Summer Stories

Summer Stories

The summer we moved to Montreal I experienced a spell of writing anxiety, which was just one expression of the overall anxiety that had bloomed, like an unwelcome stain, in my late thirties.

I didn't write much on the blog during that time but near the end of summer I published a series of posts looking back on the summer, sharing photos and a few words around different themes that were a part of my "first summer in Montreal" experience.


Summer Stories ~ Fashion and Beauty

Summer Stories ~ Fashion and Beauty

Last winter, I noticed that my spring and summer wardrobe was in dire need of an infusion of color and "wear outside the house" worthy threads. When we came to Montreal in April to find an apartment the girls and I hit up Value Village and I scored big time.

Summer Stories ~ City flowers

Summer Stories ~ City flowers

Montreal is a city of gardens.

Summer Stories ~ Around town

Summer Stories ~ Around town

Living in the city, walking and biking are a form of transportation. It's how you get places.

Summer Stories ~ Urban adventures

Summer Stories ~ Urban adventures

Adventures are not just about getting out of the city into the outdoors, but discovering the outdoors in our city, or simply discovering the city. Urban adventuring is finding the treasures, natural and human-made, in our environment.

Summer Stories ~ Bixi

Summer Stories ~ Bixi

One of the things I love about Montreal is how bike-friendly the city is. Designated bike lanes abound and you don't even have to own a bike, you can subscribe to the bike sharing service called Bixi.

Summer Stories ~ Kids at home

Summer Stories ~ Kids at home

Teenagers in their "natural" state. Home is where I'm with these people.

Summer Stories ~ Moving and Making Home

Summer Stories ~ Moving and Making Home

The first photos of moving, organizing and making home in our apartment in Montreal.