Earth, Sky and Spirit

Photos from a dusk spent peering into earth and sky:

Painted Turtle in water
Painted Turtle submerged portrait
A cotton sky spread
A large Snapping Turtle
A large Snapping Turtle underwater
Moonlit dusk
Full moon

I also celebrated my 24th birthday on the 7th. Grateful for the eyes that see – grateful to exist.





Belted Kingfishers

An Osprey took off with a catfish. A belted kingfisher followed the Osprey halfway before turning back. I missed making a good photo with the Osprey and its catch but I was able to locate the kingfishers later:


Here’s the failed attempt at capturing the Osprey:



City of Waterfalls – Hamilton

This was my first waterfall experience in Hamilton and only the second in Canada (Niagara Falls was the first of course!).

Smokey Hollow Falls

I could not get close to photographing the waterfall itself from the front, partly due to lack of determination and partly because I did not want to hold back others with my enthusiasm for a good photograph.

The best close up I could get:

Smokey Hollow

Later when I went back near the top of the fall, I saw a ‘proper’ photographer with his tripod and all the right gear standing near the front of the fall and snapping away pictures of the fall. I wish for all the right things too.

Grindstone Creek, Hamilton

As we walked the stretch of the Bruce Trail that goes along the Grindstone Creek, the green was very green, the air fresh and the flow of the creek was soothing to the spirit.

Grindstone Creek, at Smokey Hollow Walk

If I could, I would go here every weekend!

I’ve been working five days a week at the coffee chain. I find my words and creativity drowning and on weekends if I allow them, they come back to the surface – still alive.


Black-throated Blue Warbler

A little birdie whose existence I was unaware of, until I saw it ‘hopping’ about tree branches near the ground.

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