Saturday, September 26, 2015


Finally the 1st frost; I've been waiting for this, looking forward to seeing the leaves outlined in white, that delicate tracing of their edges.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Eye Candy

I  love the lights in elevators, I keep telling myself that I don't need any more shots of elevator lights as I click away.

Hotel elevator 4, 2015

Hotel elevator 1, 2015

Hotel elevator 2, 2015

Hotel elevator, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Lost and Found

We ran away for a few days this week and found this gem in Albany, I would have loved to bring him home but J. was not full of enthusiasm for the idea.

The Albany Dog, 2015

Looking good, the Albany Dog, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Crab Apples

Most mornings we sit outside under a crab apple tree and eat breakfast. The dew is heavy at this time of year and slides off the leaves and drips on to us which brings my attention to looking up and seeing the pattern, shapes and lines of this old tree.

the crab apple grid, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Found Shadows

We walked into the bakery the other day and these striped shadows were waiting for us.. Thanks Therese for loaning me your phone to take the photos.

looking up 1, at the bakery, 2015

looking up 2, at the bakery, 2015

looking up 3, at the bakery, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Dawn Clouds

The dawn clouds of late August and early September have been spectacular. It's been so easy to while away time as I sip coffee with J. and watch the show.

Dawn splendor, 2015

and more dawn splendor, 2015

dawn, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Years ago when I started the garden a friend suggested crocomosia, so I did some research and was disappointed to learn the these beauties were zone 5 [I'm zone 4]. Then late last summer I found some in a local garden centre, on sale, so decided to give them a try placing them in parts of the garden that I hoped were more sheltered; and they made it through last years wicked winter. I love them; the leaves are like iris, and they bloom here in mid August on arching branches that the humming birds hover over to drink from the scarlet flowers.

crocomosia with spiders web, 2015

crocomosia, 2015

crocomosia leaves and dew drops, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Towards the End of August

The days are shorter now, the night cool; mist seeps up from the path of the stream and fills parts of the valley. I put a bouquet of flowers outside and the next morning the vase was full of condensation, so beautiful.

condensation 1, 2015

condensation 2, 2015

Condensation 3, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A Tangle of Lines

A Tangle of Lines 1, pastel on paper, 2015

A Tangle of Lines 2,  2015

A Tangle of Lines 3,  2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

J's Shirt

When I met J he was wearing a blue striped shirt; that blue I call French blue or Matisse blue, now called J's blue. Love the color and the man.

J's shirt 1, 2015

J's shirt 2, Pastel on paper, 2015