Saturday 6 September 2014

Celebrating 50 years of Joy

It took me a while to decide on what and how much I want to share about this personal family event.

My uncle organized a big family reunion for my aunt's 50th birthday.  It started with the surprise of family from NFLD, Labrador and Montreal arriving - my aunt had no idea.  The rest of the day included more family and friends arriving, a barbeque, opening presents, finishing the cake, shucking corn and catching up with everyone.  The evening progressed to a sing-along around the fire pit and fireworks.  It was an awesome day and I'm just glad I was able to capture it.


Monday 1 September 2014

365 - September 2014

Back to school?.... not for me, but a few of my friend's have little ones starting Kindergarten this month.

Things to look forward to in September:
This is a big birthday month for my family so LOTS of celebrations
Oh No Not Together Again rehearsals and show
Watching the change in colours
Visiting with a few long distance friends

September 1, 2014 - Great way to start the trip home, a breakfast treat from Sarah - Cinnabon at Union Station
*EXTRA* September 1, 2014 - Jagged looking building seen from the train ride home
September 2, 2014 - Apparently if I don't drive my car for a week the battery needs a boost. Since my car is almost 15 years old I can't seem to get mad.
September 3, 2014 - Sun and clover
*EXTRA* September 3, 2014 - Flowers growing in the parking lot
September 4, 2014 - Sunset down Princess Street
September 5, 2014 - Art behind the scenes
*EXTRA* September 5, 2014 - Lightning in the clouds
September 6, 2014 - Watching the bonfire from putting a christmas tree in the fire pit
*EXTRA* September 6, 2014 - Happy 50th Birthday Aunt Joy. Seen here with the cake Sarah made for the surprise party
September 7, 2014 - Mom getting more family history information from Aunt Nellie
*EXTRA* September 7, 2014 - Morning light
September 8, 2014 - Finally got all my paperwork together
September 9, 2014 - Need to decide if its worth it to pay to get my point and shoot cleaned. Dirt got in through the lens and onto the sensor over the last year.  Estimates are between $30 to $100.
September 10, 2014 - Kingston Frontenacs newest defenceman, Reagan O'Grady, poses for the media after a practice held at the Invista Centre.
September 10, 2014 - David Fewtrell is stepping down as director of the Kingston Townsmen, a local a cappella group, after 30 years.  He will continue to sing with the group.
September 11, 2014 - De-pigmented Canada Goose
*EXTRA* September 11, 2014 - rainwater on a fallen leaf
September 12, 2014 - Workers use a crane and a bucket truck to access the outside façade and roof as part of the renovations of the former bank building at the corner of Wellington and Brock Streets.
September 13, 2014 - Six-year-old Campbell Barrie chases bubbles in the rain during the 12th annual Kingston Community Credit Union's Family Fun Fair Appreciation Day.
*EXTRA* September 13, 2014 - Three-year-old Grace Allen splashes in the huge puddles along the midway at the 184th annual Kingston Fall Fair. The wet weather didn't stop people from taking in the Kingston Fall Fair on Saturday
*EXTRA* September 13, 2014 - It was my first time shooting Queen's football at Richardson Stadium. The wind and rain were on and off for the entire game.  I must have looked like a drowned rat by the time I left halfway through the second quarter.
September 14, 2014 - Seen while on assignment in Barriefield Village for the Paint the Town "plein air" event
*EXTRA* September 14, 2014 - All stages of birds in flight
*EXTRA* September 14, 2014 - Phil Chadwick, left, and Cyndy Nute approach the same view but paint it from a different angle on the last day of Paint the Town in historic Barriefield Village.
*EXTRA* September 14, 2014 - Marie-Anne Erki sits on the corner of Main and Wellington Streets in Barriefield Village with her easel, paints and brushes on the last day of Paint the Town
September 15, 2014 - my morning tea
September 16, 2014 - Loyalist photoj trees
September 17, 2014 - A Lemoine Point Conservation Area chipmunk accepts a peanut treat from one of the many regular daily visitors to the local park on Wednesday
*EXTRA* September 17, 2014 - Baking bread aftermath
September 18, 2014 - Bella is suspicious of my new work phone
September 19, 2014 - Employees from Fotenn Planning and Urban Design transformed a parking spot on lower Princess Street, below Wellington Street, into a temporary usable public space as part of the Park(ing) Day project on Friday September 19, 2014. Now in its ninth year, the international project aims to promote creating temporary public spaces in urban settings every third Friday.
September 20, 2014 - For when you're home sick with an upset stomach
September 21, 2014 - The Cataraqui Regional Conservation Authority held a special 50th birthday celebration at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area on Sunday that included guided hikes, music with Tim Sheffield, a birds of prey show, and free canoe & kayak scavenger hunt.
*EXTRA* September 21, 2014 - Shauna Cowan from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy lets the crowd gathered see a bald eagle up close during the birds of prey show. The Cataraqui Regional Conservation Authority held a special 50th birthday celebration at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area on Sunday that included guided hikes, music with Tim Sheffield, a birds of prey show, and free canoe & kayak scavenger hunt.
September 22, 2014 - Final rehearsals for my next show
September 23, 2014 - my first rental car (isn't it cute?)
September 24, 2014 - Becca McElroy, a second year Life Sciences student at Queen's University, takes advantage of the beautiful weather and sets up a study area beside the cricket field in front of the Frontenac County Court House.
*EXTRA* September 24, 2014 - Agitated Plover Salon artists; Michèle LaRose, left, Harry Symons, Erin Milliken, Julia Krolik, Chantal Rousseau and Sunny Kerr pose outside  one of the seven rooms at the Kingston Motel West that they'll be using for their Unapologetically Expedient exhibition on Wednesday September 24, 2014. Each artist will occupy a room to showcase their work on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. till 10p.m.
September 25, 2014 - Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands poses for the media outside her office in the Lasalle Mews. Kiwala will be hosting her first town hall meeting on October 2 at Queen's.
September 26, 2014 - Representatives from the University Hospital Kingston Foundation, Hotel Dieu Hospital ENT Department, the Estate of Larry Gibson and the Anna and Edward C. Churchill Foundation were on-hand on Friday September 26, 2014 for the fundraising announcement of $300,000 in donation for the ENT department relocation project to move from the Murray Building into the hospital proper.
September 27, 2014 - Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Thomas Lawson, left, and Col. Chris Hadfield lead in the special guests to the 2014 Wall of Honour ceremony at Royal Military College of Canada
*EXTRA* September 27, 2014 - Col. Chris Hadfield, was the guest speaker along with being one of this years inductees at the 2014 Wall of Honour Ceremony at Royal Military College on Saturday September 27, 2014. Hadfield was inducted along with the late General Henry Crerar.
*EXTRA* September 27, 2014 - Col. Chris Hadfield at the 2014 Wall of Honour ceremony at RMC
*EXTRA* September 27, 2014 - Two-year old Parker Coughler gets her hands dirty trying to get the last of the chili from her bowl at the 24th annual Chilifest in Confederation Park
September 28, 2014 - Queen's Golden Gaels Jessie DeBoer keeps the ball from Trent Excalibur Amy Vincent during the first half of the Gael's home game at Miklas-McCarney Field on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Gaels blanked the Excalibur 4-0.
September 29, 2014 - Yummy lunch out with mom
September 30, 2014 - View through my Saturn's sunroof
to be continued in 365 - October 2014