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taking a break

  • Posted on March 26, 2013 at 11:34 pm

we had a pretty crazy month here, with a serious illness of one of my kids, so it’s been a while since i’ve had a chance to update, but today we decided it was time for a break and took 4 of the girls on a walk round the lake. eilidh discovered a tree that was filled with holes made (we think) by a woodpecker and just had to explore. she had a great time climbing in and out of the holes. i loved the color of her hair against the bark and snapped a few pictures.

here’s my favorite shot
eilidh checking out giant woodpeckers holes

lucy hiked through the snow and climbed a tree for her shot, all while managing to stay looking as chic as always, though she has informed me that next on her wish list is a black jean skirt!


i never said my girls were practical. aerin also wore dress shoes for hiking and climbing trees!

kiri was camera shy today, but we’re out again tomorrow if the weather holds, so i’ll have to try catch her then.

mr tumnus and the fairy fluff

  • Posted on August 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

mr tumnus and the fairy fluff
mr tumnus is a gentle soul who loves to quietly explore his world, preferring nature to the busyness of city life. but after all if you were only 4 inches tall wouldn’t you prefer gardens too, even wild ones?

wild heliotrope

  • Posted on August 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

wild heliotrope
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
C. S. Lewis


  • Posted on August 6, 2012 at 7:46 am

ananda and the little ones are away this week to see if the can get more pictures like this to post

false dandelion

  • Posted on July 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Agoseris glauca false dandelion

i’m continually amazed by the drama and color seen through a macro lens.

dinosaur provincial park

  • Posted on June 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

we took a trip to dinosaur provincial park yesterday, en route to the dinner theatre at rose bud. it wasn’t really on the way but we made a days outing of it and they weren’t that far apart. we’d were planning to do a bit of photo touting and hiking. at our first stop we saw three of these up close and personal
why we didn't go hiking today
so decided against the hiking.
although they weren’t in the least aggressive, the bush was dense and we weren’t sure what they would be like if we accidentally stepped on one!

noah found a cool rock to climb up on instead
noah on klinker


  • Posted on April 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

unripe berries

the only hint of green around here is in last years pictures.

yellow stonecrop

  • Posted on April 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

yellow stonecrop
yellow stonecrop

long stems atop tiny plants, with bright yellow flowers that seem to almost glow in their hot, dusty setting

spiky flowers

  • Posted on April 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm



blue beardstongue

dreaming of spring and needed a little color here, where everything is dull and brown right now. it’s been a crazy month with little time for pictures or posts, but hoping that will change soon…


  • Posted on March 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm


unknown puffball seedhead


this looks like dandelion seeds but the leaves are all wrong


three flowered avens in seed