Sunday, April 25, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
ohhh dear, i have been neglectful. the BF was away for a few days and i definitely got lazy with the photo-taking (and thus blogging). but here's something that shook me out of my inactive state (quite literally, i fell off my bed while looking at it). the collection is by alexandra grecco. get ready for some serious fashion lusting.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
so much was accomplished in those woods. we built a treehouse (which consisted of a single plywood board shoddily nailed into two branches), collected snails (the slimier the better), raced boats in the creek. at times i would spend hours alone in a glade arranging rocks and twigs to resemble a "village", only to have it washed away by rain the next day. one day i missed a step on the slope and fell tumbling down the mossy hill, crashing through brambles and eating mouthfuls of dirt. and yet even at 9 years old, when feelings can so easily be hurt and fear of the world is so commonly bred, i did not hold these things against the Forest. i knew it could be harsh and wet and frightening and full of roots and rocks and slimy, mouldy bugs and that my villages would wash away and my boats would be crushed by the current, but even though i would hold grudges for weeks because a friend didn't invite me to her birthday party i gave the Forest no cold shoulder. i think i knew then that its immensity overshadowed my childhood impatience; and though i could be terrified of a shadow in my closet, i knew the Forest was neither good nor evil. it was ancient. alive before definition existed. and in that sense, i came to know the divine through Forest. i find it there still.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
oh hi there!
thanks for dropping by my budding blog. just my second post and i seem to have caught the blog fever. i'm loving setting up, shooting and editing these photos. i also think the onset of spring and sunshine and all things lovely and blooming might have something to do with my sudden motivation... every spring, without fail, i'll have an "epiphany"and realize i really do love Vancouver. living in a rainforest isn't easy, i tell ye!