Monday, February 29, 2016

daisy stems

daisy stems in a glass vase backlit by candles . . .

Sunday, February 28, 2016

being there . . .

“You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”
― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Saturday, February 27, 2016


home to a wonderful simple magical gift! a mason jar filled with fresh cut daisies! wow!

Friday, February 26, 2016

duck landings

the little lake duck gang was out in force tonight . . . they took off as i arrived, and then they did a few amazing in my face fly-bys. but it was the grace in the sweetly flawed art of their landings that held me . . .

Thursday, February 25, 2016

on the beach?

well, not quite. i saw this tree frozen into the river ice and was surprised when i looked at it here on my laptop to see that it looks like it is on a white sandy beach.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


meltwater racing down jackson creek . . .

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

the great melt

pine needles above - and below -  the ice on my driveway . . .

Monday, February 22, 2016


i threw open the windows today even though it wasn't that warm, simply so i could hear the sound of the melting dripping snow and ice . . .

Sunday, February 21, 2016

water under the bridge

a glorious sunny day . . . melting water rushing downstream . . .

Saturday, February 20, 2016

simple beauty

a maple leaf caught beneath a film of rippled ice . . .

Friday, February 19, 2016

the tagged fence line

maybe it's the distant resemblance to the colours of the unin jack but i sure liked what this person painted up on a fenceline i walk past every day . . .

Thursday, February 18, 2016

the frozen water bottle

she left it in the car overnight . . . an unexpected beauty . . .

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

driveway heart

just before the snowstorm covered everything  . . . .

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

hearts . . .

"your heart and my heart are very old friends". hafiz

Monday, February 15, 2016

ducks on ice

i know that they have down to help keep warm . . . but how do they do this?!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

under the river ice . . .

recently i spent some time beside the river. there was a lovely shelf of ice reaching out into the river. i decided to see if i could get my camera to show me what i coudn't see - underneath the ice shelf . . .

Saturday, February 13, 2016

snow squall!

the journey becomes an adventure when walking home through a sudden winter snow squall . . .

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

dark windows

dark windows formed in the river ice . . . .

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

a new painting

i finished a painting  . . .

Monday, February 8, 2016


last saturday afternoon, sitting beside jackson creek (just south of the king street bridge).

Sunday, February 7, 2016

pulling away . . .

the ice is pulling away from the shore where it has hugged and cradled boulders and rocks  . . .

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

golden stardust

the morning sun scattering stardust on the shoreline ice . . .

Thursday, February 4, 2016

fountain ice reflections

i'll have to explain this image because it's kind of cool. what you see here is the reflection of the fountain across a thin skin of ice. for some reason the shadow allowed the camera to see the leaves underneath . . . the rest of the image is a thin cloudy film of ice reflecting the trees above . . . .

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ice forms on yard duty

these ice forms made me think of fossilized fish in a cloud chamber . . .

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

an early thaw . . .

fittingly, tomita's rendering of debussy's "engulfed cathedral".

Monday, February 1, 2016

water and ice

jackson creek at bethune and stewart street, peterborough, ontario.