February Textures

February Textures

Paying attention. Today’s artistic challenge was to capture textures in nature using my DSLR camera. These shots were taken at Harrison Lake and Harrison Hot Springs. I have a special love for textures. I use them to give depth and interest to my design work....
The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way

Six months into retirement. Even considering that the last half year has included the dark months, I have been living joyfully with a sense of freedom, peace and abundance because now I have … time. Time to contemplate, time to appreciate, time to release the...
Decoration Serendipity

Decoration Serendipity

I love wild, beautiful and free!   Last summer, I spotted this abandoned decorative birdhouse. Its previous owner had had enough compassion to leave it beside the dumpster where it might be found by someone like me.  I guess they couldn’t bear the finality of...
Historic Clayburn Village

Historic Clayburn Village

Nestled at the base of Sumas Mountain in the Fraser River Valley is a charming spot called Clayburn Village, the first company town in British Columbia. In 1905, the Maclure family built a plant to produce bricks of fireclay taken from the nearby mountainside. The...
Killdeer

Killdeer

This beautiful photo is of one of the killdeer family that lives at our community garden. I love the orange ring in his eye and how it matches the colour of the marigold behind him. Another example of Jim’s patience and skill at bird photography.