Miss Jekyll Love-in-a-mist flowers.
The hydrangeas have not fully bloomed but I thought I would take photos to mark the first day of summer (yesterday). Click here to see the hydrangea photos I look last year.
Taken with Canon EOS 600D. The photos are not edited.
This is from my Instagram story. The lyrics are from the song Ref:rain by Aimer.
The original photo.
August 2019 – Richmond Sunflower Festival
February 2020 – Bowen Island trip
I went to Bowen Island for a couple of days with two friends. It’s really close to Vancouver.
I felt stressed these past weeks and wanted a break from city life. Prior to the trip, I had not been on an overnight trip in several years and did not hike in a really long time. I am a homebody but it was relaxing and refreshing to be in nature. I felt peaceful.
I think that when you’re on the island, you are on an “island timezone.” What I mean by this is that there’s no rush and there’s not much need to check your phone. I wonder why I check my phone a lot more in the city- perhaps because a lot of people have the ‘need to be productive’ mindset?
The view from the ferry.
The view from the top.
I would say that the highlight of the trip was stargazing. There is only one street light on the island. I had never seen so many stars before. They looked so big and I could see them clearly.
The lighthouse and volcanic rocks.
I got my friends to watch The Untamed with me after our hikes. They became really invested in it, which was great. Hehehe.
I went to a lake with pretty lights.
Autumn at Nitobe Memorial Garden
I did a touristy thing and took photos at Gastown, Vancouver. The street lamps look cool too. It’s a magical place.
I went back to the sunflower field the very next day. My original plans were to go today with friends but after I told my family about it, they wanted to see the flowers for themselves. So that’s why I went twice. Going with friends means they can take pictures of me. :p
I wonder what it is about taking pictures that is so fun – both taking the photos and being the one photographed.
The Richmond Sunflower Festival has a lot of sunflowers, hahaha. These are my favourite pictures of them.
Funny enough, my favourite flowers were these wildflowers. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.
with Instagram’s Brightness effect: