The “Perfect” New Year’s Photos?

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 is to pull out my long-neglected “real” digital camera and take more photos of the great outdoors. So yesterday, camera in hand, my husband and I headed out to our favourite spot near the ocean. (Yes, you guessed it – Dallas Road.) It was sunny in the early afternoon, so I was sure I was going to get the “perfect” photo of a pre-New Year’s Eve sunset to end 2017 with a bang.

Well, as we got closer to our destination, the clouds started closing in, and raindrops were falling. “But I need my perfect photos!” I told myself, and off we headed down the path. Read more

West Coast Winter: Christmas Edition

On the West Coast, we often sing the song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” and mean it, since white Christmases only happen here in our dreams.

But this year, for the first time I can remember, Victoria got one of those magical snowfalls like the kind in a Hallmark movie, where snowflakes started falling softly on Christmas Eve and created a blanket of white by Christmas morning. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge – 2017 Favorites

To celebrate the end of the year, The Daily Post has asked us bloggers to share the most meaningful photo(s) we’ve taken in 2017.

This year I spent a lot of time asking my cellphone, “Why can’t you take better pictures?” But sometimes it surprised me by doing a pretty good job, so I’d say my favourite photos of 2017 are these ones. Read more

Christmas Beauty in Victoria, BC

As much as I brag about the mild weather on Vancouver Island, I have to confess there’s a part of me that misses the snow at Christmastime – its delicate sparkle in the sunlight and street lamps that echoes the sparkle of tinsel on Christmas trees.

I wonder if that’s why Victoria’s downtown seems so magical during the holidays. A bit of sparkle is added to even the most common places. This is what The Bay Centre mall looks like right now. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky

I feel blessed to live on the west coast of Canada, a beautiful spot with beautiful weather (most of the time). Sometimes when many parts of Canada are experiencing freezing temperatures and snow, we Vancouver Islanders are strolling around, barely upgrading our footwear from flip-flops. I exaggerate a bit, but you get the idea.

In that spirit, I often cheekily share a “winter” photo like this from my little corner of the world to brag about our mild temperatures. So, since this week’s photo challenge through the Daily Post is to share something “Cheeky,” here’s my cheeky photo of an “I-bet-our-weather-is-better-than-yours” sunset on Dallas Road in Victoria, BC. Read more

La Mulți Ani – Christmas Memories of Romanian Dancing in Regina

It’s hard to express how precious dance memories are. It’s not just a sight, a sound, or a feeling… it’s all of them together.

It’s moments… fleeting moments where the beat of the music met the footwork…

Where the fabric of the costumes swirled…

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