I thought I might post some of them here, and ask the opinion of those who might read here, as to which ones may be good to submit. The project is interested in the simple, everyday, small things - and is seeking photos from individuals of all levels of ability. I am definitely a beginner photographer, but felt intrigued to participate and contribute to a picture of one day - May 15, 2012.
First Category - Home
|I had a porridge of quinoa, cinnamon and apple, and noticed that the peel was in abit of a starburst, so took this picture, after breakfast.|
|I have placed several keepsakes, and treasures on this small knick knack shelf in my kitchen.|
|My kitchen at the end of the day, after preparing our meals.|
|A favourite napping spot for the cats, and Herbert who is also a treasure. :)|
|Arthur enjoying a snooze in the morning, after making sure I was up for the day. :)||He is a treasure too.|
Second Category - Community
|Street view of Mullin Avenue, the street my parents raised their family. I walk here often, as I live just blocks away.|
|I think this is a crows nest - it is quite large, and seems to be made with large sticks.|
|There were several crows talking loudly, as I walked down the street.|
|The back lane just behind our old yard on Mullin Avenue. If my memory is correct, my Mom built this fence. These fences were very easy for climbing.||.|
|This tree is so beautiful - I think it's an apple tree.|
These pictures were taken in the back lane, one of my special places when a child. We built snow forts, and grass forts, and had neighbourhood races here. It is an old fashioned gravel lane, and was replenished with new gravel every year, and graded.We also dug for clay in this lane, as well as buried treasure. :)
|An interesting looking, ancient car, needing a facelift.|
The older building, featuring the clock, is now known as The Old City Hall . It is now a popular mall with a local theater, The Globe Theater, and several samll shops and restaurants.
It was originally our Post Office, and when our first City Hall was demolished, this building was used as the city's City Hall for many years. A new post office was constructed in the 60's at the time this change too place.
Some lovely heritage buildings which have been preserved and restored. The Northern Bank has an intriguing bit of art work above it's door, showing a "farmer", meeting a First Nations person. There are tipis to the right of the First Nations person.
These buildings were certainly built with a great deal of skill and care as to details.
|I wondered how someone managed to paint the graffiti on the very top front of this old heritage building.|
|My son and I enjoyed the wonderful fragrance of this tree, which he had parked his car under. I think it may be a pin cherry, but am not sure.|
|This Cenotaph is at the center of Victoria Park in the city center.|
I walked down to the waters edge of our small man made lake. The lake is fed by the Wascana Creek, part of a marshland, home to our Canada Geese, and various water fowl, and other birds.
It effectively acts as a natural bird sanctuary, and our city has reserved large areas left in it's natural state.
Robins gather in the trees at the waters edge, and as they settle for night, their song is beautiful .
|View of the Legislative building across Wascana Lake. Regina is the capital city of Saskatchewan.|
Thanks for viewing these, and if you would like to offer suggestions on which pictures might be good ones for submitting to the aday.org project, your input would be welcome!!!
Here in Canada we are preparing for a long weekend - Monday is Victoria Day. Summer seems to start for us often at this time, and many people plant gardens and flower beds. The weather is cooperative this year, with temperatures between 25 and 29 Celsius. Wishing you a Happy Weekend!