When I was a little girl, one of my favourite movies to watch with my family was The Sound of Music, and we watched it at least once a year, whenever it came on TV. To this day, it is still one of my best-loved musicals, and I always remember the scene during the thunderstorm where the children are scared and Julie Andrews (aka Maria) sings them the song, My Favourite Things. The lyrics to the song are a reference to things Maria loves, such as ‘raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens’. If she can get the children to think of these things, they will forget their fear of the storm.
When I was looking at my photos from Southampton, Ontario, which was our last stop the day we went looking for lighthouses, I thought of something that I would definitely put on my list of favourite things, and that would be sunlight sparkling on water. Being by the water in general makes me feel happy and peaceful, but when it’s a sunny day and the surface of the water just glistens, it amplifies those feelings tenfold. Here are a few of my favourite sparkling water photos from that day.