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.Continue reading “You Have to Have Created Something”
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.
This week, I spent some time working with long exposure photography. I went out to Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Bluffers Park in Scarborough, Ontario. I got to thinking about how photography influences our perspective on the world.
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.
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.
Generally speaking, I don’t like to share what I’m working on because it messes up my mojo when I do. I end up not finishing whatever I said that I would do because I’ve already told you about it so what’s the point in seeing it through now? I mean, if I told you I’d give you a ride home and then I bounce, I still got home.Continue reading “I’m Working on a Podcast”
This week I went looking for parks in Toronto. I made it to one. I also got to a beach for the first time since moving here. The city is a busy place and escaping into a park is a nice way to drown it out for a bit.
This week I went to David Balfour Park and Cherry Beach. Both are worth checking out.
Eight years ago, I moved to Toronto because I wanted a change. I wanted to pursue something different, almost just to prove that I could do it. Continue reading “Crazy Eight, living in Toronto is like canoeing down a river”
Every time I’ve sat down to do some journalling over the last two weeks, my plans for the summer have been top of mind. I’ve been desperately trying to figure out what I want to do with the nine weeks that lay ahead of me. The practice of looking forward with no clear idea of which path to take has probably gotten me to where I am today. Continue reading “Prongs on a Fork”