Friday, July 31, 2015


summer sky and tent canopy . . . 

Thursday, July 30, 2015


when you see these images at first they look a little bit, well, if you don't like bugs they likely make you feel a bit uncomfortable.

a little research though, and i discovered that what i'm looking at here with you is the molted casing of a periodical cicada. they are the kind that only arrive every seventeen years!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

beside rushing water . . .

beside rushing water . . .

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ritchie falls

recently wendy drove me along little secret roads until we arrived at a place called ritchie falls. here there is a beautiful waterfall followed by some smallish rapids. what was truly astonishing and overwhelming for me was to get so near to that powerful force.

after a while, i needed ever so badly to be near a quieter sort of place and by chance i discovered several little rivulets that had somehow made their way under tree roots and around old lichen encrusted boulders.

the pictures i took today hold something of what i saw and felt of the very fragile light and colour that exists in these beautiful water pathways . . .

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

dusk dances

an evening with wendy at dusk dances . . . an annual event that tours the country bringing astonishing, magical, powerful dance to the outdoors . . .

Saturday, July 25, 2015

feather on water

this morning as i crossed the london street bridge on my way home. i watched this feather knife and glide in response to the wind and the current . . .

Friday, July 24, 2015


this day simply shimmered!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

strawberry jam

it must have been a good summer for strawberries - i'm eating this by the spoonful!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

puddle reflections at sunset

sunset reflections in a puddle . . .

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

fallen flowers . . . .

some of them fall to the pavement. others fall to the grass. still others hold a pose in the face of a slight breeze . . . .

Monday, July 20, 2015

clouds . . .

skies change so quickly!

from cloud fairy . . . .

to incoming storm . . . .

Sunday, July 19, 2015

through another leafy portal

this morning i rode my bike through another green leafy portal. this one took me to the lakefield farmers' market where i picked up some breads from graham and jess at hard winter bread company.

along the way i saw this lovely old lichen-encrusted boulder, shadow-painted with sumac leaves.

i also saw this sweet family of flowers taking in the morning sun!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

quality time with sid

wow! what a gorgeous day . . . it's beautiful . . . and i'm spending some quality time with my fave cat in the neighbourhood - sid.

Friday, July 17, 2015


for myself i hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.

edward abbey

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

river side farm . . .

this is such an idyllic setting . . .

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

making the most of a beautiful day!

a good day for sunning on a log in a pond . . .

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

lunch at lakefield farmer's market

i shared a gorgeous slower ride to lakefield with wendy. when we got there it was lunchtime so we each ordered wood-fired pizzas from the night kitchen people and bought a bottle of wine.

we ate and drank while sitting beside the river among the flowers ...........

bacon, strawberries, pesto, goat cheese . . . it's called "joy" (the pizza that is), and rightfully so!