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Ice Day!

26 Apr

Blizzards, snowfall, and storms aren’t uncommon for Aprils in Thunder Bay.  City closure due to weather is pretty uncommon as well, but an ice storm has given us a day off school and work today!

The girls and I started our day with peanut butter banana smoothies and yoga. We did lots of playing and painting, planted seeds to start our garden, and just after lunch we decided to go outside.  We smashed tons of ice off the car and other surfaces outside; a surprising inch or so thick in lots of places!

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When the wind got to be too much we came in to watch a show but the power went out!

I had an idea to keep us entertained, something I’ve wanted to do since the lightpainting workshop at Neechee: Experimenting with portable light in the studio.  Flashlights, sparklers, strobes, etc.

Now, it’s hard as heck to get the girls be still and follow my directions – they want to do their own posing and follow their ideas, but I let them run the show and still got fun results!

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Once in a while a school closure is such a treat – a surprise sleep in annnnnd a day with the kids.  Good attitudes all ’round at this house.

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Spring Sundays

2 Apr

It’s very much a spring day today!  Warm sun, no bitterness in the wind, enough snow has melted that there are massive patches of dry grass, and the air smells a little more alive.

So, I’m relatively kid-free on Sundays, therefore I reserve it for shoots, editing, cleaning the house, spending time with family, and time for myself.

I had a shoot scheduled this morning, early enough that I had time to do whateverrrrrr I wanted for a bit afterwards, so I indulged in a walk at the marina.

Prince Arthur’s Landing is really one of my favourite locations in Thunder Bay.  It’s a place to bring the family, it’s a place to feel connected, a place to go alone, a place to people watch, to sit and think, to be active, and to see lots of dogs (I saw at least three this morning but photographed zero, sorry).

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The dachshund sistas

19 Feb

Everytime I hang out with these dang dogs I want one of my own.

SO full of sass and personality.  Such short legs.

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Random Assortment

21 Feb

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