Ever have one of those days where you wake up in a great mood, ready to meet the world head on and then ... you feel like everything's just kinda "meh"? Yeah, that's me today. I'm not in a bad mood, just not a great mood. The world isn't ending (at least I haven't heard any more news of an impending zombie apocalypse) and I'm not being fired (I don't think...do you know something I don't?) so there's really no explanation. It just is. And that's ok too. Everyday can't be a "whoopie" sort of day, now can it? If it was, how would you know the difference between a humdrum sort of day and an amazing one? Case closed.
I took this picture this morning as the sun rose over Edmonton and absolutely fell in love with it. Yeah, I've got mad camera skills y'all. Actually, I think I just lucked out. Mother nature provided the beautiful subject and the amazing lighting, I just clicked the button. However, the fact that I was able to recognize this and think to go and grab my camera? I'm pretty darned impressed. Most of the photos I've taken since I bought my Canon Rebel have been closeups or macros of (1) plants on our balcony, (2) the cats, or (3) random objects around the house. Sometime before the snow flies, I'd like to get out into the city and start taking photos of other things. While on a trip to the library earlier this week, I noticed a statue I don't remember seeing before. Its obviously not new but it just never caught my eye. Whammo! Thoughts for a new series of photos: Statues of Edmonton. I'll get on that one of these days.
Speaking of changing weather, I can't wait for the leaves to start changing colour so I can get some shots of the river valley that aren't drenched in rain. And wintery snowscapes. I love weather! Part of the reason I'm excited is that my improving photog skills have solidified my thoughts of turning some of my photos into calendars for my family. I think they'll make for great Christmas presents. And, I can personalize them, using different photos for different people. Obviously my mother won't want a shot of my dad and stepmom, and they, in turn, won't want a big shot of mom's cat Rocky staring out at them for the entire month of September. I believe it was Heather that first turned me onto the idea of making calendars out of my own photos. She's full of great ideas, that girl.
CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE UPDATE:
Slowly but surely I'm working my way towards my goal of raising $200 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Currently, I'm sitting at $76 which, if my math is any good (no promises), is approximately 1/3 of the way there. Not bad! There's only 66 more days left for me to try and reach that goal so if you can spare even $5, I'll be your best friend. Pretty good deal, huh? Not enough? Ok, how about this - if you donate through my personal page, your name will be entered into a draw I'm holding. One lucky winner will receive a box full of amazing stuff including a pair of my highly-prized, homemade mittens! And anyone who donates $50 or more will get themselves a pair of mittens AND be entered into the draw.
How you like dem apples?