Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lost and Found

I have always liked this quote. Thinking it's time to do some travelling.

"We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves." Pico Iyer

Friday, September 21, 2012


I just finished writing my first article for British Columbia Magazine for their Echoes department. And then I found this quote from Rudyard Kipling (yep, I watched the Jungle Book last night):

"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."

I must admit, I believe that to be true. But after all the research and effort for my article, I must admit, stories would be even less forgotten if everyone had to turn those stories into factually correct 1,500 word articles for publishing.

Just a thought.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

1978 - Across Canada in 66 Days

In June, 1978 my family embarked on a cross Canada trip that lasted 66 days. We travelled and lived in an RV - one that would now be put in a museum as a flashback to the 70's. Flower fabric on the upholstery, lots of orange. Yep, I loved it! I know I have earlier memories as a child, but that trip hosted some my favourites.

I was looking through the old Photo Album and thought I would share of glimpse into road tripping back then.

Back then, you pet the wildlife and tents were triangular but small towns were still small towns and water looked just as inviting.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Into the Woods

After spending a few hours with the Wood family and their extended tribe, I wanted to sign up to be a member of the family. Such a nice bunch of people. I got asked to stay for breakfast (yummy omelettes!) and consider that my inauguration. I'm looking forward to the next reunion already. Costa Rica anyone?  :)

Between the three generations, there are too many photos to show all the good ones, but here are a few of my favourites.

Saturday Morning Family Time

I love taking photos of families just hanging out, doing their thing. For me, it is capturing those true moments of everyday life. Here are a few natural shots from across the table while I was spending a Saturday morning with my sister-in-law, neice and nephew. The morning sun created a nice lazy haze around everything and everyone.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

And this little piggy went wee wee wee wee all the way to school

Kje went to school today. New school. New classroom. New friends. Looked outside the window from his new desk to see a little pig munching on the grass on the field. Seems the guy that mows the lawn brings his pet pig along with him to help him out.

Just another happy moment to help explain why I love living on the Saanich Peninsula.

Monday, September 3, 2012


Working on photos today. Kinda like this one from a camping trip at Cowichan Lake earlier this summer.