Tiny little guy – been trying to catch him for ages

I finally got a few pics of the hummingbirds that come by my backyard around this time of year but they are SO fast and I’m taking photos from quite a distance away using a 70-300 telephoto lens so getting a clear shot is a trial!  By the time my camera finds him pulls the shot into focus, he’s off to another flower.  This one is blurry but I loved the artistic effect it turned out with so….may I introduce you to my little, very fast, camera-shy hummingbird friend.  🙂

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Spriiiiiiiiing!

I love spring more than any other time of year.   The colours around here amaze me.  I can’t wait until the lilacs bloom.  Those beauties have more shades of purple than seems possible.

These shots were taken at a public park downtown and along my drive to work.  Some only last for a week or two before they burst into full green, so it’s a slim moment in time that they need to be captured.

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Friendship 

There is nothing so wonderful as knowing someone cares. 

Beautiful flowers from a beautiful friend so easily fills my heart.   

This is the third time this week some lovely soul has brought me flowers to brighten my day.   More photos to come on those, but these gorgeous tulips took my breath away. 

Flower power

I love flowers as much as the next person but I tend not to photograph them too often. Sometimes the sheer beauty of them just as they are makes me not want to interrupt what they are sending out to the world.  

I do however like to digitally enhance pics of flowers to make them look entirely unlike themselves. Adding perspective rarely hurts.  🙂 

Memories and spring 


We took a family road trip last weekend to the place Dayne and I first fell in love.  Colt had asked to see it; the child has a romantic soul like I’ve never seen in one so young (never mind disabled!). It was a magical day, lovely spring sun and we had a great time remembering and sharing memories with Colt, who was still years from being on this planet, a concept he struggles to understand.  I mean, how can the world exist before you’re even in it?!   It’s a question that’s hard to answer without scaring the shit out of you 12 year old autistic son who has just had his first brush with death (and he didn’t even remember ever meeting his grandfather). 


It was lovely though.  All those memories that chained into a string of more and more until Colt tuned out completely and Dayne and I sat and marvelled at all the years and tears that we have passed together.  Such experience.  So much growth.  Love too.  Now stronger than I ever imagined one could feel.   Kinda neat…. being able to capture some of that in image.  ❤


I am lucky, alive, and free of my past and the things that haunt me when I see the world through my camera lens.  I’m just going to keep livening there…in the happy today.  

Happy 2016!

I thought I’d ring in the new year by posting some of my favourite shots from 2015.

My wish to you is that 2016 brings more love, happiness, joy and peace to your lives than you have ever known.  xx

Petals – 2015