Photo Diary: Toronto Island

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The same weekend we went to the cabin, we also spent some of our Saturday on Toronto Island to shoot images for the same job that brought us to Schomberg. I’ve been to Toronto Island a bunch of times – mostly for work actually – but never in the winter, that I can recall. It’s too bad there hasn’t been much snow in Toronto, I really think the island would be a sight to behold beneath a blanket of stark white snow, but disappointingly, it just looked like a lifeless landscape of grey-brown, for the most part (Toronto is just rather dreary looking in general during the winter, even when there is snow). It was also absolutely frigid this day, so it probably didn’t help that we were surrounded by water, and of course, me being me, I wore a skirt and tights like a true sartorial genius. But hey, I shouldn’t complain, it was a nice day despite the cold – I got to eat a delicious lunch at Brock Sandwich before we headed to the island, we walked on a frozen pond turned ice rink that was drenched in the golden glow of the sun’s rays (which was the most beautiful juxtaposition nature could throw my way and still makes me smile thinking about it) and I got to spend the day with my two favourite dudes. The sort of day that makes frosty winters seem less unbearable.Larkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto IslandLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Toronto Island

*photo of me by Zach, edited by me
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Photo Diary: Cabin in Schomberg, Ontario

Larkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Cabin in Schomberg, OntarioLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Cabin in Schomberg, OntarioLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Cabin in Schomberg, OntarioLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Cabin in Schomberg, OntarioAs I mentioned in my last post, Zach and I headed to Schomberg, Ontario to spend a night in a cabin for a work project. It was a very short lived trip, but a fun trip no less. When we arrived on the property a friendly woman, Emma (and her flippin’ awesome border collie Cree who goes wild whenever a car starts up and loves running all over their property), greeted us at her home and brought us down to the cabin on her family owned farm land. They had built 3 cabins on the land, all a considerable distance from eachother, to rent out on Airbnb. The cabins have no running water or electricity, only solar powered lighting and heating from the fireplace, and a pond directly in front of it, now frozen over making the perfect skating rink (had we brought skates). The cabin was quaint and secluded – you could hear the coyotes howling come nightfall – and absolutely perfect for a wintry getaway. Once we settled in we got straight to photo taking as there was only a few hours of viable light left and that was pretty well the main reason we were there (Zach is a photographer by profession, and a flippin’ talented one at that). The rest of the evening was spent getting food in the town (oops, we brought no food with us), playing scrabble, warming my cold toes by the fire, worrying a coyote would steal Gus at night while he was peeing and watching Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix on a laptop (we are re-watching all the movies). In the morning we rose, packed our things and headed back to real life. Like I said, very short lived, but it was great and being in a place like that always makes me wonder if that is the sort of spot I will end up when I am older. I was going to split this into two posts because there are so many photos, but personally, I don’t mind when a post is picture heavy, so hopefully you don’t either.
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Photo Diary: Tobermory

Larkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryThis past Sunday Zach, Gussy and I headed to Tobermory in hopes of finding snow and some picturesque landscapes to photograph – a rather spur of the moment and short lived trip, but honestly, I didn’t think I would make it up to Tobermory this year, so it was a very welcome trip, no less. If you’ve been a long time reader, than you know I annually camp in the Bruce Peninsula and always make a stop in Tobermory. However, this past Summer, because of Gus’ back surgery I wasn’t able to make it up there for camping, which left me feeling like I had a pretty lackluster Summer. And while it’s been a couple years since I stepped foot on Flower Pot Island (praise that glorious place), I was able to see it, way in the distance, from the tower we climbed, that uncharacteristically made me feel a little nervous, which I’m hoping doesn’t mean I have developed a fear of heights.Larkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: TobermoryLarkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Tobermory

Photo Diary: Six Mile Lake / 2

Larkspur Vintage | Photo Diary: Six Mile Lake / 2Monday mornings fog in Six Mile Lake was really something spectacular to behold. Some of my favourite images that we all shot are from that morning navigating (I say navigating as if I was any help at all…my canoe partner was the only one with a paddle, so, you’re welcome for nothing) through fog so thick it was difficult to find our way back to the cottage. Kira and I were also instructed on how to shoot stars in the night sky (where else would they be?), but mine were pretty unfocused, and look more like a really grainy painting, but hey, at least I tried.

This will be it for the images from Six Mile Lake. I hope you like them, and let me know if you want me to share more stuff like this in the future. Love you all!
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