cold to the bone…

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Is it just me, or has the universe put the pedal to the metal? Is time accelerating? How can it be that there are now three weeks between me and the glorious California sunshine at¬†the end of August???? I’m sitting on my couch at 9 a.m., wrapped in a blanket to fight off the cold, damp feeling that has seeped into our home.

As if Halloween candies in the stores the first week of September wasn’t bad enough, Now, to add insult to injury, people are starting to post the dreaded, “93 sleeps until Christmas” reminders. I feel like shaking my fists at the universe. Noooooooooooooo!!!!

seaside bliss…

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Hello friends…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but I’m back at it. This shot was taken during our family’s vacation in Santa Barbara at the beginning of September (2015). Such an amazing area, with potential shots every direction I looked in. The light in California is gorgeous for photography, and I was in heaven. I think it’s where I want to be forever ūüėČ

boycott pool parties…

What an amazing 20-degree-celsius evening at White Rock Beach yesterday. I popped down there to snap a few shots and couldn’t believe how busy it was.¬†It looked more like the middle of July than the middle of April. I even spotted some CRAZY kids swimming in the frigid water. This 50-year-old woman can’t imagine anything¬†less appealing…except pool parties…they’re the worst!

angels who go before us…

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I visited one of my favourite places today–the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, BC. It is an absolutely spectacular museum full of First Nations treasures that tell the history of our province well before the white settlers arrived. A united church minister once described people who die as the “angels who go before us”, and I think it’s a beautiful way to remember loved ones. It also struck me as the perfect¬†title for this post.

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count your blessings…

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We were all surprised by how frigid Crescent Beach was this afternoon. My teeth were chattering and my fingers were numb when I¬†fumbled around with the camera (shocked anything was in focus). Considering the 6 feet of snow¬†the folks in Buffalo are shovelling out from under, I can hardly complain…oh yes I can.

winter beach…

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White Rock, BC

There’s just something so soothing about watching the sun sparkle on the ocean.¬†I took some time out to appreciate the beauty around me today–a welcome break!

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Mount Baker, Washington…to the southeast of White Rock

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White Rock Beach

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White Rock, BC

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Little Campbell River, White Rock, BC

lest we forget…

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The older I get, the more emotional I am¬†on¬†Remembrance Day. I think it’s because I have children, and I¬†imagine¬†how all the¬†mothers and fathers¬†have suffered throughout history¬†watching their¬†beloved children¬†go to¬†war. Such a huge sacrifice for our peaceful lives, which should never be forgotten.

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I also get emotional whenever I see the Canadian flag, because I’m so grateful for what it represents.

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I appreciate my kids, who came with me and suffered through the embarrassment of a mother with a camera on a really cold day!

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