August 2015 Desktop Wallpaper

I know I must say this every month, but wow, I can’t believe it’s August already! This summer is just whipping by, and it’s not going to slow down any time soon.

I’ve been out and about throughout July, and it feels like I’ve covered one end of Ontario to the other (ok, perhaps southwestern Ontario…). And while I’m heading to Michigan this weekend, I’m feeling a lot of love for my home province. So get out there and hit one of our awesome beaches, follow the butter tart trail, or check out one of our natural wonders.

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Friday I’m in Love | XXIII

Today’s Friday I’m in Love post is brought to you by giddy exhaustion, emphasis on the exhaustion.

I spent the last two days traversing the ACW (Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township for those not in the know, which included me until two days ago) for a client. I covered 823km, spent 24 hours in my car, made dozens of photographs, and possibly injured my face smiling so much.

I stood in the middle of a deserted country road on Wednesday afternoon, thinking, “Yes, this is exactly what you’re meant to be doing.” Of course, an hour later, I was thinking, “Sylvia, they’re not paying you to photograph cows,” but couldn’t bear to stop. They’re just such funny, curious creatures. Who wouldn’t love that?

But I’m babbling.

Yesterday started at 5am, with me flying out of my hotel room to catch the sunrise. Those of you who know me know that I don’t believe 5am exists, yet there I was. Was it worth it? Perhaps. But I’ll be sticking to sunsets at least 95% of the time!

From a quiet moment at the end of my first day, here’s a little iPhone long exposure. Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a tiny camera on a quiet dock?

Head on over to my Instagram feed to see a few more photos from the past couple of days. Of course, there’s still more to come!

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No links this week, my friends, but I’ll be back soon (hopefully) with my wits about me!

Friday I’m in Love | XXII

Given the epic news from our neighbours to the south, I searched high and low for a rainbow photograph or two, only to learn I really only have one in my massive archives… and it really wasn’t very good. So now that’s on my photography bucket list!

Instead, here’s a little spark for your Friday, your post-Canada Day weekend, and of course, your Independence Day weekend. I love how this one streaked through the sky; it reminds me of a dahlia in bloom.

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July 2015 Desktop Wallpaper

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks!

We’re enjoying a mid-week holiday, which feels so very strange. I promised myself I’d take the day to do nothing but lounge and read and eat, though so far I’ve only “accomplished” one of those three goals.

In light of Canada’s 148th birthday, and the upcoming Independence Day for our neighbours to the south, I’m sharing one of my favourite photographs from my favourite great lake.

What a spectacular sunset we experienced, standing on the edge of our great shared inland sea.

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Into the light

When I announced I was headed to Winnipeg, the response from the peanut gallery was, for the most part, “Oh, I’m sorry.”

For the non-Canadians out there, Winnipeg isn’t terribly high on most people’s lists of must-see cities. With its brutal winters, hot and buggy summers, and higher than average crime rate, I can understand why others might be less enthused about a trip.

What few talk about is the thriving arts scene, interesting restaurants, and gorgeous architecture. While the city, like all cities, has its flaws, I think you find exactly what you’re looking for. I found a whole lot of awesome, and I’d gladly return.

I had the good fortune of staying at The Forks, which was a chilly but quick walk from the recently completed Canadian Museum for Human Rights. I spent an afternoon wandering through the museum, its alabaster walkways guiding visitors from the darkness and into the light.

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