September 2016

I don't have to take my camera out a lot and the pictures don't have to be award winners for the essence of an entire month to come through. September's collection is the perfect example.

1. Too many cucumbers make for more pickles than jars.

2. The tiniest maple leaf I ever did see.

3. According to Smidge, it's impossible to get too close.

4. Playing with pinking shears.

5. There was a sweet sixteen in the house for the second time.

6. A picture of a picture. I'll do better next time.

7. My sweet sixteen and her amazing profile.



August 2016

1. My "How to Survive 10 Days Without My Family Survival Kit": Raspberries (ones that require picking because it takes more time than just driving to the store), three books (one for entertainment, one for sewing and one for knitting... yes, that says a lot about me), and seven movies (but I didn't watch them all), and the last items required a trip to the library because that eats up more time than turning on Netflix (but I did that, too).

2. Amazing clouds reflecting in buildings you can only find in the big city.

3. The CN Tower nestled in the skyline that's never the same. More cranes!

4. Forget-Me-Nots from my fella.

5. Inspired by having other flowers in my house, I picked some calendula from my garden and some weeds from the side of the road. I call them weeds but Queen Anne's Lace is one of my all-time favourites.

6. And just like that, summer was over.


July 2016

1. July begins with strawberry picking. It just wouldn't be right not to include them.

2. I love that it looks like the clouds are jumping over the chimney.

3. If the clouds were putting on a show, the moon had a good seat.

4. There is a lot of possibility in a road that winds its way into the woods and disappears.

5. It's probably a sign of poor health and impending death but the browns and greens together on the same plant is wonderful to look at.

6. Paint stripping. So. Much. Paint stripping.

7. I LOVE this picture. It's ridiculous how much I love this one.

8. I know that I shouldn't take my camera into the lake but this is why I do it anyway.

9. We spread some of my sister's ashes at Gaff Point. Dear Marissa, I'm sorry we couldn't take you there before. I know you would have liked it. We will visit you often. xo forever.


June 2016

1. That hair in that light. It gets me every time I look at it.

2. Like sewing, there's always cake at our house. Thank you, Agatha.

3. If that isn't the summer sun in the form of a flower, I don't know what is.

4. A relic in the tractor graveyard.

5. Another one.

6. What doesn't show in the photograph is the feeling of the warm breeze blowing over my skin and the soft sounds of the grasses rustling.

7. The endless summer sky. At least it feels that way in July. Not so much in August.


May 2016

It would seem like May was a pretty wet month. And it very well was. It's nice to have the evidence that it did rain here at one point. May could have been the last time. I know it hasn't happened recently.

1. The view from the belvedere on an extraordinary night. I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time up there.

2. There's not much to say. I think lilypads are perfection. Rain or shine. It doesn't matter.

3. Geneva's wonderfully red boots on a bed of lush, green moss.

4. These kids got extra points for shooting in the rain and not complaining. Not once.

5. Rain, beautiful rain.

6. I didn't use a filter. Weeds and streetlamps. Sometimes that's all it takes.

7. Sewing bias tape. Because there's always sewing. (Do you recognize that one, Julia?)