Last week we went east out of town along Lake Ontario. We spent time in a small village and in three different Provincial Parks, walking along the beaches and a marsh boardwalk, watching gulls, terns, tiny fast walking birds, swans and egrets. It was a time both of quiet and of listening to the waves… Continue reading Dramatic Sky Over Lake Ontario
Since returning to Toronto from our week in the countryside, I've begun seriously organizing years of prints. Most recently, I've stored them in large boxes though in the past I had the larger ones rolled in tubes. I began printmaking in 1971 and have moved five or six times since then. So, as I was… Continue reading Gathering
On November 20, I went to the Brickworks, a park in Toronto, for a walk in the afternoon. It had been a cloudy week but that Friday the sun was shining and the temperature was abnormally warm—18 degrees Celsius. At the Brickworks, I took out my phone to photograph a scene that I found beautiful.… Continue reading On a Walk in November
I’ve taken many photographs with my phone over the years. Mostly I think they are remembrances and a sort of digital collection. I’ve turned even more than usual to photographing the sky over the past few months. Here’s several more sky and cloud photos over Toronto that I’ve taken, including one from a winter past.… Continue reading The Sky, 2
The sky, it feels like freedom, like safety, like a reprieve from this hard time on earth, offering a different perspective that the birds know and inhabit, flying south to the lake in seconds, soaring and diving with grace. I imagine flying with the birds, unchained from fear and vertigo, into the dusk clouds as… Continue reading The Sky
Here's two photos from a mostly grey, flurrying day in Toronto last Friday, March 9th. The clouds and mist over the ravines always draw my attention with their endless beautiful variations. And I loved the look of this church I passed--the deep red and brown brick, the trees' branches above. These scenes from the city--they… Continue reading This Past Week
Earlier this month, while walking home late in the afternoon, I noticed that the light was washing with gold everything it fell on. The contrast with the deep stormy clouds was beautiful to me. So, out came my phone and I took several photos. Here's one of them.
This beautiful morning, with purple clouds and orange leaved trees: Toronto 8:10 a.m, looking southwest.
We had a day of much much rain and wind yesterday. The tail end of Hurricane Patricia was passing through and we may still be having the aftereffects with high winds continuing today. Last night, the clouds were beautifully dramatic over downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario. I'm in a large city, where I look to the… Continue reading After the Storm
Here's another linocut I made when I was just starting out. It arose from my love of seeing images in clouds.