Spooky spinsters

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft. ~Sven Nykvist


Monday, December 29, 2008


Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
~Maori Proverb

Shells on ice

Sunday, December 28, 2008


I found these remnants of spring basking in the winter sun on a patch of bubbly ice on Christmas day... thought they looked like a lovely decoration of sorts. Mother Nature likes to play with the seasons like that!

The Ice Princess

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.

Currently showing: Elvis On Ice!

Friday, December 26, 2008


...how we have fun on Christmas Day in Montreal! Wooo!

A bit o'warmth for the Christmas chillies

Thursday, December 25, 2008


And now for a short break from the winter ice and snow... a glimpse of the Pacific coast for your viewing pleasure!

Hope you all had a beautiful and perfect Christmas, and that you can all enjoy some time off with your loved ones.

More winter pics coming up soon!

Happy Yule to everyone

Sunday, December 21, 2008


He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
~Roy L. Smith

Round and round it goes...

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities.
~Marcus Terentius Varro, De Re Rustica

Holiday twinkles

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~Norman Vincent Peale

The dark sister

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Moonlight is sculpture. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tired of the snow yet?

Monday, December 15, 2008


If you live here, you better not be... this was only the *first* snowfall of the season! LOL! It's mostly all melted away now, replaced with dismal ice and slush... but not for long, I suspect!


Sunday, December 14, 2008


I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.
~Andrew Wyeth

More icy beauty...

Friday, December 12, 2008


Another view of the portrait Mother Nature left behind two days ago.

Winter has finally descended upon us...

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Here's what the first storm of the winter left behind, to soften the blow... is this a beautiful work of art or what!

Starlings on the pier

Sunday, December 7, 2008

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Just another fond memory of a January afternoon stroll on the Brighton Pier, UK.

January skies at dusk

Friday, December 5, 2008

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Another one of my favorites from the Brighton Pier, UK.

More Brighton beach, UK

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


...perhaps a better representation of the weather AND the "crowded at the seams" country! LOL

Brighton Beach, revisited

Monday, December 1, 2008

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Just had an urge to sift through some UK pics from last January...
This is one of my favorites of Brighton Beach at sunset, as seen from the famous Pier.

Sans titre

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men. ~Jean Rostand

~ slowing down ~

Friday, November 28, 2008

As some of you may have noticed, I have slowed down updating this blog lately due to lack of time... managing three blogs on a daily basis is a time-consuming endeavour and now, with my new job, I just won't be able to manage and have decided to focus on the two blogs that bring the most traffic and interest. No worries though, I will still post photos from time to time and will try to visit your blogs as often as I can!:-)


Each year it seems to take less time to fly across the ocean and longer to drive to work. ~Author Unknown


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I'd give all wealth that years have piled,
The slow result of Life's decay,
To be once more a little child
For one bright summer day.
~Lewis Carroll, "Solitude"

Artists without borders

Monday, November 24, 2008


Let me ask you something, what is not art? ~Author Unknown

On perseverance

Saturday, November 22, 2008


He conquers who endures. ~Persius

More rain

Friday, November 21, 2008


There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather
until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends.
~Arnot Sheppard


Tuesday, November 18, 2008


If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,
for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.
~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce

Ralentissez (translation: slow down)

Monday, November 17, 2008


Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
~Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949

Nothing loves the rain like a duck!


If you can't beat 'em, join 'em... hence the bunch of wet photos I took over the weekend!

Rainy autumn weekend

Sunday, November 16, 2008



The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you'd just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency.
~Susan Allen Toth, England For All Seasons


Saturday, November 15, 2008


...what do YOU see here?

Over and under

Friday, November 14, 2008


No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
~Terry Pratchett

Nature meets night

Thursday, November 13, 2008


God loved the birds and invented trees.
Man loved the birds and invented cages.
~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
~Anaïs Nin

Father time

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!....
His factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.
~Charles Dickens

A taste of what's to come...

Monday, November 10, 2008


Snow. Glorious, white sparkly snow. Evil, heavy icy snow. What's your delight?

I love seagulls


Seagulls... slim yachts of the element.
~Robinson Jeffers

Good night... or good morning!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
~Christopher Morley, Where the Blue Begins



Night is a world lit by itself.
~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin


Saturday, November 8, 2008


Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
~Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

Cement skies

Friday, November 7, 2008


Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.
~Alan M. Eddison

Vote, please!

Thursday, November 6, 2008



Which duck photo do you prefer? Both were taken with the same lens, about 30 minutes apart. They are different ducks on opposite sides of the lake, offering different lighting textures for each water scene. I can't choose!

Harry Potter tree

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


...this thing was downright frightening!

Jonathan Livingston, Seagull - pt 3


“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

On nature...

Monday, November 3, 2008


"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shadows and light


I thought this was some pretty clever advertising, providing the sun is out of course.

Vanilla and chocolate

Sunday, November 2, 2008


I love my melonhead's big soft face. Akitas are the BEST dogs!

Miss hyper - not!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Maika not believing it was already 11am and time to go out for the morning walk...

Bittersweet goodbyes

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I offered them a job shoveling snow but they just up and left meh... sigh.

Two barks


The mighty huntress drinks from the wild pond, looking out for crocs in the bushes...