A Day in Durham

Ajax’s Pumpkinville 2014

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For the third year in a row, it was another rainy Pumpkinville in the Town of Ajax. But that didn’t stop me, or hundreds of other residents from packing Greenwood Conservation area for the annual Hallowe’en event, last Saturday. This year, we took part in the free family train ride, grabbed our pumpkins (which were seriously so heavy!) courtesy of Loblaws, warmed up with Pumpkin Patch tea, and enjoyed the smell of roasting marshmallows. Other activities included a haunted house, trick-or-treat bag decorating, and a magic show. Pumpkinville is my…read more

Erika & Madeline: Enniskillen Conversation Area

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This past Thanksgiving weekend, I have the privilege to do some photos of my friend Erika and her beautiful daughter Madeline at Enniskillen Conservation Area in Clarington. Mother Nature couldn’t make her mind up all day – was it going to rain or not? Luckily, showers held off. A little backstory for you – I’ve known Erika since 2005 when she brought me on as a volunteer at RogersTV. I was probably about 16-years-old, and a nervous mess at the time. Fast-forward almost a decade later, and I’ve watched her…read more

A thank you for Thanksgiving

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As another year is nearing an end (Christmas countdown: 2.5 months!), I realize I am surrounded by riches. I have the most colourful, quirky friends – easily complimenting my unique personality, and I’ve been blessed with a kind, warm-hearted family. To all my Canadian friends celebrating Thanksgiving this long weekend, I hope you find time to share with your loved ones, just as I am doing. Below: photos snapped at Pingle’s Farm Market, located at 1805 Taunton Rd, Hampton. It’s one of my favourite locations for fall-themed photos. Thanks guys…read more

Happy October, everyone!

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It’s finally October. Don’t get me wrong, I sometimes enjoy the hot weather, but truthfully, what’s better than colourful leaves, pumpkins, jackets and crisp air? Well, besides snow and Christmas lights … I have a list of activities I want to do this year: Ajax’s Pumpkinville (let’s hope it doesn’t rain for a third year in a row), visit a pumpkin patch (to take awesome photos), and watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (best Hallowe’en movie ever!). Last year, I posted a Fall Bucket list. And I found another…read more

Downtown Orono

Posted by in Best Friends, Localized, People Like Us

I have been posting a lot of images of landscape, particularly from my adventures on the East Coast, but recently I grabbed my friend Kate-Lynn for a fun photo adventure to nearby Orono, On. Orono is a quiet little village, located in the Municipality of Clarington, just a few minutes up Highway 115 towards Peterborough. The area is probably known for its famous yearly Chili Cook-Off, which takes place September 27. The downtown is decorated with small, local shops – mainly antique stores and restaurants. It’s also a perfect place…read more