Finding new paths

Crane of hope banner image

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton The original image of the Sand Crane in this image was taken at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, British Columbia. It’s a wonderful place full of wild birds of many species and a very peaceful place to be with a camera. The perfect place to find myself and lose myself. As I worked on this image, the cranes’ regal stance, the soft light and warm colors kept me engaged as I remembered the peacefulness.. Read More

Sushi, Swords and Birds

Tsuba - The hand guard on a Japanese Sword, ceramic cup

Last night we met with friends to have sushi and share photos of our recent photo shoot. We were joined by additional guests who brought a selection of rare, and very sharp, Japanese swords. It was fascinating and interesting to see the variety of craftsmanship that went into the making of these 14th century weapons. The photography was wonderful to see and it was fun to see what lively characters birds can be. We each got some very interesting captures. See my “Wildlife” gallery.

Music in the Trees

People can relate to the music of shapes… Painting is ‘silent music’… Soft and hard edges are similar to loud and soft notes… Harmony, chords, pitch, rhythm, syncopation and timber can all be translated to the visual arts. —Clyde Aspevig I’m happy to share that this image was chosen for Mercer Island’s poster for Music in the Park 2015. Music in the Park is a series of free live music events held on the island. It’s always a fun evening to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music with friends.


Enough. These few words are enough. If not these words, this breath. If not this breath, this sitting here. This opening to the life We have refused Again and again Until now. Until now. ~ David Whyte “Enough” from Where Many Rivers Meet by David Whyte © 1990