September 2015 Desktop Wallpaper

The nights have grown colder. The light is different, distant. The leaves have darkened with age. The wind rustles through trees like paper.

It still feels like summer but everything has changed.

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Under the Sea

There’s no doubt in my mind that there is something soothing about being near the water. 

Canada is a freshwater haven, and here in London, Ontario, we’re lucky to be so very close to two of the Great Lakes, as well as many smaller bodies of water as well. Even in winter, it’s a frozen wonderland.

Recently, a study conducted by researchers from Plymouth University and the University of Exeter has shown that exposure to underwater environments such as aquariums, big or small, can actually have an impact on your well-being.

I finally had the opportunity to visit Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto, and I can see substance in the results.

I was awed.

Not only is the facility well designed for its intended purpose, it brings you so much closer to everything… even the sharks.

Aqua_2589Of course, I was drawn to the jellyfish most of all. I don’t know quite what the draw is, but I spent quite a lot of time in front of that particular wall of glass. I suppose it reminded me of a lava lamp, and I couldn’t stop staring. Aqua_2720

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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!

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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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