Month: February 2013

Low Tide

My son and I went beach combing while the tide was at its lowest the other day. I noticed sea life clinging to absolutely everything; coating uprooted trees, discarded garbage and the ocean floor. As we walked out to the edge of the ocean, the […]

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By the Train Tracks

A dreary morning in December, I traipsed in the snow by the nearly deserted railway, in Gravelbourg, SK to capture the sense of forlornness of this site. The construction of the Canadian National Railway station in 1913 brought with it said railway.  The Canadian National Railway provided […]

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Saint Philomena

St. Philomena: the daughter of light and the enlightener of a dark and corrupt age.  I photographed a few of the paintings depicting her life, located above the nave windows of Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral in Gravelbourg, SK.   Two of the last three paintings reside by […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies were a favorite with my brother’s friends. Do you think they only came over to eat my mom’s homemade cookies, and used hanging out with my brother as the pretense? Hmmmm, food for thought.

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Strawberry

Strawberries are symbolic of purity and sensuality, fertility and abundance. They also represent happiness and success. Because the strawberry’s shape is usually of a heart, it also exemplifies love.  Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Crab

Crab

My son unceremoniously removed this little crab from its hiding place on Glass Beach.  As soon as the photo-op had passed, he gingerly placed him back under his rock.

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Tropical Birds

Tropical Birds

So I thought I was having a tough time photographing the butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens, until I attempted shooting these tropical birds.  As soon as I would raise my camera, they would turn their backs on me or try to hide in the foliage.  What […]

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Butterflies

Butterflies

These little creatures were constantly fluttering about.  Luckily, I had ample time to meander through the Butterfly Gardens and shoot a few of them as they occasionally touched down. The Common Blue Morpho (first & third photos) was the most active of all.  In flight, it displayed […]

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Sanctus

The paintings on the ceilings of Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral in Gravelbourg, SK depict eternal salvation.  This particular scene is located above and behind the altar. These magnificent works of art were painted by Monsignor Charles Maillard, a French born priest who devoted 10 years […]

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