Favourite five: Posted photos from 2017

Welcome back to another Favourite Five list! I know I missed a couple of months there, but I promise I’m going to try to get back on track with these.

First up, I’m going to give you a run-down on a few things that are pretty close to my heart: my favourite five pictures from 2017–those that I posted, at least. There are plenty out there that other people took that I love, too, but today’s post is focused on my own pictures. I’m not sure I could go back and find all of the pictures I love that other people took.

So, with that, let’s take a look!

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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?

My Mexican Vacation


Alright, I’ll admit it: I can see why some people consider life on a beach to be paradise. I mean, I’m not there yet (a fireplace and a warm blanket still call out to me more), but I can certainly understand the idea.

This past January, I escaped to Mexico for a week. I went with a large group of people, to help celebrate a good friend’s wedding. Gerda and Landen–I told you about Gerda back in September, after her bridal shower–chose to tie the knot at the Grand Sunset Princess resort, down in the Mayan Riviera.



Their wedding was halfway through the trip, on a warm, bright Wednesday afternoon. It was held right down on the beach, in a small gazebo that overlooked the ocean.

I can’t tell you how happy the two of them looked. I’m incredibly glad I was able to be there with them, and honoured that Gerda chose me as one of her bridesmaids.


I have to tell you, they picked an awfully good week for us to go. The week before, we were dealing with temperatures down around the -40 mark. Add in everything I’ve been going through the past couple of months, and, well, I was ready for an escape.

That week in Mexico ended up being the perfect vacation at the perfect time. The weather was beautifully sunny and clear, with rain on only one day. The sand was soft. The resort was big enough that there was plenty to do, but small enough to make walking easy. And I had a chance to relax.

And boy, did I take that chance to relax.


Outside of the day of the wedding, most of my days away were spent relaxing. Between the heat of the sun and the cool breeze, few things appealed to me more at that point than laying by the pool or on the beach. Add in a book and some good company, and I had the makings of a pretty great week.


Now, what about you? Have you taken the chance to escape lately?

The view from Mexico

I have a bit of a special post for you today. At the end of November, I went to Mexico for a week. I went with my mom, as well as a group of about 20 other people. It was a wedding trip, and we all had a wonderful time.

By the end of the trip, I felt a lot more relaxed than I had before I had left. I didn’t get as much writing done as I had hoped, but I did get a lot of good pictures.

Some of those pictures are what I want to share with you today. I don’t have any here of the people I travelled with–I don’t feel comfortable posting pictures of them without their permission. But click on through for my ten favourite non-people photos from my week in Mexico.

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