Door to the World

greek door

So many photographers, myself included, are fascinated with doors. Doors are expressions of culture. Architectural flourishes, they are among the final touches on a building, the architectural equivalent of the cover of a book, and many will consider them carefully as expressions of what might lie within. Doors are symbolic, like walls (previously described), as…

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Off-Season

Off-Season

On our recent trip to the Îles de la Madeleine, and on a grey Father’s Day afternoon, Jessica and visited a little town called Fatima and from there took a walk on the local beach (Plage du Nord). As we arrived in the parking lot, however, we were presented with as out-of-place a vision as…

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My Muse

My Muse

You are the stars that show me the way in the deepest dark, You flow the lyrics to my life, give words to the beat of my heart, You are the movements of my hips, a dance upon a busy street, You are and will always be my past … my present and my future,…

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Broken Earth ~ Perspective in Focus

Broken Earth 1

The one of the things that I love most about photography is that it grounds me in the moment and gives me pause …. In that space, there is a possibility to see the world and see it different: in this case, the earth itself. I don’t think I’m particularly remarkable because I took a…

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Vividly Blue

Vivid Blue Flower

There are few colours that capture the human condition’s imagination quite like blue. The colour of the sky, it is heaven where it lands upon the eye. Sapphire in a kiss, the Mediterranean waters I always miss. Yet blue is a colour that Mother nature reserves for few and rare it is to discover it…

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“On the Way” ~ Ferry Passage

Gulls on the Way

Life is a journey filled with journeys and in every journey there is passage … and in this in-between there is discovery to be beheld if we just move our focus from front to side and back. Indeed, I’m often struck how different the world looks behind us than when viewed going forward. In this…

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“Naughty Neighbour” (APA) Better Bitters Brewing Co.

Naughty Neighbour APA (landscape)

A naughty neighbour that flirts with your thirst more than it quenches it. Rating → 84 points Stats: American Pale Ale. 4.9% ABV. 38 IBUs. Burlington, Ontario. Size: 355mL bottle Colour: Golden straw (chardonnay) — clear except for profusion of heavy particulate that grows with the pour. Mouth Feel: Medium, very natural carbonation; light start and a refreshingly bitter finish. Purchased: LCBO Price: $12.75 (6-pack) Pairing…

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“Black Hops” (Dark Lager), Parallel 49 Brewing Company

Black Hops (Dark Lager), Parallel 49 Brewing Company (landscape)

Ladies and Gentleman … a bold but easy drinking brew that’s sure to turn your hop head. Perfect as we enter the Victoria Day weekend here in Canada, a day that celebrates the Monarch that created this country that largely runs along the 49th parallel. Rating → 85 points Stats: Schwarzbier. 6.5% ABV. 41 IBUs. Vancouver,…

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A Force of Nature

Force of Nature (dandelion)11

I erupt with strength through hard ground Through sidewalks and walls I abound I dirty knees and nails that try to resist Innocent, I yellow cheeks with a lemon kiss Fill the sky with chutes of gossamer Spread my seeds and choke life everywhere But I am sunshine painted on petal’s hue Each one a…

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