my life in photographs

The mornings are sweetened by walking out into the garden, watering the plants, pouring coffee and finding a sunny spot in the grass to sit upon. I need no wine nor chimney smoke to feel satisfied in these morning hours.

The lilacs are like sunbeams on a cloudy day, so beautiful and bright when they're showing but short lived. I try to look at them like one would look through a microscope or camera, I try my best to remember the moments spent walking down the street with their scent in the air.

 Lilac blooms, coffee in a mushroom shaped cup, and an old book called the outlaw.

 I didn't love the world yesterday, so I went for a walk through the woods behind my home. I hoped the rolling of my feet, the scent of rain droplets left on the bough, and the sight of green summery glow would come to ease my mind. I haven't felt well these past few weeks but these moods are not new to me. I'm up like a balloon on a string and then I am down like a mole in the ground. This is why I write and sing, this is why I wander to the woods and find my peace again. I'll find my joy tomorrow, I always do, I just need to visit these trees and take a deep lung filled breath.

 I've got my wild for bees passport and a bee hotel for the backyard. Here is an invitation to all of the solitary bees in my neighborhood, come rest your weary wings so you can feel well enough to pollinate and buzz about. Did you know bees pollinate more than 80% of our flowering fruits and vegetables? 

 A picture taken on Canada's birthday.

 I played a solo set at the Calgary Stampede 'window on the west' stage.

 This is a graveyard for all of the flowers we lost in the hail storm. I'm hoping to preserve them by pressing the petals. Whoever said gardening was easy never had a garden near the mountains.

I traveled North for a family reunion -- I picked flowers in the Prairie grass and sang campfire songs in a wooden barn. I also got bit by five hundred mosquitoes.

All sorts of flowers picked from the summer garden.

 Munching on watermelon below the backyard May Tree. I wonder why I even make plans come summertime -- all I want to do is eat fruit and sit by myself in the tall grass.

 If only each day could begin with a guitar in the garden.

 The first day of August was spent with the blooms in my garden. Pictured here are my favorite flowers, they remind me of summer days spent underneath the mountains. All I am longing for now is a creek or a lake where I can swim with the fishies.

Medicine to the mind.

Today is August 6th, I'll be seeing you again soon.
Tell me about your Summer - is it everything you dreamed it to be?


  1. loving this post! those snaps reminds me of a sunny summer but still has this chilly weather and its so perfect to explore and picking flowers outdoor <3

  2. Beautiful post! Love all the photos of nature this summer.

  3. Anonymous6.8.15

    Beautiful images and words as always. I admire your flowers and raw love of the earth.

    My summer was great. I didn't know what to expect, but it is wrapping up nicely I think.

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

  4. The smell of flowers is what I miss the most when winter comes.

    / Avy

  5. These photographs are so lovely!

    It's been rainy summer, really good summer. Already feels like autumn in here.

  6. Oh my goodness, Amy, these photographs are perfection. So very lovely! It's been entirely too hot here in Southern California... thank goodness autumn is nearly here. :) xoxo

  7. Oh, all of your photos are gorgeous! I can always count on your blog to give me inspiration ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  8. The photos are so dreamy! It looks like you are living in a little piece of heaven :)

  9. I love to look at your photos and wish my life was like yours. It just seems so dreamy and fairytale like-full of beautiful wildflowers, music, poems, and just magic! <3

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  10. Honestly, summer has been a little disappointing. I love flowers and long days and warm rays of sunshine and pools of water, but I hate bugs and thick, humid air, and anything that can sting me. So I suppose life is one giant mixed bag full of things to love and hate. However, now I want to go and collect wildflowers for my apartment so perhaps that will make things a little more cheery. I will also continue to photograph and enjoy as many summer sunsets as I can before the days shorten. Hope your mood has improved today. I hate when I get like that so I am sure you do too. Have a wonderful day!

  11. The german summer is always an up and down temperature wise.
    But thats how it is in this part of the world. We had a lot of warm and this year also really hot days.
    Nature is always healing my body, mind and soul.
    Cause we are a part of it and inhaling this scent and all the beauty makes my heart sing.
    I am out with my dog for long walks every day.
    And I am thankful for that!
    That he came in my life and brings me out every day does not matter if its raining or the sun is shining.
    It bright in my heart!
    Love your dried flower pictures!
    I send you happiness and love!

  12. Your photos are so stunning! Can't get enough of them :-)