Late this afternoon after a crazy day of work and running around I finally had a chance to sit out on my back deck with a beer and listen to all of the birds in the trees behind us enjoying their Friday afternoon. These 2 Yellow Finches were hanging around my neighbours feeder. It almost looks as if one is telling the other one off!
A few weeks ago I was wandering around in a store and noticed all of the back to school supplies were already out on the shelves. This got me thinking to all of the kids out there who come from families that have a difficult time putting food on the table, never mind supplying their children with the stuff they need to head to school.
On Facebook I belong to an amazing group called Hamilton Photographers Rock. There are well over 1500 people in this group. I came up with an idea to help a local charity called City Kidz by asking many of my fellow photographers for donations. The response was overwhelming. Last Sunday we packed up over 9 huge garbage bags full of brand new back packs containing all kinds of back to school supplies. In addition we had 3 cardboard boxes and several other bags full of all the essential back to school stuff.
Today I dropped off all of the supplies to City Kidz here in Hamilton. They were overjoyed at the donation! Pictured in the image are Amanda and Sophia from City Kidz and the huge pile of back to school goodies to be handed out to needy kids. My thanks to the amazing group of people in Hamilton Photographers Rocks! You guys ROCK!
“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people”
This evening I went for a drive as I was looking for somewhere to capture sunset. I love to go exploring in areas that I am not familiar with. It is always a challenge, and more often than not, rewarding in some way or another. Tonight was no different. I found a way to cross the highway and a small path down to the rivers edge here in Boucherville, Quebec. I waited patiently for sunset and Mother Nature rewarded me for my curiosity. Beautiful!
I am in Montreal for a few days. Late this afternoon I arrived at my hotel and went for a short walk before going to dinner. Behind the hotel is this empty field with a lone building at one end. I just like the field, clouds and building all mixed in!
I decided to take a break today from all the prepping for our house party and I headed to Grindstone Marsh for a short time. There was a Heron there patiently watching the waters for lunch. However this Mallard Duck decided that this was his spot. So there was a bit of a standoff for a short period of time. It was kind of like a David & Goliath…the Heron won!
I was so crazy busy today with work, preparing for a house party on Saturday and a charity fundraiser on Sunday that I could not seem to find a minute to breathe. So I am going to use a small cheat here and post an image from my time spent on the Burlington Pier the other day.
At lunch today I headed down to the lift bridge and canal. I was hanging around when I heard the bridge horn and watched as an empty steel carrier came through. The side was all painted up with these cool rust lines. Love this kind of abstract stuff!
This evening I drove over to Sam Lawrence Park in hopes of a great sunset coupled with some of the huge storm clouds that had been in the area. However all of the clouds had disappeared by the time I got to the park. So I took a few shots and enjoyed the very pleasant breeze at the edge of the escarpment.