Dancing from Rădăuţi to Regina

A post that is close to my heart – I’ve updated it for accuracy and added more photos of precious dance memories.

Painting with Words

When people ask me what my cultural background is, the first thing I say is “I’m Romanian.” Then I pause and add, “Well, actually I’m one-quarter Romanian and three-quarters British… but I was born in Canada, so I’m Canadian.”


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines (Delicate Woodland Beauty)

I love taking photos with delicate traceries of lines that invite you to look deep into a particular scene and find something new every time. Read more

How to Be an Awesome Passenger on a Winter Drive

Last week, my husband and I travelled to Canmore, Alberta, and experienced some real winter weather. As a result, I thought I could write a helpful blog post with tips on safe winter driving.

But, who’s kidding who… I don’t actually drive. So instead, I’ll share some (mostly) helpful tips on how to be an awesome passenger when you’re on a road trip during the winter. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

When I think of growth, I think of change – how it broadens our perspective and expands our horizons.

New Year’s Day brought us the first supermoon of 2018, a phenomenon where the moon happens to be full just as it’s orbiting closest to Earth. In July 2014 I photographed a supermoon from the deck of a BC Ferry.

First I watched the sunset. Read more

Snapshots from a Canadian Road Trip

This year, as we marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada, I realized that I haven’t seen a lot of our vast country. So I spent some time looking at my husband’s photo albums from the ’90s, when he went on road trips throughout Alberta and then all the way to Ontario.

The photos were taken with a film camera and have a beautiful soft muted quality I had forgotten about. My husband remembers spending a lot of time setting up these shots because film was expensive, plus developing the pictures afterwards cost a pretty penny.

Knowing that, each photo seems like a precious jewel that my husband found along the way.

I hope you enjoy these creative glimpses of beauty in Canada.

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A Stroll through Beacon Hill Park

As the summer winds down, I thought I’d share some photos from a previous summer stroll my husband and I took through another one of Victoria’s treasures – Beacon Hill Park.

Imagine a cool evening with the setting sunlight playing through the trees. You step onto a trail from Dallas Road or Cook Street and wind your way through to the centre of the park. Sit back and enjoy a few views of this beautiful place. Read more

Sweet Saturday and My Moose Jaw Home

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know that I like to talk about Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. As one of my good friends said, “You can’t not write about a place named Moose Jaw.” 🙂 The older I get, the more I appreciate this city on the prairie and my family’s history there. Read more