Fall Walks and Picking Flowers

I’ve been talking so much about going for walks to picking flowers to dry for a DIY project I’m doing this month (resin bracelets with dried flowers embedded) so I thought I’d show you bits and pieces from my walks of my many photos of beautiful flowers and leaves. Leaves are my weakness – I can’t just pick up one as I want to find a perfect one…which never happens. Growing up on the West Coast makes it hard for me to remember how stunning Montreal gets in the Fall because I am so programmed to think Spring = Flowers when here it seems the opposite. There wasn’t much selection but the ones that survive this far into the year I find very stunning, it’s almost a shame I had to dry them since I love them much more in this state. I’ll try to give more context under the photos as I feature a lot of different walks…

picking flowers (11) picking flowers (8)picking flowers (9) picking flowers (10)It’s hard to imagine but these flowers are on a medium in the middle of one of the busiest streets in Montreal’s downtown.

picking flowers (28) picking flowers (27) picking flowers (26)I love this bird just chillin’ on a bench and his orange eyes.

picking flowers (23) picking flowers (24)Flowers found on the way to Mont-Royal – one of the most colorful days when it came to the flowers.

picking flowers (2) picking flowers (5)Geting flowers ready to be pressed.

picking flowers (11) picking flowers (12)picking flowers (19) picking flowers (3) picking flowers (9) picking flowers (13) picking flowers (15) picking flowers (16) picking flowers (17) picking flowers (20)picking flowers (14)After one of my first walks of autumn I ended up locking myself out of the house and had to wait for Victor to come home to let me in. In the meantime I sat on the bench on my backyard and took shots of my tupperware container packed with various leaves and flowers.

picking flowers (4) picking flowers (6) Changing leaves are magical, I could look at them forever.

picking flowers (6)picking flowers (1)I have a habit of just filling up my hands with as much as I can before unpacking it into one of the containers I brought along.  This unicorn container is my favourite to bring with me on walks at it’s very compact but still holds a lot of flowers. Plus, WTF.

picking flowers (11) picking flowers (12)This cat was just about exploring between bushes at Parc Laurier and having a great time. She reminds me of the Norwegian Forest bred and seems to be very at home with being in nature. I’ll end with Victor walking into the distance…

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52 Weeks of Self-Portrait

28/52 Flower Child

52 weeks of self portraitspicking flowers (2)This week’s self-portrait for 52 Weeks of Self-Portraits is brought to you by me being locked outta the house after walking around the Plateau picking flowers last Sunday. I thought since I was stuck there I should try and take a photo of me huddling for warmth on the red picnic table in the ‘backyard’ for my apartment. I kill an hour of time there while waiting for Victor to get home from shopping. Luckily I had tons of pretty flowers that I picked to also take photos of. So for a kind of boring shot, lately I am not feeling taking really complex shots of myself, just preferring a simpler self-portrait style. Perhaps I’m getting lazy because I am so excited about shooting other things, I find myself a bit boring as a subject matter. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve had the same hair color for the whole summer and the start of Fall. I’m actually getting hair dye shipped to me from Vancouver this week so my hair should be look different in a week or two! No inspiration this week, but if you want to know what I’ve been listening to…its Aphex Twin again.