five faves: september 2016 (and this was a good week!)

(one)  Marcus' little brother, Will, is visiting from England this week.  Marcus is 21 years older than Will, and while he hasn't actually said anything, I suspect that after trying to keep up with Will in various bars around the state this week, Marcus is feeling every one of those 21 years.

(one)  Marcus' little brother, Will, is visiting from England this week.  Marcus is 21 years older than Will, and while he hasn't actually said anything, I suspect that after trying to keep up with Will in various bars around the state this week, Marcus is feeling every one of those 21 years.

Well look at that:  the last day of the month falls on a Friday this month, which means two posts in one!  So, let's get to it.

As always, these are my five favourite images I took this month.  And this month was all about home and family.

(two)  We started the month by spending Labor Day weekend with our dear friends Trish & Carl and their kids.  Carl is a bass player and a guitarist, and whenever we get together, he has playing tips for Alex. It's one of the joys of my life to watch him teach her, especially since she's known "Uncle Cah-role" (as she used to call him when she was little) all of her life.

(two)  We started the month by spending Labor Day weekend with our dear friends Trish & Carl and their kids.  Carl is a bass player and a guitarist, and whenever we get together, he has playing tips for Alex. It's one of the joys of my life to watch him teach her, especially since she's known "Uncle Cah-role" (as she used to call him when she was little) all of her life.

(three)  From our obscenely overgrown front garden.

(three)  From our obscenely overgrown front garden.

(four)  I had to bring Alex to my office at one point during this month, and as luck would have it, there was a project going on where we need her to make us some art.  She was only to happy to make it for us, which is great.  She doesn't know it, but now that we're finished recording her art, her work is hanging on the bulletin board above my desk.

(four)  I had to bring Alex to my office at one point during this month, and as luck would have it, there was a project going on where we need her to make us some art.  She was only to happy to make it for us, which is great.  She doesn't know it, but now that we're finished recording her art, her work is hanging on the bulletin board above my desk.

(five)  A quick selfie before heading out to celebrate Marcus' birthday.  Every time I look at this photo, I'm stunned at how grown up she looks.

(five)  A quick selfie before heading out to celebrate Marcus' birthday.  Every time I look at this photo, I'm stunned at how grown up she looks.

So yes, this was a good month.  And now for proof of good in this week:

•  A timelapse video of the micro-movements of spectacularly-coloured coral.  Watch and be mesmerized.

•  The story of how Instagram came to be.  (Basically, right place, right time.  Cool story.)

•  The beauty of architecture that heals.  So gorgeous.

•  Ever wish you could draw?  Well today's your lucky day:  here's a week of drawing lessons in one post, all for free.  What?

•  This history of social dance in America.  I ain't gonna lie: I tried some of these moves when I was alone in the house this week.

• And finally, today's soundtrack:  River, by Bishop Briggs.  Today's song brought to you by Alex (because she recommended it, and I love this sound.)

 

Have a great weekend, friends.