Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Behind the scenes

Today, I would like to acknowledge some behind the scenes work that make this blog possible. My wife Wendy is along for the majority of my photo expeditions. She provides encouragement and good company. Often, she is a reluctant accomplice to some of my crazy ideas. She may be called upon to hold up dead things while I photograph them, or she may patiently wait while I comb the beaches in search of another arrow head. She may have to pose in a field of wild flowers or walk on roads too soft and muddy for a vehicle.While you may see the glossy version on the blog, not all our excursions go exactly as planned, sometimes we get dirty and sometimes we get caught in a downpour...... She never dreamed that she would be teaching others to fish or even remotely thought that she might be a crack shot with a gun. Probably the biggest transition was the realization that camouflage and hunter orange would be a fashion mainstay in her closet. Through it all (nearly 25 years) Wendy continues to smile and humour me and my picture taking addiction. So now when you view my blog, I hope you have a better idea of exactly what goes on behind the scenes.

Friday, 18 November 2011

This week's random shots # 3

Wendy and I went for a drive to Maquapit lake on Sunday. Here are some pictures from a hobby farm, near the causeway. Love the goat......I baaaaaaaab and then she baaaaaaad. We sat for about 15 minutes enjoying the sights and sounds. As we drove to the Keyhole, I spotted this beautiful blueberry field, ready for winter, and had to stop for a pic. Finally when we got home there was a smartly camouflaged partridge in the backyard.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Sky Watch Fridays # 11

Last light signals the end of hunting for another day. For more sky shots visit http://skyley.blogspot.com/

Hunting in the wrong spots again

This is the view out my kitchen window just before I left for my annual hunting trip, out to the 18 camp, with the boys. On close examination, I think that the spikehorn is sticking his tongue out at me.