Sand and Stones

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When winter drags on (and on), I have to get creative to find subjects to photograph.  It will be weeks before the snow melts and we are able to see the sand on the shorelines.  So I lose myself in indoor activities:  reading, knitting, writing, and making pictures.

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This weekend, I played with sand and stones in a mini zen garden.  Partly, this was to create pictures; and partly, this was to remember what summer felt like.

Eventually, the snow will melt (if it ever stops falling), and I will be able to get out with my camera again.  Until then, I’ll pretend.


Supermarket Bouquet

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When the months get colder and the snow has covered summer’s garden, I shop for inspiration.

Inexpensive supermarket flowers make for many photos.  I could not stop taking pictures of this pretty bouquet that I picked up the other day.

They didn’t look like much, stuck in a vase.  Some of the petals were curled and withered from the plastic wrap, and a few leaves torn.  They weren’t perfect, but when I rearranged them in the bright afternoon sunlight, they made for some beautiful compositions.

Here are a few of my favourites:

These are all available in my Etsy shop as digital dowloads:


New Site Excitement!

Since this is a good news blog, it only seems fitting to share my new photography site with you today…

I’ve been using Etsy for a number of years but it is time for a change (although my Etsy shop will also remain open for a little longer, with items on half-price:  Dawn Blanchard on Etsy).  Although Etsy has been great to me, this site allows you to purchase a number of options all in one spot.  It’s also got gorgeous gallery and slide show settings, and the ability to choose digital downloads.

In celebration of my new site, I’ll be hosting a contest very soon.  If you’d like to take part, or simply keep posted on new photos and other photography-related information, please follow here:

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And please, please check out my site.  🙂  I hope you will be as happy with it as I am!


Here are some screenshots of the different galleries (click and you’ll be brought directly to the gallery page):

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One of the best things about this site is that it’s really easy to upload photos, so as I have new photos, they’ll be available much quicker than in the past.

I’d love your comments and support…  Please let me know what you think, and share, share, share!

Thanks so much for reading!  Have a wonderful day!

Sepia-Coloured Glasses


I’ve been working on a custom photography order for a couple of days. This is something that I enjoy immensely: The challenge of creating something unique and specific for a client.

It gives me a fresh perspective on my photography, and I love the creativity involved.

This request for sepia photos allowed me to see some pictures in a new light.