Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Photo Dump

“Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain -

There is a beautiful world around us waiting to be discovered; all we have to do is step outside and look around. Sometimes we need a little encouragement. A reason. Motivation. Photography does all that for me. It inspires me to get outside, explore my surroundings and discover new things.

Below are things I’ve seen while out exploring with camera in hand...


Music is the universal language of mankind.

Tied together to keep from drifting away.

King Kong is alive and well in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In case you were wondering.

The Old Stone Mill, located in Delta,Ontario, was built in 1810. It is fully restored and functional.

"Hey...where's my bellybutton?"

"Do these feathers make my butt look big?"

Very still water.

Why not just get into your food...literally?

One of the performers at this year's Buskers Festival. I'll write more about this in the future.

It's time to start wrapping up the garden.

Wishing you all a great day!

45 comments:

  1. These are truly amazing pictures. I love the Old Stone Mill picture the best.

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    1. That Old Stone Mill is spectacular. We've gone to the town where it is a couple of times and I can't get over how beautiful it is.

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  2. Do you know if that's the same Old Stone Mill they featured on Kitchen Nightmares? And yes, I had been wondering about King Kong. Thanks :-)

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    1. No, I don't think this one has ever been on that show! But it is beautiful.

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    2. It looks just like the same building, too. Very nice.

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    3. I imagine a lot of them were built in the same architectural style (if they were built around the same time). There are a lot around here, and they're so beautiful to photograph.

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  3. Fantastic photos . Yes photography motivates me to ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

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    1. Thanks Country Gal! Hope you are enjoying your day.

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  4. just beautiful photos, love that old stone mill.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. That mill is truly quite spectacular.

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  5. Beautiful, inspiring lovely full of joy oh thank you you make me want to feel that way again, and I thank you for it, oh and funny ...thank you so much

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine for you nice message! It's always great to see you here :)

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  6. I enjoy your captions as much as the photos! Poor old King Kong desperately needs a new paint job. Looks like he has eczema or something.

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    1. I think so, too. He's probably itchy as hell with all the eczema. No wonder he's so damn angry. Poor furry bastard...

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  7. And I LOVE what you see, Martha! The second one really caught my attention on a couple of levels.

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    1. It's near the water! A favourite place for me and my pals the three amigos!

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  8. Great compositions today Martha.....ideas....great ideas!!

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    1. Even the simplest thing can make for a fun photograph. You just need to use the creative side of your brain and just look around! But then you know that :)

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  9. a really beautiful photos..The photo I like the most is the water reflection... Nicely done...

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  10. The old stone mill would be a lovely bed and breakfast. King Kong Rocks!!!!

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    1. Yes! It would make a great bed and breakfast. It's such a beautiful building.

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  11. I love your photos! I really liked the pink bird and the bag piper!

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    1. Both fun shots. That poor guy looks like he's going to explode!

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  12. Beautiful photos, Martha! King Kong looks like he's becoming a zombie! A little peeling going on! Where would I be without music! Take care!

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  13. It's time here in Phoenix to start unwrapping the garden! Love your photos Martha! I enjoy every one of them so much.

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    1. It's so funny how different the seasons are for different areas of the world! I bet you welcome a little cooler weather. Ours will just keep getting colder and colder. But for now, it's still just gorgeous out!

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  14. these are great! love the 'belly button' one especially. :<)

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    1. I always imagine the animals having silly thoughts! It makes it that much more fun.

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  15. Martha, you are truly an awesome photographer!!!!!!
    Loved these shots!
    Thanks for sharing !

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    1. Thanks, Margie. And thank you for stopping by to visit.

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  16. I really enjoy your photo dump days! beautiful pictures Martha!

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    1. It's one of my favourite posts of the week because it's so easy to put together, and a lot of fun!

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  17. Love the photos, especially the Old Stone Mill and the bird (Flamingo?), but the look on the man's face who was playing the bagpipes... priceless. Loved it!

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    1. Hahaha...yes, it's priceless! He looks like he's in pain. Although he really was just being silly. His show was a lot of fun.

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  18. I like your very witty captions.

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    1. Thanks, Red! I go through life with these silly thoughts. Make my day that much more interesting ;)

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  19. The stone mill is gorgeous. And I love the duck's feathers :D

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    1. Thanks for stopping by , Niki! Those ducks are so pretty. I love to photograph them.

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  20. Love how you see your world, Martha... great photography... hahaa love the fat feathers

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    1. Having a silly imagination makes this hobby that much more fun :)

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