This week in pictures: Catching up!

by DaniGirl on June 16, 2013 · 2 comments

in Photo of the Day

These past few weeks have redefined the word “busy” for me. There have been several presentations for work and outside of work, class trips, celebrations, BBQs, meetings, and everyone in the family has been taken out by one illness or another. I kept taking pictures through most of it, although I think I did miss a day or two, but I’ve entirely forgotten to blog about them. Here’s a couple of my favourites in a catch-up post.

Considering the number of family portraits I produce in a year, you’d think I’d be better at cranking out one or two of my own family every now and then, eh? So I made sure to snag the opportunity when I had everyone (more or less) cleaned up for our dear friends’ wedding anniversary recently to get this photo of the five of us. I do love it!

"Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts." ~ author unknown

Speaking of wedding anniversaries… you know the kind of friends in your life who are the very first ones you call when something goes wrong and also the very first ones you call when something goes right and you can’t wait to share the news? These are those friends for me. We’ve all been friends since high school and they are so deeply woven into the fabric of my life that they are definitely more family than friends. And they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary this week (how is that possible when we’re all still 17 years old?) by renewing their vows. How wonderful is that?

Todd & Yvonne

We’ve discovered a new favourite path for family walks along the Rideau River, so whenever we get a break from the rain we try to get out for a wander.

Family walk

Speaking of rain, at least it has been good for the flowers. These are columbine in my mother’s garden.

Columbine (I think)

And also speaking of rain (oy, the rain), when I saw this guy in Starbucks on a rainy morning, I kinda had to take his photo. I’m not usually one for surreptitious street photography but I love how this came out!

Lounging in Starbucks

I know people spend a lot of time trying to get rid of dandelions, but I think they’re lovely, especially when they seed.

Make a wish

(Sorry neighbours!)

Is it summer vacation yet?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sasha June 17, 2013 at 8:28 am

LOVE the Starbucks shot!!!! I’ve never been able to work up the nerve for those street-shots, and really, they’re my favourite kind of picture. Little snaps of real life. Did you ask him? Before or after? I can’t decide if I should get one of those spy-cam lenses ( or if that would just be creepy. (Actually, I guess that’s not either-or: definitely creepy. So I guess I’m trying to decide on my creepiness-tolerance.)

2 Carly June 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

Beautiful! Lovely!

I have your blog in my blog roll and then couldn’t remember if I’d popped by to this post yet or not (still not a fan of the readers . . . I love to read blogs on the actual blogs because I’m always enthralled with the designs, layouts and love to check out the other bits and pieces offered on the actual web page). So glad I clicked it again and got to see these gorgeous photos again – especially the one of you and your handsome boys!

Have a great day!

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