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Ellie Kennard

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Occupation: Partner at Innovative Imaging Studio, working with Steven Kennard (Shadows and Light Photography) as well as Steven Kennard Turned Art and Sculpture (A partner at Innovative Imaging Studio. Photography, post production, Lightroom teacher, sometime wr)

Location: Canning, Nova Scotia

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Azlin Bloor55,730Google+ is turning 5! This is your virtual _PARTY!_ Come and join us, wherever you are, and celebrate with us! *Bring a drink and your favourite canapé!* _Party hat optional!_ Anyone who fancies, can come on and join us Live, even if it's just for 5 minutes! We'll drop the link during the show. YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhIJT1LzWok #G+5Global #Gplus5GlobalCasa Lin - AZ Live Fun!2016-06-26 21:00:0091  
Ellie Kennard56,415*What?* Please join us for the Google+ Two-Year Anniversary Photowalk! *When?* Saturday, June 29th, meeting up at 2 PM. *Where?* At the moment we have it set to start in Kentville, but if another town (Wolfville for example) is identified as being more suitable for the attendees, it can be chosen. Kentville has the Miner`s Marsh area, which is a great place to go. *Why?* This will be a great occasion to meet other photographers in our area, (whether they are on Google+ yet or not) see and photograph some of the sights around us and most of all, HAVE FUN!!!  This is a FREE event, just for the fun of it. And there could be some exciting prizes. Stay tuned! *Who?* Everyone is welcome to participate. Photographers of all skill levels, from beginner to pro.  What if you only have a cell-phone camera?  YES! You, too!  This is a community-organized event.   *How Can You Help?* *We need your help!*  Can you help us get the word out?  Click on the "invite" button and tell your friends!  Second, start thinking about good locations in our area to hold this event - Miner's Marsh, Kentville? Long Beach? Scott's Bay and Cape Split for the more adventurous? Share your ideas for the best place to hold this. The categories for this years Photo Contest are: Macro  Wildlife  Portrait  Landscape  Architecture  Black & White  Sunrise/Sunset  Photo Contest Rules :  Everyone is eligible to enter one (1) photo in each of the seven categories and you may not enter the same photo twice. For instance; it may be a great “Portrait” shot that you got out on your photowalk and you decided to process it in “Black & White.” You will need to choose between one of those two categories as to where to enter it. The photo MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN DURING YOUR PHOTOWALK!  The photos will be judged by the judges and the winners will be revealed in a Live Hangout when completed.  (exact date/time TBD when available) Judges decisions are final. All photos will be available for public viewingG + 2 Year Anniversary Photowalk - Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia2013-06-29 14:00:006  
Peter Tom17,413You are invited to post your favorite photographs from May 1 to May 31 2013.Peter's May Exhibition Event2013-05-26 21:00:00122  
pio dal cin82,749Samantha will be sent with four other astronauts to the ISS where she will spend six months experimenting . Join me on a live Hangout where she will talk about her new great challange. She was chosen among thousands of candidates for the 2014 mission.Interview with Samantha Cristoforetti Astronaut on the ISS2013-02-15 17:00:00276  
Jeff Smith61,844Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for *Jan. 13/13.* There is no _theme_ this week. We are open for any artistic interpretation that you may bring to your selfy. *A big thanks to +C.J. Sros for the use (or re-use) of his fantastic selfy from last year as the event cover.* Selfy Sunday is the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 17 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  ____ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-13 03:00:02262  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,312,963We'll finish our 366 project in several days! Are you happy about it? Or are you sad? Anyway, who not celebrate the fact that we're completing our missions! You can share two shots this time. *Please remember just two images!* 1) Your best or most favorite shot you took in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October- December). Add #Bestof4Q12Creative366  in the comment section after you post the image! 2) Your best or most favorite shot you took for the project this year. Add #BestofCreative366Project  in the comment section after you post the image! If you think those two tags are too complicated, forget them and just two of your images! But please add your comment in the comment section after you have posted them. *And if you are the one who failed to complete the mission and are thinking you are going to do it again next year, you can add your fav one you took for the project here!* One last thing: I have made this event "public." I might have missed inviting those who are participating this +Creative 366 Project, so if you know anyone who isn't here but is doing his/her project, please invite them! 366プロジェクトもあと数日で終わりです。うれしいですか。それとも、悲しい? どちらにしても、長かったミッションの終わりを皆で祝いましょう! 今回は写真を2枚シェアしてください。 *2枚だけです!* 1.10月~12月にプロジェクト用に撮った写真から、お気に入りの写真かベストの写真を1枚選んで投稿してください。 #Bestof4Q12Creative366  のタグを投稿後にコメント欄に入れてください。 2.プロジェクトのために撮った写真から、今年のベスト(もしくはお気に入り)! の写真を1枚選んで投稿して下さい。  #BestofCreative366Project  をタグとします。 タグが面倒なら、ただ2枚を選んで投稿してくださるだけで結構です。写真のコメント欄に、その写真の思い出などを書き添えていただけるとうれしいです。 そして、このプロジェクトに参加したのに途中で挫折した!来年こそは!という方も、ぜひこのイベントにご参加ください。挫折するまでに撮った写真をシェアしていただければ結構です。もちろん、来年への抱負も添えてくださいね!The Best of Your 3662012-12-30 16:00:0086  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,312,963Where are you and what are you doing on December 12, 2012 (tomorrow), and at 12:12:12 if possible (your lunchtime?). SLRs, compact cameras. phone camera, digital or anolog ... Any cameras are welcome! Let's record the day together! *Invite your friends :)* *Share this link with your friends outside Google+:* http://bit.ly/Shoot121212 明日は12/12/12。どこにいて、何をしていますか? この日に撮った写真をシェアしましょう! 12時12分12秒なら、なお素敵(ランチタイムでしょうか!) カメラは一眼、コンデジ、スマホ、何でもオーケーです。みんなでこの日を記録しましょう。 *お友だちもご招待ください!*Shoot 12/12/122012-12-12 04:00:00487  
Takahiro Yamamoto3,312,963The third quarter is going to be over soon! I'm happy to announce that the event page for the 366ers again. why not share your best or favorite shot you took in the third quarter of 2012 (July 1 - September 30). The date of the event has been set one week after the end of the quarter, so please select one (up to three images) and share it/them here! After you post your photo, please write why you have chosen the image in the comment box. If you have questions about this event page, feel free to leave comment here. One last thing: Please don't share your entire album here. Sometimes it happens when you press a wrong button. Be careful. もうすぐ「クリエイティブ366プロジェクト」も9カ月が過ぎようとしています。今回もやります。2012年第三四半期のベストショット、お気に入りのショットを1枚選んでシェアしてください(最高3枚まで)。シェアしたら、その写真の下のコメント欄に、何でその写真を選んだのか、理由などを書いていただけたらうれしいです。イベントの日時は9月を過ぎて1週間後の月曜日に設定してあります。 最後に、間違って366のアルバム全体をシェアしないでくださいね!Best of Creative 366 Project 3Q122012-10-07 17:00:0081  
Jeff Smith61,844Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 30/12 *No theme this week.* The past weeks SSP was incredible and the submissions were frightful to say the least. As always I want to thank +LaDonna Pride for all of her hard work and she will be helping along the way as our co-host.  Thanks everyone we are all looking forward to some great Selfies. Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks ___________________________ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday   page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 30, 20122012-09-30 03:00:00266  
Heidi Anne Morris67,056Please be gentle with me, this is my first use of the events feature....! :))  *Calling all DOG owners!* You are invite to post your canine images here  _a few side notes_ *- please only post your own images* *_maximum of 3 images per person please_* (I'm sure you have loads to share, there will be other opportunities!) *_event is open for 24hrs starting now - 28.09.12 - 9.48am GMT_* Look forward to seeing your dog photos ! Have fun ♥ +The G+ DogPark +Dog Lovers Worldwide - DLW +The Good Dog Guide +Lost Dogs +We Love Dogs! ♥♥♥ _let's give this baby a whirl!_  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWT2qHVftGk THE DAY OF THE "DOGS" ON GOOGLE PLUS (September issue)2012-09-25 08:30:0065  
Jeff Smith61,844Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00243  

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2016-03-28 20:40:05 (82 comments; 2 reshares; 203 +1s; )Open 

We Two Are One Three

A little while ago we were asked to provide a recent photograph of ourselves. It was supposed to be taken out of doors (it was cold at the time!) and to show some context, with Steven's workshop in the barn. We tried different places that we thought might work but nothing seemed ideal, so in the end we decided that the doorway to the workshop would be the best location. We set up the camera on the tripod and discussed how we thought we should be standing. I didn't want to be bundled up in a winter coat, tempting though that was, so settled on a light jacket. Steven wanted Joni in the photograph and asked me to hold her while he set the camera timer and ran back to his place in the scene. Joni really did not want to stand still and was squirming so much that I was forced to let her go as the shutter clicked leaving two blurred figures out of three.... more »

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2016-02-01 23:53:06 (35 comments; 25 reshares; 170 +1s; )Open 

Bending, not Breaking

Some photographs really need no words of explanation.

(But for those who want a bit more): This was another snowy walk on a Sunday afternoon and with the new heavy fall of snow and the bending trees, the light called us along that path and through into the woods. These special times are fleeting and for this reason we treasure them and think of them as a typical winter scene. In reality, these scenes happen very rarely as usually the wind blows it all off the trees as it falls. Now, the snow is almost all gone. So I'm so glad I caught this.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography... more »

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2016-01-20 13:38:40 (23 comments; 9 reshares; 280 +1s; )Open 

Snowbank Adventures Part 2

When Joni is leaping around at high speed on top of snow banks you just have to keep on snapping, hoping that some will catch a special moment. This was taken the same time as yesterday's image, but this time she is framed nicely by the green and the snowbank. When she's having so much fun she doesn't always look up when you call her name to try to get her attention. This time she did.

This was the photograph I meant to post yesterday, but mixed them up. So this is a double Joni billing, celebrating the fact that this is the featured image on the +Woof Wednesday​ page #woofwednesday   curated by +Sandra Nesbit​ and +Debbie Drummond​ 
With thanks also to the folks at +HQSP Animals​, #hqspanimals   in particular +Andy Smith​ +Nicol Eh​ and +Shannon Adelson​
And of course to +Animalia​  #animalia  curated by +Adelphe B... more »

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2016-07-24 22:59:56 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

New: Another Tell Me A Story Release
Audio version of this story now available as part of the extended content feature

I have rewritten some of this story and updated it with an audio version for those who like to listen! http://elliekennard.ca/lemmings-midnight-sun/ with a podcast version available on the Podcast page: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images.

If you have subscribed on iTunes or Google Play Music the new one will be available shortly.

New: Another Tell Me A Story Release
Audio version of this story now available as part of the extended content feature

I have rewritten some of this story and updated it with an audio version for those who like to listen! http://elliekennard.ca/lemmings-midnight-sun/ with a podcast version available on the Podcast page: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images.

If you have subscribed on iTunes or Google Play Music the new one will be available shortly.___

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2016-07-24 20:48:12 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

A great new collection celebrated by a wonderful abstract image by +Steven Kennard 
Please comment on the original post. :D

The Getaway Car
To celebrate my new collection "Details of Life" featuring the abstract view of life

During our walk to Lion's Head and to the cliffs above Georgian Bay, we passed through some woods. Deep inside we came across this old vehicle riddled with bullet holes. A getaway car?

Have a great Sunday and week ahead.

For +RustySunday  #rustysunday  by +Gary Posner 
#bellesphotos pour +Belles photos page animée par +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet +* +mimiesmile b
+Photo Mania Canada  #photomaniacanada  by +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM ___A great new collection celebrated by a wonderful abstract image by +Steven Kennard 
Please comment on the original post. :D

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2016-07-23 17:50:07 (26 comments; 7 reshares; 81 +1s; )Open 

For Sheer Joy

This image of a single fuchsia represents for me the distilled joy and the beauty of flowers, in particular the delicacy and transience of each bloom of the fuchsia in its short life. It reminds me of a bird taking off and of a ballerina with arms raised gracefully, about to leap into the air in the arms of her partner. It seems to radiate the sheer joy of living and life.

I hope you enjoy it and it helps to make your weekend joyful and bright! It is another in my series of multiple exposure floral images.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/sheerjoy/

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Jetski +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
+HQSP... more »

For Sheer Joy

This image of a single fuchsia represents for me the distilled joy and the beauty of flowers, in particular the delicacy and transience of each bloom of the fuchsia in its short life. It reminds me of a bird taking off and of a ballerina with arms raised gracefully, about to leap into the air in the arms of her partner. It seems to radiate the sheer joy of living and life.

I hope you enjoy it and it helps to make your weekend joyful and bright! It is another in my series of multiple exposure floral images.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/sheerjoy/

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Jetski +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
+HQSP Flowers curated by +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers
#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER by +Edith Kukla___

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2016-07-20 23:11:25 (17 comments; 2 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

Snow Geese on the Banks of the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec

On our recent trip along the shores of the Saint Lawrence river, wending our way to Quebec city, we stopped to watch this flock of snow geese wading through the marshy mud flats, feeding on he various aquatic plants, grasses etc. I was mystified by the black legs as the bird is described as having pink ones, until I realized that they were probably just covered in black mud! Snow geese, according to my birding app, pass through on their way in a Spring migration, and this was a first sighting of these birds for me. According to iBird, during the summer their heads are often stained red from gathering food in iron oxide laden mud.

Across the river you see the mountains of the opposite shore rising out of the mist, with the last of the snow trails just visible.
Best viewed large, so if you can, zoom in to see the... more »

Snow Geese on the Banks of the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec

On our recent trip along the shores of the Saint Lawrence river, wending our way to Quebec city, we stopped to watch this flock of snow geese wading through the marshy mud flats, feeding on he various aquatic plants, grasses etc. I was mystified by the black legs as the bird is described as having pink ones, until I realized that they were probably just covered in black mud! Snow geese, according to my birding app, pass through on their way in a Spring migration, and this was a first sighting of these birds for me. According to iBird, during the summer their heads are often stained red from gathering food in iron oxide laden mud.

Across the river you see the mountains of the opposite shore rising out of the mist, with the last of the snow trails just visible.
Best viewed large, so if you can, zoom in to see the details.

You can view my posts on my website, along with my photo galleries. www.elliekennard.ca

#waterbirdwednesday +Water Bird Wednesday by +Margaret Tompkins
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla
+HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape
#coastalthursday +Coastal Thursday by +David Polzine +Jon Kahn___

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2016-07-17 22:31:36 (24 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Let Me Read You a Story!
"Read Me a Story" Collection of Audio Recordings on my Website

This collection will contain the links to the stories with audio content. That way you will be able to go to the link to listen to a story being read to you by the author (me!). I hope you enjoy them.

The list of all the audio recordings is here: http://elliekennard.ca/read-me/ and you are also able to subscribe to them on iTunes or Google Play Music as podcasts.

Let Me Read You a Story!
"Read Me a Story" Collection of Audio Recordings on my Website

This collection will contain the links to the stories with audio content. That way you will be able to go to the link to listen to a story being read to you by the author (me!). I hope you enjoy them.

The list of all the audio recordings is here: http://elliekennard.ca/read-me/ and you are also able to subscribe to them on iTunes or Google Play Music as podcasts.___

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2016-07-16 13:42:17 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

Take the Next Exit (If You Can Find It)
One of those images where you get to decide what you want it to be!

Driving home from a city at night* is a great way to get some very interesting photographs, if you are prepared to experiment and play. This was actually taken at dusk and the colours are the result of the pink glow on the skyline, the car lights and the various signs as they were lit by the traffic.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/nextexit/

*I was a passenger, I should add before I am flooded with horrified comments about how unsafe this practice would be if I were at the wheel.

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius... more »

Take the Next Exit (If You Can Find It)
One of those images where you get to decide what you want it to be!

Driving home from a city at night* is a great way to get some very interesting photographs, if you are prepared to experiment and play. This was actually taken at dusk and the colours are the result of the pink glow on the skyline, the car lights and the various signs as they were lit by the traffic.

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/nextexit/

*I was a passenger, I should add before I am flooded with horrified comments about how unsafe this practice would be if I were at the wheel.

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Jetski +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski___

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2016-07-15 23:54:57 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

New: Another Tell Me A Story Release
Audio version of this story now available as part of the extended content feature

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images, or you can subscribe to the podcasts as I will be recording my stories in that form.

Enjoy!

The Chicken and the Pépie
A Tale of Our Farm in the Dordogne, France

What is a pépie? Read the story and find out.

This is shared from the True Stories category on my blog, featuring photographs by Steven.

As a different kind of posting for #farmfriday  +Farm Friday moderated by myself, +Steven Kennard and +Susanne Stelle 

#notforblog  ___New: Another Tell Me A Story Release
Audio version of this story now available as part of the extended content feature

Let me read you this story on the linked page using the audio player while you browse the images, or you can subscribe to the podcasts as I will be recording my stories in that form.

Enjoy!

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2016-07-14 19:19:04 (34 comments; 4 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

Town Sunset from all Angles

Don't you hate it when there is a gorgeous sunset you can see happening, but the foreground just is not going to give you a great photo of it? On this particular occasion, the sky was beautiful, but I was right on a residential street in the busy town of Uxbridge in Ontario. I decided to take multiple shots of this from many different angles and blend them, hoping to get rid of as much of the distraction as I could and just have the 'focus' be on the light through the trees. When one of my friend's neighbours saw me trying to get a better angle on the sunset, he even invited me into his backyard to see if it was better from there. Aren't people great?

Have a great end to your week, everyone!

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here:... more »

Town Sunset from all Angles

Don't you hate it when there is a gorgeous sunset you can see happening, but the foreground just is not going to give you a great photo of it? On this particular occasion, the sky was beautiful, but I was right on a residential street in the busy town of Uxbridge in Ontario. I decided to take multiple shots of this from many different angles and blend them, hoping to get rid of as much of the distraction as I could and just have the 'focus' be on the light through the trees. When one of my friend's neighbours saw me trying to get a better angle on the sunset, he even invited me into his backyard to see if it was better from there. Aren't people great?

Have a great end to your week, everyone!

These multiple exposures are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/uxbridge-sunset/

Horribly (but hopefully not unforgivably) early for #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski 

#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin +Ranco Sevla Sevla

+HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqsplandscape___

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2016-07-13 17:18:22 (30 comments; 2 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Sometimes What Fixes Everything is a Kitten

Even if it's just in a photograph! I thought it was about time I shared another photo of the alert kitten who was the boldest in the place we were staying in during our trip to Quebec this Spring. I had only a very little light in that basement room they were in, so was glad when a bit came in the window right onto this little cutie's eyes. He seemed to be the most awake and curious of the litter. And we all know what curiosity does to cats....

Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!

View the image full size on my site in the animals gallery http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/ .

All my posts are also on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

+HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET

Sometimes What Fixes Everything is a Kitten

Even if it's just in a photograph! I thought it was about time I shared another photo of the alert kitten who was the boldest in the place we were staying in during our trip to Quebec this Spring. I had only a very little light in that basement room they were in, so was glad when a bit came in the window right onto this little cutie's eyes. He seemed to be the most awake and curious of the litter. And we all know what curiosity does to cats....

Enjoy the rest of the week, everyone!

View the image full size on my site in the animals gallery http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/ .

All my posts are also on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

+HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET___

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2016-07-11 15:30:49 (23 comments; 1 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

Spirea Bouquet (with Bug)

I love how white spirea blooms can completely fill a hedge and brighten up a late spring landscape. When the bushes are left to grow, they reach quite a height and are a mass of tiny white flowers. I tried many times (on this and other occasions) to photograph them, using my macro lens as they are very small, but a documentary photograph did not seem to do justice to the profusion of blossoms. A macro lens multiple exposure seemed to give a much better representation and it even hides a tiny bug in the middle of it (you can really only see it on the album image on my site!).

We have a hedge right in front of my kitchen window, which is where I took this photograph. All through the rest of the year we find the shrub a nuisance and threaten to pull it out, but when it is in bloom, I love to see it.

Enjoy your week everyone!

These... more »

Spirea Bouquet (with Bug)

I love how white spirea blooms can completely fill a hedge and brighten up a late spring landscape. When the bushes are left to grow, they reach quite a height and are a mass of tiny white flowers. I tried many times (on this and other occasions) to photograph them, using my macro lens as they are very small, but a documentary photograph did not seem to do justice to the profusion of blossoms. A macro lens multiple exposure seemed to give a much better representation and it even hides a tiny bug in the middle of it (you can really only see it on the album image on my site!).

We have a hedge right in front of my kitchen window, which is where I took this photograph. All through the rest of the year we find the shrub a nuisance and threaten to pull it out, but when it is in bloom, I love to see it.

Enjoy your week everyone!

These multiple exposure flowers are all on my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca/spirea/

+HQSP Flowers​ curated by +Wayne Lu​ +Iva Pas​ +kaatje jansen​ +Francine Vanlé​ #hqspflowers

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​ by +Alex Lapidus​ +Julianne Bockius​ +Jetski​ +Patrice Christian​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​

#breakfastclub +Breakfast Club​ by +Gemma Costa​ +Rob Heron​___

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2016-07-05 16:43:06 (52 comments; 12 reshares; 259 +1s; )Open 

Flamboyant Petticoats of a Flamenco Dancer

It's finally summer and it's almost too hot for the cats! We have always loved to have hanging baskets by our kitchen door and this year, despite the delayed spring, we braved a rainy cold afternoon to pick out the ones for this year. There seemed to be just one choice and we hadn't even a photograph to see what the flowers would be like. So we bought two and brought them home. They are supposed to be the same, but one of them is 'normal' with very pretty little red and purple flowers. This one, however, is spectacular with almost translucent petals of rich purple that seem to glow. The flowers are larger and look like the flamboyant petticoats of a flamenco dancer, with thin long stamens reaching their filaments down below like slender legs above the pale anthers. The hummingbirds are drawn to the colour and dart in and out... more »

Flamboyant Petticoats of a Flamenco Dancer

It's finally summer and it's almost too hot for the cats! We have always loved to have hanging baskets by our kitchen door and this year, despite the delayed spring, we braved a rainy cold afternoon to pick out the ones for this year. There seemed to be just one choice and we hadn't even a photograph to see what the flowers would be like. So we bought two and brought them home. They are supposed to be the same, but one of them is 'normal' with very pretty little red and purple flowers. This one, however, is spectacular with almost translucent petals of rich purple that seem to glow. The flowers are larger and look like the flamboyant petticoats of a flamenco dancer, with thin long stamens reaching their filaments down below like slender legs above the pale anthers. The hummingbirds are drawn to the colour and dart in and out under the blooms, finding what nectar these might hold.

Additional image of this glorious flower, viewed full size as well as the Flora gallery here: http://elliekennard.ca/fuschia/
My posts are all on my site: www.elliekennard.ca

+HQSP Flowers curated by +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas +kaatje jansen +Francine Vanlé #hqspflowers___

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2016-07-03 20:06:18 (24 comments; 2 reshares; 77 +1s; )Open 

Striped Squill (Puschkinia scilloides) Frovolity

This is a flower that I love to see in the Spring as it always reminds me of white and blue striped pyjamas. This year I decided to photograph it in a multiple exposure and think that this really accentuates the lovely airy impression.

I am really enjoying making my series of multiple exposure flowers and I hope you enjoy my shares of them. You can see them in my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: www.elliekennard.ca/squill/

Have a wonderful week!

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
and
+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart

Striped Squill (Puschkinia scilloides) Frovolity

This is a flower that I love to see in the Spring as it always reminds me of white and blue striped pyjamas. This year I decided to photograph it in a multiple exposure and think that this really accentuates the lovely airy impression.

I am really enjoying making my series of multiple exposure flowers and I hope you enjoy my shares of them. You can see them in my gallery on my website (in a larger size, too) here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and the post is also on my site: www.elliekennard.ca/squill/

Have a wonderful week!

#unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski
and
+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart___

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2016-07-01 16:47:29 (37 comments; 4 reshares; 107 +1s; )Open 

Lost Baby Raccoons

A few weeks ago one night we heard Joni making a terrible racket, barking. When Steven went out to investigate he found that she had discovered these babies who were huddled by the door to his workshop. Once Joni was safely in the house we both went outside with our cameras to see if they were still there. Then we took turns holding the flashlight while the other took photos of the cute little things. Then we went to bed hoping that the mother would have come to rescue them by the morning.

The next day I saw the two of them wandering around, but after that they were nowhere to be seen, so I assume that they went off somewhere where they weren't likely to run into an excited border collie. This is the one I took of them. (Steven posted his photo at the time. You can see his here: https://plus.google.com/+StevenKennard/posts/QhxqmjVk6zy )

Enjoy... more »

Lost Baby Raccoons

A few weeks ago one night we heard Joni making a terrible racket, barking. When Steven went out to investigate he found that she had discovered these babies who were huddled by the door to his workshop. Once Joni was safely in the house we both went outside with our cameras to see if they were still there. Then we took turns holding the flashlight while the other took photos of the cute little things. Then we went to bed hoping that the mother would have come to rescue them by the morning.

The next day I saw the two of them wandering around, but after that they were nowhere to be seen, so I assume that they went off somewhere where they weren't likely to run into an excited border collie. This is the one I took of them. (Steven posted his photo at the time. You can see his here: https://plus.google.com/+StevenKennard/posts/QhxqmjVk6zy )

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

View this image in full size and the others on my animals gallery here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/
My posts are all on my blog/website here: www.elliekennard.ca

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
+HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals___

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2016-06-30 19:24:12 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

Light in the Shadows

The wonderful thing about our rhododendron bushes is that they grow in shady areas under trees and give unexpected bright spots of colour. In these darker locations there is not much natural light to use in photographing them which can make it harder to get a good photograph of a single hidden bloom. On top of that there is often a breeze when the sun does fall on them, so they are moving with small flashes of light in the shadows. I have tried before to get a multiple exposure of one of the light ones and this year I managed to catch the airy patterns and petals.

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here:
http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
and the posting is here: http://elliekennard.ca/light-shadow/ .

My offering for #unsharpsaturday... more »

Light in the Shadows

The wonderful thing about our rhododendron bushes is that they grow in shady areas under trees and give unexpected bright spots of colour. In these darker locations there is not much natural light to use in photographing them which can make it harder to get a good photograph of a single hidden bloom. On top of that there is often a breeze when the sun does fall on them, so they are moving with small flashes of light in the shadows. I have tried before to get a multiple exposure of one of the light ones and this year I managed to catch the airy patterns and petals.

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here:
http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
and the posting is here: http://elliekennard.ca/light-shadow/ .

My offering for #unsharpsaturday  #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0  by +Alex Lapidus  +Julianne Bockius  +Jetski  +Patrice Christian and +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski ___

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2016-06-29 16:51:58 (20 comments; 2 reshares; 98 +1s; )Open 

Aerial Acrobat

This little fellow seemed to relish the idea of walking on the edge - and such a delicate edge, at that! The contrast of the pink petal that is almost like a swirling, silken dress with the yellow and black textured caterpillar body really appealed to me.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

See the full size image on my Tiny Wildlife gallery on my site: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/
The website posting: http://www.elliekennard.ca/acrobat

My posts, some including audio readings are all on my website http://www.elliekennard.ca . Enjoy!

#Animalia (+Animalia​) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​
and
+HQSP Macro​ curated by curated by +Stefanie Schächtel​ +Igor Schevchenko​ +Peter Marbaise​ +Evi Verstraeten​ +Robert Kubacki​ and +Andi Fritzsch​ #hqspmacro

Aerial Acrobat

This little fellow seemed to relish the idea of walking on the edge - and such a delicate edge, at that! The contrast of the pink petal that is almost like a swirling, silken dress with the yellow and black textured caterpillar body really appealed to me.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

See the full size image on my Tiny Wildlife gallery on my site: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/
The website posting: http://www.elliekennard.ca/acrobat

My posts, some including audio readings are all on my website http://www.elliekennard.ca . Enjoy!

#Animalia (+Animalia​) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​
and
+HQSP Macro​ curated by curated by +Stefanie Schächtel​ +Igor Schevchenko​ +Peter Marbaise​ +Evi Verstraeten​ +Robert Kubacki​ and +Andi Fritzsch​ #hqspmacro___

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2016-06-28 00:31:04 (31 comments; 0 reshares; 100 +1s; )Open 

Telling Stories
Extended Content Posting

Where did it all start, this telling of stories? My latest posting with extended content. Read all about it, or listen to the audio while you browse the pictures if you prefer.

You can also subscribe to the podcasts on Google Play Music or iTunes. Just search for me by name Ellie Kennard.


#notforblog #ns

Telling Stories
Extended Content Posting

Where did it all start, this telling of stories? My latest posting with extended content. Read all about it, or listen to the audio while you browse the pictures if you prefer.

You can also subscribe to the podcasts on Google Play Music or iTunes. Just search for me by name Ellie Kennard.


#notforblog #ns___

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2016-06-16 17:11:34 (42 comments; 5 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

Tell Me A Story Feature
Stories Read By The Author - More Extended Content

I am delighted to say that following requests from persistent readers I have begun to record my stories in audio format on my site's new "Tell Me a Story" page: (http://elliekennard.ca/read-me/) Each audio file can also be downloaded from my Podcast page: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/

Each audio file is also on the original story page. That way listeners can view the images that accompany each story while they listen.

Martha's Farm is the latest one to be produced in audio format: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/marthas-farm/.

Subscribe to Podcasts

You can subscribe to be notified of my latest podcasts on Google Play Music here:
https://play.google.com/music/m/Iejjjkpnxpru5455inh4rgroy4u?t=Ellie_Kennard
or iTunes here:... more »

Tell Me A Story Feature
Stories Read By The Author - More Extended Content

I am delighted to say that following requests from persistent readers I have begun to record my stories in audio format on my site's new "Tell Me a Story" page: (http://elliekennard.ca/read-me/) Each audio file can also be downloaded from my Podcast page: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/

Each audio file is also on the original story page. That way listeners can view the images that accompany each story while they listen.

Martha's Farm is the latest one to be produced in audio format: http://elliekennard.ca/podcast/marthas-farm/.

Subscribe to Podcasts

You can subscribe to be notified of my latest podcasts on Google Play Music here:
https://play.google.com/music/m/Iejjjkpnxpru5455inh4rgroy4u?t=Ellie_Kennard
or iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/ellie-kennard/id1124067320
or Feedburner here:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/EllieKennard


(+Beena R - speaking of persistent readers... thanks everyone for your encouragement)___

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2016-06-13 01:22:17 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 77 +1s; )Open 

Mirages
With bonus content

"Cairn Island, as if strangely reversed, appears to rise like a mirage of land far out in the shimmering water of the Saint Lawrence river. I stand on the dock and find myself transported back to the last time I looked out on that scene. I was about 6 years old...."

You can also listen to an audio reading of the story, in my first multi-media posting. The link goes to the full story, more photographs, as well as the audio version.As I plan to extend the audio content to include existing stories as well as future ones, I have a new page on the site, "Tell Me a Story" where the audio content will be linked. In addition to the story, there is a short poem at the end. I hope you enjoy this extended content!

Edit: there is now a podcast feed for the new audio content.

http://elliekennard.ca/mirages/

Mirages
With bonus content

"Cairn Island, as if strangely reversed, appears to rise like a mirage of land far out in the shimmering water of the Saint Lawrence river. I stand on the dock and find myself transported back to the last time I looked out on that scene. I was about 6 years old...."

You can also listen to an audio reading of the story, in my first multi-media posting. The link goes to the full story, more photographs, as well as the audio version.As I plan to extend the audio content to include existing stories as well as future ones, I have a new page on the site, "Tell Me a Story" where the audio content will be linked. In addition to the story, there is a short poem at the end. I hope you enjoy this extended content!

Edit: there is now a podcast feed for the new audio content.

http://elliekennard.ca/mirages/___

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2016-06-10 19:49:48 (33 comments; 1 reshares; 106 +1s; )Open 

Hanging Out - There are More Where These Came From

One of my new features I am planning on my own website will be extended content, of which this is the very first one. This image, of a nest of tiny spiders (also visible on my Tiny Wildlife gallery http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/) is a close-up of a nest I discovered when hanging out my laundry. At first I thought they were small bits of pollen that had got caught in the web which was blowing in the wind. Then as I looked closer I saw that the 'pollen' was moving up and down on the strands of the web and I realized that they were baby spiders! A day later they were gone, either they were blown away on the wind or they had packed their bags and climbed down the pole ready for new spider lives.

There are more images of the web and the occupants on the post which is on my blog, for those who want to look a... more »

Hanging Out - There are More Where These Came From

One of my new features I am planning on my own website will be extended content, of which this is the very first one. This image, of a nest of tiny spiders (also visible on my Tiny Wildlife gallery http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/) is a close-up of a nest I discovered when hanging out my laundry. At first I thought they were small bits of pollen that had got caught in the web which was blowing in the wind. Then as I looked closer I saw that the 'pollen' was moving up and down on the strands of the web and I realized that they were baby spiders! A day later they were gone, either they were blown away on the wind or they had packed their bags and climbed down the pole ready for new spider lives.

There are more images of the web and the occupants on the post which is on my blog, for those who want to look a little further into the world as I have seen and photographed it. The link to that post is www.elliekennard.ca/spiderbabies and will be up only a few minutes after you see this posted (I need a few minutes to post the additional content on the site.) I hope you enjoy it!

I am planning content of a different kind, so watch for upcoming posts about this!

+HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals
#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET___

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2016-06-04 18:16:51 (48 comments; 8 reshares; 128 +1s; )Open 

Impressions of Magnolia Blossoms

Seeing the beauty in the flowers of the magnolia tree here is one of the wonderful early spring pleasures we have. The sadness is that they last for such a short time before a wind, or the rain, or even a frost, tinges the edges of those large but delicate petals with brown and scatters them in a pink and white carpet beneath the tree.

During the stages of the magnolia's flowering, there are some of these in full bloom, while some are just opening up. Still others have lost most of their petals, exposing the intricate reproductive parts, male and female. While it can be instructive to see documentary images of each of these stages, I love to see a single depiction that illustrates in a more poetic way each of these phases together. This is a multiple exposure of several flowers blended together to give an impression of the life of the... more »

Impressions of Magnolia Blossoms

Seeing the beauty in the flowers of the magnolia tree here is one of the wonderful early spring pleasures we have. The sadness is that they last for such a short time before a wind, or the rain, or even a frost, tinges the edges of those large but delicate petals with brown and scatters them in a pink and white carpet beneath the tree.

During the stages of the magnolia's flowering, there are some of these in full bloom, while some are just opening up. Still others have lost most of their petals, exposing the intricate reproductive parts, male and female. While it can be instructive to see documentary images of each of these stages, I love to see a single depiction that illustrates in a more poetic way each of these phases together. This is a multiple exposure of several flowers blended together to give an impression of the life of the magnolia flower.

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here:
http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
and the posting is here: http://elliekennard.ca/impressions-of-magnolia-blossoms/ .

My offering for #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0  by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski ___

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2016-05-27 00:19:32 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 53 +1s; )Open 

Fun Times With an Inspiring Artist

We just had a few days hirl (hangout in real life) with a great friend and inspiriting wood artist, +Cynthia Carden Gibson​. If you don't know Cynthia and her work, check out her beautiful collection "Two Artists One Vision”, on her profile, which is on the featured collections list. It is a treasure of collaboration art between Cynthia and wood artists around the world.

We all hope you come back soon, Cynthia! Joni keeps looking for you and Rupert is sulking in his bed. And Steven and I are consoling ourselves by scoffing the rest of the chocolate tart.

XO

#ns

I am missing my Canadian fur friends, Rupert, Molly and Joni as well as their Mom And Dad, +Ellie Kennard​ and +Steven Kennard​ after arriving home from my visit to Nova Scotia. Lovely times with special friends!! Many thanks, Ellie and Steven! ___Fun Times With an Inspiring Artist

We just had a few days hirl (hangout in real life) with a great friend and inspiriting wood artist, +Cynthia Carden Gibson​. If you don't know Cynthia and her work, check out her beautiful collection "Two Artists One Vision”, on her profile, which is on the featured collections list. It is a treasure of collaboration art between Cynthia and wood artists around the world.

We all hope you come back soon, Cynthia! Joni keeps looking for you and Rupert is sulking in his bed. And Steven and I are consoling ourselves by scoffing the rest of the chocolate tart.

XO

#ns

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2016-05-25 00:25:30 (39 comments; 6 reshares; 195 +1s; )Open 

Official Dark Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Tart Day

(If it's not kittens it must be chocolate.) Got this one in before it was cut!

This is a true collaborative effort:
Food stylist/culinary/set designer - +Cynthia Carden Gibson  Pastry chef - moi. Flower picker, lighting technician - +Steven Kennard But I took the photograph. :-)

#teacoffeechocolatefoodclub +Tea Club ( Tea Coffee Chocolate Food Club ) by +Andrea Martinez +Rob Heron (I hope it's still being moderated)

Official Dark Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Tart Day

(If it's not kittens it must be chocolate.) Got this one in before it was cut!

This is a true collaborative effort:
Food stylist/culinary/set designer - +Cynthia Carden Gibson  Pastry chef - moi. Flower picker, lighting technician - +Steven Kennard But I took the photograph. :-)

#teacoffeechocolatefoodclub +Tea Club ( Tea Coffee Chocolate Food Club ) by +Andrea Martinez +Rob Heron (I hope it's still being moderated)___

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2016-05-24 00:31:57 (37 comments; 5 reshares; 109 +1s; )Open 

Happy International Kitten Day!

You didn't know it was International Kitten Day? Well when you have a cute pile of kittens like this, every day is International Kitten Day. And when the kittens are just next to your bedroom in a bed and breakfast, your holiday just doesn't get any better!

I'm back from my vacation time and have lots of photos of our trip to share as well as stories waiting to be told. I also have a new project I'm planning to share with you all very soon. What does this have to do with kittens? Not a thing, but who needs an excuse to share photo of cute kittens? Not me.

View the image full size on my site: www.elliekennard.ca/kittenday/ and the animals gallery is here http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/ .

#internationalkittenday  
For a good mood image on #MoodyMonday #MoodyMondayPhotography ... more »

Happy International Kitten Day!

You didn't know it was International Kitten Day? Well when you have a cute pile of kittens like this, every day is International Kitten Day. And when the kittens are just next to your bedroom in a bed and breakfast, your holiday just doesn't get any better!

I'm back from my vacation time and have lots of photos of our trip to share as well as stories waiting to be told. I also have a new project I'm planning to share with you all very soon. What does this have to do with kittens? Not a thing, but who needs an excuse to share photo of cute kittens? Not me.

View the image full size on my site: www.elliekennard.ca/kittenday/ and the animals gallery is here http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/animals/ .

#internationalkittenday  
For a good mood image on #MoodyMonday #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday Curated by my friend +Alen Ianni
+HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals
#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET___

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2016-05-08 14:08:45 (18 comments; 2 reshares; 98 +1s; )Open 

Directions

We are enjoying a trip visiting friends and family and the time spent sitting as a passenger can be such a lot of fun when I decide to play with the light and the scene and the camera. This was taken using multiple exposures (6) and an 'additive mode' for the technically minded. The resulting file was then inverted (as if it was made from a positive into a negative) which gave this interesting result. To see the full size image go to my website: www.elliekennard.ca/directions and to the website gallery: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and of course all of my posts are on my site: www.elliekennard.ca

Enjoy your Sunday everyone, if you are travelling or staying at home.
This is a blur suitable I hope for :
+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart
and one of my favourite themes: #unsharpsaturday ... more »

Directions

We are enjoying a trip visiting friends and family and the time spent sitting as a passenger can be such a lot of fun when I decide to play with the light and the scene and the camera. This was taken using multiple exposures (6) and an 'additive mode' for the technically minded. The resulting file was then inverted (as if it was made from a positive into a negative) which gave this interesting result. To see the full size image go to my website: www.elliekennard.ca/directions and to the website gallery: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/ and of course all of my posts are on my site: www.elliekennard.ca

Enjoy your Sunday everyone, if you are travelling or staying at home.
This is a blur suitable I hope for :
+HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels #hqspphotoart
and one of my favourite themes: #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski___

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2016-05-07 16:27:10 (32 comments; 3 reshares; 128 +1s; )Open 

Beetle Coming up Roses

This handsome but voracious Japanese beetle photographed in Maine at the botanical gardens is obviously on a path of destruction. Even though he was bent on the destruction of this lovely rose his beauty is what I saw first. See the full size image on my website : http://www.elliekennard.ca/beetle And he fits very nicely into the Tiny Wildlife gallery on my site: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/

My posts are all in my website http://www.elliekennard.ca . Enjoy!

Beetle Coming up Roses

This handsome but voracious Japanese beetle photographed in Maine at the botanical gardens is obviously on a path of destruction. Even though he was bent on the destruction of this lovely rose his beauty is what I saw first. See the full size image on my website : http://www.elliekennard.ca/beetle And he fits very nicely into the Tiny Wildlife gallery on my site: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife/

My posts are all in my website http://www.elliekennard.ca . Enjoy!___

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2016-04-30 18:42:32 (29 comments; 1 reshares; 123 +1s; )Open 

Diaphanous Crocus

We only had one patch of white crocus this year, so I decided to take several exposures of it and combine them to give one of my favourite effects, which I think distills the essence of the plant, while giving a translucence and delicacy to the flower petals. Spring is supposed to be on the way, but with the world weather patterns shifting there is every chance that we might end up once again buried under mounds of snow. Well, perhaps not every chance. And hopefully no chance at all. Please. Just some sun and warmth. With no black-flies or mosquitoes. (I can dream.)

Enjoy your weekend, whatever the weather!

I am trying out a new method of sharing, to adapt to the new Google photos (changes coming on May 1). 

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here:... more »

Diaphanous Crocus

We only had one patch of white crocus this year, so I decided to take several exposures of it and combine them to give one of my favourite effects, which I think distills the essence of the plant, while giving a translucence and delicacy to the flower petals. Spring is supposed to be on the way, but with the world weather patterns shifting there is every chance that we might end up once again buried under mounds of snow. Well, perhaps not every chance. And hopefully no chance at all. Please. Just some sun and warmth. With no black-flies or mosquitoes. (I can dream.)

Enjoy your weekend, whatever the weather!

I am trying out a new method of sharing, to adapt to the new Google photos (changes coming on May 1). 

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
and the posting is here: http://www.elliekennard.ca/crocus/ .

My offering for   #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday  +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​ by +Alex Lapidus​ +Julianne Bockius​ +Jetski​ +Patrice Christian​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​___

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2016-04-28 20:42:11 (32 comments; 3 reshares; 153 +1s; )Open 

Looking for a Home

Ladybirds, ladybugs or ladybird beetles* are usually associated with the outdoors, climbing up plants and flowers in their bright hard shiny shells of red and black. This little one will not be staying there for long as the weather was becoming too cold and had crisped the leaves of this plant, one of the signs that it was time to seek shelter before winter arrived. 

Here in Canada, these insects cannot survive in the months of winter cold and so they all search for a warm place where they can stay safe and wait for the spring. Somehow, despite the screens on our windows, they manage to get into our house where they choose to lodge in the top corners of our cupboards and bedroom walls and ceilings, where they congregate in big heaps. I don't mind seeing them there as they always remind me that if they can be patient just sitting there waiting for the... more »

Looking for a Home

Ladybirds, ladybugs or ladybird beetles* are usually associated with the outdoors, climbing up plants and flowers in their bright hard shiny shells of red and black. This little one will not be staying there for long as the weather was becoming too cold and had crisped the leaves of this plant, one of the signs that it was time to seek shelter before winter arrived. 

Here in Canada, these insects cannot survive in the months of winter cold and so they all search for a warm place where they can stay safe and wait for the spring. Somehow, despite the screens on our windows, they manage to get into our house where they choose to lodge in the top corners of our cupboards and bedroom walls and ceilings, where they congregate in big heaps. I don't mind seeing them there as they always remind me that if they can be patient just sitting there waiting for the winter to pass, then so should I. 

As the days start to lengthen and the warm sun streams through windows, they begin to wake up and start to stretch their little legs and wings, preparing to start their new cycles, raising their young in the great outdoors. While it's still too cold outside, the ones in our house take  their daily (and nightly) exercise in our bedroom, landing on lampshades and even on our faces at odd times in the night.I was shocked when I realized that they have a little nip to them when they are upset (when you accidentally brush them off your face too roughly when you are woken up by them!)  I like them much better when they are outside, like this one.

You can see the full size image in the post here: www.elliekennard.ca/ladybird and all my tiny wildlife will be displayed on the gallery linked below.

View my gallery "Tiny Wildlife" at this link on my site: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/tiny-wildlife where you will also see other galleries begin to appear.

* Ladybirds (UK) or ladybugs (US): From Wikipedia: "Entomologists in the United States widely prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not true bugs."___

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2016-04-24 20:58:48 (26 comments; 0 reshares; 102 +1s; )Open 

Purple

The world has lost a great musician this week so somehow purple seems to be the appropriate colour in memory.

Seeing a grouping of African Violets in a multiple exposure image intensifies the experience as they are photographed from multiple angles and combined. This one is a lovely rich purple with beautifully contrasting yellow centres. The tiny hairs on the petals seem to be highlighted by this process.

I am trying out a new method of sharing, to adapt to the new Google photos (changes coming on May 1). 

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
and the posting is here: _http://www.elliekennard.ca/purple/ .

Alex said that things are running a day behind for  #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +... more »

Purple

The world has lost a great musician this week so somehow purple seems to be the appropriate colour in memory.

Seeing a grouping of African Violets in a multiple exposure image intensifies the experience as they are photographed from multiple angles and combined. This one is a lovely rich purple with beautifully contrasting yellow centres. The tiny hairs on the petals seem to be highlighted by this process.

I am trying out a new method of sharing, to adapt to the new Google photos (changes coming on May 1). 

You can access a larger version of this image and see the full "When Life is a Blur" gallery on my website here: http://elliekennard.ca/ekgallery/when-life-is-a-blur/
and the posting is here: _http://www.elliekennard.ca/purple/ .

Alex said that things are running a day behind for  #unsharpsaturday #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0​ by +Alex Lapidus​ +Julianne Bockius​ +Jetski​ +Patrice Christian​ +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski​
So here is my offering for that theme!
#Prince  ___

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2016-04-17 16:10:54 (27 comments; 0 reshares; 95 +1s; )Open 

A Posy of African Violets For Your Sunday

I love the multiple exposure of small flowers and this one of a pink African violet I have on my window sill is one I took this week. I love how it seems to distill the various flowering stages into this one image making it seem to be a small bunch, a posy of colour and light!

Enjoy this on your Sunday wherever you are. It is sunny here, if still quite cold and I am going to take Joni and have a walk on the beach now that the tide is on the way out. I hope you do something as relaxing for the rest of your day.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

For  #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski

A Posy of African Violets For Your Sunday

I love the multiple exposure of small flowers and this one of a pink African violet I have on my window sill is one I took this week. I love how it seems to distill the various flowering stages into this one image making it seem to be a small bunch, a posy of colour and light!

Enjoy this on your Sunday wherever you are. It is sunny here, if still quite cold and I am going to take Joni and have a walk on the beach now that the tide is on the way out. I hope you do something as relaxing for the rest of your day.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

For  #softfocussaturday +Unsharp Saturday v2.0 by +Alex Lapidus +Julianne Bockius +Jetski +Patrice Christian +Nadia Cantou-Pewinski___

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2016-04-12 18:41:46 (47 comments; 9 reshares; 196 +1s; )Open 

"MY BABY!"

This beautiful dog, named Zoë really seems to be saying in no uncertain words "This is my baby"! I was visiting my friend with her tiny, gorgeous new baby, Scarlett when I met her lovely, year old dog Zoë for the first time. She was boisterous and determined to jump all over me in her excitement. For the first time I tried out the famous "don't look at her, don't talk to her, don't touch her" trick of the Dog Whisperer (Cesar Milan). We both were amazed at how quickly Zoë relaxed and calmly sat to watch me. She was still and quiet while I moved around, letting me take her photograph (she didn't see my eyes looking at her behind the camera), while little Scarlett and her mum chatted with me. After she calmed down (Zoë I mean) we had a good pat as her reward!

I love those eyes that look at us with warmth andwisdom... more »

"MY BABY!"

This beautiful dog, named Zoë really seems to be saying in no uncertain words "This is my baby"! I was visiting my friend with her tiny, gorgeous new baby, Scarlett when I met her lovely, year old dog Zoë for the first time. She was boisterous and determined to jump all over me in her excitement. For the first time I tried out the famous "don't look at her, don't talk to her, don't touch her" trick of the Dog Whisperer (Cesar Milan). We both were amazed at how quickly Zoë relaxed and calmly sat to watch me. She was still and quiet while I moved around, letting me take her photograph (she didn't see my eyes looking at her behind the camera), while little Scarlett and her mum chatted with me. After she calmed down (Zoë I mean) we had a good pat as her reward!

I love those eyes that look at us with warmth and wisdom.

I'm so sorry that I have neglected my postings lately. I have been very busy after my bout with the flu' helping with the Camera Basics mentorship. I hope to get back to resume my regular programming once the mentorship is over in a couple of weeks!

My posts are all on my website: http://www.elliekennard.ca.

For +HQSP Animals​​  curated by  +Andy Smith​​ +Nicol Eh​​ +Shannon Adelson​​ #hqspanimals
and for  #Animalia (+Animalia​​) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​​
and of course #woofwednesday   +Woof Wednesday​​ moderated by my friends +Sandra Nesbit​​ and +Debbie Drummond​​ ___

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2016-04-02 15:13:56 (57 comments; 3 reshares; 147 +1s; )Open 

Seeing Into the Heart

I had taken this photo of Joni a few weeks ago (just before we were hit with the horrible flu virus that has kept me silent for weeks). I wanted to post it, but it wasn't until I made a reply to a comment from someone on a post that I had the thoughts right for what I wanted to say about it.

You see, you look at this picture and you see a dog, someone else's dog. If you like animals you might like the photo, especially if you are a Border Collie fan. But you can only see so much. The picture shows bright shiny happy eyes a snowy face, obviously from a time of play, clean white teeth (could be scary for some). But you can't see the heart of this dog the way you can with your own.

What I am saying is that all dogs are special to their owners who love them and who have seen into their hearts. So when I look at your dog in a photograph,... more »

Seeing Into the Heart

I had taken this photo of Joni a few weeks ago (just before we were hit with the horrible flu virus that has kept me silent for weeks). I wanted to post it, but it wasn't until I made a reply to a comment from someone on a post that I had the thoughts right for what I wanted to say about it.

You see, you look at this picture and you see a dog, someone else's dog. If you like animals you might like the photo, especially if you are a Border Collie fan. But you can only see so much. The picture shows bright shiny happy eyes a snowy face, obviously from a time of play, clean white teeth (could be scary for some). But you can't see the heart of this dog the way you can with your own.

What I am saying is that all dogs are special to their owners who love them and who have seen into their hearts. So when I look at your dog in a photograph, as lovely as it is, I only see a small part of this special animal. It's a bit like an iceberg. So much is hidden beneath the surface. Isn't that the same with us all? You have seen some child misbehaving, perhaps, pitying the poor parents as you see them struggling. They alone really see into the heart of this child and know the beauty hidden in there. Or a good friend of yours might be going through a rough patch and when someone who doesn't know them very well is taken aback by a careless (or cutting) remark, you understand and stick with your friend from the love you have which opens your eyes to see into their heart. You see below the surface.

So I hope you enjoy the photograph of this dog. My dog. When I look at it I see the heart shining through in her eyes. I see a smile. 

(I am not sure where the new Google+ is taking us with photos, so am sharing the Definitive Joni album in the hopes that it might encourage people to browse the other Joni images if they want!)

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

#jonithebordercollie #bordercollie #dogs 

#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET

#woofwednesday +Woof Wednesday by +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond___

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2016-03-28 20:40:05 (82 comments; 2 reshares; 203 +1s; )Open 

We Two Are One Three

A little while ago we were asked to provide a recent photograph of ourselves. It was supposed to be taken out of doors (it was cold at the time!) and to show some context, with Steven's workshop in the barn. We tried different places that we thought might work but nothing seemed ideal, so in the end we decided that the doorway to the workshop would be the best location. We set up the camera on the tripod and discussed how we thought we should be standing. I didn't want to be bundled up in a winter coat, tempting though that was, so settled on a light jacket. Steven wanted Joni in the photograph and asked me to hold her while he set the camera timer and ran back to his place in the scene. Joni really did not want to stand still and was squirming so much that I was forced to let her go as the shutter clicked leaving two blurred figures out of three.... more »

We Two Are One Three

A little while ago we were asked to provide a recent photograph of ourselves. It was supposed to be taken out of doors (it was cold at the time!) and to show some context, with Steven's workshop in the barn. We tried different places that we thought might work but nothing seemed ideal, so in the end we decided that the doorway to the workshop would be the best location. We set up the camera on the tripod and discussed how we thought we should be standing. I didn't want to be bundled up in a winter coat, tempting though that was, so settled on a light jacket. Steven wanted Joni in the photograph and asked me to hold her while he set the camera timer and ran back to his place in the scene. Joni really did not want to stand still and was squirming so much that I was forced to let her go as the shutter clicked leaving two blurred figures out of three.  

Take Two

"Forget Joni", Steven said and so we prepared again and he ran back. As he did so I called her name once.  She ran straight up to me and sat as you see her. As the shutter clicked she had just begun to turn her head toward the camera, but at least she is shown here as part of the family and not blurred. The Kennard family at home!

Please be sure to Plus Mention me if you want to be sure I see your comment and reply!

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca___

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2016-03-25 20:47:18 (24 comments; 1 reshares; 87 +1s; )Open 

The Lure of the Big City Lights

I was brought up in a big city (Montreal) and I remember so well as a little girl the rare times when I was coming home with my parents late at night in the winter (had we been perhaps visiting a friend or relative?) in the back seat of our car. My mother sat with me, I remember and I was cuddled into her side against her warm soft coat of some kind of fur, smelling her perfume and hearing her soft voice. The car was warm though it was wintry cold outside. From that feeling of sleepy, comfortable love and security I would watch the city lights below me as we drove across the top of Mount Royal. I would wait for the sweep of the searchlight on the top of the mountain as it made its way back around the dark sky time after time. Though this was very long ago now, still, the lights of a city always bring back some of that same feeling.

This was taken... more »

The Lure of the Big City Lights

I was brought up in a big city (Montreal) and I remember so well as a little girl the rare times when I was coming home with my parents late at night in the winter (had we been perhaps visiting a friend or relative?) in the back seat of our car. My mother sat with me, I remember and I was cuddled into her side against her warm soft coat of some kind of fur, smelling her perfume and hearing her soft voice. The car was warm though it was wintry cold outside. From that feeling of sleepy, comfortable love and security I would watch the city lights below me as we drove across the top of Mount Royal. I would wait for the sweep of the searchlight on the top of the mountain as it made its way back around the dark sky time after time. Though this was very long ago now, still, the lights of a city always bring back some of that same feeling.

This was taken during our visit to the city of Québec.
#villedequébec   #québec   #citylights  
+HQSP Night  curated by  +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight
+HQSP Urban & Street Photos  curated by  +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Roxanne Bouche' Overton +José Luís Costa +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspUrbanStreetPhotos

My posts are also available on my website: www.elliekennard.ca___

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2016-03-11 22:24:14 (24 comments; 6 reshares; 139 +1s; )Open 

Just When You Thought it Was Over

Life and Nova Scotia weather have a way of surprising and delighting you. Yesterday the snow had entirely melted leaving behind only the dull brown of mud and winter grasses. It was really too early for Spring promise and the world seemed to have been caught in a state of embarrassing unwashed undress. Then, as though she had coyly pulled her fluffy white eiderdown over her, this morning she looked all resplendent once again, her nakedness buried in a modest covering of white. 

Yes, the Spring will come, with the green pushing through to quickly cover the mud and dead grasses. Just not yet.

My posts are all on my site: www.elliekennard.ca.

+HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem #hqsplandscape

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography+M... more »

Just When You Thought it Was Over

Life and Nova Scotia weather have a way of surprising and delighting you. Yesterday the snow had entirely melted leaving behind only the dull brown of mud and winter grasses. It was really too early for Spring promise and the world seemed to have been caught in a state of embarrassing unwashed undress. Then, as though she had coyly pulled her fluffy white eiderdown over her, this morning she looked all resplendent once again, her nakedness buried in a modest covering of white. 

Yes, the Spring will come, with the green pushing through to quickly cover the mud and dead grasses. Just not yet.

My posts are all on my site: www.elliekennard.ca.

+HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem #hqsplandscape

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim

#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola___

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2016-03-09 22:53:54 (19 comments; 3 reshares; 54 +1s; )Open 

Introducing the new Google+ Create!

Both +Steven Kennard​​ and I are extremely honoured to be featured in this first unveiling of the exciting new Google+ Create. 

With the introduction of this wonderful new program, there has never been a better time to get the interests you're most passionate about into collections and have them featured before the world!

Ready and Raring to Go?

Are you ready with collections you think could fit this program? Use the sign up form on the page below.

Uncertain How To Create a Compelling Collection?

This community linked here has all the answers and support to make sure your collections receive the attention they deserve. Google+ Collections Community:  https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024

Our particular thanks go to +SophieBonnet... more »

Introducing Google+ Create

Today we are launching Google+ Create (g.co/PlusCreate), a unique program that gives amazing content creators the recognition and audience they deserve.

When we introduced Google+ Collections last May, we were blown away by the amazing things people began sharing, from the beautiful (goo.gl/ryi0jv) to the breathtaking (goo.gl/n0KpR6), from the profound (goo.gl/XfBB0y) to the playful (goo.gl/zdDVsf), from the whimsical (goo.gl/zLOMgy) to the wonderfully eclectic (goo.gl/kgtI38).

And people on Google+ agree. Since launching the redesigned Google+ in November, Collection follows have more than doubled.

But these Collections don’t create themselves. Behind them are fascinating individuals who bring their flair, imagination and craft to engage and inspire others. There are food alchemists like +maria nasir in Lahore, Pakistan, writers and woodturners like +Ellie Kennard and +Steven Kennard in Nova Scotia, and daredevil acrobats like +Randy T on a mountain top near you.

We want to celebrate these inspiring creators and amplify their unique voices. Google+ Create members get a verified profile, early access to new product features, a private channel with the Google+ team, and special opportunities to build their audiences.

Visit g.co/PlusCreate to meet some of our members, learn about the benefits, and apply to join if you’re interested. Or just immerse yourself in the diversity of Collections already on Google+ (g.co/Collections).___Introducing the new Google+ Create!

Both +Steven Kennard​​ and I are extremely honoured to be featured in this first unveiling of the exciting new Google+ Create. 

With the introduction of this wonderful new program, there has never been a better time to get the interests you're most passionate about into collections and have them featured before the world!

Ready and Raring to Go?

Are you ready with collections you think could fit this program? Use the sign up form on the page below.

Uncertain How To Create a Compelling Collection?

This community linked here has all the answers and support to make sure your collections receive the attention they deserve. Google+ Collections Community:  https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024

Our particular thanks go to +Sophie Bonnet​​ +Carolina Liu​​ +Daniel Raynaud​​ and the rest of the team for their hard work in getting this project off the ground. It must have felt as if you were herding 
(creative) cats at times!
#ns  #google+create 

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2016-03-07 13:09:13 (37 comments; 8 reshares; 252 +1s; )Open 

Bright Splashes in the Winter Woods

When the landscape seems mostly to be composed of dark trunks of trees contrasted with white snow and deep greens of the evergreens, to come across this scene where the last of the clinging leaves bring bright splashes of colour can almost take your breath away! Such beauty, like a ray of hope that there will be colour in the world again!

Both Steven and I have been very sick with the flu and are not yet recovered. I just wanted to reassure my friends that we are still here and hope to be back to our usual selves soon.

My posts are all to be found on my site: www.elliekennard.ca.

#treetuesday +Tree Tuesday by +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson

Bright Splashes in the Winter Woods

When the landscape seems mostly to be composed of dark trunks of trees contrasted with white snow and deep greens of the evergreens, to come across this scene where the last of the clinging leaves bring bright splashes of colour can almost take your breath away! Such beauty, like a ray of hope that there will be colour in the world again!

Both Steven and I have been very sick with the flu and are not yet recovered. I just wanted to reassure my friends that we are still here and hope to be back to our usual selves soon.

My posts are all to be found on my site: www.elliekennard.ca.

#treetuesday +Tree Tuesday by +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson___

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2016-02-28 21:59:33 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 60 +1s; )Open 

Wonderful Embellished Piece by my Friend Cynthia

+Cynthia Carden Gibson is a gifted pyrographer and artist and a most excellent teacher as all who have learned from her will attest. This piece, created by Richard Raffan has been beautifully embellished and coloured by her.
If you want to see more of her lovely work and be inspired, put her in your circles. 
Please comment on her original posting so she can enjoy your appreciation too!


#ns  

Embellished Box
Collaborative with Master Woodturner, +Richard Raffan 

On my travels I am fortunate to meet the some of most talented Woodworking artists. +Richard Raffan  lives in Canberra, Australia an  is legendary in the woodturning world.  We met as we both presented on board the Norwegian Woodturning Cruise. We admired each other's work and decided to create together. Richard masterfully turned the box. The pyrographic embellishment and color was my contribution. This box is a signature shape for Richard. It is 5" tall and 3" wide. 

More of my work can be seen on my website:
www.cynthiagibsonpyrography.com

Image courtesy of Scot Roberge___Wonderful Embellished Piece by my Friend Cynthia

+Cynthia Carden Gibson is a gifted pyrographer and artist and a most excellent teacher as all who have learned from her will attest. This piece, created by Richard Raffan has been beautifully embellished and coloured by her.
If you want to see more of her lovely work and be inspired, put her in your circles. 
Please comment on her original posting so she can enjoy your appreciation too!


#ns  

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2016-02-28 20:14:25 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 92 +1s; )Open 

Sleeping Fountain, Quebec City at Night

This fountain, drained for the winter was standing alone in front of the distant lights of the buildings and the wall, silhouetted and silent. Somehow this fountain symbolized the preparation for hibernation that was coming. Walking alone at night and keeping your eyes open will allow the city to share these quiet places with a visitor.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

+HQSP Night  curated by  +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler

#mycitysunday +My City Sunday by +Carra Riley +Mary Hartless

Sleeping Fountain, Quebec City at Night

This fountain, drained for the winter was standing alone in front of the distant lights of the buildings and the wall, silhouetted and silent. Somehow this fountain symbolized the preparation for hibernation that was coming. Walking alone at night and keeping your eyes open will allow the city to share these quiet places with a visitor.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

+HQSP Night  curated by  +Ingo Bruneske +Alexander Tarasenkov #hqspnight

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler

#mycitysunday +My City Sunday by +Carra Riley +Mary Hartless___

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2016-02-27 01:56:48 (30 comments; 4 reshares; 107 +1s; )Open 

Evening Light on Quebec Village Spire

Why does it seem that the best sunsets are always seen in your rear view mirror? In some cases, a particularly lovely scene will go flashing by when you are on the highway with no way to stop safely. I was a passenger travelling from Quebec city on the way home in November, 2014 when I saw the setting sun casting a beautiful glow on the tops of the autumn trees in this village off to the side of the highway. My camera is usually in my lap when I travel anywhere, so I caught this with the beautiful golden light on that spire. 

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

#inthelight +In the Light  by +andi rivarola 
+HQSP Landscape  curated by  +HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem   #hqsplandscape
#landscapephotography   +LandscapePhotogra... more »

Evening Light on Quebec Village Spire

Why does it seem that the best sunsets are always seen in your rear view mirror? In some cases, a particularly lovely scene will go flashing by when you are on the highway with no way to stop safely. I was a passenger travelling from Quebec city on the way home in November, 2014 when I saw the setting sun casting a beautiful glow on the tops of the autumn trees in this village off to the side of the highway. My camera is usually in my lap when I travel anywhere, so I caught this with the beautiful golden light on that spire. 

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca

#inthelight +In the Light  by +andi rivarola 
+HQSP Landscape  curated by  +HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Mohamed Hakem   #hqsplandscape
#landscapephotography   +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting +AJ Lim

#lightonlandscapes #Quebec #Canada___

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2016-02-22 18:07:14 (25 comments; 4 reshares; 177 +1s; )Open 

Good 'Stretchy Dog Waggy Tail' Morning Everyone!
And Happy Walk Your Dog Day!

Is there anything more heart warming than having your dog stretching and wagging her tail at you when you come downstairs in the morning? Not much!

Joni gets so excited when she hears Steven coming down the stairs that she can barely contain herself and I had to take this photo to share her delight.

I see that it is "Walk Your Dog" day and of course that is every day when you have a border collie. It's a win-win situation because when you walk your happy dog you also walk, which is great for the mind and the body. So Happy Walk Your Dog day everyone! (Thanks +Leanne Osborne )

For #woofwednesday  +Woof Wednesday curated by my friends +Sandra Nesbit  and +Debbie Drummond 
and for #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
My postsare a... more »

Good 'Stretchy Dog Waggy Tail' Morning Everyone!
And Happy Walk Your Dog Day!

Is there anything more heart warming than having your dog stretching and wagging her tail at you when you come downstairs in the morning? Not much!

Joni gets so excited when she hears Steven coming down the stairs that she can barely contain herself and I had to take this photo to share her delight.

I see that it is "Walk Your Dog" day and of course that is every day when you have a border collie. It's a win-win situation because when you walk your happy dog you also walk, which is great for the mind and the body. So Happy Walk Your Dog day everyone! (Thanks +Leanne Osborne )

For #woofwednesday  +Woof Wednesday curated by my friends +Sandra Nesbit  and +Debbie Drummond 
and for #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .___

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2016-02-19 22:38:03 (26 comments; 3 reshares; 133 +1s; )Open 

Early Winter Walk

It is beginning to look as if our winter will soon be over here, which would be a huge relief (and totally uncharacteristic for this part of the world) after last year's 'Snowmageddon'. This image of an old and solitary apple tree appealed to me to post today. This was taken in Ontario in 2014 during our visit there in November. A snowfall the night before caught everyone by surprise but the few apples on the top were all the brighter for the contrast. 

I hope you all have a great weekend!

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

Early Winter Walk

It is beginning to look as if our winter will soon be over here, which would be a huge relief (and totally uncharacteristic for this part of the world) after last year's 'Snowmageddon'. This image of an old and solitary apple tree appealed to me to post today. This was taken in Ontario in 2014 during our visit there in November. A snowfall the night before caught everyone by surprise but the few apples on the top were all the brighter for the contrast. 

I hope you all have a great weekend!

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .___

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2016-02-16 22:43:16 (24 comments; 7 reshares; 233 +1s; )Open 

Martha's Farm

My latest story on my website. I hope you enjoy it. 

#notforblog  

Martha's Farm

My latest story on my website. I hope you enjoy it. 

#notforblog  ___

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2016-02-15 18:13:37 (25 comments; 5 reshares; 132 +1s; )Open 

Uncertainty

Sometimes the view of a landscape can reflect perfectly your own mood. In this case the mood is one of slight melancholy, maybe even your thinking is a little unclear as you try to work out things in your life. As you contemplate, gradually you see things come clearer and the fog begins to lift. At last! A decision is made and you can move forward to a goal.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

For #MoodyMonday #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday​ Curated by +Alen Ianni​
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography​ +Margaret Tompkins​ +Dave Gaylord​ +Eric Drumm​ +Jeff Beddow​ +David D​ +Bill Wood​ +Tim Newton+Chandler L. Walker​ +Ronald Varley​ +Hamid Dastmalchi​ +Sylvia Ting​ and of course
+HQSP Landscape​ curated by +Mike Hankey​ +Peter Marbaise​ +Hans-JuergenWerner​ +Shannan Crow​ +Mohamed... more »

Uncertainty

Sometimes the view of a landscape can reflect perfectly your own mood. In this case the mood is one of slight melancholy, maybe even your thinking is a little unclear as you try to work out things in your life. As you contemplate, gradually you see things come clearer and the fog begins to lift. At last! A decision is made and you can move forward to a goal.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

For #MoodyMonday #MoodyMondayPhotography #MoodsOfMonday #MyMoodyMonday +Moody Monday​ Curated by +Alen Ianni​
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography​ +Margaret Tompkins​ +Dave Gaylord​ +Eric Drumm​ +Jeff Beddow​ +David D​ +Bill Wood​ +Tim Newton+Chandler L. Walker​ +Ronald Varley​ +Hamid Dastmalchi​ +Sylvia Ting​ and of course
+HQSP Landscape​ curated by +Mike Hankey​ +Peter Marbaise​ +Hans-Juergen Werner​ +Shannan Crow​ +Mohamed Hakem​ #hqsplandscape___

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2016-02-14 17:19:46 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

The Show Must Go On!

Update: the USPS has found the box. And so we hope it arrives today. The original post had to be deleted so am resharing the repost on Steven's page.

Love the title of +Steven Kennard's new box almost as much as I love the box. It's on its way down to Minnesota now, but we have the photographs. Click through on the blog link to see the images in full size in our new slideshow on his site.

#notforblog  

The Show Must Go On!
(sorry for the repost, but the original image on the site had to be changed and the link was broken)

This box, titled “The Show Must Go On!” was made specially for an invitation I received to submit a piece for the American Association of Woodturner’s annual exhibition and Professional Outreach Program auction. The theme for this year’s auction is “Patterns” and so I decided to pursue a design that has been going around in my head for a few years. I have used the exterior....
Read the rest of the posting and view the full sized slideshow of the other images on the blog link.
http://stevenkennard.com/blog/archives/2369

#notforblog  ___The Show Must Go On!

Update: the USPS has found the box. And so we hope it arrives today. The original post had to be deleted so am resharing the repost on Steven's page.

Love the title of +Steven Kennard's new box almost as much as I love the box. It's on its way down to Minnesota now, but we have the photographs. Click through on the blog link to see the images in full size in our new slideshow on his site.

#notforblog  

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2016-02-01 23:53:06 (35 comments; 25 reshares; 170 +1s; )Open 

Bending, not Breaking

Some photographs really need no words of explanation.

(But for those who want a bit more): This was another snowy walk on a Sunday afternoon and with the new heavy fall of snow and the bending trees, the light called us along that path and through into the woods. These special times are fleeting and for this reason we treasure them and think of them as a typical winter scene. In reality, these scenes happen very rarely as usually the wind blows it all off the trees as it falls. Now, the snow is almost all gone. So I'm so glad I caught this.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography... more »

Bending, not Breaking

Some photographs really need no words of explanation.

(But for those who want a bit more): This was another snowy walk on a Sunday afternoon and with the new heavy fall of snow and the bending trees, the light called us along that path and through into the woods. These special times are fleeting and for this reason we treasure them and think of them as a typical winter scene. In reality, these scenes happen very rarely as usually the wind blows it all off the trees as it falls. Now, the snow is almost all gone. So I'm so glad I caught this.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting___

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2016-01-27 18:29:54 (31 comments; 7 reshares; 145 +1s; )Open 

A Cat's Not in Fashion Without Hot Pink Nails

Molly loves to show off her hot pink nails, especially for her new G+ friend +Sophie Bonnet.  I promised Sophie I would share this picture of my fashionable feline.

Molly, our black Cornish Rex loves craves attention and shows her pleasure by kneading and pulling at our clothes and skin when we pick her up. She's a cat. That's what they do. But we were getting sore necks and arms and my clothes were full of holes and pulls, despite regular nail trimming sessions. We read about these nail caps for cats and they have completely solved the problem. Molly gets her cuddles and we avoid the scratches. I took this last year when we first tried them on her. They don't seem to bother her, even when we put them on, so everyone is happy. And she is the height of fashion. (Rupert, who has his claws in the cushion, can be seent... more »

A Cat's Not in Fashion Without Hot Pink Nails

Molly loves to show off her hot pink nails, especially for her new G+ friend +Sophie Bonnet.  I promised Sophie I would share this picture of my fashionable feline.

Molly, our black Cornish Rex loves craves attention and shows her pleasure by kneading and pulling at our clothes and skin when we pick her up. She's a cat. That's what they do. But we were getting sore necks and arms and my clothes were full of holes and pulls, despite regular nail trimming sessions. We read about these nail caps for cats and they have completely solved the problem. Molly gets her cuddles and we avoid the scratches. I took this last year when we first tried them on her. They don't seem to bother her, even when we put them on, so everyone is happy. And she is the height of fashion. (Rupert, who has his claws in the cushion, can be seen to be sporting purple ones, which are far more manly. Zoom in to see his.)

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .
#Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
#mybelovedcats +OneCatADay - Photo Theme Page by +Edith Kukla
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh and +Shannon Adelson___

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2016-01-25 23:34:23 (37 comments; 9 reshares; 181 +1s; )Open 

A Snowy Woodland Brook Journey

A winter walk along a snow covered path through the woods has a special quality of stillness. It's a quiet made of your own muffled, almost soundless footfalls and those of the creatures who made those tiny tracks. You sense that they are hiding with held breath just out of sight under the pillowed snow beside the frozen water in the stream. Your frozen breath hangs in the air, as if afraid to fall and shatter the peace. The lowering sun makes the shadows lengthen silently through the woods, across the brook between the trees. 

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-JuergenWerner +Shannan ... more »

A Snowy Woodland Brook Journey

A winter walk along a snow covered path through the woods has a special quality of stillness. It's a quiet made of your own muffled, almost soundless footfalls and those of the creatures who made those tiny tracks. You sense that they are hiding with held breath just out of sight under the pillowed snow beside the frozen water in the stream. Your frozen breath hangs in the air, as if afraid to fall and shatter the peace. The lowering sun makes the shadows lengthen silently through the woods, across the brook between the trees. 

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome curated by +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +tri rini nuringtyas and +Giuseppe Petruzzella

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Leo Schubert +Mike Hankey  +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow and +Leanne Cole

#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica,  +Enrique Pelaez, +Brian Cox,  +Dorian Stretton and +Bill Wood

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord +Eric Drumm +Jeff Beddow +David D +Bill Wood +Tim Newton +Chandler L. Walker +Ronald Varley +Hamid Dastmalchi +Sylvia Ting ___

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2016-01-23 01:29:36 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 114 +1s; )Open 

Je me Souviens : I Remember

Québec city at night is an impression of lights on colours on textures on curves and deepening shadows. These lend a rich warmth and mystery to the bitter winter cold of the deserted night streets. Deserted, that is, except for another photographer, lit by the street lamp, equally captivated by the mystery of the shadowy gardens to the side of this street.  Je me souviens - I remember - the nights of this beautiful city, Québec.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
+Photo Mania Canada  #photomaniacanada  by +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM 
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Steven Markham and +Ingo Bruneske

Je me Souviens : I Remember

Québec city at night is an impression of lights on colours on textures on curves and deepening shadows. These lend a rich warmth and mystery to the bitter winter cold of the deserted night streets. Deserted, that is, except for another photographer, lit by the street lamp, equally captivated by the mystery of the shadowy gardens to the side of this street.  Je me souviens - I remember - the nights of this beautiful city, Québec.

My posts are all on my website: www.elliekennard.ca .

#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
+Photo Mania Canada  #photomaniacanada  by +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM 
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Steven Markham and +Ingo Bruneske___

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2016-01-20 13:38:40 (23 comments; 9 reshares; 280 +1s; )Open 

Snowbank Adventures Part 2

When Joni is leaping around at high speed on top of snow banks you just have to keep on snapping, hoping that some will catch a special moment. This was taken the same time as yesterday's image, but this time she is framed nicely by the green and the snowbank. When she's having so much fun she doesn't always look up when you call her name to try to get her attention. This time she did.

This was the photograph I meant to post yesterday, but mixed them up. So this is a double Joni billing, celebrating the fact that this is the featured image on the +Woof Wednesday​ page #woofwednesday   curated by +Sandra Nesbit​ and +Debbie Drummond​ 
With thanks also to the folks at +HQSP Animals​, #hqspanimals   in particular +Andy Smith​ +Nicol Eh​ and +Shannon Adelson​
And of course to +Animalia​  #animalia  curated by +Adelphe B... more »

Snowbank Adventures Part 2

When Joni is leaping around at high speed on top of snow banks you just have to keep on snapping, hoping that some will catch a special moment. This was taken the same time as yesterday's image, but this time she is framed nicely by the green and the snowbank. When she's having so much fun she doesn't always look up when you call her name to try to get her attention. This time she did.

This was the photograph I meant to post yesterday, but mixed them up. So this is a double Joni billing, celebrating the fact that this is the featured image on the +Woof Wednesday​ page #woofwednesday   curated by +Sandra Nesbit​ and +Debbie Drummond​ 
With thanks also to the folks at +HQSP Animals​, #hqspanimals   in particular +Andy Smith​ +Nicol Eh​ and +Shannon Adelson​
And of course to +Animalia​  #animalia  curated by +Adelphe BACHELET​ - merci Adelphe!

_My posts are all on my site: http://www.elliekennard.ca .____

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2016-01-19 18:44:41 (23 comments; 7 reshares; 262 +1s; )Open 

A Jump in a Snowbank Always Makes a Border Collie Feel Good!

Joni's favourite season has always been the winter. As she was born into a Canadian December, her first trips outside were into the snow and the cold and even as a young pup she loved it and never wanted to come inside, preferring to brave the cold wind and snow to play and run than to be indoors looking out the window at it. 

Her new favourite winter pass-time is to jump onto snowbanks, digging around in them for any small creatures that might be hiding under the covered vegetation. Here I just caught her as she leaped joyfully over a bank that was partly covering a holly bush.

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

For #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
Early for #woofwednesday  +Woof Wednesday with +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond  
andfor  ... more »

A Jump in a Snowbank Always Makes a Border Collie Feel Good!

Joni's favourite season has always been the winter. As she was born into a Canadian December, her first trips outside were into the snow and the cold and even as a young pup she loved it and never wanted to come inside, preferring to brave the cold wind and snow to play and run than to be indoors looking out the window at it. 

Her new favourite winter pass-time is to jump onto snowbanks, digging around in them for any small creatures that might be hiding under the covered vegetation. Here I just caught her as she leaped joyfully over a bank that was partly covering a holly bush.

My posts are all on my blog: www.elliekennard.ca .

For #Animalia (+Animalia) curated by +Adelphe BACHELET
Early for #woofwednesday  +Woof Wednesday with +Sandra Nesbit and +Debbie Drummond  
and for  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh and +Shannon Adelson___

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