Itsy Bitsy Spider Met An Untimely End: Selective Appreciation of Nature

A spider visitor walked through my studio, bold as brass, and I panicked and killed it. Drowned it, actually. It was awful. I didn’t sleep that night. I could imagine it everywhere, crawling, and I felt that somehow by keeping my eyes open in the dark I would be able to see it coming and…do…

For the Love of Green and Growing: Exploring Butchart Gardens

Although a permanent resident of Victoria, I have been remiss in my explorations of some of our 'must see' attractions here on the island. Because my personal inclination is to photograph in 'wild' and 'natural' settings I haven't had much of an eye for some of the more manicured gardens and parks. However, I was…

And Winter Came to Victoria

The jury is out on whether the snow is beautiful or a massive hindrance. UVic declared a snow day and I have time to catch up on my reading, writing, and 'rithmatic (just kidding, I avoid math like the plague). I also had time to take my camera out which is a rare luxury mid-semester.…

November: When do we rest?

There is a certain gloom and colour in November days. The cold reaches through into your core and erupts in bouts of shivering. Naturally, shivering is not conducive to clear and steady landscapes so the trick is to time each shot for the moment of stillness after you exhale. Then you can warm yourself on…