On and Over the Hills

"Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther." ~ Thomas Carlyle

About Me

Labels: wife, mum, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, librarian, nature-lover, Albertan, Canadian – OK that much was easy.

Then there’s: artist, photographer, writer, gardener, hiker, horse-back rider, skier (cross-country & downhill)…all implying some mastery of skills, a deceptive implication.

…. ‘Jack-of-All-Trades, Master-of-None’

That’s who I am.

I guess.

If you see me, say ‘Hi!’

My name is Cindy Kilpatrick and I hope you enjoy my blog.

An Evolving Project
Pursuing Light’s Pigments

About the Hills

I Sing to Scare Away the Bears

Guilty Pleasure

The Swan Hills in Alberta

Image Collections

Flickriver Gallery

2012
2011
2010
2009

29 comments on “About Me

  1. photobyholly
    August 18, 2010

    Thank you for sharing your blog! I enjoy finding blogs like these – I like reading the stories on how people chose to photograph their subjects, the little stories that go along with the scene, etc…. it really helps me with my attempts to teach myself more about photography. I have only become semi-serious about it in the past few months, but I am very quickly learning to love it!!

    • missusk76
      August 18, 2010

      You are so welcome, Holly. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I know just what you mean. The Internet has opened up so many possibilities for learning and connecting with other people who have similar interests. I’m just learning myself, but am totally addicted!

  2. bobzeller
    August 28, 2010

    I, too, enjoyed looking at your photos. I am still learning even though I’ve been doing this for more years than I care to mention. Heck, I didn’t even know how to link my blog to my comments until today. Sometimes I think the photographic world is passing me by. I am old school, taking up photographic back in the film days. At least color had been invented by the time I started. 🙂

  3. missusk76
    August 28, 2010

    Thanks Bob. I’ve just become serious about photography in the last year and really serious since I got my first DSLR in October. I’ve forgotten more than I’ve learned, but I’ve learned so much thanks to the Internet. This blogging thing is still quite new to me, but I can see how it could become yet another addiction. 🙂

  4. bobzeller
    August 29, 2010

    Hi Cindy,

    I see that you got your blogroll figured out. Thanks a bunch for including mine. I appreciate it. Yes, I agree with you about this blogging thing. I’ve had mine about a year, but just recently got really into posting comments on other’s blogs, and I am having a blast. It is so much fun exchanging information and finding out about people from other places.

    Bob

    • missusk76
      August 29, 2010

      I did! But I don’t know where to stop – there are so many interesting blogs out here in cyberspace! 🙂 I learned about the advantages of interacting in the virtual world from Flickr. I’ve learned so much and been so inspired by others that it’s almost become an addition. I’m working at creating a balance.

      • bobzeller
        August 30, 2010

        I agree. It is difficult to know who to put on your blogroll. I, myself, screen the comments and I don’t use them if they don’t sound sincere, and are just looking for another link to advertise their own product or agenda.

      • missusk76
        August 30, 2010

        At the moment, I’m just putting on the blogs I like. I do see that some folks really are out here to advertise, but I can’t say that I can tell by the comments…yet.

  5. bobzeller
    August 29, 2010

    Oh, one more thing. I clicked on your direct e-mail link, but nothing happened, the link didn’t open. There may be something wrong there. I thought you’d like to know.

    • missusk76
      August 29, 2010

      Thank you so much, Bob. I’ve tried to fix it, but I’d really appreciate it if you’d check for me. I don’t think it’s the same if I link to it myself.

      • bobzeller
        August 30, 2010

        No, it still doesn’t work, at least on my end. Sorry!

      • missusk76
        August 30, 2010

        Thank you for trying, Bob. I’ll figure it out one day!

  6. bobzeller
    August 31, 2010

    The way I tell if the comments are from a sincere person, is to go to your dashboard, click on comments. Find the comment and the writer usually has hers or his URL there. I click on that and if it’s a commercial link, like someone selling gadgets, cars, insurance, etc. Then I know the person isn’t sincerely interested what I have to say.

    • bobzeller
      August 31, 2010

      P.S. The best way is to check them out when you have to approve or disapprove their comment.

      • missusk76
        August 31, 2010

        You’ve just helped me to figure out what to do about a comment that landed in the ‘spam’ folder of my comments. It was a bit generic, but not obvious. After reading this, I clicked on the website and found out it was about sports! Not quite up my alley. Thank you so much!

  7. bobzeller
    August 31, 2010

    Glad I could help, Cindy. I am no expert, I am just doing what I have learned from other bloggers. I may need help from you with some HDR somewhere down the line. By the way, how did you get that e-mail link over there, even it doesn’t seem to be working. I couldn find a Widget for it. I didn’t know how, so I just put a text box over there and added my e-mail addresses. At least, people can use them even though there is no link.

    About the blogroll, I thinned out a few blog sites that I had earlier. I just had too many and some of them never posted anything. I guess mine is still a work in progress even though I’ve had it for a year. But it’s fun tinkering with it.

    • missusk76
      August 31, 2010

      I put the email in with the links, but in its own category, but obviously didn’t do it right. I had originally done it as you have, but once I learned about the blogroll, I thought it might be better. Not so, I guess. I still haven’t done anything about it – as you say, the address is still there if anyone wants to contact me. One day I’ll get around to reading some more how-to’s. It is fun tinkering with this blogging thing, isn’t it? Too much fun sometimes! (There really are other things I should be doing. 🙂

  8. bobzeller
    September 1, 2010

    I’m sorry. I thought you had mentioned that you had a Canon Rebel. I must of read of someone else. I don’t know much about your Nikon. But I do know Nikons and Canons are pretty equal, quality wise.
    Bob

    • missusk76
      September 1, 2010

      No worries, Bob! I tend to confuse things in person, cyberspace makes keeping things straight that much harder.

  9. photosbymartina
    September 18, 2010

    I love your writing. I feel like I’m reading your memoir. You should publish it with your photos.

    • missusk76
      September 19, 2010

      I suppose it is memoir-ish in a way. I hadn’t thought about it like that, but the past does seem to creep into the present quite often, doesn’t it? Thank you so much for your support and encouragement, Martina. I appreciate it very much.

  10. Alan G. Holmess
    May 24, 2011

    Missusk aka my Sista – yer a pretty amazing woman. You have talent out the yingyang. You are a very carying,compasionate loving beautiful person whom I feel honoured to have as a sister, I love you 🙂

    • missusk76
      May 25, 2011

      Love you too, Bro and not just because you’re such an amazing flatterer. 🙂

  11. Harry Nicholson
    June 25, 2011

    Your pictures are lovely. I fire enamels in a kiln and your images cause me to feel like going to my workshop – but it is late here in Yorkshire and it will have to be another day.
    best wishes

    Harry

    • missusk76
      June 26, 2011

      What a wonderful compliment, Harry! The thought that my pictures could inspire you, is deeply gratifying. Thank you so very much!
      All the best,
      Cindy

  12. suitablefish
    October 2, 2011

    Thank you, Cindy. I enjoy visiting your blog, inspired by your photographs, and more.
    http://tostir.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/versatile-blogger-award/
    Cheers!

  13. pariou
    December 15, 2011

    I found the photo of the abandoned house captivating. The colours in your images are impressive. Passed an enjoyable moment looking through your work. Thank you

  14. Sybil
    January 14, 2012

    Cindy, just did a bit of wandering through your photos. Oh my. Utterly lovely.

    Happy New Year !

  15. oawritingspoemspaintings
    October 24, 2012

    Love your blog, I love nature so I appreciate your photos

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