On and Over the Hills

"Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther." ~ Thomas Carlyle

Looking For My Song

Winter and summer have passed and still I have not written. I have not created. Bits and pieces of lyrics, a scant few notes of tune fly in and out … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

Late Autumn as Texture in Two Dimensions

There is snow on the ground here now, a soft, feather-light cloud, embracing every surface as it arrives, gently impelling frail vegetation to lie down under white eiderdown.  Just a while … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 12 Comments

A Sustaining Autumn Rain

Only when it rains can I walk silently through the cluttered rooms of the forest. The moss has taken up the drink and swelled to a soft and pliant carpet … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 22 Comments

Scenes from a Soft September in the Forest

A selection of photographs from an unusually lingering fall in the forests around my home.

October 14, 2012 · 16 Comments

How to Pick Blueberries in Northern Woods

First of all, do not expect to pick enough for multiple quarts of jam in an afternoon. The blueberries that grow in the boreal forest are tiny, very tiny compared … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 16 Comments

Oops! I Must Have Had My Head in the Clouds

If you received an email for the previous post “How to Begin to Become a Great Photographer – My Way” and found it was password protected, I apologize. It isn’t … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

How to Begin to Become a Great Photographer – My Take

Click play on the audio player below to hear me read this to you (With grateful recognition to the gifted Julian Hoffman for the idea and assistance) Fly to Bhuntar … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 23 Comments

Rewards of an Annual Retreat on Island Lake

For the past several years I have had the honour of joining fifteen to twenty inspiring women at Island Lake a few hours northeast of here. Golfing at the course … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 22 Comments

A Year on the Boreal Landscape: The Book. Finally.

I haven’t been around much, I know. In fact I haven’t been seriously photographing much; haven’t even been out walking much compared to usual. I’m all wrapped up in my … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 26 Comments

A Walk in Winter Woods

I took a long walk in the woods the other day. The sun was shining with an irresistible invitation. Unseasonably warm weather made gloves optional (of course I brought them … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · 17 Comments

Landscapes of a Calendar Year on the Hills

January 1 as the beginning of the calendar year seems to have been an arbitrary decision. Adopted before the acceptance of the Gregorian calendar, it seems to have been chosen … Continue reading

December 30, 2011 · 19 Comments

Back Alley Walk ~ Jasper, Alberta

The town of Jasper is world famous as a tourist resort. It is a special town. An 1813 fur-trade outpost became a railway siding in 1911, four years after Jasper … Continue reading

November 13, 2011 · 20 Comments

The MUSHroom

Maybe it was the word itself: mush-room.Hardly appealing.My early lust for language must have taken immediate offence. Mush: what you might have to eat if your mum couldn’t cook, or … Continue reading

July 23, 2011 · 40 Comments

Pursuing Light’s Pigments

“There are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.” ~James Thurber Prickly Rose – Early Morning – After Rain. July 7, 2011. 6:50 … Continue reading

July 15, 2011 · 26 Comments