Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sun sets on 2013

It looks like the trees are on fire. I hope the sunset on your year is as beautiful and safe as this sunset. See you next year!

Friday, December 27, 2013


There's no doubt that the ice storm was dangerous. It was also beautiful.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

City Dwellers...

Taken last Sunday as I traveled into downtown from burbville.

City Dwellers!

I'm taking the next week to be with family and friends.

Partake of the groaning board. 

Settle by the fire. Dream.

See you after we all ring in the New Year.

Happy New Year to you all!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Just before dark...

As you can see from the roof line to the left, this tree is enormous. So cheerful in all its red and gold finery, with thousands of white twinkle lights. 

Just before dark. 

And a happy Winter Solstice to you all!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Taste the sweetness

The snow plow driver slowed down to see what I was risking life and limb to take a picture of. He gave me a big thumbs up and a bigger smile. I love this tree.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


There's a whole grove of these lovely trees on Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks.  I could stare at them for hours.  Don't you just love the twisty trunks?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tree of Whimsy...

I couldn't help myself. 

We visited the Toronto Christmas Market down at The Distillery District this past week. In one of the stores we stepped into to get out of the fah-reezing temps, I saw this. I had lust in my heart for each and every one of these ornaments. Seriously. 

But isn't that part of the fun? Enjoying it and then walking away? 

Located in the GTA? Market is still on Saturday and Sunday. 

You want to click that bigger.



Friday, December 13, 2013


I love the shadows reaching deep into the ground.  It reminds me of a Tesla experiment.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tree Fingers...

Taken at Gatineau Park, Quebec in October of 2011. One of my favorite spots.

If you've never been to Gatineau Park, you must put it on your list. 

Tree fingers.


Saturday, December 7, 2013


This is a big tree. A verra big tree. Trust me on this. 

It's a weeping tree. I've never seen one turning before. 

You'll want to click it bigger. 



Thursday, December 5, 2013


This is David.

He is playing a tree branch as a musical instrument.  I heard a flute, a tree frog, a synthesizer, a drum and a steel guitar all come from that lovely piece of tree. 

It was the most incredible, amazing, spiritual experience.  I spoke with him after his performance.  He talked about the healing nature of trees, that he'd taken some branches inside his house and hung them to remind himself of how those qualities. One day he bumped into a branch and noticed its tone. So then he tapped on another branch and it had a different tone. The music naturally came from the branches. A creative man, he found a way to wire it up and share that sound with others. I've been ignoring the picture aspect and simply  listening to the videos for days.

What do you think?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gallery tree

This tree lives inside an art gallery. I think that explains the way the trunk and branches seem to be in constant movement.