Classic Double Decker Carousel in Bordeaux France, copyright jmeyersforeman
This beautiful double decker carousel sits in one of the main squares along Bordeaux’s main shopping street. The day we visited was a little cool and rainy, Sunday morning. Many of the stores would not be opening that day, so the streets were quiet. A good day to be out and about with the camera.
Still a kid at heart I love the painted ponies, and it is guaranteed to will bring a smile to my face as I watch the children ride up and down, smiling and waving to parents and grandparent, family or friends as they travel by, around and around. So where ever I travel I check to see if there is a carousel in the neighbourhood.
For many in Calgary it might be a little early to start planning their Stampede activities, but for the many volunteers the work on this year’s stampede started last September. The schedule of events that will take place down at the grounds is jam-packed with activities. The midway will be filled with rides, this is one of my favourite places to visit.
This year the parade will be exiting, Astronaut Chis Hadfield will be Parade Marshall, and parade morning is always exciting. about 350,000 people line the parade route, and the parade is two hours long, one of my favourite days of the year! So with all this thought about Stampede I am exploring some of the old images taken in previous years and planning my visit to the stampede this year!
“Sugar and Spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of…..”
This one was fun, but only take two attempts, little Addilyn tipped over the first time! On the plus side it won’t be long before she rolls over all by herself. The big girls Skylar and Alexa were perfect, they remembered to watch me, not the baby, so I could get the shot.
I was out at Princes Island Park a couple of weeks ago with Avery and his family, we got some lovely photographs. Avery is having quite the giggle as his mom and dad swing him up and then back to the ground. We had been at the park for a little while, taking family pictures he was getting ansy , since we wanted some pictures of them walking as a family, both away and towards the camera, this seemed like a good time to get moving and have some fun activity photos. Avery loved to be on the move, and he was having tons of fun!
High School Seniors are celebrating their graduation. There are getting all dressed up and enjoying a night out with friends and family. I was lucky enough to meet a few of them at the park! While we did take a few “pretty pictures” I just had to pull out the fake noses, and the girls were happy to play along!