Cyrene - Little Mountain

"Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends" -Hafiz

Isn't it funny how you can miles away from someone you've never met, yet you feel as though you've known each other all your lives? I was trying to think back as to when & how Cyrene and I first got connected, and I found it this morning archiving through my old messages. A little over one year ago today she messaged me a technical question about my website platform; from there we realized our mutual love for flannel, and the rest is history ;) One of my favourite parts of life is finding those deeper connections with someone who gets you, and Cyrene is one of those incredible connections.

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Mark & I made the trip over to Nanaimo last week and FINALLY got to hang out with Cyrene; we spent the afternoon sharing lunch, cruising around, and ultimately being taken to one of the most breathtaking locations I have ever seen. We spent a little under two hours exploring, and photographing each other a top Little Mountain, and I could have--without a doubt--stayed up there forever. The incredible view, the green trees as far as the eye could see, the moss covered ground & stones, and the forest bed covered in lush green ferns was unlike anything I had ever seen before; I'm already itching to go back. Anyone wanna elope a top Little Mountain??.....seriously though...

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The world has a funny way of bringing people into our lives just when we need them the most: "Everyone is a teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others..." Cyrene came into my life at a time where I hadn't yet realized how much I needed a friend, and I am so excited to not only continue to watch her grow as a rad photographer, but also to share an incredible friendship with her in all the years to come!

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THANKYOU for taking Mark & I around and introducing us to the magic that is Little Mountain. Hopefully we'll get to spend some time together this summer!! Find Cyrene on Facebook! Check out her website!