A Day in Durham

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

Posted by in Best Friends, Localized

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

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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

Kawartha Country Wines

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I am a huge fan of Niagara vineyards, but this summer I had the opportunity to try something a bit outside my comfort zone from Kawartha Country Wines – an amazing experience, to say the least! I am no wine connoisseur, but I’m generally a fan of Moscato and Riesling wines. Kawartha Country Wines offers a variety of fruit wines, suiting just about any tastebud  – sour, sweet to very sweet. I suggest hitting up the taste bar – they let us try four wines and four fruit vinegars. My favourites…read more