14.8.12

green zine dream

On Sunday Geoff & I decided to procrastinate cleaning our apartment and instead went for a nice walk, park (Dufferin Grove) to park (Queen’s) and back, stopping at Zine Dream 5 along the way, at a photo booth in the new Brooks Brothers store, and at La Carnita for dinner. July was dry, but it’s rained so much lately that everything has gone green again.

Geoff was in Germany last week for work and took some beautiful pictures with the Olympus Stylus Epic (I will show you—I love that camera, and his pictures are so dreamy). We finished off the last roll on this walk, like a couple of suckers who still use film.





The above is one of my favourite neighbourhood gardens.



We stopped to loiter at Wong’s Garden Centre. I like how Geoff is in focus in the cooler’s glass.


Just checking my phone as usual, hiding behind my hair, posing with my cool double-sided pretzel tote by Caitlyn and Sandi, which I picked up during the Zine Dream pit stop (I put the Wild Nothing one inside). I posted a similar picture on Instagram and got a lot of comments on my jacket: it’s a jean jacket from the thrift store that I bleached until it nearly turned white a few years ago, and I recently was inspired by Bre’s DIY on Of a Kind to dye it. I used a grey dye and it turned out this colour. 





More Zine Dream treats: a print from Good Plant, a zine by Eau Claire, other side of the pretzel tote.

Cat spotting tally on this walk: 2, although I saw 2 others while out on a run earlier in the day.

34 comments:

  1. oh, these roses are beautiful

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  2. Beautiful pics, as always. Suckers who still use film take the most beautiful photos :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy to hear that in an AGE OF INSTAGRAM.

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  3. So pretty! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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  4. I love that photo of you hiding behind your hair! So MYSTERIOUS!!!!!!!

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  5. Isn't it beautiful how everything has greened up again in our lovely city! Great photos. Looks like you had a really good day.

    loulou

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    1. It's so lovely! I love all the hydrangeas we had recently.

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  6. you GUYS! you're the cutest, just so you know.

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  7. when i think of you, i think of flowers! nice pictures, ma!

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  8. I agree with what Rachael said. For me, flowers = you! I'm very new to the art of buying zines (Ye Rin Mok's latest just came in the mail a couple of days ago). Lovin' it so far.
    I don't see cats everyday, but my tally for today is also two. We were eating lunch at the communal Indian Independence day celebrations in our apartment complex, when two very angry tom cats sped by.

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    1. Thank you! And that is so funny about the angry cats!

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  9. such a lovely summer day! I think it was wise to skip doing chores and enjoy the day, we have so little summers left! I love Caitlyn and Sandi's tote!!

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    1. I wish I could put off doing chores forever, haha. And yeah, such a good tote!

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  10. Haha. I was in Dufferin Grove park on Sunday playing croquet and semi-recognized you in that "isn't that that girl from the blog I read" kind of way.

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    1. That's funny! It might have been me!

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  11. Anonymous15.8.12

    Geoff stopped by Mjolk the other day and we spent a good while talking, which was lovely. Having this one-sided relationship, with the occasional bump in and IG comment - it was so nice to have a chance to speak one on one and know that he is just as dear as he seems through your lens. And just as crazy about you.

    Best of luck with the wedding prep!

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    1. Wow, Lauren! Such a sweet comment! You made me get a little sniffly. Thank you!

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  12. such lovely photos :) I am loving the tote!

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  13. All these photos have such a mystical dreamy feel.

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Those are, to me, pretty good qualities.

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  14. This is lovely. I love days like this. x

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    1. Thank you. It was pretty sweet.

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  15. oh, my god this picture with the field (is this a field?) and the sky is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

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    1. Ha! It's not! It's a wall, looking up! Tricked you.

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    2. Ha! It's beautiful!

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  16. Film is such magic! Love all the greenery in these beautiful photos.

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  17. your daily life posts get me everytime. i know its a cliche but a picture really does tell 1000 words and in your case it's even more true because you're SO GOOD at telling a narrative through photography. in case that wasn't clear enough, I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS ALWAYS :)

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