What’s in a Haskap.

Ok, maybe not in the Haskap, but maybe in the bucket. Being a non-selective berry picker, I end up with lots of prairie flotsam and jetsam in my bucket as I scoop berries from their […]

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Creepy, crawly redefined.

Under a leaf, in a Dandelion, the lid of the compost bin. Be patient, observe, wait, focus, shoot. Hours of fun are filled each spring as the underworld of ‘creepy, crawlies’ comes to life. How […]

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‘Life is for the birds.’

Yesterday completely reversed the common interpretation of this idiom. A walk through local parks revealed some wonderful birds of colour. Even the black Ravens seemed resplendent after 24 hours of drizzling rain. The Canada Warbler […]

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Bedraggled yet beautiful

Life-giving rain broke open the sky in the early morning causing a steady drizzle of searching water droplets. Some droplets joined with others deciding to make a puddle, others attracted to the abundant blossoms joined […]

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Corvids during Covid

The Corvid family of birds are truly amazing creatures. Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays are all members of this highly intelligent family. Often reviled by humans they are never-the-less cleaver, extremely adaptable birds. (Hmmmm?? Are […]

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Olive’s rant at Sum Theatre

A few weeks ago my granddaughter, Olive, read me a spoken word poem that she had written as part of a school project. My immediate thought was ” Wow, Olive, this should a rant at […]

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Springtime Iridescence.

Wandering along the South Saskatchewan river in downtown Saskatoon today revealed a wealth of springtime joys. Although the birds are preparing for another season of fertilizing, laying, hatching and fledging another generation they are well […]

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Art work on the move.

My friend John Bertolini is a talented Timber Framer and finishing carpenter. In 2014 he enthusiastically responded to my request for a unique garden shed. John sourced local Saskatchewan Spruce and had it milled into […]

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An Ode to River Ice

Lapping, splashing, freezing, thawingRiver water flows on a quest to become magnificent.Let me be your Monk’s hat oh River RockLet me adorn your feet with spicules to shatter under the clumsy sole of your winter […]

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A few birds.

Capturing images of interesting birds doing interesting things helps defeat the Covid blues. Here are a few shots from the last few weeks. My neighbour Miranda called me the other day quite excited by the […]

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