Blue lobster claw, Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.

Took a walk on the beach with Jac after eating some burritos in the car. It was nice to smell the salty air and hear the waves while the sun kissed the shoulders of my wool coat.

Summer in Canada.  A time when Canadians enter a nation wide state of delusion as a result of being borderline hypothermic for 8 months. They begin to hallucinate feelings of warmth and euphoria and wear clothing inappropriate to the climate.  They have been recorded spending more time outside in gardens and on outdoor patios along high foot traffic areas, parks and in city centers.  They have also been observed at outdoor parties, festivals, and gathered to swim in the ocean to “cool off”.  This illusive state has a course of approximately 3 months, usually starting in late June and ending within the first 2 weeks of September.  The Canadians then return to wearing seasonally appropriate clothing, usually comprissed of wool, heavy cottons and flannel.  They gather wood and stoke their woodstoves and re-enter a state of “winter blues” after a short transition period referred to as “fall”.

macro-photograph of a snowflake.

Moose mount.

Big spoon. Little spoon. Littlest spoon.

this animal is cuter than your cat. or dog.  or boy/girlfriend

Our bathroom is coming together in our new loft.. here’s a peek!

Christmas break:

steevo-o-reno’s breakfast sandwich and tea

christmas eve morning sun over halifax harbour 

drive drive drive

listen listen listen

sing sing sing

to jaclyn’s dismay, mother webb’s is closed (phew!)

cape breton!

try to buy a glittery display deer head in st. peters
no luck

more driving 

the brin show on 101.car

mom’s house!

hugs

kisses

nap

chips and hummus

puppy kisses

black rum

north sydney

visits with dad

more black rum

bad jokes

tori drives us home 

1, 2, 3 little critters sleeping on the couch

sleeping in

christmas morning

visits with grammie and grampie

family presents

leather crafting set !!

christmas dinner

giggles with grammie

quick crib by the woodstove

christmas movies

sleep by the tree

wake up and eat breakfast

holly-day

pick up redmond 

CAR BAR SUPERSTAR

dooleys

tequila shots

lots of pool, lots of friends

josh’s house for a cuddle puddle

4 hour cab drive safari (tori charmed a $20 fare)

turkey sandwiches

another cuddle puddle (tori woke up with redmond)

mall party

A&W

naps and movies

river ryan

ramsay’s for snuggles and tea

couch party

breakfast of champions (brin drank 3 smoothies)

back to the depths of north nidney

paying way too much for gas

louis with mom!!

dinner with megan

wildly awkward phone call/phone tag/phone avoid

singing with bo bo

beers and cuddles

shows with mom and tori

warm sleep and warm hearts

breakfast and hit the road

smooth sailing!!!

This is a photo of Zoe taken on the first day that I met her in 2011.  20 or so people with one friend in common packed their bags and headed out of the city for a night at a farm in New Germany, Nova Scotia.As friends arrived, the kitchen filled and the most delicious supper was created from everyone’s contributions.  We sat together and shared the warm meal and told stories and got to know each other.Zoe was the life of the party, she chatted with everyone, joked around, and started a dance party in the 100+ year old kitchen of the farm house.  Everyone danced, sang and became friends, although it felt like we had been friends for years.  After many top 40 hits and a few classics, the night wound down with lullabies under a full moon and bodies hugging for warmth on antique furniture and tattered rugs.  Floors creaked as we slowly drifted to bedrooms once occupied by families only different from ours by the blood they shared.  Silent nights were foreign to us after living in the city, so we all slept well in the quietness of the farm.  February’s extraordinary sunlight flooded through open windows and pooled beneath our toppling trees and mountain poses as morning yoga took over every open space.  Breakfast was shared and soon nature hikes and snow shoeing ensued.  Throughout the afternoon, hugs and words of safe traveling were shared and slowly each car had filled to go back to the city.

Last night Zoe passed away after being hit by an impaired driver while jogging the evening before.  Her light and positivity will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.  Rest easy Zoe.

This is a photo of Zoe taken on the first day that I met her in 2011.  20 or so people with one friend in common packed their bags and headed out of the city for a night at a farm in New Germany, Nova Scotia.
As friends arrived, the kitchen filled and the most delicious supper was created from everyone’s contributions.  We sat together and shared the warm meal and told stories and got to know each other.
Zoe was the life of the party, she chatted with everyone, joked around, and started a dance party in the 100+ year old kitchen of the farm house.  Everyone danced, sang and became friends, although it felt like we had been friends for years.  After many top 40 hits and a few classics, the night wound down with lullabies under a full moon and bodies hugging for warmth on antique furniture and tattered rugs.  Floors creaked as we slowly drifted to bedrooms once occupied by families only different from ours by the blood they shared.  
Silent nights were foreign to us after living in the city, so we all slept well in the quietness of the farm.  February’s extraordinary sunlight flooded through open windows and pooled beneath our toppling trees and mountain poses as morning yoga took over every open space.  Breakfast was shared and soon nature hikes and snow shoeing ensued.  Throughout the afternoon, hugs and words of safe traveling were shared and slowly each car had filled to go back to the city.

Last night Zoe passed away after being hit by an impaired driver while jogging the evening before.  Her light and positivity will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.  Rest easy Zoe.

So gorgeous and lush, I can almost smell the forrest. 

"In perfect balance"
A birthday present I crafted for my dear friend Dori. 

Some acroyoga in the park! 

happinessisonyourplate:

Picked some Swiss chard yesterday… It’s HUGE!

Wow!! Look at this Swiss chard!

(Reblogged from happinessisonyourplate)
(Reblogged from brouhahadreamer)

today i swam in the ocean

it was cold

it was good

watermelons

sandy feet

smiling beautiful faces