For my birthday I received a very generous gift from my mother. She bought me a Leica M body. This is my first Leica and first images I have taken with my new toy. I feel as though I am learning a completely different language in the world of photography. Shooting with this new tool really makes me slow down and think more about what I am shooting. It reminds me of old film days. It truly is refreshing.
This post is from my 33rd Birthday celebrations.
The morning of my birthday my husband surprised me with an early ferry ride to Victoria, CA. I have wanted to visit Victoria, ever since relocating to the Seattle area. The time has come :-)
As we approached Victoria, the weather became dreary. Thankfully Joel had planned 2 nights in Victoria so we had time for the weather to clear up as well as explore the area. Plus, I still had another surprise waiting for me!
Then we arrived to the main highlight of my birthday... An airstream on the water! This truly was a special gift. I love to explore, see new things, be in nature, and dream of a day when I live on wheels! ha. :-) So, we got a taste of this life for a short two days. We met some amazing people in the RV park and really appreciated the simplicity of this lifestyle.
After traveling all day, we stayed put for the night and let the pups play as we enjoyed cooking by the fire and watching the sunset on the water.
With no real plans ... we started our day with a stroll on the beach with the dogs and then headed to Victoria to explore & wander.
Most of the second day was spent driving around and seeing as much as we could of the area. We ended up spending a lot of our time in Oak Bay
Before going to bed we decided that we were going to catch the later ferry home so we had more time to see the harbor and downtown Victoria.
This allowed us to grab some brunch and browse around in some stores at Market Square.
After an amazing mid-week adventure we came home to attend our friends birthday(s) whom were celebrating it together! So, the three of us gals, shared some gluten free cupcakes and drinks together.
Let the 'Ginger Fiesta' begin.