In Sepia (Baie Sainte-Marguerite)

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

 

A cloud hangs over the bay,

 

 

 

 

and Iris looks out on the morning.

 

 

 

 

She returns with specimens:

 

 

 

 

seaweed, driftwood, stone.

 

 

 

 

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A cloud hangs over the bay,

 

 

 

 

and Akiva drives out in the morning.

 

 

 

 

Out in the morning, out in the morning. Akiva drives out in the morning.

 

 

Baie Sainte-Marguerite Automobile Show & Popcorn Extravaganza!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

While Iris and I went for a walk up the Sainte-Marguerite river,

Martin stayed by the bay and played with metal cars with Akiva.

 

 

 

 

Upon my return, I noticed we were situated in the perfect location for shooting 4×4 truck advertisements!

I made some mock-ups using Toyota advertising slogans and Lorem Ipsum text.

 

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In the afternoon, we went on a hike.

 

 

 

 

In the evening, we made popcorn with a cute little popcorn cage that we held over the fire. I made a couple of batches and timed it: six minutes to pop over good coals. Martin wanted to make a batch, so I filled up the cage with corn. Wanting to be a guy and beat my six-minute average, he tossed a couple of logs on the coals to build up a roaring guy-style camp fire. Unfortunately, Martin never did spend much time studying the physics of campfires and did not know that before you get a roaring flame, the logs have to catch fire. Then after you get a roaring flame, you have to wait for good coals or you just burn the kernels. It took him a good 20 minutes of shaking those kernels over the cold fire in an uncomfortable squat position before I relieved his suffering by moving aside the logs to reveal the coals. Sorry, Martin. Sometimes, it hurts to be a guy.