Craft Fair Angst

In order to sell my photography, I participate in occasional craft fairs and markets. I love prepping for these: selecting and editing photos, printing and pasting to create transfers; making signs and price labels; packing and organizing. Setting up is its own creative process, displaying photos in an appealing way. Even choosing my outfit forContinue reading “Craft Fair Angst”

Wildflowers, or Weeds?

No sooner had I decided to change my blog name to Wildflowers & Wings when this happened: My backyard neighbour asked if I could keep my weeds to myself. I live in a subdivision, houses on all sides of me, but my backyard is relatively spacious. Because it’s a lot of work, and because I’dContinue reading “Wildflowers, or Weeds?”


This Thanksgiving, I am grateful… For a drive through the mountains of northern NB, covered with trees green and gold. For heavy rain on a misty lake. For a potluck turkey dinner with family crowded into a camp. For a walk in the woods, breathing in the earthy scent of fall. For making memories withContinue reading “Thanksgiving”

All Bark and No Bite

Sometimes I forget I have a blog.  Life takes over, and before I know it, weeks (sometimes, months) have gone by without an entry. No matter how hectic things get, however, I never stop taking pictures.  My camera never gets put away. In the backyard of the home I grew up in, there is aContinue reading “All Bark and No Bite”

One Magical Morning

On Sunday morning, the trees looked like this: We had had freezing rain the day before, and the angle of the sun was lighting up the thousands of tiny frozen drops.  I hadn’t even noticed at first, having had my coffee and done some marking for school.  Then, when I was doing dishes, I lookedContinue reading “One Magical Morning”

Cactus on a Beach

I will go to the beach until I can no longer go to the beach. Wind, rain, cold – they don’t stop me.  Only when the snow covers the ground for the winter and makes climbing down to my favourite beach treacherous do I stop for the season. On this bright, crisp, sunny day IContinue reading “Cactus on a Beach”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 25: Texture

Around here, it is not unusual to see ATVs rolling by at the beach.  The expanse of shoreline and lack of crowds make it possible to travel the shoreline this way.  For a moment, the quiet of the beach might be interrupted by the passing of a driver; however, it is a moment only andContinue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 25: Texture”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 23: Harmony

Zen Life On the beach, I search for sea glass, drift wood, and circular rocks.  I am drawn to curves and softened edges, items that have grown more beautiful from friction, from change. Perhaps it is my Libra nature, but I am also drawn to balance. These circular rocks represent harmony for me.  Their shape,Continue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 23: Harmony”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 20: Details

One of the things I love best about photography is that it forces me to pay attention to the details:  the way the light casts shadows; the contrast created by differing backgrounds; or the flowers that have fallen from the plant. While photographing a brilliant red Canada 150 planter (Happy Canada Day!) on my parents’Continue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 20: Details”