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Og2 Rose Garden

Right after sunrise when the light is still dim and the dew is on the grass and plants Roses are fresh and beautiful! The Rose Garden in Og2 Park in Oakville nice place to enjoy this time of the day.

 

 


July Morning!

The hot day is coming. The only time to enjoy cool and fresh air is early morning. Beside of that the beautiful sunrise is making your day! Peaceful and Tranquil Time of the day!

 

Through the Woods

 


Butterfly – Black Swallowtail

Colourful summertime! Flowers are blooming, butterflies are flying – What a Wonderful World!

 

Papilio Troilus

 

Black Swallowtail

 

Colourful World


Morning Sunbath

Morning Sunbath


Image

Canada Day!


The Birth


Red Beauty

Red Mini Roses

 

Red Beauty


Nasturtuim

Nasturtium

 

Nasturtium in the harsh noon light

After the cool temperature inside the house the lens got foggy. The picture I made was blur and ready to go in the trash can. Then I decided to play with it in ON1 software.
The experiment ended with the next image – Nasturtium on Canvas.

Nasturtium on Canvas


Summer Solstice!

The shortest night of the year has gone and the longest day is coming. Goodbye the summer solstice!

 

Tranquility!

 

 

Farewell to shortest night

 

Sunrise Girl

 

 

Cloudy Sunrise

 

The Longest day is coming

 

Golden Hours


Morning Moon

 

The first Morning of my New Year!


Oakville Harbour

Luminary

 

Sleeping Boats

 

Dreaming of Sails


Dragonfly

The best model ever

Today I was lucky to have this patient model to make some pictures of it. This dragonfly just sat for relax, as I understand, and stayed still for at least 15 minutes. The only motions I’ve seen were the shivering of wings and tail causing by wind.

Dragonfly head


June Evening

 

There are so many things going on around the World. I am tied. Is it possible to people live in peace and do not look for problems? Take care about people around you, do not be selfish, behave accordingly and you never have any problems of any kind. Never blame anybody in case of your problems. The reason of these problems is only you and nobody else.

Wisteria
Sunset light
Flowers and Fire
Dying Flame

What a Wonderful World!


Ceiling

The most fun job is to build the ceiling. The Embassy ceiling system is the best choice to make the basement ceiling looking nice and clean. Finally I came to the end of the project. Perhaps I will make few pictures of the final product to let you know how it looks like and why I decided to make this job. It was absolutely uninhabitable space and now it is nice and cozy place for work, relax and entertain.
Do not forget to open one of the pictures and follow by arrow to watch every single picture in bigger size.


Tiling

The reportage about project is coming to the end and this post is about shower tiling. The last and final post will come soon. After that no more boring reading and galleries.


Red and Purple

Life is not only about hard work. Fortunately, the weather brought to us Sun, Warm and Colour! Now is the nice time to be outside and enjoy the flowers, birds chirping, bees buzzing and relax.

Fuchsia

 

Petunia


Wall finishing

Boring pandemic time is still in progress and my boring posts still in progress too.

Framing is done and now the time to finish the walls. It is still too much work to do and some of it is not really pleasant. Let’s start from the drywall installation.

And now the dirtiest part of project has to be done – to put the mud to make the walls smooth and nice.

Making the clouds of dust. Sanding.

Painting is the artistic part of the project.

Partially finished project – laundry room.

 


Plumbing and Sewer

After framing is done the next step is to build the water and sewer piping to laundry and bathroom. The most time consuming job is plumbing. To trace all the pipes, to choose right connectors, to solder them, and to fit all that stuff to appliances is quite a project.

Compare with the plumbing the sewer is kind of relaxing and enjoying process. Just measure, cut, glue and vu à la you have it done.

It was necessary to relocate some existing pipes, such as furnace exhaust, to make then easer creation of the bulkheads.


Framing – Bulkheads

The most challenging and tricky part of framing is building the bulkheads. All of the home communications such as water, sewers, power cables, telephone lines, ducts, central vac pipes etc. are located under the basement celling, this is why to cover all that stuff the patience is the most desirable character trait. It is time consuming job. Most of the time it is not strait forward project. Pretty often it takes time to make a special design to solve the problem.

 


Framing

My post “One year project” is about very special subject. I was doubt at all to show it in this particular place because here most of the people are interested in the poetry, literature, history, photography, philosophy, culinary, nature, entertainment, etc. However, some visitors showed interest in this topic and asked to continue publishing. It is the reason of my next post. I am not going to load all of the visitors with detailed guide how to do it. I only would like to place some pictures about what was done and how it looks in progress. It is just very brief set of pictures even about framing.
With that purpose, to save the time for visitors who is not really interested in that subject I put all of the pictures in gallery where you can see all of them in a small size at once. For those who is interested please click on any picture in gallery and follow by arrow to watch pictures in bigger size one by one.


One year project.

Because of pandemic we are closed in our small area. The feeling is a little bit close to claustrophobic and there is nothing new to show to my audience. This is why I decided to show what I’ve been doing for almost one year. This project  was done in my spare time like evenings, weekends, some vacation, etc. All jobs were done by author of this post except electrical. Perhaps I will show in the next posts the details of all steps – framing, plumbing, drywalling, plastering, painting, ceiling installation, trimming, etc. I am not professional contractor. Whatever I do is just one of my hobbies.
At least you will know a little bit more about person you are following, putting likes and comments for my humble photo projects. I am not speaker, not writer and cannot write a lot of words. The only thing how I can express myself is stuff I can do by my hands and imaginations.

All the pictures have been made from the same point of view before and after renovation. Thank you for following  and kind comments.
I really hope this terrible time will pass and all of us come back to normal life. But for now it is very important to stay calm, safe and healthy.

I would like to wish to all of you to stay safe and strong!

Entertainment Area (after)

 

Somewhere in the farthest corner the Artist studio suppose to be (before).

 

Artist studio and a little bit more of comfort (after)

 

Mess before renovation.

 

A little bit of mess is still here but not so much (after)

 

The builder cave. (before)

 

It is not cave anymore (after)

 

From cave to the open area (before)

 

There is no open area anymore. Everything is hidden behind the walls. Small place for business and entertainment. Not finished yet.


East of the Sun and West of the Moon

West of the Moon

 

Morning Moon

 

Red Sun

 

East of the Sun


COVID19 in Toronto

Toronto. Saturday. Noon. Sunny day. Emptiness. Hard to imagine the city like that. Usually the life is boiling in downtown on Saturday. Now it looks like a dead city. Hopefully it is not going to last long and everything will come back to normal. I believe!

Bay Street

 

University Avenue

 

Wellington Street

 

 


Easter Egg Hunt

This year Egg Hunt took place different way. Because of the circumstances kids cannot do it together and they’ve chosen very creative and smart way to do it. We found that decorating pebbles during our morning walk in the grass, under the trees and bushes, just aside of trail etc. It is really touching and promising! Children is our bright future! God bless them!