Ellie’s Photography – Part…one million?

Hello everyone :D, hope your week has been great! Here are some more photos for you to enjoy :). I’ve included a few photos from a museum in Toronto. Yes, I have a thing for museums :p

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Appreciating Life

I’ve been sort of M.I.A. this weekend, because I volunteered at the Cancer Relay for Life. It was an awesome event (they fed us, so that’s always good) and met so many survivors and others who persevere in the fight against cancer. May 27th marked my grandpa’s one year since he lost his battle with cancer at age 85. I volunteered in his honour. He defeated cancer once when I was little and was able to live a full and healthy life. Every day is a gift and I’ve heard from survivors how watching a sunset can be a victory, so yesterday I took a minute to appreciate the sunset. Life is short, so live without regrets.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

It’s time for a new photo challenge! This week is all about rooms. Your room can be a comfort zone, and it doesn’t always have to mean a space surrounded by walls. I know I feel safe whenever I’m in my room inside my house, but also when I’m outside with nature (unless my peace gets disturbed by cruel bugs). How about you?

 This one was taken while staying at a friend’s house

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These ones were taken outside (as if you couldn’t tell :p)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-second story in Toronto and Niagara Falls

It’s time for another Photo Challenge! Here are some photos for your enjoyment:

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Rogers Centre is home to the Toronto Blue Jays. Basically, the team you want to use as a diversion, when people start talking to you about the Maple Leafs. But, I’m a Canucks fan forever :p! Ontario hasn’t changed my loyalty.

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This photo shows you just how tall the CN Tower is.

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This photo was taken in Niagara Falls. The photo is a bit blurry, but it gives a sort of fairytale feel to it 🙂

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Everyone who goes in one of these rides have a story; a wedding, birthday, spontaneous family outing. I love horses 😀

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I was in my friend’s car and we took her two dogs to the dog park. I snapped this photo on the way. Dogs just love to stick their heads out the window. They get amused by the most simple things in life 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

*sings* Come on baby, let’s do the twist, take my little hand and go like this. Now that we have broken the ice by singing to Chubby Checker, we can now move on to this week’s photo challenge. The Daily Post wants to know, “What does ‘twist’ means to you?”

Nature is a perfect twist maker. I love hearts and I often tend to find these shapes around nature 

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Sometimes, your hands and arms don’t cooperate when you’re trying to take a picture, but if you look at the bright side, the results can create a mysterious feeling! The second photo below is a combination of two photos. The background is very much the original and the people were taken from another photo (of the same set of pictures) where two people turned out looking like shadows/ghosts :p. 

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Poetry: If you were

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If you were in my shoes

an opportunity for leisure

you would crawl

but not fall

your soul would thrive for calm.

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If you were to dream

reality will fade

glued to a wall of unopened thoughts

unleashing the unknown

you would pass your route.

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If you were to feel

let mercy wrap your emotions

find solitude but not loneliness

search for the chants of your desires

close your eyes and grow.

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If you were here

would you smile or cry?

your sense of pride would blind

no dreams, just hope,

that may be enough, but for now,

you cannot see who I am.

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Random Photo(s) of the Day #16 – Inside a water bottle

I was feeling curious, so I took photos of the inside of my water bottle full of water and ice! It’s amazing how something so simple can be transformed into a different world. My friend thought it was an ocean wave!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

It’s Friday (technically Saturday where I live) and it’s time for another Photo Challenge. Art is everywhere and if you use your imagination, you can discover different worlds. Here’s my take on Work of Art! Enjoy and have an amazing weekend!!! :D. Remember to spread the love ❤

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This is inside a church. I love this mural!

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Nature is art, and it provides inspiration to your imagination. This place made me feel like anything could happen. You know, like me finding the ring of power and defeating Sauron.

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Army of ducks

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Seagull thinking about life. Hey, they have a bucket list (full of food), too!

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You can see the birds flying and the clouds forming a paintbrush-stroke like pattern

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My late hamster refusing to go inside his igloo until I cleaned it (silly rodent)

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Geese plotting where to poop

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I almost got struck by lightning.

Mother Nature strikes again – pun intended – and I was almost electrocuted by her. Because Ontario winter wasn’t enough to diminish any hopes of emotional attachment towards this province, Mother Nature decided to set a spark close to me and almost set me on fire. Sure, I’m exaggerating, but I did feel a shock and saw a spark coming out of my umbrella. I wasn’t walking with it, I was just standing outside my workplace ready to walk to my ride. Luckily, nothing worse happened. I like watching thunderstorms when I’m inside, but it’s a whole different experience when I’m in the middle of it.

Ah well, I shall not let this get to me. I’ll tell this story to my grandchildren someday, while we sit near the fireplace roasting marshmallows. Nature can still be beautiful, and this IS a lovely province. It’s just Mother Nature has some grudge against it. What have you done before I moved here, Ontario? Here’s a picture of how great nature can be:

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