BTS Five Fact Friday August 17th

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Vancouver BC – My Home Town

My Five Facts for this week …

  1. I love COLOUR and I can get that through FLOWERS!! They make me smile and feel happy.
  2. I love adding TEXT to my images because is seems to help nourish my soul and perhaps provide more insight to my viewers allowing fresh thought and a feeling of wellbeing.
  3. I love STARS and this little set of stars that fit into this awesome jar. Doesn’t matter what form the star comes in … Sky, Star Fish, Star stickers, Star Shapes, just STARS.
  4. I love GERBERA DAISIES … favourites are the pinks … no pale yellow, no cream, no red … no … ALL OF THEM!!
  5. I LOVE my Hometown which is Vancouver BC …. I will never move away from here. It’s like no other place I’ve ever been and will always hold my childhood with memories of my parents and how dear this place was to them. This particular image was made looking north from the lookout on Little Mountain aka Queen Elizabeth Park above the flower gardens which lie in what used to be the CPR Quary. It’s a very touristy spot with a restaurant, a wedding chapel, the Blodel Conservatory, a beautiful set of fountains and gorgeous manicured gardenscape. It sits in the heart of Vancouver which some of the downtown is visible here. The North Shore Mountains house North Vancouver and West Vancouver on the other side of the Burrard Inlet. This picture was taken before our BC Place was remodeled last year. You can still see the dome roof below center here.

Until the next thought …

xo Joy

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Five Questions

I was supposed to do this for July 18th but I didn’t have my Blog ready yet so here goes:

I took the most amazing class this summer over a period of four weeks and 16 classes. It was all about creating an amazing Blog … so that’s what started this journey.  It was way too short because we had the most fun with two amazing ladies who make everything they teach sound so easy. A lot of thought was put into this class, a pleasure to be part of and it was professional, genuine and caring because of Kim and Xanthe.

Here are my Five Questions answered. I was going to do a mock up in Photoshop but I’ve been too busy working on the blog to get to that.

Question 1:

What makes you happy ? … in 5 words or less? ~

Grandbabies, Beach, Cat, Photographing Everything!

Question 2:

Which talent would you most like to have? ~

To paint in watercolours. (thank goodness I can pretend in Photoshop) and I would love to Play the Piano.

Question 3:

Which word or phrases do you overuse the most? ~ Well up to about 8 weeks ago, I said “Someday” a lot!! I have decided to quit using that and replace it with “When“,  another is, “I know“, and one I hate using everytime I say it is “Frikin” … why I got onto that one I have no idea and I say Cool a lot … hmm, and ‘Just Listen’

Question 4:

What is your favourite movie or book or both?~

Wow, I love movies and books but don’t get a lot of time to read. I like a good movie first. I will say ‘OVERBOARD’ with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, I could watch it two hundred times and never get tired of it. Always a smile comes from that. I have many favourites for Christmastime, and love some great recent movies/book like,  The Help … but Overboard just plain makes me feel great.

Question 5:

If you could go anywhere in the world for a creative retreat, where might it be? ~

I just thought of something … revisiting my answer here …. below is my big dream however, while I was thinking about it longer and harder, I realized I had a wish in regards to this question months ago. I would love to be able to go to CAMP SHUTTER SISTERS … I longed to go last year. The fact that it was at the BEACH was the biggest draw. I couldn’t afford it though but thankfully, I was able to live some of it virtually through Kim and now Xanthe … which made it feel much more real. Such positiveness came from that sharing. Thanks ladies!!

It really is a toss up between two equally appealing to me, the UK or Australia but if those were not possible then my soul replenishing stand by would be the Oregon Coast. I have always come away from there filled with new ideas, a sense of calm,  and awesome photographs. It’s time to go again as it’s been ten years. Miss it.

So, that’s it from me. Thanks Kim and Xanthe.  I may put together something in Photoshop for this yet.

Until the next thought …   Love

Joy xo