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?

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.

Candy Coloured Coat

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With the snow in Calgary continuing to fall I am starting to come to terms that we may still be in for a few more cold snaps. I normally do not overly mind the winter but this year has seemed to be more brutal than most. It may be the fact that it is the first full winter back in the City in years or that we have reached record snowfalls. At this point, I am counting down the days until I can break out the summer wear again (is it almost vacation time yet?) and trying to keep cozy in sweaters and big scarves.

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.