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“Autumn’s bright colour makes everything bright” – Ed Lehming This long-dead tree sits along the roadside leading to my daughter’s house. In most seasons it stands as a stark memorial of a once wonderful maple tree. Every year it deteriorates a bit, dropping limbs and shedding bark. There is not much left other than the trunk and a handful of branches. I do notice every time I drive by it because it… Read More

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  ― Henry James Indeed, a bright, warm summer afternoon. Among my favourites, despite the lingering heat, there is a sense of comfort. As the day runs on, even the flowers nod their heads in repose. The image I chose for today’s post was made at my wife’s late cousin’s farm as we dropped by this… Read More

“Squabbling over too little is just human nature. But it says a great deal about a person, what they do with abundance.”  ― Tessa Dare Today, some time spent out of the forest in in the farm fields around my home. It’s hard to believe, but it’s already late July and the wheat fields are seas of golden waves, swaying in the hot summer breezes. As I stand among the soon to be… Read More

“The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.”  ― T.S. Eliot This will likely be my final image from the ‘Night of the False Dawn”, as I have chosen to call it, though I did make many more images. This image shows a cluster of pine trees on the horizon with a background of brightly lit clouds. Keep in mind, this is around eleven o’clock at night. The light, as my previous posts… Read More

“I saw it written and I saw it say Pink moon is on its way And none of you stand so tall Pink Moon gonna get you all” ― Nick Drake “April Oak and Moon” While not a full Pink Moon (first full moon of April), I just had to stop and make this photo. The old oak, is probably the most photographed tree in the area. Its unique position on a… Read More

“Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.” ― John Green This must be the most photographed tree in Markham, a community just south of my home. This oak stands at the top of a convenient mound, nicely isolating the tree from any distracting background. It’s not a true ‘solitaire’ by my… Read More

“Look at all the things around you, the immediate world around you. If you are alive, it will mean something to you, and if you care enough about photography, and if you know how to use it, you will want to photograph that meaningness.” – Paul Strand I am reminded daily that I live in a living world. That world envelops me, nourishes me, sustains me. My eye picks up on subtle colours,… Read More

“Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson The barn is long gone, but the memory of this view remains etched upon my memories. It stood for many years on the farm where my wife grew up…. Read More

Today, a break from ice water 🙂 I’ve driven past these trees on several occasions and could always see potential for a good photo, but the light has not been ideal. On this particular day, I think the conditions were just about right. It was a bit hazy and the sun reflected brightly from the upper branches. I fiddled with a few different styles for this image and it’s still not quite… Read More

This photo was made within a few minutes of my previous post, “Golden Hour”. The same cloud fragments remain in the sky, the remnants of an earlier storm. I had finished photographing the lone maple and was driving home and was amazed at the colour and textures of the sky as it transitioned from gold to a ruddy orange. Not wanting to miss the sunset, I parked my car at the top of… Read More

I think everyone has, or knows of, one of these iconic ‘lone trees’. My friends and family will certainly be familiar with this one, which stands on the top of a hill at Elgin Mills and McCowan Road in Markham, Ontario, across from the Markham Fairgrounds. I have seen many photos of this beautiful maple tree and it’s not so perfect twin. On this particular day in mid-December 2014, a storm was clearing,… Read More