some very nice things

{this past week or so…}

rainbows in the library
a date night
feeling beirut’s music in my heart and soul
wandering through a maze of antique furniture
re-acquainting myself with the pinawa dam, then getting to shoot a gorgeous wedding there a few days later
non-stop downtown fringing (it was so great this year!)
quality time with my kitty, skye
little ones, who would melt your heart
b’s grandparents celebrating sixty years of marriage!
breakfast at stella’s with warm raisin scones (twice!)
saying goodbye to my sister at the airport (only to welcome her back home a few days later)

this was a mix of film and iphone.
there are more travel photos coming, i promise.
oh and have a lovely week!

folk fest

these five days are one of my favourite things about summer.  no matter how stressful or busy the previous week was, as soon as i find myself driving to bird’s hill park, car packed full, with the windows rolled down and the warm sun on my arms,  i can’t stop smiling. bare feet, delicious food, running into friends, throwing a frisbee around as the sun sets, sleeping in the shade during the day (as opposed to sleeping at night), dancing in a sea of people and feeling the music in my bones. i love how everyone just lets go and there are no judgments or expectations. my friend janis has some beautiful photos from her festival experience here and here.

the music was excellent this year.  my favourites (new and old, in no particular order) were: feist, bahamas, the barr brothers, the head and the heart, james vincent mcmorrow, devotchka, k’naan, iron and wine, blitzen trapper, ozomatli and royal wood. lots of chills and plenty of dancing!

sidenote: that last photo is actually two exposures that overlapped on my film camera! two separate jumps, isn’t that nuts? totally unexpected.

(these two songs i love especially)