Peek Inside A Lazy Sunday Around Our Country Yard #NikonMoments

Peek Inside A Lazy Sunday Around Our Country Yard #NikonMoments

This is my final Nikon post as a Nikon Mom. Which by far has been one of my favourite ambassadorships to date. My Nikon has become a part of my every day and since owning a Nikon DSLR my family and I have taken to a new a new love of photography. During the last year the #NikonMOMents team has captured our memories at the heart of the image! This is my fifth NikonMOMents event from my five part series.

  1. Family Camping
  2. Christmas Piano Recital
  3. Canadian Backyard Ice Rink Party
  4. Best of our Canadian Winter Family Day Mini Vacation in Muskoka

Since owning my Nikon D3300 it has become my right hand. I don’t go far without it and it is always the first thing I go to grab when I need to capture a memory. I always have it fully charged and ready to snap a picture of the simplest things that happen in our day to day life in living in the country.

Wild Turkeys in backyard. Kids watching Turkeys play

Like when wild Turkeys (as babies are called Poults) decide to play in your garden. Or maxing out the zoom with my Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR to capture a picture of our Great Blue Heron stopping for his daily feed and a quick bath.

Great Blue Heron

I never leave home without my Nikon but it is in the everyday moments and memories that I can capture too. A lazy Sunday afternoon can be just as important to look back on as Family Camping or your recent Family Vacation. That is exactly why I am going to give you a peek into a lazy Sunday in our country back yard. Memories that now are at the heart of the image!

Country Canadian Backyard. Children playing in pond with daddy.

In the picture above, I snuck up on daddy and all four kids stopping to watch fish swim by. I spy with my eye a giant frog, who is actually very noisy!

Huge Frog

Past our pond is where the dirt bike trail has been cut for the kids to ride. They could spend hours out there if we let them. Little O has a mini four wheeler that daddy walks beside. It fit him just right.

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The older three kids boot around the dirt bike track they designed and cut with Daddy.

4-DSC_0721 There 50cc dirt bike is a great starter bike but I have a feeling the need for speed of Mr. L will soon outgrow it.

3-DSC_0699 Who says girls can’t ride? Miss C is unstoppable when she gets out on the track.

Kids dirt biking, Kids ATVing, Country Living, Kawartha Lakes Living in the country does mean that playtime is limited because there is always a project on the go. After a quick stop with the kids Daddy gets back to work building a new play center for the kids this summer.

Although there is nothing glamorous about this picture I do feel it is important to capture a moment to look back to show the kids just how hard working their daddy is. Plus, I like to have before and after pictures of all the projects we complete throughout our home and property to show our progress.

All work no play, Kawartha lakes Country yard, building a playcenter Well daddy continues to build the older boys enjoy a little time splashing in the pond.

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Splashing in the pond. Kawartha Lakes Pond, Country living in Kawartha Lakes

No trip to the pond is complete without catching Tadpoles.

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Catching Tadpoles, Splashing in the pond. Kawartha Lakes Pond, Country living in Kawartha Lakes These are the moments I want to remember.

8-DSC_0110 These are the moments I want our children to remember.

Catching Tadpoles, Splashing in the pond. Kawartha Lakes Pond, Country living in Kawartha Lakes These are the moments that will build a bond that they will hold dear to their hearts.

Catching Tadpoles, Splashing in the pond. Kawartha Lakes Pond, Country living in Kawartha Lakes

My Nikon Mom for capturing these moments is: Invest in a zoom lens. The kit lens that came with my Nikon D3300 is light and its wide angle allows me to capture outside of the box but I found I needed to chase my children around to get the perfect shot, especially in our huge country yard. With my Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR I can sit on my blanket and zoom right to my children. This allows me to capture a moment they don’t even know is being captured. No lost opportunities, only gains with this Nikon lens.

Kids Canoeing, Splashing in the pond. Kawartha Lakes Pond, Country living in Kawartha Lakes

Kids Canoeing, Splashing in the pond. Kawartha Lakes Pond, Country living in Kawartha Lakes

I did get up a couple times from my lazy blanket to chase a Dragonfly around the pond.

Dragonfly in flight, Kawartha Lakes While the boys were playing our Miss C was absorbing the whole meaning to a lazy Sunday in the hammock reading a book.

Lazy Sunday in the Hammock. Kawartha Lakes, Country living in Kawartha Lakes There you have it, a peek inside a lazy Sunday around our country yard. Although this is my last post as a Nikon Mom it won’t be my last time sharing my picture taken with my Nikon D3300. Here are a few recent posts I have used my Nikon camera for:

Learning STEM with Kids while Camping 

Personalized Kids Beach Towels with a Twist!

After School Power-Ups: Peanut Butter Snack Bites *No Bake Recipe*

Each one of my #12PrintsProject over the next 12 months has and will be shot using my Nikon D3300.


“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”  – Karl Lagerfeld


 “My Nikon D3300 has allowed me to capture a moment and savour it forever. Looking back over the moments we as a family have shared over the year, is another way to teach our children to be grateful. Replaying those happy times, or remember when’s, is an important part of each chapter you share. I cannot imagine reminiscing those moments through the fuzzy lens of a smartphone.” 


Learn and explore with me through Nikon’s Learn & Explore series and tag with #NikonMOMents 


When was the last time you captured a lazy Sunday through your lens?

Thank you for reading In R Dream! 

“Disclosure: I am part of the Mom Central Canada Nikon MOMents team
and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”



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