Day 91 – 366 Day Project

Day 91 – 366 Day Project

“First Born”   Day 91 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   How precious is this little 4-week-old cherub, Aliyah?  Some magical moments captured at Wild Honey Photography today. There’s something very unique and special about photographing first-born babies; it’s a combination of the pride, the joy, the pure love of the angelic first-born baby that is so mesmerising. I had to chuckle when I made the statement during the photo session that, “I’d be rich if I charged a dollar for every time you two say, ‘Oh she’s soooo cute’.” Sure enough shortly after Sarah, the proud mum and her sister took delight in correcting me for saying it too. “You can only have one first born child. You may love all your children deeply and with passion, but there is something unique about the first born.” ~ Raymond E Feist quotes First Time © Maria D, April 2009 When I held you for the first time, my life began to shine. I would do what it takes, To help you correct your mistakes. To get by the challenges you may face. For our freedom many have fought, Somedays will be good, others will not. Always thank god for the life you got. The world isn’t perfect as you will see, Having you here made it better for me. When you’re in need, by your side I’ll For you are my daughter for eternity. *   *   * Photo credit: Wild Honey...
Day 90 – 366 Day Project

Day 90 – 366 Day Project

“Cairn”   Day 90 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” Out exploring today I came across this stack of rocks by the beach…all neatly placed by someone. I’ve seen similar piles of rock stacks during my travels. I remember the huge ones at each summit we reached on our Mont Blanc trek through the alpine areas of France, Italy and Switzerland. A type of landmark reaching the summit and or boarder between countries. So stumbling across a pile today I thought I’d do a little research. Here is what I found. What is a stack of rocks called? For thousands of years people have used rock piles to mark their paths and find their way home. Today, those rock piles are known as cairns and can be found all over the world as trail markers and landmarks. What is the meaning of a pile of rocks? A cairn is a man-made pile (or stack) of stones. The word cairn comes from the Scottish Gaelic: càrn (plural càirn). Inuksuit in northern Canada were markers used for finding your way and to locate caches of food or other stores. A cairn also marks the mountain summit in Graubünden, Switzerland. A cairn can also mark a mountain summit and are used as trail markers in many parts of the world, in uplands, on moorland, on mountaintops, near waterways and on sea cliffs, as well as in barren deserts and tundra. They vary in size from small stone markers to entire artificial hills, and in complexity from loose conical rock piles to delicately balanced sculptures and elaborate feats of megalithic...
Day 89 – 366 Day Project

Day 89 – 366 Day Project

“Companions”   Day 89 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” Well, well, well, look who’s lucky to find herself featured yet again in another photo for my 366 day project…my adorable companion Kodie Dalla.  Kodie also features also in Day #17 Kodie & Hubby,  #30 Kodie, #31 Paw Print,  #48 Shadows,  #54 best friends, #75 Kodie, #81 Kodie,    “A good companion shortens the longest road.” ~ Turkish Proverb   Companion: a person or animal with whom one spends a lot of time or with whom one travels. “a travelling companion” “It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies.” ~ Ranulph...
Day 88 – 366 Day Project

Day 88 – 366 Day Project

“Leisure Time”   Day 88 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” Leisure time – time available for ease and relaxation; just like this family taking time out to get some fishing in on the local wharf. “In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.” ~ Ovid Leisure has been defined as a quality of experience or as free time. Free time is time spent away from business, work, job hunting, domestic chores and education. It also excludes time spent on necessary activities such as eating and sleeping. “He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Free time = The time when you are not working, when you can choose what you do. Free time = leisure time What do you do in your free time? Here are a few ideas: go to the movies, watch TV, spend time with family, hang out with friends, surf the internet, play video games, play a musical instrument, listen to music, read, write, go to the park, go to cultural locations and events, go shopping, cook, colour in, paint, study something, do art and crafts, gardening, go swimming, go for a drive in the country or sight seeing, exercise and play sport…and the list goes on. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein  So when you find yourself with some free time…I challenge you to expand your imagination and try something different. After all...
Day 87 – 366 Day Project

Day 87 – 366 Day Project

“Spider Shadow”   Day 87 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   Todays photo is a little different…this spider was about the size of my little fingernail but more interesting was the shadow it cast on the gate. By opening and closing the gate I could create different shadow effects. In this image, the shadow looks bigger and scarier than the spider itself…giving it a whole new look.  Pretty cool hey! The very premise of photography is rooted in light and, as photographers; it should be our goal to learn how to master it. Even the slightest change in the angle of light and a photograph can be changed drastically.  “The brighter the light, the clearer the shadow.” ~ Peter Merry...