Cockatiel with Personality

Cockatiel with personality

Buddy definitely has a personality of his own and usually shows it by announcing my husband’s arrival home every day. He enjoys sitting on our shoulder, nibbling our ears, and the treats we give him. While he’ll allow us to feed him by hand, he prefers that we keep them to ourselves after the food is gone. He can say “Hi Buddy,” and will do so if you spend a bit of time hanging out. Sometimes he will even compliment us with a whistle. We have owned cockatiels in the past but Buddy is by far the best.

PhotoXplorer Wannabe

One of my most favorite Canadian TV shows to watch is PhotoXplorers. It’s about an adventurous band of photographers/urban explorers who slip behind the barricades to capture haunting images of abandoned buildings and structures from around the World. It combines the thrill of going into dangerous places with the excitement of capturing amazing pictures otherwise never seen.

Watching the show made me want to find an abandoned building of my own and backpack in with some fellow photographer friends to do the same. I pictured myself taking capturing photos like the ones Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre took of the remains of the motor city that were featured in Time. But, I don’t have free time to plan photography trips and travel around the country just to take pictures. Instead I started thinking about some more local options.

This is an old homestead that was abandoned years ago. It still sands today and with permission I was able to go take a look around.

Broken chair in front of abandoned house

Abandoned Home

Empty Chair

This first taste of abandoned building photography has definitely whet my appetite. I’d love to go back and do it again. More than that, I’d love to check out some new locations. Anyone have any ideas?