it takes my breath away.

7.02.2011

My breath was taken away on more than one occasion yesterday. First, while taking photos inside old, deteriorated barns amidst a never-ending prairie field.


Ever since I can remember, I have had a great love for exploring old barns and houses. There's just something so beautiful about it. It's like opening a treasure chest, in which the treasures are items that have been left behind. They've rusted and chipped, but that is just part of what makes them so beautiful.







Coming home to see that my little blog had reached one-hundred followers was yet another thing that took my breath away. You are all so awesome. The fact that you have all taken the time to read any of my posts, look at my photos, or comment, makes me smile. Thank-you!


At the lake, while celebrating Canada's 144th birthday, my breath was taken away once more. As the night sky made its appearance, the band started to play Oh Canada, and all conversations came to a halt. I felt proud to be a Canadian, as we all stood on the beach, singing.


 Like every year, our anthem ended with a 'BANG', signalling the beginning of the fireworks. Squished together, some friends and I quickly buried ourselves in a picnic blanket, making sure everyone had an equal amount to cover them.


Watching the fireworks burst, then fall to meet their reflections in the lake, always gives me that same feeling. A mixture of summer bliss and thankfulness. I'm so happy to live here. 

Any moments that took your breath away lately? Do tell.

Abbey

PS. Tomorrow, I'll be leaving for a family camping trip. I'll be back in one week. Prepare for another photo-filled post! See you! :)

19 comments:

  1. Such beautiful pictures, Abbey! Your pictures always bring a smile to my face. I hope your Canada Day was fun! 4th of July is coming up for me.

    Something that took my breath away was actually seeing these pictures. They're stunning :)
    -Alexa

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  2. I had no clue you were Canadian! I am too! :) Watching the fireworks was a blast! Wish I would have un-focused to get some bokeh shots.. didn't think of that.. Next time? :)

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  3. Very very very lovely photos!! I really like the 2nd and the 7th pic best. You, my friend, are an awesome photographer. :)

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  4. Great photos! :) You really have a good eye!

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  5. I'm secretly a Canadian..even though I don't live there. I'm pretty sure I was switched at birth with some Canadian and my parents never told me. People call me Anne Shirley. It's meant to be.

    p.s. I love your pictures! They are so wonderfully taken. &your header is so CUTE!

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  6. I love Canada. On our train journey between Toronto & Montreal, my breath was taken away by the sheer expanse of fields.
    Also, your photography? Amazing.

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  7. I absolutely love your photos you got the perfect eye to capture moments that truly takes once breath away.

    I found your blog thru the guest post you did for Olivia @ Offhorsefeathers. Visit me and if you like we can follow each. Have a great weekend.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  8. These pictures are beautiful, Abbey! They take my breath away. :) Your day sounds like it was lots of fun -- and congrats on 100 followers!

    Also, I love how Canada Day & Independence Day are so close to each other. I'm excited for fireworks now! :D

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  9. I just found your blog. It's really neat. I'm Canadian too! Actually, I live in America, but I have both American and Canadian citizenship. I love going up to Canada to visit my relatives, which I miss.

    It's nice to meet you!
    Katie

    http://grammargirlblog.blogspot.com

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  10. I, too, have a love for old barns and homes...they're so wonderfully unique and beautiful.

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  11. i love your photography. i love your writing. i love your blog. that's all. :)

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  12. I had no idea you lived in Canada! That's so cool. I seriously just started following your blog and now there's a full page of followers before me! congrats on 100--actually 118!

    --Megan

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  13. I love those photos! They're so gorgeous!
    Your blog's amazing : ) Great job!
    ~Holly {from} www.rosesandbluebells98.blogspot.com

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  14. Hooray, happy Canada Day! I love your pictures and beautiful imagery- have a great time celebrating!

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  15. Happy Canada Day! I love your photos!

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  16. Yaay! You're Canadian! So am I... But at the present, I'm living in England.

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  17. Wow... every single picture was overflowing with awesomeness... what took my breath away was when they announced my name as the winner of an SLR camera :) Mmmmmm, good memories...

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  18. the box one is definitely my fave... and I love the firework bokeh one too :p

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  19. Really pretty pictures! I really like the "tree" one:)

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