The following three photos were taken on October 1.
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.
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’m debating on whether I should wrap this up since the month is over. I don’t really see myself drawing in the near future without this kind of prompt thing though.
Day 11: Snow
Final thoughts: If anything, I’ve realized that my art is not as sh*tty as I originally thought because I received a lot of encouragement and positive feedback from friends and peers. I am happy that I was able to bring back a hobby that I once thought was dead. I still prefer cosplay and blogging over drawing but now I know that this is something I can do for better work-life balance. I only completed 11 days, which is not terrible.
Thank you for being with me through this journey!
Autumn at Nitobe Memorial Garden
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.
What’s up, people?!
I’ve wanted a DSLR since I was around 17 when I started blogging and I finally bought one! I’m 22 years old now, and I guess I kind of forgot I wanted one until now…
These are the first photos I took with my Canon EOS 600D. These photos don’t have filters or anything. Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers. I fell in love with them after watching After the Rain.
Things are starting to be busy for me again because of school, practicum and work. I’ll try to do more song analyses/meanings posts because it seems like you guys like them. Book reviews are coming along but I have to finish reading the books first! The first three photos were taken with a Canon point-and-shoot.
I went back to Nitobe Memorial Garden the next day…