Venice piece, full shot.  Waiters and spirits and memories…

cat bells path (by Ron Layters)
Buntzen Lake on Flickr.

so busy

  • I’ve been teaching tech camps for the past few weeks. The kids this year are awful. First week we had to kick one of the kids out, third week we had a crazy crazy girl who made my job so much harder. Having bad kids makes me not want to go to work. I just want them to listen to me and follow the rules! 
  • I’m teaching something I’ve never taught tomorrow and am a bit worried…but I guess it will be okay? claymation is supposed to be the least tech heavy I hear
  • I rode in a bike race today. it was a 5am morning with 50km worth of peddling through rain and up death hills. It took a while and I’m currently exhausted but glad that I did it. 
  • Went to get a pedicure to relax after a tiring morning, except their clothes dryer wouldn’t turn off so they pulled the fuse and everything turned off. as you would expect. 
  • A long call with a close friend who’s far away… things are beginning to seem more distant. 
  • Getting to the end of my design job. I’m really not a designer. At least I get paid
  • trying to find time for friends and boys except all I want to do after work is go home and sleep. 
  • I keep thinking how I’d rather be in Europe or somewhere exciting and new rather than starting another school year at the same university in the same city while living with the same person.
I found a little friend in the driveway 

Henri Matisse

Wanda Koop - Magic Hour 

Jacques Yves Costeau, Monaco, 1970.
photo by Bruno Barbey
"You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again."
Azar Nafisi  (via 5ft1)

It’s been one of the craziest months of my life. I do apologize for my absence from my blog as of late. I’ve tried to include some Instagram shots to keep you up to date, but it isn’t the same I know. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all you new followers and a deep thank you to those who have been with me for some time.
This past month has seen me travelling all over the place. I was blessed to travel to Oklahoma to shoot a friends wedding in Norman. It was a beautiful ceremony and I’m excited to share some of what took place that special day.
Just a day after arriving back to Edmonton from Oklahoma, I departed for Reykjavik, Iceland and spent two weeks in what I have to consider the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I do promise to share my many photos and videos from that place as soon as I possibly can.
Two days after returning from Iceland Emmalee arrived from Vancouver and we headed south to our hometown of Red Deer to spend some time with our families. This was so refreshing. Family is everything and I enjoyed my time with my parents and siblings. It was also great to get to know Emmalee’s family as well.
After our time in Red Deer, which included a real scare when I thought I’d contracted meningitis, Moe (Emmalee) and I headed west to Vancouver as her semester break had come to an end. We rolled into town maybe thirty minutes before the Canada Day fireworks erupted over Crab Park. I spent a few days in Vancouver, mostly enjoying time with Moe at some cafe or a beach along the Sea to Sky highway. We visited Whytcliff Park and Porteau Cove. I must say I love that city. It was hard to leave this past Saturday, especially given the fact that somewhere along the way I managed to catch strep throat. Not the best 14 hour drive of my life and to make matters worse my car broke down about 45 minutes from home.
Everything feels like it’s grinding to a halt right now, but I have faith they’ll be better soon. I’m feeling healthier and my car is nearly fixed. This summer has been a strange one, but it there are no bad notes, just new challenges to conquer. I hope all is well with you, God bless.