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MARIKA WITKAMP  ◦ landscape+lifestyle [Canon 6D] ◦ music ◦ tv/film industry ↟vancouver, b.c↟

Moments with these guys are always extra special in my mind. This was the first time I’d experienced Whisky Jacks in our campground and boy, were they relentless when it came time to cook meals. ⠀

At one point we had 4 of them grabbing crumbs from our table and then hanging out by the fire pit like they owned the place — I’m not going to lie, it was pretty cute. Whether I had dried crumbs in my palm or not, they came and perched on my hand within seconds of me holding it out.⠀

Funny enough, these birds have a few different names they go by and I just found out one of them is “Camp robber”. Sounds about right to me!

You guys, camping in the (almost) fall was the greatest decision I didn’t realize I had made when I booked us a pad for two nights this past weekend. The forecast was calling for rain the entire time but we managed to luck out with mostly sun + cloud with just short episodes of precipitation here and there.⠀

The last thing I was expecting to get out of this weekend though was this — a clear night’s sky. Not only once but twice.✨⠀
(You can imagine how much chillier it was because of it!) Needless to day, we came back feeling refreshed in more ways than one. ⠀

Who else has ventured into mountains + woods and camped during the fall/winter seasons?⠀

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”🌿// William Blake⠀

Alright Vancouver, it’s time to start getting used to moodier views cause this forecast is here to stay for the week.☔️

It’s a slow, Saturday morning in this house. The coffee is hot and the windows are cracked just enough for me to listen to + smell that sweet, September rain.☔️

“Solitude sometimes is best society.”🍂// John Milton

Get outside with the ones you love and make the most of this sunny Thursday folks — ‘cause the upcoming forecast is calling for nothing but good ol’ Vancouver rain.🌿💦

As a reward for making it to Wednesday, here’s a photo of a cute deer family that we came across along the side of the road the other week.🌿

I love this time of year; waking up to the sound of a familiar ‘hustle + bustle’ — one that sounds like kids reuniting on the school grounds, excited for all the newness that the year’s about to bring. ⠀
I’ve lived across the street from elementary schools my whole life, so when the first day of school rolls around I get somewhat nostalgic about what life was like for me back then. I go through the memories of class pictures, Halloween costumes, performing Christmas plays etc. and it gets me right in the feels.🍂 ⠀

I also love this time of year because my heart comes alive juuust a little bit more when Autumn makes its first appearance. Whether it’s through the PSLs at Starbucks or the slightly cooler air on a sunny day, gratitude + appreciation seem to come out of me in a new way.🍂⠀

I love all the seasons of the year — but I especially love this one. It may technically still be Summer — with one camping trip still this month — but everything else about my schedule is ready for Autumn.🍂⠀

Here’s to long weekend mondays that consist of slow mornings + coffee on the porch — happy labour day folks!🌲

What’s that I see in the near distance? Moody weather + the long weekend.🌲

✨Waking up to the sound of light rain + cooler temperatures= my kind of Wednesday.✨

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