This photo was taken on a hike last fall. A fire broke out and half the forest was charred and burnt and then at a certain point the fire stopped and everything was lush and green. This tree was part of that turning point.
I have been living life; going on hikes, swimming in the ocean, working crazy hours and going on fun road trips. All this time I have been taking photos and doing absolutely nothing with them. Literally nothing. This past week I had my own turning point. I finally took my four camera's and downloaded eight months worth of photos. I have begun swifting through these photographic memories and will be sharing them here sooner than later.
life has been hectic. even though I'm still taking photos they seem to never make it off the memory card so this blog has remained dormant for almost a year. Im going to be posting on here more and more in the coming months but in the mean time check out https://www.instagram.com/bjayegraham/ to see my images in another venue
5 and a half years ago I took this photo. A funny, spontaneous moment with my boisterous dad on an average afternoon walk with my family. When he passed away a few months later those silly moments all but disappeared. I lost my father and my family lost its joie de vivre. He brought humour and laughter into every situation, encounter and disagreement and when he died so did the corny jokes. I thought that this lightheartedness might be gone forever but as the grief begins to fade I am able to see him and his spirited pursuit of happiness all around me. I recently tok a trip to Tofino with my sister and mother where we went on a walk along the beach which turned into a puddle splashing good time. It was nice to see that despite the adversity we have faced as a family these happy, hilarious moments are still possible. He will live on as long as we continue to embrace life with the same sense of merriment.
Not the clearest of photos but it shows how gorgeous the weather has been in Vancouver. Bright blues skies, dry and very cold which I much prefer to the grey wet mess that has been happening for over a month!
This is a very old photo from my time in South Africa. I love how the palm tree tattoo on the surfer dude feels very "hawaii". When really this photo was taken thousands of kilometres away from that world. I guess it reminds that the island lifestyle can be embodied anywhere.
The next week I will be in Maui which I am super stoked about. Though it might seem like an odd time for a trip to the islands it is usually pretty brisk in June in Vancouver so it will be a nice change to have those hot summer days and nights.
Walking down the beach last weekend I just happened to look down before stepping on this amazing starfish. When I thought about it I had never seen one that wasn't broken etc. Its nice when things can pop up and surprise you at any moment.
After a long break due to being way too busy with work, school and life I am back at it!
It feels so good to be be creative again. This burst of creative energy has had me taking more photos and even thinking of getting back into painting! In the coming weeks Im going to be posting some random photos from over the last couple of months which will hopefully make up for me being AWOL.
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