I <3 Books

I stopped at the secondhand store to pick up materials for my mixed media project. There is something nostalgic and charming about old books. I spend most of my time picking up hardcover books, opening the flaps, and looking for interesting covers. I was not disappointed. The colours and patterns were artfully aged. The pagesContinue reading “I ❤ Books”

This Little Corner

In the corner of our bedroom, my little dragonfly Tiffany lamp casts an amber glow. In this corner is a table my husband and I searched all over town for. (Which happens to be from a furniture store that sadly just burned down a couple of days ago.) A painting of enormous poppies that hasContinue reading “This Little Corner”

Weekly Photography Challenge: Unexpected

Flowers are expected to be colourful, whether their petals are saturated or quiet. A gray flower is unexpected. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/photo-challenge-unexpected/#more-43121

Seeing Closer

I took a walk down to the river with my camera. At first, I saw only the river. But slowly, I began to notice the smaller details: The leaves floating in the river, the smell of the damp earth, the sound of the birds. With the help of my camera, I could change my focusContinue reading “Seeing Closer”

Weekly Photography Challenge: Good Morning

I just snapped this photo for this week’s photo challenge… Every morning, before the kids are up, I sit at my computer with my coffee. It is my quiet way to start the day. I check the weather, my emails, and yes, Facebook. It is also when I write my blog, and work on otherContinue reading “Weekly Photography Challenge: Good Morning”

A Walk in the Early Afternoon

It took me a long time to get started. I’d been meaning to begin walking for a long time (a really long time!). But there was always an excuse: too hot, too cold, too rainy, too busy… You get the idea. Until I did. And now it’s a moment I look forward to each day.Continue reading “A Walk in the Early Afternoon”

Ten Ways to Enjoy the Little Things

September is here. And with it, new activities, schedules, homework, packing lunches, and hectic mornings. In a small attempt to take the quiet moments of summer with me, I have compiled a list of things I have learned about appreciating the small details. With any luck, I will remember a few in the midst ofContinue reading “Ten Ways to Enjoy the Little Things”

Soft Evening Light

There is a moment when the light is soft and quiet. The sun dips below the trees, taking its shadows with it. It is my favourite time to explore with my camera. Potted flowers become abstract art. Lines on leaves become visible patterns. Orange and red berries become brighter and more intense. The world transformsContinue reading “Soft Evening Light”

Enjoying the Evening

A respite from the bugs, a room for conversation, a place for an after-supper cup of tea. This is my screen house. We have enjoyed many moments in it. But a spontaneous cuddle with our children at sundown tops them. The evening breeze, the stars above, and the people I love the most in allContinue reading “Enjoying the Evening”