A Glimpse at Les Villages Illuminées

The Equinox has passed, and the weather is returning to its temperamental state of clouds, rain, sunshine, and gusts of bracing winds. Autumn has really made itself at home now that September is turning into October. Where did the time go?

What to do in Autumn in Normandy

The Equinox has passed, and the weather is returning to its temperamental state of clouds, rain, sunshine, and gusts of bracing winds. Autumn has really made itself at home now that September is turning into October. Where did the time go?

Summer Birdwatching in Normandy

Let’s talk about summer birds as it is July, the weather is pretty picture perfect and it is a joy to be relaxing outside listening to birdsong.

Thrifting in Normandy: A Weekend Haul

What goes on behind the scenes of an online vintage store? Let me show you! SO after my post about brocantes in France, I wanted to share my latest vintage finds that will be going on my etsy store very soon! Vide Grenier Season Vide Grenier Season is in full swing. By this, I meanContinue reading “Thrifting in Normandy: A Weekend Haul”

The Must Have Sunset Preset

Landscape photography is pretty much my go-to at the moment. But somehow I always seem to miss the sunset when I have my camera! It doesn’t help that sunset falls past 21:00 here for sure, so I decided to create an art filter to make my landscapes a little more like summer evenings.

Thrift in France, Antiques & Vintage

Last post I shared the realities of what it is like to live in a French farmhouse, but now for something different. Time to share more of what it is actually like to live in la belle Manche, what I get up to in my spare time, and the general lifestyle of the slow frenchContinue reading “Thrift in France, Antiques & Vintage”

Foal Season

It’s the start of Foal Season. This means cute photos of foals. Stay tuned for all my upcoming albums! Foals are so much fun to take pictures of as they are both energetic and curious. Spending time playing with these youngsters, and taking pictures is a joy. The foals here are all KWPN jumpers, lookingContinue reading “Foal Season”

La Petite Cascade Mortain

Normandy is known for being pretty flat. Lower Normandy is known for this in particular. There are of course hills and miles of fields, but the general topography is pretty flat. Why am I telling you this? It happens that I live near two of the only waterfalls in Normandy! These two waterfalls are aptlyContinue reading “La Petite Cascade Mortain”

Garden in Springtime

I don’t want to mention the C-word here so here are some pictures from my garden! Well, my Garden in Springtime. Springtime in the Garden I used my own presets for these photos to boost the saturation, and at the same time give some muted accents and warmer tones to give it that summertime eveningContinue reading “Garden in Springtime”

2019 in Books! (A very long review)

I tried to read a book a week for year…. here is what I read.

Snapshots #19: Mer Bleue Bog

Betwixt the straight roads, scattered towns and confused moose in Eastern Ontario lies a bog. This bog is one of the biggest prehistoric bogs in Ontario, yet the people of Ottawa don’t really know much about it. I, of course, being the adventurous human that I am, and Canada having a distinct lack of castles,Continue reading “Snapshots #19: Mer Bleue Bog”

The Importance of Colour Harmony

Elegance, style and balance. When looking at a well designed piece, whether it is a logo, a website or a painting, we are absorbed by the colours. In designing, picking colours for a piece is not necessarily just about what the designer thinks looks good. Countless amounts of research have shown that people can beContinue reading “The Importance of Colour Harmony”

Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition

It’s been a while since I’ve written about photography and it is still one of the biggest parts of my life… so here are some of the things I have learnt over the past 8 years. *** Photography composition takes a beautiful photo and makes it great. It also makes you slow down the snappingContinue reading “Photography Tips #16: 7 Easy Rules of Composition”