Liquid mountains of the sky

An active sky can add movement and colour and drama to a photograph … and sometimes skies ARE the photograph, as the landscape pales in comparison to the dance of light and cloud that is happening above.   This one taken in Normandy added such beauty to our autoroute drive.Brittany clouds 24 SL

Driving the Cape Breton Trail in Nova Scotia we saw some beautiful turbulent skies, this one at 4 Mile Beach at Aspey Bay.

CB 051 4 Mile Beach, Aspy Bay SL 8x6jpgWhile my daughter and husband sat up front chattering I was busy in the back snapping shots through the window at 100 km/hr of some tremendous skies over Alberta. Continue reading “Liquid mountains of the sky”

Visual Quotation 32: Horizon

“I determined to gather together all things of beauty … that I could, and preserve them here, against the doom toward which the world is rushing.” “The first quarter-century of your life was doubtless lived under the cloud of being too young for things, while the last quarter-century would normally be shadowed by the still darker cloud of being too old for them; and between … Continue reading Visual Quotation 32: Horizon

The Doors

During travels in the Languedoc Roussillon region of southern France, I found myself taking a lot of pictures of doors – beautiful wooden doors, often with carvings and flourishes, many of large proportions, many beautifully painted or polished. No matter the status of the attached building or home, the doors stood as a proud statement of welcome to the most grandiose as well as the humblest of dwellings.  Whatever their status, they all beg the questions – who has passed through this door? And what Continue reading “The Doors”