Aug 27 2012

bits + pieces: sunday afternoons

Whenever we can, Dave and I try to make Sunday afternoons as low key as possible.  Yesterday was pretty ideal.  No plans.  Just reading…going for a walk in the park, eating pizza and watching some Netflix.

1. Isaac Asimov, I believe.    2. ”Derr…?”    3. $1.99 Glads.  Made me glad.    4.  About as good as I get for bug photography.  No. Patience.  5.  Hello, moon. 6. Hanging out in the woods.   7. Birch.   8. Autumn.   9. Minnie takes Dave for a walk.   10. Minnie discovers dandelion puffs.   11.   Roasted veggie and goat cheese pizza.  Nom. Nom.  12.  Pug snuggles.  13. Oh, hai.   14. Netflix.   15. Buddies.   16. Favourite spot.  Away from the pug.   17. Star Trek time.   18.  Gooood. Night.


Aug 24 2012

black + white: a moody day

I don’t often go for drives on my own; but today I had to get out of the house owing to the fact that I’ve spent all week inside working on photography stuff.  Of course, what do I do then?  I get out of the house and take more pictures for myself to edit.  Oh well.

Fall is in the air.  I can practically smell the pumpkin spice lattes brewing.  I even wore a scarf today.  Oh, the anticipation!


Aug 23 2012

summer days.

***This post is as per my nephews request who, I think just wanted to show the pictures of him flying through the air to his mom to scare her. ;)***

The days of summer backyard BBQ’s are coming to a close.  I can’t say I’m entirely sad, because the days of pumpkin pie and rainy days are coming and those are my favourite.  However, it is sad that soon we won’t be able to eat our Thursday family dinner out in the backyard and run around in the sunshiney weather.  This is what a standard Thursday looks like when dinner is finished:


Aug 23 2012

beautiful people.

Just popping in quickly to share the link to a wedding that I did recently of some lovely friends of mine.  I can’t help but share the joy.  It was a perfect day.  Check out the pictures (and other weddings if you like) at my photography website here: Courteney Rodda Photographic Services 


Aug 21 2012

dream dream dream.

Lately Dave and I have been talking more and more about home owning.  While we know that the reality is still far off for us, it’s still nice to look.  Our dream home would be very mid-century modern.  Which…let’s be honest, doesn’t really happen in Abbotsford.  But perhaps there was some rich doctor in 1959 in Abbotsford who built a gem of a house and it’s just waiting for us to be able to buy it.  Yep.

I collect vintage home magazines and these are from the August of 1956.  I want this house.  Every bit of it.

I stare at these pictures from time to time and imagine myself sitting on that amazing patio space on a summer evening.  It feels like the perfect West Coast modern home to me.  I happened to do a little bit of sleuthing on the home and discovered that this house is still alive and kicking. (I even discovered, through the architects archives what the address is.  Maybe I’ll be a creeper and sit on their patio when they are away.)

I suppose the least creepy thing to do, though, is to one day pattern the fabulous home that I will inevitably build off of this one.  I even have the floor plan! ;)

PS: Don’t worry.  I’m not as much of a creeper as it seems.  The floor plan was in the magazine, along with the names of the architect and the person who photographed the house, which is how I ended up finding out the address of the house.  Dave and I joked that we are going to contact a real estate agent in the Seattle area and pretend to be rich prospective home buyers, just so we can tour the house.  Although I have a feeling whoever owns it now probably doesn’t have the cool retro furniture.  :(

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