Photo(s) of the Month

Hi Folks:

It’s already the beginning of November and we’ve yet to do a ‘Photo of the Month‘ post for July, August, September or October! Yikes!! The challenge of many bloggers… life gets in the way. To that end we thought we’d combine them all into one post with one image for each month. Two of these images were made by Marcia and two by Mike, all of them were made with our Galaxy S4 cell phones, and all of them have been pushed around to varying degrees in Lightroom.

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Photo of the Month – June

Hi Folks:

June was a busy month for us (and images will show up here eventually!), but the highlight was seeing our younger son get married, in a quiet garden set in a beautiful landscape. The bride and groom were the center of the day, but I did manage to stop Grandy and grandsons (his nephews) for long enough to make this portrait with the cell phone.

Grandy and Grandsons

Grandy and Grandsons

She’s more beautiful in person; you’ll just have to take my word for it. Remember, if you can’t be with the one you love, hug the one you’re with!

Okay, that’s it for now. Go out and make some photographs!


P.S. Okay… one more. It was their day, after all!

Bride and Groom... and Nephews!

Bride and Groom… and Nephews!

Being Green – Intentional Communities

Hi Folks:

I was going to talk about intentional communities last week but life got in the way.  Actually, last Friday night Marcia and I were at an open meeting to discuss Victoria’s Official Community Plan.  In a way this fits in as sustainability, green building, water and energy are key issues for any OCP.  Vancouver has recently gone through a similar process, as are other cities around the world.

A topic like ‘intentional communities’ is vast, certainly more than can be contained in one writing (even if that writing was a book), and the idea of an intentional community means many different things to many different people.  However, since I’m writing this I get to define some of the parameters at least, and others are most welcome to continue the discussion in the comments below.  Let’s break this down into its components: intention and community. Continue Reading →

Telling Tales: An Early Christmas Schnoodle

Hi Folks:  The link for the following story showed up in my email Inbox today, and this being Christmas and all, it was too beautiful not to share.  It was written by Trevor Lautens and first appeared in the December 24th edition of the Winnipeg Free Press.

Love and hugs,

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