“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive”. Eleanora Duse “I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue … Continue reading Blue


I went out today with my Nokia N95 Camera Phone for my walk rather than the bulkier Canon. I prefer it sometimes as its lighter. Afterward as I looked through what I had taken, I wanted to subtly enhance the mood … so I very gently softened them with Picasa. I like the effect; it captures how I felt today. Lots on my mind. Lots … Continue reading Desiderata

The Sunshine called my name…

Inside the light changes and it slides into my cottage world and calls to me. Outside it is fresh & clear. So camera dangling from my neck, furry, rambunctious canine on the end of the leash we embark on adventure. There are beautifully muted colours in fall; lovely linen coloured grass’, dark grapey seed heads against the blue sky. It’s at this time of year … Continue reading The Sunshine called my name…

My Favourite Canadians: Tom Thomson

Writing about Thomson in 1914, the younger artist David Milne observed: “Varley and Lismer pines are pretty conventional pines, well done but quite familiar … you admire their proficiency, that’s all. But with Thomson’s trees, it’s different. You can’t be indifferent. These few patches with knotted strings are powerful; there was strong emotion behind their making and they stir the same now.” Milne notes, too, … Continue reading My Favourite Canadians: Tom Thomson

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

I started to think about what “geometry” is. Lets stretch out those ol’creative muscles. We are talking about, well more or less,  “depth of field”. So Geometry is an “area of mathematics that deals with points, lines, shapes and space” by “deduction of the properties”. It concerns “the relationships of points in space” and it makes those deductions “from their defining conditions by means of … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry