Nature Photography, Photography

Weekend in the Parks

We recently traveled out of town northwest of Toronto for 4 days. There we hiked in Algonquin Provincial Park and in Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve amidst trees and lakes. Here's 2 photos I took while away. The first is in Algonquin Park at an incredibly quiet lake with only the call of a loon.… Continue reading Weekend in the Parks

drawing, Nature Photography

Drawing in Algonquin Park

We recently went to Algonquin Park, a few hours north of Toronto. Because of the very warm and, sometimes, hot autumn, the trees had hardly turned their usual bright colours.  Apparently they began turning late in August when there was a cold spell and then stopped when the warm weather arrived. Nevertheless, we had a… Continue reading Drawing in Algonquin Park

Nature Photography, Photography

Diamond Reflections

Earlier this month I was in Algonquin Park in Ontario.  There we went for day hikes and went kayaking off Lake Opeongo. On a day when the stream was totally smooth, we saw reflections so clear that you couldn’t, at first, tell where the water and land began or ended. Fabulous designs were formed from… Continue reading Diamond Reflections

Felt & Fabric

Appliqué for Peace of Mind

Here's another embroidered appliqué I made recently--this one with merino wool felt. I sewed in the evenings, this time to calm myself from the dreadful news of wars, racism, illness and sexual assaults of women that have all been in the forefront recently. The idea for this design grew out of a recent trip to… Continue reading Appliqué for Peace of Mind