Backyard wanderings.

Many shrubs and flowers are doing their part in the great cycle of life. Imagine you are a Bumble bee and looking for a grocery store. (Yeah, yeah I know.. it is bad enough to […]

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Colour Theory Class

Having recently signed up for a class in ‘Colour Theory and Painting Techniques’ given by Mother Nature it was time for our first field trip. While wandering the Meewasin Trail we kept tripping over opportunities […]

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Recent Photos

Recent outings here in the city and on some country roads and right in my back yard has given me some fodder for photos. This batch was taken early in the morning on the irrigation […]

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Flowers, bugs and birds.

A light breeze, (instead of gale force winds), some soft light, recent rain washed flowers and a wandering camera revealed some new insects and some old bird friends. I was surprised to learn that some […]

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Close-up and Personal.

While inspecting my back yard for weeds, a low undulating hum permeated my ears and drew my eyes down to intersect with some flashes of movement in the raspberry patch. It appears that my six […]

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Boarding School

As the roots of this Damndemic (as my friend Al Jardine calls it) spread deeper and deeper into our psyche, people are searching for ways to break up monotony and provide alternative inspirations. To this […]

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New Little Free Library

French speaking families dot the west end of 9th. Street here in Saskatoon. My friend Shan wanted to share books with her neighbours and chose a french theme for a Little Free Library. I agreed […]

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Covid-19 Quarantine Kit

Hub City Turners is the name for a group of wood turners that gather to share ideas and friendships. From time to time the president issues a ‘President’s Challenge’. In the most recent challenge members […]

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Musings on Covid19

As a solitary artisan and card-carrying introvert, submitting to the journey into self-isolation for Covid19 has been bearable. Communing with sawdust, listening for a subtle shift in the harmonics of a spinning bearing or stroking […]

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Peregrine Falcon

My abiding interest in Peregrine Falcons paid off today. I have a fascination with the pair that is nesting on the Renaissance Tower in Saskatoon. With my tripod and camera in hand I set out […]

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