The Restorative Powers of Walking



I love the ironic juxtaposition of the title of this post and the first two images. There should be some cardinal rule that dictates for the amount of time spent sitting blogging, there should be an equal amount dedicated to moving out and about outside en plein air.  Last Monday was British Columbia day so I got a day off, which was lovely and well timed. These are some photos I took from fiddling around with the settings on my sister's point and shooter. I usually dislike over-saturated photos, but for the first time I love how insanely supersaturated these photos are. They leave a cloyingly sweet aftertaste like artificially flavoured and coloured Popsicles, which to me was the epitome of summer when I was a kid. This is like the last full week of summer school left so I can't wait finally start finishing my list of things to do this summer, though woefully behind some productive bloggers such as One Sleepless Night here. No matter, as I fully intend to make the most of the summer left until school begins in the fall. In celebration of B.C. day, I would like to list some fellow awesome and creative Vancouverites and I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do:




15 comments:

Austere said...

Wow these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Like you, I'm trying to get myself to accomplish a couple goals before the summer's through (no summer school though, just too much time lazing about). Today I forced myself to hit up the library to beef up my knowledge about jazz music and it felt so good. And I agree walking/being outside is very energizing. Happy B.C. Day!

Wrinkle In Time Vintage said...

Going for a stroll is one of the simple pleasures in life. Never fails to revive you well and truly

-Laura x
http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Lovely pictures, the colors are screaming summer time!

Jada said...

I agree with Katie! These pictures are the epitome of summer! So glad you enjoyed your day off relaxing. Those oxfords are so darn cute.

Meg said...

This summer flew by, too! Look at that sky!
Amazing photos...

Florence said...

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nice pictures, i love the colors, so primary.

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Lindsey said...

I love these photos, because of the saturation they make me think of early spring. Gorgeous and makes me want to go outside!

tasha faye said...

beautiful, beautiful nature. <3 xxx

Phara said...

Lovely shoes! So very true, venturing outside gives you so much energy.
X

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

Loove the first pic! And I agree, I went on a walk today and it was so lovely, I should walk as much as I blog!

xx Cristina

Emma said...

Beautiful photographs; such vivid colours! x

alexandra grecco said...

Wonderful photos!
xo
Alexandra Grecco

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

These photos are wonderful!

galatea. said...

what lense did you use for this? i always forget the name!

anyway, this is such an incredible set of photos! love the bleeding colors xx

Rosa Pel said...

nice pictures!