My birthday. It’s tomorrow.
So what can I say? As a writer and photographer I was deeply saddened by the events in France this week – and at the same time – tremendously proud to see the gathering for peace that followed. The pen is mightier than the sword.
Here’s a few images from the past week.
Grace playing while I shovelled snow
This is what -49C looks like
Smoked Atlantic salmon and linguini alfredo
Sorry Grace, still not getting in my bed
Random fireworks on my drive down town
The decorating of my 29th birthday cake
Repurposing old cans and jars for craft supply storage
Pretty girl in her reflective vest
-39C walking Grace
When I was home this past Christmas my Aunt Lucy and I were rummaging through some old photographs. I came across this photo of me as a kid, my favorite photo of me actually. When I held it up to my Aunt to get her opinion on that day encapsulated in time, she said, “You were always the color of outdoors, Mandy.”
That line burrowed deep down in to my soul. It is likely the greatest compliment I could ever have received. Since I could stand on my own two feet I have felt most comfortable, most at peace – and at the same time – most wild, in the great outdoors. There is no place quite like Labrador to grow up in. You are constantly tested by the weather, by the realities of doing without even the basic necessities at times, by the rigid yet sweet nature of a human being. It is possible. We are as odd as our weather patterns.
I can’t think of a better name for this blog than that sentence that left my heart feeling so full.
Welcome to the Color of Outdoors.
Feeling rather proud today that my awesome little blog is turning four! 🙂 I honestly did not think that I’d make it four years; truthfully, I figured I wouldn’t last a couple months. But I’m very proud that I’ve gotten this far and I have no plans in stopping. This blog has brought me so many great opportunities (like this one) and sharing my photography with you, as well as my writing, is something I’m quite proud of.
Here’s to another four years!
My favorite post to date:
The most popular post to date
Most ‘liked’ post to date
Me and Marcus at North West River beach
Me and Marcus
Moose on the side of the road going toward North West River
Sunday Hill lookout
South coast road
Marcus at North West River beach
That would be me!