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Welcome to My Heartsong!

My Heartsong came out of a desire to be true to myself and sing the song of my heart,to take the time to do the things that I love to do because I came to believe that to follow this call is to do the will of the Creator and it gives me great pleasure.(when one receives a gift,one must open it). An activity that feeds my soul is photography. I share with you my photos and a little bit about them. Enjoy!


River Valley on an Autumn Day

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Super Moon Eclipse

The eclipse started before the moon rose above the horizon and I worked late but got out to take this shot of the moon above the river valley.It was fascinating to see the moon rise and travel across the sky, changing in colour and texture.I took these shots from three locations in the city; a bridge in the west end that overlooks downtown, from further north and the last two were from the Telus Science Centre where there were telescopes that you could look through that made the moon really big but these shots are all from my Rebel XS.

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A Refreshing Walk in the Woods

It was a full day, starting with the last part of a church service (yes, I slept in), a committee meeting, a fashion show fundraiser at a local hospital where they let me take photos, then finally a trip to Elk Island National Park. Enjoyed the calm, the fresh air and feeling my body and mind relax. As you can see, there were times of overcast skies and bright sun.

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I have Run out of Room in this Blog.

Can I delete old blogs and media library and keep going or do I start a new site? Readers and fellow bloggers, what has been your experience?I cannot afford to pay. Sigh…Come visit me at my new site, janesheartsong, still with photography but tryig to stick to one photo per post.

Back to Nature

I am a person who wants to get things done yesterday, especially concerning unpacking in my new digs. I settled for some balance and let the boxes be and drove to a couple of water spots in  or near the city. A lot of water fowl were not present : Pelicans, Red-necked Grebes, and Great Blue Heron, but the Ring-Billed Gulls, Double-Crested Cormorants, Mallard Ducks and American Coots were still around. oh, and of course Magpies.The vegetation has changed considerably since before the move, not surprising  since there is a lot less light but I still had a bit of a pout for missing most of August due to packing..soon the leaves will be at their natural finest, in fact some are changing now.

It was good to get out and see some feathered friends and even a curious squirrel.it was great to play with the camera again, too.

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Mallard Duck in an Idyllic setting

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My New Home

It is tiny, I prefer to use the term “cosy” and i have my phone and computer set up-that is a relief. i have kitchen table and chairs, couch and living room chair, craft table that fits perfectly in the closet-YAY!

I have made a lot of progress but still a ways to go before I can call it settled in. Unpacking is like packing, it gets harder as you go, particularly with the last few boxes. At first there is room to put things away,  then it gets tricky. A lot of  contents are probably going to Good Will, Value Village or some other charity.

my first meal:Horrible quality of photos, must have been tired.

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view from my balcony-yay, trees!

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night shot looking northwest

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Soon I will pull myself away from this and get out for some real photography

A Quick Note

No photos, just a quick note that my move is complete. What a relief! Thanks to fantastic friends and even one stranger who showed up with vehicles and helped me complete the move in 1.5 hours.it was quite the feat without use of a phone but we did it. there was a higher power guiding this, it all came together so smoothly. Due to timing, the phone company technician missed me (he showed up too early and I hadn’t given written permission for entrance to my suite to the office.)  so I won’t get my phone and computer hooked up until Thursday. No photos either, but did go for a bike ride today to explore the neighbourhood.

Going to grab a nap now. Be back soon. :)

What Happened to Summer?

It has become chilly out, only temporary but a reminder that the hot weather won’t last forever.My thoughts are with those who are suffering from the effects of the many forest fires across our lands. It is green here in the city but many trees are chaging colour due to stress from lack of moisture. the leaves look wilted, too.

I am moving to a new neighbourhood and my computer is full to almost bursting so I will upgrade but not until the next month or month after. It makes it hard to go out and shoot away so am slowing down photo ops and replacing them with packing.Not as much fun,I tell you!

in the meantime, here are some photos from the summer months.

Belly dancers at the Heritage festival

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scenes from EdmontonFolk Music Festival


A Visitor on My Hat

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Main stage- Edmonton Folk Music Festival

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bark abstract from a walk in the woods

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A Weekend of Music and Fun

I volunteered at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival recently and enjoyed seeing people from my crew again  and enjoyed listening to new artists that were previously unfamiliar to me as well as seeing some familiar ones. I came away from the experience feeling creatively and spiritually inspired. Here are some shots from the weekend.

Here’s from behind the scenes in the kitchen where food is prepared and served up to over 2,000 people per meal at the peak of the festival.

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the food is fresh and delicious.

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And outside, facing the hill.The stages all face hills in the ski club in the middle of the city..

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Some of the musicians Oysterband and Mike Farris

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Final Act of theFirst Evening with the City in Background

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Fledged Sora

While visiting a wetland boardwalk in St Albert, of course I was looking for Soras, but got a few peeks at a young one. It was wary but curious, too. It would run, which was orgininally what caught my attention, then hide, but back up to take a peek. There were a few fuffly feathers and no colour to its bill. That and its behaviour led me to believe that it is a young one.

It walked through the open spaces so I got a couple of looks at it.

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