Canadian Arctic…

.... but really only Lake Ontario. It is just so impressive and magical when it is all iced over. It feels like you can see all the way across to the US on the other side, such wide open space. This is actually on my commute into town, so I pass this particular part of... Continue Reading →

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Icy Art

The more I ponder over the photos I took yesterday morning, the more I come to like these close-ups of the ice. It is such a magical sight. Art created by nature. To be honest, I was not in a very mindful state taking these photos yesterday - I had about half an hour before... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness In Photography

This is clearly not my text. But it describes pretty accurately and very detailed what I meant by my original thought of 'Slow Down. Take A Breath. Take A Photograph.' Mindfulness in Photography Half a century ago eastern philosophy began to seep into the west, bringing new insights about awareness, self, and reality. Some of... Continue Reading →

Silence

While browsing WordPress, a photo challenge made me think of silence. Finding silent moments rarely happens in my daily life. But coming back to the winter retreat I just attended, I thoroughly experienced them. I really was away from it all. And it was a treat to travel with a friend that noticed the silence... Continue Reading →

Inspiration can be anywhere

There are these days where you just can't be at an awesome relaxing winter retreat. It's yucky out, too busy between whatever all needs get done in a day. I have lots of those. I did look around the house for interesting things a lot recently too. And just taking the time to do that... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Ideas.

So I was away for a precious couple of days last weekend. 40 women, communal meals, cross-country skiing, snowy hikes and a bonfire at an Environmental Education Centre. To rejuvenate. To find ourselves in the middle of busy lives. This also echoed a sermon about "New Beginnings" I recently attended. That no New Year's resolutions... Continue Reading →

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