Life

strobes and cats

Only the best of fake sunbeams for Marty.

Nautilus cat.

Constructivist Tober-cat.

nostalgia

I’m writing up ads for Dad’s old film cameras and getting strangely emotional. This one especially, the Canon AE-1, holds a lot of memories for me. I had automatic film cameras growing up, basic things so we could document our silly games. But this one was the first Real Camera I ever used.

I borrowed it for high school photo class and suddenly the world looked different. The distance provided by the lens let me see things in a different light. This camera signaled the official start point of an obsession. It’s a little hard to let it go, but hopefully, it will spark something in its next owner too.


 

 

I can sleep in October… or maybe November

Much has been happening. I’ve been coming and going so often I feel dizzy! So, until I carve out time later this week (I hope), have a photo from my visit to Kamloops in August (a month ago!). The one clearer evening without much forest fire smoke, and the moon shining through it all.

8 July

Zeke is a giant bouncing ball of energy. Making beer is time-consuming. It’s pretty hot today.

July 5 part 2

It’s a rare day when she sits still long enough for me to get a mostly clear shot. (mostly – she couldn’t resist grooming me). Marty is featured in more photos mostly because he sits still better and follows me around a lot, unlike Tobers who hides somewhere to sleep. She’s always happy for the attention, she’s just a blur while she’s with you <3

July 5

Sometimes the light does a thing, and you have to take some photos. [Mostly makeup-free, just concealer.]

sunbeam fluff

Well, June certainly flew by! It feels like it started just yesterday, but suddenly it’s July 4th already.

Some of the things I’ve been doing:

  • enjoying the sunshine
  • coaxing the garden
  • writing fiction
  • working
  • hosting visitors
  • creating an embroidery pattern and art line (!!!) that will be released this week
  • taking care of myself

June was both wonderful and quite difficult at the same time. Here’s hoping that July repeats only the best parts of June ;)

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!