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robinmay No, I do not watch baseball games from the safety of a motorcycle helmet. But based on the number of times I've bumped my head in this life, plus my tendency to gaze everywhere at games but the field, maybe I should start. (What am I talking about? See @matthewjay's most recent photo for the glittery backstory.) 6h

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robinmay Yes, we lost really badly. (Like, REALLY badly.) But tonight I got to catch up with some of my favourite friends after far too long apart. I will, therefore, consider this one a win. Go Jays! 17h

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robinmay Today we'll trade this for the city. For my home for so many years. For the traffic. For my favourite stores and my favourite hole-in-the-wall sandwich shops. For a movie theatre that shows more than one movie at a time. (Ah! Such bliss!) Today we'll dip our toes back into the urban pond. We'll paddle about. We'll see our reflections in its surface, and our memories in its depths. We'll soak ourselves in convenience and hustle and a trillion things to see and do. And then we'll dry ourselves off and return to the lake. 2d

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robinmay We waited for our lunch today down by the lake. We would have happily waited all day. 3d

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robinmay A gift from @artifactuprising. The story behind these images is up on their blog + deep in my heart. xx. 3d

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robinmay Reading the comments on my last photo, it all feels so small, so close, so connected...I can almost believe the sun really is resting in those trees. Thank you all so much for sharing and for being here. xx. 4d
  •   nbwildflowers I adore your feed Robin and always love connecting with fellow Canuks. I was "late to the party" as I only found you after your wedding but have so enjoyed each and every post along the way. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 4d
  •   ellykshaw Thank you for your stories & mind ventures 4d
  •   yeonu1005 Nice 4d
  •   cissybea04 Cool 3d
  •   derreckzhang Pretty 3d
  •   kristineb515 Even the sun needs to rest sometimes. 3d
  •   diioogooh123 Lr 3d
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robinmay Where do you live and what do you love about it? 4d
  •   robbie2005wilding Uk the summer 3d
  •   tiffytasha The hill country, central Texas. Lakes, fresh water springs with 3 story rock faces all around, deer in my front yard, looks like the Appalachians but only minutes from a metropolis of culture. But mainly the people- the support and love is amazing. Living la vida Lago ;) 3d
  •   wayne.cormier Reminds me of home 3d
  •   theballadofvanessa I live in Brazil Cuiabá and I love the people. Brazilians have a warm heart, love talking about everything everywhere every time... And the colors. A country full of colors and different culture. 3d
  •   wantu6768 but were is a nice music..hmm 3d
  •   jessemixer I live in new hampshire. We call it the shire. I live in the rolling foothills of the white mountains. We have a lot of water. There are brooks, rivers, ponds and lakes to swim in and the ocean isnt far. It changes color every day and every season. In the fall the trees look like they are on fire and in the winter when it snows it is silent and monochromatic. The spring is my favorite tho, because when the leaves start to unfold, everything explodes with green and the birdsong is a cacophony! It is dazzling, like seeing color for the first time. 3d
  •   tahakeke omg :( I want came 1d
  •   mr_anthony_gao Living in China now So glad that I'm Chinese cause I can eat a good many of delicious foods in daily life we are so friendly kind and genours 17h

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robinmay Instagram's the best diary I've ever kept, and I use it sometimes as a bit of a time machine, travelling to this day last year or this day the year before, reading my words and peering at the world through the wisdom of younger eyes. On this day in 2012 it seems I was feeling nostalgic. I was packing up my home on the verge of I-didn't-know-what, latergramming and reflecting and dreamily dragging my hand across the surface of the past, reading its ripples and peering past them to the bottom. Some things don't change; some things do. Thank you, Instagram, for remembering them all. 6d
  •   northwestmommy Well said my friend. 6d
  •   lnaw Beautifully said!♡ 6d
  •   slimvito13 Nice veiw @ long way dow. 5d
  •   eppell I do the very same--it is a great chronology of tiny moments in my life. :) 4d
  •   silly_animal_lover Omg 4d
  •   macaronee @robinmay u write so well. I love it. I wish my words flowed that easily as I love capturing photos but am often stuck on how to share what I'm really feeling inside. If u have tips, pls share 4d
  •   __brittanyk_ You write like a poet. Thankyou for posting. You are amazing :) 4d

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robinmay We couldn't bring this Matt-made sign with us from California, and so I grumblingly settled for about two dozen photos. It hung on the gate to our wedding day...and it hung on the fence of our first shared home...and now it can hang here, where we met. xx. 1w
  •   robinmay @monicasisson @shunthesun It was quite moldy after hanging out in our garden for a year, probably thanks to our moist, sea-foggy air. We decided it was best to let it go. 7d
  •   lnaw Perfect pose, Gracie! 7d
  •   robinmay @lnaw She's very good at this whole Instagram thing :) 7d
  •   monicasisson @robinmay ah! That makes sense :-) I'm sure Matthew will make you something new for your new home :-) 7d
  •   shunthesun Aw that's too bad! Well a photo of it is just as good! 7d
  •   ivygrace3194 You will soon create more keepsakes together. Love that little sweet face Gracie! 7d
  •   silly_animal_lover Aww love at first sight so happy for u 4d
  •   sharidiane I adore this! 4d

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robinmay Imagine we used our powers today only for good? Imagine we did the same tomorrow? 1w

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robinmay Sunset is primetime for adventure, especially if you like to adventure with a camera in hand. Sure, you may need to pry yourself off the couch. And yes, those super cozy pajamas will have to wait 'til later. But when you're out in the world at sunset, bathed in that warm evening light, the day's events look a little clearer, tomorrow's possibilities look a little brighter, and the photos? Well, they look pretty darn good, too. ️ As you know, I'm collaborating with @LiveBearNaked to #ChaseTheSun! Join me in planning a "must-do" summer adventure and document your day with the hashtag #chasethesun. My adventure of choice is a sunset bike ride on a warm night by the lake. What's yours? 1w

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robinmay Floor plans + dachshund-poodles. Two of my favourite things in this life. When I was a kid, my parents were working with a builder on a custom home and had catalogues upon catalogues of floor plans floating around. The house never ended up happening, but I lived happily in those floor plans for many years. I would trace them with my finger and "walk" from room to room. I would draw my own versions on old reams of printer paper (you know the kind, with the holes along the edges) until they spilled from the garbage can beside my desk, and I naively hoped my parents would never look. Sometimes I would make up characters to live within the lines, and then I'd start drawing them, too, mumbling their stories with great seriousness and keeping careful track of their names and ages and myriad personality quirks. (Cary, age 16, really loved horses; Whitney, 15, was more into her appearance.) As an adult, I've had no interest in pursuing architecture as a career, nor interior design, nor landscaping, nor anything else really to do with those plans I still love. Instead I've tucked that odd little passion away for rainy days and rainy months, and for times like now, when there's a real home being finally born from paper--a home a thousand miles away that I'll see in September, that I've already wandered and furnished and rested in, a hundred+ times in my head. 1w
  •   sarvenaz_bogue @maryam_rafie فدات.. منم یه یادت ام 1w
  •   randydj32 That is cool. I remember that printer paper instantly put the picture of those old printers in my head! Haha just think now we have 3d printers that can move and function small pieces! Provided that you had one you could print a mini model of your house and open the doors and windows... Who would have thought... 1w
  •   minimousenewlove2014 the doggie pretty 1w
  •   maikedesignstudio I used to do the same when I was little! I had a little coloured plastic drawing board and it was very serious business. Now it is what I do for work, but the novelty of unfolding spaces, wandering through and discovering them in my mind has never worn off ... Now it is even better because eventually they become real I'm so excited for you and your new home! I can't wait to build one of my own. 1w
  •   lindseypace12 Cute dog 1w
  •   slastra01 what a cutie 1w
  •   ladyiceni Ha i still doodle house plans .... 7d
  •   thejourneykey Okay first I have to admit...and hopefully I'm not the only one...but I loved the smell of that same type of paper!! I too used to draw out floor plans with my sister when we were kids. We didn't stop there, we made vacation homes and RV's too. We would use pennies, dimes or small buttons as the people and create entire family stories and we'd have our families go visit each others homes, etc. Ahhh memories, I've got to go call my sister now! ;) @robinmay 4d

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robinmay Our much-anticipated camping trip was rained out this morning by a vicious migraine. [Insert adult-sized baby tears here.] If there's a light at the end of this tunnel, I'll be honest--my eyes are too sensitive at the moment to appreciate it. But I thank God for @matthewjay for holding my hand through the darkness and for saying the words I never thought I deserved to hear from a partner: "Don't worry. I'll take care of you." (Bonus points to Gracie for tolerating a few extra snuggles on these very bad days.) 1w

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robinmay Bang trim selfies, before + after! Verdict: the world is extra pretty when you can actually see past your own hair. Perfect timing, too, because we leave tomorrow for a few days of camping at one of my favourite places on earth. xx. 1w

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robinmay A love letter. Fourteen months ago, I married this tiny speck of perfection. And what a funny creature he is: kind and creative, frugal and hilarious, focused and faithful, and brave brave brave. He's occasionally the C-3PO to my R2-D2; he's ALWAYS the calm to my storm. For fourteen months and for forever, I love this speck of perfection, intentionally and enthusiastically, with my mind and actions and all my heart. 2w

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robinmay My husband. My hero. 2w

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robinmay Thank you, @matthewjay, for capturing this moment of pure light. Some days the headaches and the fatigue and the all-round-I-feel-crappy-ness are just too much. Chronic pain is like that. Sometimes it lurks behind the scenes and sometimes it pushes you right off stage. My greatest challenge at the moment is not having a place to which I can retreat. Between homes, we are dependent on the beds of others and the kindness of others. At my best I require a fair bit of solitude, and in this state I am the world's worst houseguest. Exhaustion looks anti-social, efforts to relieve discomfort appear persnickety, and my fist-clenching, hair-tugging, OVERWHELMING need for silence comes across as downright rude. They are none of those things, though; I am none of those things. Pain is running the show and I am in the wings. Waiting. 2w
  •   jessemixer So beautiful. I hope you feel better soon. 2w
  •   kateudurie @dwaynebrown so kind xo 2w
  •   annetteginn Praying for u I have fibromyglia it's ruff pain doesn't go away but u try not to show ur pain my husband can tell by looking in my eyes 2w
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  •   al10078 @robinmay woooow great 1w
  •   pawparazzi_s I know that pain all to well! Fibro and RA can be very difficult to manage. I'm telling you, I've stopped all meds and switched to essential oils and supplements. I started selling them after I saw it changing so many lives around me and for friends and family. I would love to share information if you are ever interested! 4d
  •   michellearmas007 I understand so very much. Sending you peace. 3d

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robinmay It rained all day and then it REALLY rained. 2w

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robinmay This afternoon's office: Bed. This afternoon's soundtrack: Rain. This afternoon's snack: Undecided. (But I'm kinda thinking hot chocolate.) 2w

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robinmay This passing dog saw Matt skipping rocks and decided to camp out patiently, directly in front of us, until he tossed one for her. I admire her gumption. 2w

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