Life

Garden, on a Tuesday

I will admit to sometimes being quite grumpy about allergies. The congestion and headaches and sneezing erode any goodwill I have towards nature. But when I see how big and beautiful the garden gets after a few days of rain, I can put aside my bitterness about the itchy eyes for a while.

Things

Well, June seems to have snuck up on me! The weather has been mostly wonderful, with beautiful sunny days (like above), and a few drizzly days too. The city’s gardens are bursting with flowers, making a wander in the park even nicer than usual.

On the not-so-nice days, there’s plenty to play with inside. I set up a flash in the living room and surprised the cats one day. They weren’t too impressed with the flashing, but the treats made everything okay!

In other news, I’ve been working on my various creative pursuits (because I can’t just pick one). A lot of what I’ve been making lately is gifts that I can’t show yet (!!!), and I need to remember to get photos of my massive king-sized tee shirt blanket that I (finally) finished. My garden is doing well too, especially after ignoring it for a few days and some rain showers. One of these days I’ll get a more cohesive post up, but until then, see ya!

A quick peek around the yard today

Warm days are becoming more common, which means an outside break at lunch is so, so necessary.

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It’s a good weekend when I get to spend time with this crowd <3

Green and wet

It’s a bit of a dreary day here in Victoria. A light rain is falling, and the overcast sky feels like being tucked into a blanket. I’m fighting urges to nap with cups of tea. It’s peaceful, in a way, like a deep breath after holding it in.

This time of year, I miss the riot of colour summer brings, with flowers everywhere and colourful fruit. But in summer, I’ll miss the saturated greenness of winter. So many shades and shapes, all coated in rain drops.

Because sometimes…

… you already have the gear out, and you really might as well test out the velvet backdrop.

(aka, I seem to love taking black & white self-portraits.)

A few thoughts on NYE


I don’t make resolutions, but on the last day of 2016 I can’t help thinking about how far I’ve come, and the things I’ve accomplished. There was sadness and difficulty and hard days, and I know there will be the same next year; it’s part of life.  But when I think about the good, the bad is easily out shined!

I worked on so many different types of projects – design, photography, film. I saw friends graduate, move, and celebrate. My nephew was born. I saw films that made me think, and others that made me laugh. I read books. I wrote stories. I put myself into new situations. I made new friends and caught up with old ones. I watched friends find happiness, and hardship. I went March camping for the first time (thank goodness for tarps and waterproofing.) I celebrated ten years with Eric.

I wonder what wonderful new things I’ll do and learn next year, and who I’ll get to work with? I’m excited to see what’s coming :D

 

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Recently

 

These shots from the 24th pretty well encompass the past few days. It has been a time to recharge with Eric and spend time together. We made our calls to family on the 25th, and continued to be supremely lazy. It was glorious! (If not very exciting.)

I’m hitting that point where I want to take the camera out and shoot everything. (That how I know the resting worked.) I can’t wait.

Last week

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Last week was chilly in Greater Vancouver, but the sunrises and sunsets completely made up for the cold mornings and snow pile parking. This gorgeous sunset was seen from New Westminster.