Sunday, January 31, 2016

late january

jackson creek bubbling around a little ice island . . .

Saturday, January 30, 2016

under a brave sky

walking in under a brave blue sky (up above the world so high) . . .

Friday, January 29, 2016

the middle of the road

i don't spend a lot of time there but sometimes it's worth it . . .

Thursday, January 28, 2016

i lost a bet

i lost a bet with one of my grade 6 students. because my beloved toronto maple leafs lost a game of ice hockey to the montreal canadians, i was forced to wear a habs jersey for the day at school. i must also post a picture of myself on facebook and on my blog. the same picture must be used at the end-of -year grade 6 grad slide show.

my humiliation is complete.
i have to learn to keep my big mouth shut!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

river ice abstractions . . .

jackson creek just before it heads under the intersection of bethune and stewart . . .

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

look at Love . . .

i love the beautiful textures and unexpected shades of flowers 
as they return to a more elemental state.

"rub your eyes, and look again at Love , 
with LOVE."

Sunday, January 24, 2016

seeds and grasses in the winter

i love the beautiful and simple starkness of seeds and grasses in the winter . . .

Saturday, January 23, 2016

a small space with colour

in the winter, colour more-or-less disappears under the winter grey scale. that makes it all the more beautiful to find . . .

Friday, January 22, 2016

sky and river

a beautiful beginning to a day on my morning walk in to school . . . . 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

late afternoon beside the river

sitting beside the river listening to its gurgling and rushing and then also, the rustling sound of a late afternoon breeze brushing against these dried milkweed pods . . . 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

walking in

minus twenty two celsius and beautiful! oh so beautiful!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016


this is where i paint . . .

and this is a painting i am working on today . . .

Friday, January 15, 2016

why i ride a bike . . .

i love riding my bike. or walking in to school. i get to see beautiful moments like these that in a car would be little more than a blur. or not even noticed.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

i love kaleidoscopes

it's a rare day when i don't spend a little time looking at this world through a kaleidoscope . . .

this is my living room lit up by candles . . . .

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

night time drifting

floating towards the sea . . .

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ice forming in the river

yesterday morning . . . walking in through a snow squall . . . i watched as ice formed in threads and sheets that swirled and waved and wound reach each other in the current . . . it was mesmerizing . . .

Monday, January 11, 2016

manta leaf

swimming in a puddle on my driveway . . .

Sunday, January 10, 2016

a little buddy

this little guy was eating breakfast on the other side of the window as i ate my own breakfast . . .

Saturday, January 9, 2016

the river log

Friday, January 8, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016