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Showing posts from February, 2015

Victorian Bowler Hat

With the weather the way it is, I thought I had to wait at least until April (maybe even May if April is constantly rainy) to be able to do photoshoots. But a number of things sort of just lined up together; the outfit that I happened to wear home from work, the too-big hat my mom had ordered online, and the weekend I chose to spend in Kingston. I spotted the hat hanging on a coat rack in my mom's room.  When I asked her about it, she said it didn't fit too well so she hadn't really worn it.  Knowing my head is a little bigger than hers, I tried it on, and was instantly transported back in time. With all the class of a Victorian gentleman, I swaggered my way downstairs and took up my rightful place on the throne- I mean, chair. #swag I swear I had this picture in my head long before this was taken -- it never ceases to make me so deliriously happy than to see on the camera what I've only seen before in my imagination. The Kingston house (doesn't it so

Canadian Museum of Nature

January was a strong start to my new year's resolutions; a week after visiting the art gallery, I went to the Canadian Museum of Nature with John and his little brother. my favourite 7 year-old Can you believe Jaden is only seven?  He is almost as tall as me!  John is bracing himself for the eventual day when he'll be the shorter one of the pair. We started off in the dinosaur exhibit which was an immediate crowd pleaser. In addition to the giant skeletons, they also had life-like recreations.  We had a lot of fun pretending Jaden was being eaten alive (although I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a happy victim.) In the animal exhibits, I was thoroughly impressed with the attention to detail in each display.  The animals were all taxidermied which I think was the main reason behind the realism, but I really appreciated the noticeable effort that went into the arrangements (see below for rabbit poop). arctic fox polar bear display so much poop