Ed Lehming Photography


“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” ― Cormac McCarthy It’s not often that I revisit a subject, especially a flower. However, I felt this one needed to be viewed a bit closer in a slightly different composition. So, here it is. The slightly different angle even changed the title for me. I see more of the ‘fire’ in this lovely tulip than I had before. I find it interesting… Read More

“Art doesn’t give rise to anything in us that isn’t already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.”  ― Kamand Kojouri Deeper into the woods the path winds, the canopy ablaze with brightness and surreal colour. Ahead, a wall of shimmering orange and yellow, like ethereal flames, dances in the breeze, amidst dark tree trunks, filling my eyes with the… Read More

“The very life of any creature is a quick-fading spark in fathomless darkness.”  ― Anthony Doerr As I have completed my “Into Green Veil” Series, I am pausing to consider my next project, which will also be a short series of some sort. As I pause, I have the opportunity to go back over the past month’s photos and consider some of them to share. The above image is a bit of playing… Read More

“Warm Embrace”  

“Love, they said, burns you and builds you. But with you, there’s no ash. Just light.” ― Kamand Kojouri I honestly could not think of a better title for this image of the same tulip that I shared yesterday. According to my mother-in-law she has had this variety of tulip in her gardens for some time, thus the ‘old’ reference. Also, I can’t get the image of a flame out of my head when… Read More

“There’s a lesson in every silence.” ― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel The new life is a thing of wonder to me. After months of cold and snow, fresh sprouts emerge from the earth and trees begin to bud. The dull grays and browns are interrupted with bursts of colour. As I walked to a local forest a few days ago, I was really drawn to these intensely coloured leaves. When the sun hit them… Read More

This photo was made in early November and autumn had settled in comfortably, for an extended stay. The days had already shortened enough to bring out amazing, bright colours, but the air was warm and comfortable. Best of all, the bugs were gone; even the dopey fall wasps. Along a minor path of the south-east corner of the East Duffins Creek Headwaters trail is this beautiful grove of maples, interspersed with beech trees. The maples… Read More

Part two of my November 2014 hike. As I said in yesterday’s post, I was actually hiking to a small grove of trees that I had photographed successfully in the past. The light conditions where not good in that location but it was spectacular on my hike in and out of the forest. The photo above is testament to that. The late afternoon sun was close to setting but bright enough to… Read More