You Have to Have Created Something

As the summer is coming to a close, I find myself in a strange state of mind. The weather is noticeably cooler and the streets are busier, but there’s this sense that things are about to be so much more different than they were a short six months ago. It was March then, the start of spring. A time when the world should be coming out of hibernation and opening itself up to new possibilities. Instead, it shut in on itself. It got cold outside and people went indoors.

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The Last Vlog (in this series)

In this week’s vlog, I find myself at The Beaches in Toronto. Lake Ontario didn’t disappoint. This is going to be the last vlog in this series, and in the video I share some of the things that I learned by working on this project. In the end, I think the most important thing that I’m taking away from this is that I felt really good by creating something new. I hope that you do the same.

Allan Gardens | Aly walks around taking pictures of Toronto, and he talks, too

On Tuesday, I made my way to Allan Gardens in downtown Toronto. There had been a tornado warning earlier in the evening but I ventured out when I saw a break in the clouds. The colours that came out after the rain and because of the flat light coming through the clouds were incredible. I’m really glad that I finally made it out there and I was rewarded for taking a chance on the weather.

Aly walks around taking pictures of Toronto, and he talks, too | visiting Calgary

I went out to Calgary to visit my folks. While I was there, I went around and took some pictures. I never appreciated what Calgary has to offer as much as I did during this trip. In many ways, it’s the opposite of Toronto; the availability of space and access to nature is just one of those ways.

During this trip, I took some pictures in Banff, Alberta and Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. If you are out that way, be sure to check out both. They won’t disappoint.