Wild Start To My Week


Hi everyone! Today as I write this post I can’t help but feel that Christmas has started a little bit early for me. On the weekend I received the news that the picture that I have included below received honourable mentions in the Urban Life category of the Saskatchewan Tourism contest that I entered into this summer!

It was a nice little surprise to find out that my photo was even considered in all of the different submissions that I’m sure were entered. It’s the first contest I’ve ever entered and I’m pretty happy! As some of you know one of the wishes that I have is that I want to open an Etsy shop to sell my photos, and right now I’m in the planning stages of that. What I need though is to come up with a good name for a photo business that I can open the shop name under. I want something unique that I can call my own. So I need help from a few of you readers out there. I need your suggestions for a name. As a little token of appreciation if I pick a suggestion that one of you makes I’m going to send you a copy of the print above. So please send me your ideas!

Then this morning the phone rang and it was the neurosurgeons office wanting to book the second implant date. Now I was expecting a long wait after only being put on the wait list last week. The surgeon figured that within the next three months I would get a surgery date. Well she gave me a date when she called all right! Dec. 28th! My mind is spinning at the moment. You see lots of us have been praying for a date soon and has God ever delivered. What a start to the week!

As I was looking for the picture that I entered into the contest I came across a few more that I thought I might post. The lily is our provincial flower and can be found growing in all sorts of spots. I love the colors of them and these just happen to grow outside our cottage! The old barn isn’t anything unique to our province but who can resist taking pictures of old barns that are falling apart. They make a great subject matter!  Have a great day and hope to hear some suggestions soon!



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About Ross

My name is Ross and I want to welcome you to my site. I'm married to an amazing woman who is my best friend, and my soul mate all rolled up into one! I am the father of two very special girls who we adopted from China & Ethiopia. Together we make up one very multicultural family! In 2006 my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD. It was the start of a journey I never could have expected, and one that I couldn't fight without God. CRPS is a chronic pain disease and it started in my left hand. I lost mobility of my hand and started to experience pain unlike I ever could have imagined. Not to long after my left ankle became affected. I spent the better half of about a year and a half not knowing what was going on in my body and traveling from doctor to doctor to find a diagnosis. As time went by I started learning more about CRPS and all its symptoms that it brings with it! As I started to learn more about CRPS I felt the growing need to share the information I was learning with others and to raise more awareness. As well I want this to be a place where we can connect and support one another. So I would encourage you to contact me if you want.

3 Responses to Wild Start To My Week

  1. Terry says:

    Hi Ross,
    Congratulations on your photo getting honorable mentions. That is quite an accomplishment for a first time entry.

    I tweeted this post for (twice) you, and here is the link if you want to retweet it.


    The only name I could even think of for your etsy store, would be. THROUGH MY EYES….. don’t laugh… lame I know. But that is what I thought when I seen your photos… Through your eyes I was seeing the beauty you seen in those photos. Even that broken down building is beautiful THROUGH YOUR EYES.

  2. tracey says:

    Thanks for stopping by…I’ll be sure to come back and check yours out too.

  3. Amy says:

    Oh Ross what a blessing!!! God is so gracious and good. You are being so blessed this Christmas 😀

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