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?

Winter Blues

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I am a fan of summer, I do not think there is a person in this world who will dispute that. My friend and I used to spend our University study sessions joking around how we were island girls and the cold was just not for us (this was done with a coffee in hand staring at the massive snow piles). This year, I am back in Calgary for the first full winter in years and without a trip to somewhere warm at that. Previously, I was away at school in Vancouver and before that in Nova Scotia, so the extreme cold was something both myself and my body forgot about completely.

Fall Sunflowers

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The other day Rye and I went exploring in our own city … okay we actually went to a Corn Maze that had been destroyed (something we did not realize until after getting there). We decided to make the best of it and explore around anyways. What could have been a bit of a let down, turned into an absolutely amazing time. It’s days like these that remind me that you can always make the best of a bad situation and turn it into something great, it just needs to be a conscious choice.

Pumpkin Smoke

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With Halloween creeping even closer, its hard not to get swept up in all of the magic. Houses slowly become transformed into a more haunting form, candy fills the shelves of stores (and cupboards in my home), and people slowly begin to bring out their full force creativity to change themselves for one night. Maybe it was spending this past weekend in a Haunted Hotel or finally having Halloween plans for the first time in years, but this year I am more excited than ever for the haunted holiday to begin (and that is saying something because I have always loved Halloween).

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.