A throwback to Nova Scotia

A foggy landscape featuring a small house, water, and reeds in Nova Scotia

I know, throwback pictures are supposed to be saved for Thursdays. I’m posting this one anyway. Why? Because Saturdays are my dedicated photo days. I didn’t have this blog back when I took this picture, however, so I’ve never shared it here.

I took this one way back in 2011, when my grandma and I took a trip out to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. It’s easily my favourite from the trip–not counting some entertaining pictures of me, my grandma, and my grandma’s friend, but I’ll save us all the shots to our dignity by not posting them here.

Anyway, when I took this one, I was trying to capture how foggy the day was. I think that came across, though it’s possible I’m only seeing what I want to see. So what do you think? Is this a foggy Nova Scotia landscape? Or a picture that didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, though maybe still looks kind of interesting?

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Wednesday links: Writing prizes for Canadians

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Book recommendation: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert

A copy of Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert, beside a notebook and pen

With the number of books I have waiting to be read on my shelf, it’s rare that I borrow a book from someone else. Once in a while, though, there’s one that a friend will tell me I need to read, one that they say I’ll love, and they’ll insist that I take it home with me.

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear was one such case. A friend of mine told me she was planning on reading it a while back. A couple of months ago, when she finished it, she told me how much she adored it and that she was sure I would feel the same. The next time we planned on seeing each other, she brought the book so that I could borrow it from her.

She wasn’t wrong. I’m incredibly glad she brought the book with her that day, and that she insisted I read it. While I was definitely expecting to enjoy the book, I wasn’t expecting to get quite as much from it as I did.

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Bright and airy

Yellow, white and purple orchid flowers

I really hope I’m not over-doing the orchid pictures by posting another couple today. I couldn’t help taking more pictures last weekend, though. With the sunshine streaming through my window and the flowers blooming, my little plant just looked so pretty.

I did try to mix it up a bit, though. Rather than focusing on the central petals, I zoomed out a bit. While the closer macro shots are still my favourites when it comes to this plant, I do really quite like how these ones came out. They’re bright and airy–exactly what I was going for.

I just love when pictures turn out how you planned; don’t you?

Two yellow, purple and white orchid flowers

Book excerpt: Love Me Only, by Justice K Chambers & Susan James Pierce

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel the urge to read something romantic, yet intense. I don’t exactly know where that urge is coming from, but I have a couple of books in mind to satisfy it. Thanks to today’s excerpt, one of them is Love Me Only, by Justice K Chambers and Susan James Pierce.

Really, guys, I’m sure that, at the very least, you’re going to find this one intriguing. Before you take a look, though, hop on over to Justice and Susan’s Rafflecopter, where they’re giving away a $20 Amazon gift card.

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