Ed Lehming Photography


“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.”  ― Aldo Leopold This part of the world looks like nothingness on a map. While there is a town close by, it really is a wilderness area. A land of steep, nearly unnavigable hillsides, dense forest, and swampy wetlands. To me, it’s paradise, a place to unwind and just enjoy an unblemished… Read More

“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.”  ― Wallace Stegner Here’s a familiar sight along the “Boreal Trails”, an interspersing of the dominant species of trees, namely:  Birch, Beech, and Balsam. All three are seen in this… Read More

“Edge of the Beaver Pond”

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”  ― Henry David Thoreau At the crest of a hill, the trail drops sharply in front of me. In this region of wilderness, near… Read More

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”  ― George R.R. Martin Welcome to “Boreal Trails”. I thought I’d start the series off with this image of a clump of birches at the bend in a trail. Figuratively, a turn in the seasons. You will notice, as this series continues, a few splashes of colour against a duller green background. Gone now are the… Read More