Thursday, October 21, 2010


hello dear blog readers,
firstly, I can't figure out how this is underlined or make it go away. But to my frustration. And so yours as well I'm sure.

Anyway! I was away from the 19th of September to the 8th of October at camp! Not Back to School Camp to be exact. A lovely, two week long camp for home/unschoolers in Vermont. I also spend 5 days in a ski resort with 40 of the people from said camp, plus a few others who visited. I wrote in my journal every day I was away, and fully intend to make a post about it. With photos (I took over two thousand over the 3 weeks) and stuff from the journal. But, I, clearly, haven't typed any of that up yet. But since I leave for Australia in less than 3 months I wanted to get back into the swing of blogging before I leave, so, I thought I'd post these photos. They're all taken with my Nikonos-V, a fixed focus, waterproof camera from the early 80's. The first one was taken last November and the latest was taken in September of this year. I currently have a bunch in the shop waiting for me to pick up & an almost full roll in my camera.

Mum, November 2009.

Crows on the LaHave Ferry, November 2009

Gow's Home Hardware, December 2009

Lunenburg, January 2010

Da, January 2010

Magnus, in an art supply store, February 2010
we almost got kicked out for doing this, even though we were oh so careful and put everything away.

Magnus hula hooping, February 2010

Ruby's Sugar Shack, March 2010

Warwick Long Bay, Bermuda. March 2010

Wave in Bermuda, March 2010

Me, by Magnus. April 2010

Magnus, April 2010

Forest, April 2010

Mouse! May 2010

May 2010

Da, May 2010

Me shoes/Da's shoes, June 2010

baby tomatoes, June 2010

June 2010

June 2010

Garlic, July 2010

Windhorse Farm, July 2010

July 2010

Magnus, Helle & Loki, August 2010

August 2010

Claire, August 2010

Second Peninsula, September 2010

September 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


One of the things I wanted to get slightly better at which this blog is get slightly better at writing. Or, writing readable things.
As none of you know, I've been keeping a journal since the 30th of May and I love it. I can write down words to look up and photos ideas and remember what on earth I did on the 3rd of June 2010.
But, believe me, it's not always pretty to read. The spelling & grammar isn't spot on and I often repeat myself or have to go back and add things I forgot.
I have pages that have the whole Nautical alphabet written out, the meaning of the word 'mnemonic', a random Langston Hughes poem and what I ate for lunch that day on it.

I sort of hoped that starting this would make me write properly more, but of course, it became more of a photo blog right away.

At some point I plan on copying out some of my journal onto here.
The more coherent pages anyway.

Now, after that anti-photo blog moment; here are some photos from aikido. Magnus took all the ones in the dojo & I took the ones in the park.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

zara! and my life since she left.

I know, I know, this post is long overdue since she left almost two weeks ago now. And I didn't post anything at all in the month of May! Ridiculous really, but anyway, this is going to be extra long to make up for my lack of posting before.

we walked in our woods & hung out...
with Magnus
and Mouse.

we went to the playground

and Zara showed off her gymnastic skills on the bar

and on the ground.

we went to Murder Point

where I carried Zara around

and I posed
as did Magnus.

we chilled with Rupert. (Who, two days after she left went missing, and unfortunately we think he might have been taken by a fox. RIP Rupert <3)>

We went to Mahone Bay

Zara walked through my boring photo, and made it a bit better.

We went to the Chester Skate park,

where Magnus impressed us

with his skills.

We had the Aikido seminar, from which the only photos I have are from the part at our house. And even those only include the flaming arrows/firelit portraits.



like I said, we shot flaming arrows. Or really, Rob, Magnus & Dave shot them while Zara, Jesse & I watched.



Magnus, Zara & Mum sitting by the fire.
Then we went to Hirtle's Beach!
starting it off with Me & Zara

moving on to the water,
Zara & Magnus dancing and

the sand.

later, we trampolined!

and then, suddenly, it was Zara's last night.
Mouse wanted to make sure he was in another photo with her.

we listening to Ingrid Michaelson and

took our last photo together :'(

Now, sadly, I won't see her until September. But I'm glad I know I get to see her then!


So, since she left!
I took snazzy garden photos using my 50mm of tomatoes

and chives

and onions, I think.

I hung out with Jesse and took his portrait for a portrait project I'm doing.
This is the one that's actually going to be in the book.

I took mirror self portraits, as I'm wont to do.

I took some photos of the lilac bush at my grandmother's house for her.

Magnus took this delightful photo of me talking on the phone.Magnus.

and a few self portraits. I'm experimenting with intentional over exposure right now.

and Magnus found a baby salamander!

isn't he cute?

and, just for her, here's a screenshot of Skye watching one of watching one of Nick Pitera's videos.

This video, in fact.

And I took all 3 of these photos a few days before Zara arrived, but I never posted them. So here you are!