Québec under snow

We had 3 days of almost non stop snow, transforming Québec City into a winter wonderland. Here are a few shots from around my neighborhood.  **For more photos, check out Bela Lumo’s photostream on flickr or… Continue reading

Toddler portraits | Florida family photography

Way back in November, I got together with my good friends and their darling daughter to take a few shots for their Christmas card. I hadn’t seen them since the little miss was just three months old, so it was great fun getting acquainted with this walking, talking bundle of energy!

Lunch at a lobster pound in Maine

There are as many lobster pounds or lobster shacks in Maine as there are lobsters, or so it seems.

Cranberry picking in Québec

Québec is the third-largest producer of cranberries in the world, behind Massachusetts and Wisconsin, though most of the cranberries produced here eventually end up in the States anyways. Americans, myself included, really love their cranberries!

Ecuador Eats : Tropical fruit

Ecuadorian food is worth the trip alone, but what I enjoyed the most was the abundance of perfectly ripe tropical fruits.

Essipit and Les Escoumins

In early summer, we rented a chalet in Les Escoumins for several nights with Mathieu’s family. Though we had rainy, cold weather almost the entire time, we enjoyed exploring this little section of the Côte Nord. This far up, the water is salty and one can observe the rise and fall of the tides. It almost felt like we were at the sea, instead of just on the St. Lawrence river.

Caving in Ecuador

Having never been even slightly tempted to go in a cave, I was surprised to find myself actually in one during our days spent near Cotopaxi.

Postcard: Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Maine

Built in 1858, Acadia National Park’s iconic lighthouse stands at the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay on the southwestern coast of Mount Desert Island.

Happy Halloween!

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Poutine – Québec’s favorite snack food

Québec’s most well-known specialty, besides maple syrup, is probably poutine. It’s extraordinarily important to people here, as snack foods often are, and the discussion of where to find the best poutine will inevitably spark a lively debate. Everyone’s got their favorite. Of course there are endless ways to customize your poutine, but the classic trio of fries, gravy and cheese curds is pretty hard to beat, in my opinion.