Westport Music Festival

MUSICwestport runs every year during the third weekend of August. Being our first summer in the area full time, this seemed like a no brainer to have to hit up. Finding out that Miss Emily and Kasador were playing made things even sweeter! Nothing like being able to pull up a piece of lawn and listen…

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Antique & Classic Boat Show

It’s no secret that I love to be out on the water. If it was another lifetime, I’d probably live on a houseboat in a warmer climate somewhere. I’ve always felt there was something so calming and restful about being on a boat. Plus, who doesn’t love to drive them? So when the Manotick Classic…

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Kingston Brewing Co

The beautiful city of Kingston has many restaurants, coffee shops and gastro pubs strewn throughout the downtown core. You literally have dozens of choices at your fingertips. For a city of just over 125,000 people, this is definitely a highlight for me and one of the reasons why we moved…

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First Kayak Launch

One of the things I was so looking forward to with our move to the country was to be able to get out on the water more. We are so fortunate to basically be surrounded by ponds and lakes so it only made sense to get myself a kayak. I didn’t go all out and get the Cadillac of kayaks but I settled on a stable yet quick, recreational…

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Chaffey’s Lock Craft Market

One of the first local events that we were able to enjoy this past summer was the Chaffey’s Lock and area Heritage Society Craft Market. It was held on the front lawns of the beautiful Opinicon Dining & Resort. This was our first time attending both the craft market and seeing the Opinicon. What a treat…

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Bedford Mills Sunset

There is truly nothing more amazing than being able to walk out into your backyard and watch a sunset. The warm glow that washes over you as it fills the trees and the ground and the water with it’s orange-y yellow rays is a feeling like none other. So it’s truly the “pinch me” moments like these…

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Norwood Sunset

Welcome welcome! This is the first post to my newly revamped blog, simply called “Not From Here.” Why is it called this? Well, as many of you already know, my family and I made a huge lifestyle change by leaving our suburban home and life behind…

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Long Exposure Photography

I shot this photo a couple of weekends ago at a local park on the water in South Etobicoke. It was really my first attempt at long exposure photography and I’m hoping to get a lot better at it. I’ll be practicing again tomorrow morning – here’s to hoping I’ll have some crazy awesome images to post here at some…

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FujiTuesday February & VSCOFILM05

Two pieces of gear that I can’t live without these days is my Fuji X-E2 and VSCO film. That latter just released a new film pack (VSCOFILM05) which emulates some of the more traditional commercial films that we all used to use and love. So to test out these new films, I ran them through on my most recent images…

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