it…I’m not sure.  (but I think my hook was on the bottom!) walk across the fjord 21It was a great day.  Let me tell you I was tired and slept well! Sunday brought a day of watching a favourite of mine, Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth-BBC version). Oh Mr. Darcy…you had me at hello!

Hope you all had a great weekend…here’s for another great week.

Run, Ravens! Run!

Since we are making this trip as amazing as possible, we added in a physical challenge.

The Raven’s have all signed up for the 5k run (or walk) at the Mayo Midnight Marathon!  We will probably be running it with capes on since are all super heroes.

I (Kara) have been doing a couch to 5k running program over the winter and have so far worked up to being able to run for 15 minutes straight.  This race will be quite the challenge for me and I am hoping to be able to run most of the 5k.

Get training, ladies!  Just over two months to go!

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