Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart is here!

Thanks so much to everyone who visited during OWOH! This post is now closed and the winners names can be found here
This is the fifth and final year for One World One Heart and I'm chuffed to be participating. Kudos to Lisa of My Life as a Whimsical Bohemian who has juggled this adventure from the beginning. Click HERE for the link.

So, I'm here to mingle with fellow bloggers and to tell you a little about me and my blog. As I state in the profile on my sidebar, I'm a Newfoundlander by birth and by heart who is land-locked in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. I've been an avid photographer for as long as I can remember, starting as a kid with a Kodak camera and flash cubes. These days I'm using a Canon SX100. I'm a fairly regular participant in a couple of memes and have met wonderful people all around the world online. My blog is way to connect with family and friends but just as importantly, it serves as an outlet for me to show my work. I work in an office full-time so I'm looking forward to the short winter days becoming longer to allow me more time to take photos in the great outdoors again.

I've selected 3 of my 5x7 prints (matted, unframed) for my draw prizes. In order to be eligible for the draw please leave a short comment including your email address so I can contact you if you win.  I will draw for the prizes within 3 days after the event ends on February 17th and will announce the winners at the bottom of this post at that time.

We have wonderful trails in Woodstock and I take great joy in chronicling the seasons, particularly on the Youth Start Millenium Trail here in Woodstock. This photo taken on that trail is one of the 3 prints, the flower is a Trillium, the Ontario provincial flower and it's shape is similar to an upside down heart -

The second print I've chosen is one I took in Gros Morne Park in Newfoundland, Canada my birth province.  Newfoundland is always in my heart.

The final photo in the draw is of one of my favorite topics - barns.  This barn, like many in this area, is the colour of a Valentine's heart.  I'm sure this barn is also the "heart" of this farm.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit here, enjoy your travels!


  1. Great photos as always, my friend. You know where to find me. LU

  2. My gosh Elaine...the trillium is beautiful! I love your barn pictures and of course Gros favorite spot in the whole world!

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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  4. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  5. Beautiful shots as always.

  6. Oh Elaine - you are giving away one of my favorite photos! They are all so beautiful - but if you tie me down and absolutely make me choose - that barn photo is just stunning.

    I see that you just now made the host list - so get ready - you will start to get a lot of visitors!

    My new series - Cranford came today - can't wait to get started on it!

    Happy Blog hopping!


  7. Lovely photos! Please enter my OWOH at

  8. Your photos are lovely especially that second one which really calls to me. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me on my blog too. I am #229 on the list.

  9. It's nice to meet another person who loves barns! I love that photo of the barn, what a great shot.

    Blessings from Jessica in Colorado

  10. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  11. G'Day from Brisbane! Poppin' in for OWOH event. Sure do love that barn photo. The snow has a wonderful cooling effect as it is so hot here in February.

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  12. Your photography is fabulous! Please add my name!

  13. They are all beautiful, but that second print in the middle is so totally awesome! I would love to win it. Please enter me in your give away. I am also a participant in OWOH :)

  14. Wow! Gorgeous prints! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your beautiful giveaway...I can only dream it's me! :)

    OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it, thanks!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

  15. What fabulous photography skills! I am especially drawn to the Trillium. I discovered this flower recently at Callaway Gardens in Georgia. What a lovely overlooked little flower! So glad I visited.

    Jeanie Callaghan
    I am #249 on the OWOH list.

  16. Hi Elaine,

    I am in awe of your photos, you capture such beauty. Do you have a flickr account?

    My mouth was dropped open while I viewed the photos, breath taken.

  17. Wow, your photos are amazing!
    This is my first time doing OWOH but I'm having so much fun traveling around the world just by sitting in my livingroom :) //Lisa #151

  18. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Wow, I am so intrigued with the great photography and each photo. I love the park in Newfoundland photo, and the barn one is so ME, too. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  19. Count me in your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

  20. Greetings from Canada. Nice giveaway!
    Visit me at #336 at Shimmer and Tulle.

  21. Lovely images! I especially like the barn.
    Stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  22. These are beautiful! I really love that barn print! Gorgeous! I'd love for you to come visit my post! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

  23. I just LOVE old barns!

    Happy OWOH! Nice to meet you :)

  24. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

  25. Hello from Canada's west coast! Nice to meet you here. Your photos are lovely, Elaine! Hope you can come visit my blog sometime:

  26. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  27. Best wishes from Russia!
    Your photos are lovely and I became your follower :))


  28. What gorgeous photos! You have quite an eye! I have yet to go to Nfld - maybe this summer!
    Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful prizes!

  29. your photographs are stunning. And the barn picture is fantastic! What an eye for getting just the right angle and a spectacular shot!

    Always, Lelia
    Leliaevelyn at gmail dot com

  30. Hi Elaine,
    I wanted to stop by as I too, am a Nflder by birth (St John's) landlocked in Southern Ont (Oakville). I was so thrilled to find your blog and see your work. I have really enjoyed visiting this evening.
    Very best wishes

  31. REally stunning!

    Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net


  32. Beautiful photos!!!

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  33. I really love your photos, especially the one of the barn since it reminds me of when I was a little girl and I used to go to my grandparents' farm. I sure do miss those days.

  34. Beautiful photography!

    Smiles, Dolly

  35. Please add my name to the drawing to receive these beautiful country photos. Your barn is amazing. Thanks so much.

  36. I love your photos, I have loved photography myself for as long as I can remember. I love seeing these places through your eyes. Please stop by my blog and check it out, I mostly do polymer clay on there but if you look in the archives I have a few photos there as well, and please sign up for my giveaway

  37. I have enjoyed visiting your blog.

    Thanks for participating in
    One World One Heart

    check out my blog

  38. If I had to choose, the barn print is just fabulous.
    Please visit me at Irish Muses #678

  39. Hallo , nice to meet you.
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is really beautiful.
    I would love to win that.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  40. Hi Elain, so lovely to meet a fellow Canadian! I've never been to Woodstock but would love to one day. I live in the Sudbury area:-)

    Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your gorgeous prints:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  41. So very nice to meet you... I am having so much fun reading all the wonderful blogs..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida
    Blogs Southern Style #566 and Nanbon's Corner #567 USA

  42. You've got a great eye because this is beautiful photography! Please, visit Thistle Cove Farm when you've time.

  43. These are all beautiful! I LOVE barns and I love your banner! It looks VERY cold! I'm in Florida! Thank you! ♥ Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

  44. Beautiful photos!
    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

  45. not only do i love the barn photo, but I would like to have a barn like that. How would it look in Southern California? Hmmm?I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. If I am lucky enough to win
    please contact me through my blog

  46. What fabulous pictures, I would love to win one of them.

  47. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
    Your pictures are amazing!! And the landscape stunning. No wonder you love where you live.

    A big hug from Spain.

  48. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  49. Hello from Ohio! Nice meeting you and getting to know your blog! The prints are great and I would love any of them!gabriela #439

  50. I'm having so much fun on this OWOH tour, I'm getting sadder by the minute that it's the last one too! *sigh* But at least I've been getting to discover great new blogs like yours before it's all over! ;-D

    I would love win your giveaway and think your photography is amazing. Isn't being inspired by nature the best!? If you have time, please stop by my blog (I'm #347) for a chance to win one of my glass and sterling big-hole charm beads.
    ashlyndesign (at) comcast (dot) net

  51. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - your photos are beautiful!!
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  52. I love all these photos - they are very "Canadian". I especially like the barn - it reminds me of the sights I would see when my parents took me on a road trip when I was little.


  53. Greetings from Pleasanton, California
    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway
    If you have time to visit me

    I am giving away 7 different things 
    & if you want, please join my blog too!
    Thanks for the entry & consideration.

    Blessings ♥ tere

    "Kung Hei Fat Choi!"
    祝┏┯┓┏┯┓┏┯┓┏┯┓ ♥♥(\ /)♥♥
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    你┗┷┛┗┷┛┗┷┛┗┷┛ CC(”)(”)))
    Happy Chinese New Year!

  54. Elaine, your photography is wonderful! I finally got a just need to learn how to use it.
    cathyguitarteacer-77 at

  55. Beautiful photography!
    I have never been to Newfoundland (or anywhere east of Montreal actually), but I have spent some time in Woodstock when my sister lived there. It is a lovely area.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
    Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from northern ON,

  56. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

  57. What beautiful photos!

  58. gorgeous photos!
    binafan at hotmail dot com

  59. Hello Elaine,
    You take beautiful photos. I will definitely come back to your blog to see what you're up too.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  60. Very photography is amazing!
    Please enter me in your draw and come on over to my blog #348 and toss your name in the hat if you wish. Thanks!

  61. Hello from Florence Oregon USA. I have enjoyed my time here very much. I love photos of old barns so please count me in.

  62. I am totally impressed with your work. Your blog banner photo is stunning! I love what you have chosen as your gifts for us, too. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by.

  63. Wonderful photographs! I especially love the composition for the old barn. I certainly can't compare to your work, but do have a few reasonablish pictures of the English countryside, if you have time to visit me at 492!

  64. Love the barn. Great photography.

    My blog, Not much yet!

  65. 65 comments from visitors !!! Wohoo!!!


  66. Beautiful photography!

    Please check out my blog to see my OWOH giveaway too- I am also a camera nut. :)

    Seattle WA

  67. Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! We have a trillium next to our garage I look forward to in the spring! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

  68. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for inviting me to peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway! Your photography is beautiful. I love the barn pic!
    Feel free to come to my blog, look around and enter my giveaway for some homemade cards.
    :) Gale

  69. Your photos are wonderful. Thanks so much for the chance to win one.

  70. Beautiful photography, so nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  71. your blog is beautiful .please visit mine #425
    my giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby

  72. Love the barn!!! I'm from MN...right on the edge of suburbia and farmland. It feels like home.
    Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
    Stop by my giveaway as well.

  73. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  74. Hello from Wyoming. I enjoyed learning a little about you. Love your stunning photos. Awesome!
    (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you have a moment stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  75. It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I absolutely adore your giveaway and would love the opportunity to be a part of it. Happy OWOH. Please do drop in during your journey.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  76. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  77. Hello from Thailand! Those photos are gorgeous! Do count me in your giveaway!

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

  78. Hi.. from nice to meet you.. lovely photographs.. especially that barn.. Please stop by my blog if you get a chance...
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    # 617

  79. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    Great to meet you! These prints are lovely, thanks for a chance to win one!

    If you haven't already, you're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery!

  80. Greetings from Massachusetts! Love your blog! Your photography is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

    I hope you will come and visit my OWOH post and check out my blog!

    illtemperedink AT msn DOT com

  81. Delightful photos...They would look great hanging on my wall (wink) You are a very talented photographer!

    Please stop by my blog for a visit...

  82. Very beautiful blog and great prints!! Please include me in your drawing. Come visit me at


  83. I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing, If you get a chance I am #809 on the OWOH tour.

  84. Your pictures are breathtaking! Beautiful! Thank you for offering them and for the chance. ; )

  85. Your photographs are gorgeous! Please come by my blog (#462) to check out my giveaways - one is my small attempt at photography as well! :) Thank you!

  86. gee..your photos are stunning.. i would love to win it...thanks for popping by my blog too...what a wonderful ride this is!!!
    take care

  87. Your pictures are breathtaking! So lovely, I really love the Newfoundland one! All of your pictures are stunning, thank you so much for the chance to win one!

  88. What beautiful shots ... the trillium is the provincial flowre of BC, where i hail from ... and the barn ... my fave! and so right, it is probably the heart of the farm.

  89. Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
    I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
    Please come visit me too!

    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

  90. You have a fabulous eye- I loved your photos- My husband is a transplanted Newfoundlander from St. John's and I a prairie girl whose grandparents were farmers here in Alberta. Your winner is going to love receiving your giveaway prizes.
    I am a quilter and beader from Alberta- in my professional life I am a kindergarten teacher.
    I hope that you are getting the opportunity to visit some of the blogs on the OWOH hop. There is so many terrific stops to make.. Enjoy...
    Warmest regards,

  91. WOW you are truly talented. I love the photos they are beautiful. Thanks for letting me drop by

  92. Your barn photo is wonderful! I grew up in London (Ontario)and I'm VERY familiar with Woodstock :) I haven't traveled to Newfoundland yet, but do plan to (I've been to NS dozens of times -- my parents had a B&B there).
    I hope that you don't get dumped with more snow this weekend!
    Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  93. Thank you for coming by to visit my blog. Your photos are beautiful, pictures of another world (for me :-). Best wishes from rainy Bavaria,
    The Gingerbread Lady

  94. Lovely work:) Please put my name in the hat for a chance of winning.

  95. I'd love to enter your wonderful giveaway!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  96. Hi good wishes abd happy blogging to you. I love taking pictures too Your print are just lovely. I hope to win one. Please visit my blog and see my giveaways.
    Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


    Another email: (I like this one the best.)

  97. You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win

  98. Beautiful prints! Thanks so much for sharing!

  99. Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA.
    It's a pleasure to meet you. Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

    I hope you will visit my blog, too.
    I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace. I'm #509

  101. Gorgeous scenery and beautiful prints. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598~

  102. Great Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

  103. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  104. Hi Elaine, I would love to win your beautiful prints. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  105. Hello from Cape Breton! Lovely photos...please count me in on your giveaway! Great to meet you here through OWOH...Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, too :-)


  106. Your work is lovely, I'd love to have one of these pieces hanging in my home, somewhere near my dad's photos of PEI. I'll stop by again soon. cottage6studio at yahoo dot com

  107. Hi Elaine - greetings from Australia!
    You've chosen three beautiful photos to give away! I love the gorgeous close-up of the pretty flower. The view of the landscape is stunning - I love the water in the foreground, and the mountains in the back. And the barn - how nice! I can definitely see all three framed and hanging on my wall!
    Can you please enter me in the drawing for your great giveaway? Thank you so much!!
    You're more than welcome to visit my blog, where I'm also having a OWOH giveaway! I'm number 591...

    --Liv from Australia--

    gloomy_liv AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

  108. Hi, Your photos are just incredible!
    And, Your blog is beautiful! I am blog # 627 on Lisa's event blog and I hope I win!
    Smiles, Cyndi

  109. ...elaine.. they are beautiful.. ( crossing fingers ) thanks for the opportunity mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  110. Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

  111. I like the sharpness of your photos.

    they are lovely

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  112. Lovely photos, Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. Come by for a visit Leslie

  113. Oh Elaine, Your photos are beautiful. I can relate. Most often I have my camera on or near me. My husband used to joke that it was another appendage. My first camera was a pinhole camera, made by me, in third grade. After that, I was hooked. I love my Cannon SLR digital camera (even though he makes jokes, my husband bought it for me a few Christmas' ago). Blessings, Rebecca #393

  114. Hello, so nice to meet you, your photos are gorgeous, please count me in with your beautiful giveaways...

    Hugs from Australia...
    Jenny x
    (No. 243)

  115. Wow gorgeous photos would love to win one.

    You have a very good eye for a special picture.

    Please pop in and visit me before the close of day!

    Elaine #730

  116. You've got a great eye! wonderful photos, if I am lucky enough to be picked I would so love to have the barn, as it will be a constant reminder of my mom's roots :)
    Please include me and please come visit #209
    Thanks, Susan
    (Pieces of Fate)