A Day in Durham

Brightening a “Blue Monday”

Posted by in Best Friends, Localized

Today is generally referred to as “Blue Monday” – a name given to the Monday of the last full week of January, purported to be the most depressing day of the year. Let’s be honest, it’s probably not the most exciting day of the year; Christmas is over, the holiday bills are tapering off, and it’s extremely cold outside! But in an attempt to battle the “Blue Monday” blahs, I headed out to Greenwood Park in Ajax – one of my favourite parks in the town – to snap some…read more

Happy Christmas

Posted by in Little Things

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. I have been having some technical difficulties with my camera. The ISO keeps automatically changing, even on Manual setting. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I’ve also been having trouble with “banding” on my photos. Both of these issues cause major “grain” in my images. Advice? Nevertheless, still a great day — despite the camera problems. We had two turkey meals, a great time opening gifts, and some well-deserved time with my cousins. How was everyone else’s Christmas? I hope Santa was good…read more

Toronto Christmas Market 2014

Posted by in Travel

One of the holiday events now on my yearly bucket list is the annual Toronto Christmas Market in the city’s historic Distillery District. The Toronto Christmas Market generally runs from the end of November until the last weekend before Christmas. This is my second year visiting the “festival.” If you haven’t had a chance to see my post from last year, check it out. I stopped by during the evening — the lights always look the best in the darkness of the night. I waited until the last day to…read more

Christmas knick knacks

Posted by in Little Things

There’s only eight days before Christmas. Ask my friends, it’s pretty obvious I’m VERY (overly?) excited for the big day. I have completed my holiday shopping, everything has been wrapped, and all my Christmas cards have been mailed. The only thing left to do is wait.  

First snowfall of the season

Posted by in Weather

What a wonderful surprise to find the ground covered with a fresh coat of snow, this morning. The first snowfall of the season is always great – mainly, because no one is sick of it yet and it’s not too cold to enjoy. To see the snow in its full glory, I decided to check out the grounds at Greenwood Conservation Area in Ajax. The snow is mostly untouched, and the park is framed with tall, grand evergreens. Oh yes, and my mom also joined me. She started a snowball fight….read more