Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jewel-toned Dew

I went to bed early last night, and woke up early this morning. I need to do that more often.

Who knew that dew could glisten with shades of violet and emerald?

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From every angle

No matter where my eyes settled, the sunset looked good – in every corner of the sky, from every angle, each composition, each passing moment, until it all faded away to nothing.

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Passing storm

A wicked thunderstorm yesterday, with a stunning tail end, which has suddenly put me in the mood for black cherry ice-cream covered in whipped cream…

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Nature-inspired etsy love

Happy Saturday! Today’s etsy line-up is inspired by summer in the woods – treat yourself to some handmade goodness!

Backpacking print:

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Painted moose antler:

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Pine tree coffee mug:

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Organic cotton blanket:

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Inspiration: Habit Blog

Tidbits of life, in words and images. A compilation of bloggers’ perspectives, from around the internet.

Personally, I find documentary-style still life images a challenge. Why is an apple on a table in a sunbeam beautiful? Or a discarded sweater on the back of a sofa so poignant? Dirty toes after weeding the garden, the light filtering through the blinds, a dandelion’s shadow…

Habit Blog makes me slow down a little bit, and reminds me that everyone is always going through something, often life is an emotional roller coaster, and there is beauty in the everyday.

http://www.habitblog.com/habit/

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Music Mondays: Wake Owl

Some Canadian indie-folk for you this lovely Monday morning. It’s both catchy, and full of emotion – you can’t go wrong with that combination.
This is from an EP; I’m looking forward to hearing more when they eventually release a full album.

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Wee

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I was crawling on my belly through a school yard taking this shot.

I was imagining being wee; the neighbours are imagining that I’m nuts.

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A summer haiku

Cumulonimbus

painted by sunset brush strokes,

parting thunderstorm.

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*no post-processing, these clouds are unfiltered, untouched, and just as I saw them

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Hideout

The day was muggy, buggy and drizzly, but with restless kids, that didn’t stop us from getting on our bikes and heading out for a quick geocaching misssion.

After a quick snack at a saskatoon bush, our last cache had us arriving at the river’s edge, with still water, a flat white light, and some overhanging branches creating the perfect little hideout.

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Shimmer

Look at how shiny! I have no idea what they are (some kind of a hoverfly maybe?), but I loved watching them do their little mating dance in the garden.

So far I’ve seen a few different versions, all metallic –  green, orangey-yellow, and fiery red.

I’m slowly learning the patience needed for macro photography; hopefully the skill will follow.

Although I think what I need more is to build up my hand strength – good grief that lens is heavy, for real!

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