Changing Leaves

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While winter has fully (and I mean fully) arrived in Calgary this week, Rye and I managed to catch a few photos of fall before the snow completely set in. It was nice to be able to walk around and enjoy the colours without having to bundle up in a ton of layers. While I still prefer summer, I will definitely take fall over the snow that does not seem to want to stop falling in Calgary. In the meantime, I am glad that I am bundled up inside classrooms for the foreseeable future.

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Skipping Fall

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A few weeks ago Rye and I headed into the mountains to get some more coveted shots of Moraine Lake before they close the road for the year. To our surprise, there was already a plethora of snow blanketing the roads and the mountains. Now don’t get me wrong, I do love the mountains in the snow (it is probably one of the most beautiful sites there is and also so iconically Canadian), but it is not a site I want to see in mid-September. Is anyone else as sad as I am about the sudden end of summer?

The Future Ahead

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Over the last few months I have taken some time to really focus on spending time with family, friends and enjoying the things that summertime brings. As most know by now, summer is by far my favorite season and every year as the days grow shorter and the weather begins to turn cold once more, I again feel sad to see summer go. No matter how much sun and time enjoying the nice weather I try to soak up, it never even seems to be close to enough to get me through the colder months.

All Puffed Up

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I am happy to say that I can finally see the end of winter in sight. And while the days are slowly getting a litter bit warmer and a little bit longer, I have been able to enjoy the tail end of the season (better late then never right). I never thought I would be one to enjoy owning a puffer coat (yes you’re hearing that right and from a Canadian at that), but this one has been a godsend for me. I “borrowed” it from my Mom’s closet in early January and it was the greatest item I used/owned this winter season. Now don’t get me wrong, I am still looking forward to finally shoving it back into the closet for the year, though I don’t think I will return it to her anytime soon, sorry Momoo.

Winter Walking

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Rye and I recently escaped the city for the day to the mountains. It was a much-needed break for both of us with all of the craziness going on at work. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of work and everyday life. Plus breaking out of the monotony of 8 to 5 is always an added bonus. I think it is so important to remind ourselves that there is more to this world than working away at a job you hate for money, maybe that’s why I am so adamant at a career change … again … or maybe I just can’t make up my mind.

Lazy Days

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There are definitely those days (or sometimes weeks, maybe months … years?) where nothing seems to go right. This week has been one of them. And what is there to do when you are so emotionally wrapped up in something that your brain is clouded by all logical judgment. Being torn by your heart and brain is a very difficult thing, especially when the gravity of the situation is so large. Call me a delayer of solving problems, but it is during these times I find that laughter is my best cure (mostly because I have a twisted sense of humour) and laying back, relaxing and enjoying time with friends and fam jam. Then I am able to remove myself from the situation and come back with a clear mind and heart. So here are some photos of me in my relaxed state, trying to ignore all life decisions.