June 2017 Monthly Word: EXPLORE

I’m sure I’m not alone here, but the first of every month always seems to come as a surprise. So soon? Yes, so soon. May was filled with work and vacation and general meanderings around town, all the while, checking out the world from above. And with that, my Month of From Above has come to an end. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

June Month of EXPLORE

Ah, June – it’s a month filled with birthdays, early sunrises, late sunsets, and excitement for the start of summer. It’s often this time of year when we want to be outside, enjoying all our extra daylight. For this reason, I think this will be a great month to EXPLORE.

Whether you stay put in the city, or enjoy the weekend-warrior activities, or live and breath nature, I’m sure there’s something new for all of us to explore. I’m pretty excited about this word! Perhaps this monthly photo challenge will push us to find new climbing crags, cycle around new-to-us areas in town, or try new food. It’s all fair game, I say 🙂

So, I’m dedicating June to my month of EXPLORE, and I would absolutely love to explore through your camera lens, too! If you’d like to join in, please do (as many or as little photos as you’d like). I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfExplore and #MyMonthOfJune.

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Here’s to a month of EXPLORE!

April Photo Challenge: VIBRANT Recap

April has come to an end, and so has my monthly photo challenge. It was my month of VIBRANT and today I have my VIBRANT recap for you!

We had just over 3 weeks of rainy weather in Vancouver, but that only gave me motivation to seek out as much colour as I could find. Looking back over the month, I think I succeeded 🙂 I love looking at these pictures, seeing all the vibrant colours brightens my mood instantly!

So what did My Month Of Vibrant look like?

The April Photo Challenge took me…

… from lots of rain to intermittent (but intense) blue skies…

… from murals in Vancouver to murals in Victoria…

… from cherry blossoms in the sunshine to tulips in the rain…

… from bikes to kettle bells…

… from vibrant houses to vibrant statues…

… from good coffee to good food…

… from so much pink to so much blue!

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ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | April photo challenge - VIBRANT recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | April photo challenge - VIBRANT recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | April photo challenge - VIBRANT recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | April photo challenge - VIBRANT recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | April photo challenge - VIBRANT recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | April photo challenge - VIBRANT recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | April photo challenge - VIBRANT recap

And just like that, we’re into May and a new challenge word! This month is all about FROM ABOVE and you can check out the details here.

Happy picture-taking!

May 2017 Monthly Word: FROM ABOVE

How did April come and go so quickly? One minute, we’re dealing with April showers, the next, we’re looking forward to May flowers! We did have a lot of rain in April so I definitely made sure to brighten my days with lots of vibrant colours. And with that, my Month of Vibrant has come to an end and I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

May Month of FROM ABOVE

I have a continually-growing list of words or phrases I’m always adding to, when it comes time to think about what my new monthly word challenge is going to be. At some point, I had written down the phrases “looking up / looking down”, which I kind of liked. But, I thought I would put a positive spin on it. So, instead of thinking about looking down, I’m going to think about my monthly word as looking FROM ABOVE!

What do you see, when you’re looking FROM ABOVE? Is it something interesting in nature? Or maybe you live in a tall building and have a great view of the city down below? Or maybe (like me), you take far too many pictures of what you’re eating? As long as you’re taking the picture from above, all is fair game!

So, I’m dedicating May to my month of FROM ABOVE, and I would absolutely love to see your perspective, too! If you’d like to join in, please do (as many or as little photos as you’d like). I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfFromAbove and #MyMonthOfMay.

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Here’s to a month of FROM ABOVE!

March Photo Challenge: TODAY Recap

March has finished, and so has my monthly photo challenge. It was my month of Today and today I have my TODAY Recap for you!

This month was a lot of fun, and reminded me of how I got started with the daily photo challenges. It was nice to simply snap a picture of what was going on in the day – no pressure 🙂

So what did My Month Of Today look like?

The March Photo Challenge took me…

… from lots of snow to lots and lots of rain…

… from strength training on the hangboard to power training on the campus board…

… from baking loaves of bread to simmering pots of jam…

… from coffee dates in the sunshine to coffee dates escaping from the rain…

… from enjoying a pint (of beer) to enjoying a pint (of ice cream)…

… from general traipsing about.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | March Monthly Photo Challenge recap - TODAY

And just like that, we’re into April and a new challenge word! This month is all about VIBRANT and you can check out the details here.

Happy picture-taking!

April 2017 Monthly Word: VIBRANT

I’m probably not wrong in saying that North American west-coasters are ready for March to be done. Vancouver has had a record-breaking winter – snow right into March, torrential rain for days (we broke a 61-year old one-day rainfall record this past week!), grey skies for too much of the month. With that, my Month of Today has come to an end. While I wasn’t a fan of the weather, I was a fan of that prompt! I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

April Month of VIBRANT

I’m done with the grey and gloom of this winter. In order to pull myself out of the doldrums, I’ve given myself a mandate to be on the lookout for colours. And not just a little colour, I’m looking for bold and bright and VIBRANT around town!

The trees are just starting to bud, and the flowers are desperately trying to bloom, and I’ll be on the look-out for those. But, really, our city is filled with vibrancy – painted buildings, colourful clothes, beautiful parks – I’ve just got to keep my eyes open 🙂

So, I’m dedicating April to my month of VIBRANT, and I would absolutely love to see your vibrant world, too! If you’d like to join in, please do (as many or as little photos as you’d like). I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfVibrant and #MyMonthOfApril.

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Here’s to a month of VIBRANT!