We had a bout of sunshine here in Vancouver over the weekend and I heard we are in for a smidge more.  The little white flowers in my garden called snow drops are a sure sign that spring is in the air.  Dare I say snow??  But every year when I see these little flowers that drop their heads so gently I can't help but get excited.  In celebration, I decided to make some cookies that share the same name.  When the sun shines like it did yesterday, I can almost taste spring and forget about snow.  Here's my Snowdrop cookie recipe.  My apologies it's not gluten free but I'm sure for those that would like to make it gluten free, the recipe is pretty simple to substitute.  ~ ENJOY Tracey Ayton spoon


snowdrop cookies Tracey Ayton Photography

Tracey Ayton Photography Snowdrop Cookies



When life hands you a power outage ....... take photos

Isn't it amazing how much we depend on electricity? Yesterday, I set the day aside to do some editing. There I was all set up, coffee beside me and on a roll when all of a sudden my computer screen went black and the house went quiet, VERY QUIET. Outside the wind whirled. At first I was thinking how cool is this? ...... I love storms!!!! I received a text from my neighbor reassuring me that her power was off too.

I went out and gave the dog a walk and decided to amuse myself by bringing in some of the lovely fleurs from the garden and do some much needed "Tracey" time. Over these last few weeks, I have been pretty busy with work. I am VERY thankful for having a job that I love and being busy, but I think in order for me to continue to flourish with creative energy, I need to put a little bit of that energy into photographing simple things that make me happy.

I have been waiting for an opportunity like this to arise so I used my time today at home without power to do a little domestic shooting and before I knew it, the power went up and life continued on as usual. I have to say that it was a really nice experience to know that the pressure to work today melted as I knew there was nothing I could do but make pretty pictures with something that didn't need to be plugged in.