Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Photo Dump

Like music, photography is a form of communication that has no language or cultural barriers. A single image speaks a thousand words without making a sound, and the message conveyed is understood by everyone, everywhere, no matter their mother tongue, no matter where they are in the world. It is read with the eyes and felt with the heart.

Below is another round of ordinary moments in life that speak to me. And hopefully, will speak to you, too.

My favourite people enjoying ice cream in the downtown area the weekend my
older daughter and her boyfriend were visiting from Montreal. Nom nom nom...

An ambitious flower reaching for the sky.

Mama duck hanging out with her babies. The wee one on the left is obviously the introvert.

A cool looking old building in the downtown area. Lots of them around there!

♪♫ Babe...I got you, Babe... ♫♪


We surprised my daughter with a birthday cake while she was in Kingston.
21 already? Where did all the years go?

"Thanks, Mom"

A pretty home by the lake in Gananoque, Ontario.

Cuteness overload ***SQUEAL***

How's this for a fixer-upper? I wonder what it's going for.

Sunset on the lake in Picton, Ontario.

♪♫ One of these things is not like the others... ♫♪

That's all for today, folks. Wishing you all a lovely Tuesday!

32 comments:

  1. All good photos and Happy Birthday to your daughter. Great shots.

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  2. Your daughter looks just like Mama !!!!!!!!!!!
    Fantastic photos Martha - really - I enjoy coming by to see your photography so much :)
    XOX

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    1. Thanks, Suzan. Too bad we never met all those years I was in Montreal. I would have liked that!

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  3. Beautiful photos, really enjoyed them all through your eyes. My daughter turned 21 in April!

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  4. Such a pretty daughter! I'm amazed how close you can get to the ducks for photos. You must be the duck whisperer. LOL!

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    1. These ducks are very used to people. They hang around an area that is always flooded with tourists and the locals, so they're not at fearful.

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  5. The first step is a doozy out of that old brick garage's elevated door!

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  6. Happy Tues! I loved them all but I've got you Babe really made me laugh!! Happy 21st to your little girl!

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    1. They didn't sound much like Sonny and Cher, but that's what I thought of when they were shrieking like that!

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  7. These are great photos! I am intrigued to know that there is such a thing as an introverted duck! I have met extroverted, bad tempered and aloof ducks in my time, but never an introvert ;-) Love the 'cuteness overload'!

    Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

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    1. Introverted ducks are usually quiet and on the sidelines, so it's no wonder you've never met one, and only run across the extroverted ones that like attention! :)

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  8. Your daughter looks very 21ish, she sure seems to approve of the CAKE!!!!

    Really like the old building that you say dot Kingston's streets. So much character.

    There's always one duck that wants time and space to itself, sounds OK to me!

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    1. I can relate to that duck! A little time and space to oneself is priceless.

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  9. Sounds like a fun weekend was had by all, Martha. Yes, the years fly by... now watch out, it gets even faster LOL.

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    1. I know what you mean. As soon as I hit 40, the years started to race by!

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  10. Loud and clear, Martha! All you photos spoke to me about your passion for this art form at which you are so comfortable. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks, Jim. I know you understand exactly what I mean!

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  11. Great pictures! I especially like the old buildings. i know, we all love ducks, but I've got this thing for old deserted buildings with stories to tell.

    If your daughter's living in Montreal... maybe she can go to the Montreal Botanical Gardens to see the mosaiculture competition exhibit that's going on there... and invite YOU! I don't know if you took time to look at the video at the end of my blog post, but the sculptures on exhibit in Montreal look even better than the ones on display here in Atlanta. (The Montreal exhibit runs through the end of September.)

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    1. I'll have to mention it to my daughter when I speak to her. And if I plan a trip to Montreal in September - like I'm hoping to - I'll be there in time to go see it, too! I hope it works out.

      P.S - I love old buildings, particularly the abandoned ones. It is one of my absolute favourite photography themes.

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  12. I loved it! Bright and happy for today. No more rain for today!

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  13. Awww, lovin' the baby ducks. Uber cuteness!

    And I hear you about time -- my oldest turns 32 this week. Yikes!

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    1. They grow up much too fast! Time zips right on by...

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  14. your daughter has the same beautiful smile you do. Amazing.

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    1. Thank you, Ana. That is sweet :) I just want to see her happy and smiling.

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