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So lovely that it’s mad

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0090.Feel the energy refreshed

anew

a new day

a new pattern

watch the particles collide

so close yet so far

do not resist the sun on your face

it is there for a reason

a changing of a season

doesn’t mean the same for everyone

as all our paths are unique

dancing and interweaving together

so much method in the madness

so lovely that it’s mad

many lifetimes to be had

let it all happen

let yourself be free

there is always more to see…

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My First Ever GoPro Video!

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So I’m pretty pumped to say that I finally did it the other day and purchased a GoPro, a camera I have been hoping to get for a while due to it’s ruggedness and ease of use. In my opinion, everything should be waterproof and I can say I am super impressed with this purchase. My first time using it a couple days ago I just so happened to drop all my stuff in the snow, things that shouldn’t get wet, while the trusty GoPro shrugged it off and kept filming. It may become my new partner in crime. Even though I went with the Hero4 Silver with the back touch screen, I love that you don’t need to look at what you’re filming, you can just point it where you’re looking and the ultra wide fish eye will generally take care of the rest! (As long as you’re pretty close;)) So to test this baby out before it is up in the ranks of diving and cliff jumping, I took a nice walk in the park, in the snow, and captured a little bit of footage, clipped it up and added some music, to produce my first little GoPro video. It’s amateur, but as one who’s not very technically inclined, I’m pretty proud. 😉 More to come!


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Racing the Wind

Step by step, tree by tree, I continued down the path. Footsteps melted into the rock and left only slight prints, mild traces of something that was now gone, further along the trail.  The smell in the air that of fall and leaves and twigs. The scent of innocent green that comes from within tiny branches, and of the sturdiness of the trees in the wind. Reaching out I brushed the trees rough skin. The leaves all danced overhead and I could feel tiny rays of sun poking through the thick, and in the shadows, see the night already, where the glowing moon would shine like a beacon of love over it all. In an instant I felt the ground move quicker beneath me as my legs carried my beating heart along, or the other way around, racing with the wind, escaping from delusion.IMG_9204IMG_9190IMG_9182

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Appreciation of a Winter Wonderland

When it’s minus 30 outside and you feel like you haven’t spent more than 5 hours outside in the past couple months, the mind tends to wander to sunny destinations, humid forests and warm blue waters. More than usual anyway. I’m definitely a daydreamer. That being said, many of us are so fortunate to be able wake up every day, wherever we are, and truly appreciate the natural world around us. Though I favour the heat (no contest), there is nothing quite like the shocking air of winter that grips all the little bubbles in your lungs, the particular scent of pine and woody aromas that are so prominent on the breeze, and the welcome winter sun that pierces the clouds and reflects off the snow onto your vitamin D deficient face. When mother nature gives us a gracious -2 for a day, it is so revitalizing to appreciate what this season has to offer, even if it does mean a few (or many) more layers. Wherever you are, I hope you have the chance to see the sun today, and soak up what our beautiful Earth shares with us! Unlike many new developments, we are blessed with trees in this area and the nearby Fort Edmonton Park, which must be also beautiful in the spring and summer.DSCN2795 DSCN2818DSCN2793DSCN2805DSCN2820

Enjoy your day wherever you are! Namaste!


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Cross Canada Tour Part 4: Quebec City

A pretty quick drive from Montreal, our next destination was Quebec City, where we stayed at L’hotel Marie Rollet right in Old Quebec. Such a beautiful old building and room, it felt like a trip into the past to have such lovely classic accomodations. DSCN2601DSCN2620DSCN2622Waking to a sunny but chilly early fall day, we explored the old city by foot, gushing at the sight of the awesome buildings and Christmas town feel of the French city. A rather touristy area, and for good reason. Cobblestone streets, aesthetic hotels, the magnificent Basilique-Cathedrale and inviting old world charm, this place is a feast for the eyes.

Breakfast on our cute rooftop patio!

Breakfast on our cute rooftop patio!

DSCN2629DSCN2647DSCN2636DSCN2660DSCN2662DSCN2667In a matter of hours I fell in love with Quebec city, and felt at home walking through art filled alleys and practicing my French. DSCN2666DSCN2674DSCN2664Reluctant to leave this jewel, we departed for one of our final destinations, where the end of the road was marked with the smiling faces of my loving family and nostalgia of babyhood in the homeland, New Brunswick.

Have you travelled to the province of Quebec? What are your favorite aspects of this Canadian culture?