Still picking up the pieces

Grief, 22 months later.  I had a dream last night. I haven’t seen another person in four days.  I’ve been sick.  Flu, then weak and exhausted, not eating much and dragging myself around the house.  Missing my husband terribly. I’m still pushing through the grief; I realize it’s been a constant effort, propping myself up with busyness – good busyness but busyness nonetheless.  Alone these … Continue reading Still picking up the pieces


Canada, like the rest of the New World, is a country of immigrants. We believe that we gain from our diversity and we continue to welcome immigrants.  It’s part of our heritage.  Morning Star illustrates the history of the land we live in from the artist’s Dene Suline perspective and expresses hope of mutual respect.   Please click on image for a better view.    Alex Janvier’s … Continue reading Heritage

Odd Couple/28-Silent Partnership

This is series on couples – street photography capturing two people –  which for lack of anything more imaginative I have named the Odd Couple series, when in fact they may, or may not be odd.  I’ll leave that to the viewer. For my solo series click here Weeklly photo challenge: partners –  give us subjects that are in tune with one another. Please click on image for … Continue reading Odd Couple/28-Silent Partnership


After spending the afternoon driving along the narrow tracks of roads on the Isle of Skye around Tarskavaig and Tokavaig we passed through this valley and I thought something I’ve never thought in any of the other places that I’ve traveled.  I thought that I could live in this little valley and the rest of the world could fall away and I wouldn’t know and I … Continue reading Utopia

Photo Editing: Abstracts

I have been wondering if I would get back to my blog but have lacked motivation and inspiration.  This week’s photo challenge is abstract and is perhaps the inspiration I needed.  The following images are from photos I took at the Marble Arch Caves in Northern Ireland.  I am a point-and-shooter and the lighting in the caves did not produce any great shots.  So I decided … Continue reading Photo Editing: Abstracts

Visual Quotation 75 – Memories

  I want to hold my memories close,  to keep them frozen in time, but I’m afraid too because … “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”   Lois Lowry, The Giver Please click on the image for a larger view Weekly Photo Challenge: Season Continue reading Visual Quotation 75 – Memories

Visual Quotation 73 – Circle

“A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end … ” – Maynard James Keenan After a very difficult month at the hospital watching over my husband, I am very happy to say that we returned home together on New Year’s Eve.  It is nice to be home to enjoy some ‘us’ time. Weekly photo challenge: Circle Continue reading Visual Quotation 73 – Circle

Composition – from every angle

Weekly photo challenge: From every angle – I found this to be a good reminder.  The first or obvious shot is not always the best shot.  Changing the angle changes the perspective, the background and the composition, any of which can add or detract from the shot.   I went out into my garden and shot a round of images of St. Francis.  I kept post … Continue reading Composition – from every angle

The Sand Beneath Their Feet

Collecting a vial of sand from Juno Beach. Juno Beach was one of five beaches of the Allied invasion of occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.  The men were met with heavy resistance and several assault companies, notably the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, took heavy casualties in the opening minutes of the first wave.  But … Continue reading The Sand Beneath Their Feet