Nature · USA

Following the old nose wherever it would lead

I was busy on Wednesday morning but the day just kept getting more beautiful – without a cloud in the sky – which forced me to take a drive. I had no idea where I was going to go. My nose led me. I found myself driving east through Nugent’s Corner, Deming, the welcoming town… Continue reading Following the old nose wherever it would lead

Autumn · Nature · Photography

About dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, sheep and a lone alpaca

Last month saw me on a farm in far northern Alberta, learning about harvesting and how to hunt geese. Yesterday, I found myself on a farm in the North Okanagan region of Canuckistan. A misty, chilly morning greeted us as we made our way to the barns to feed the chickens, dogs, barn cats and… Continue reading About dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, sheep and a lone alpaca

Autumn · Nature · Travel

The time I forgot where I was meant to be going but got there anyway

So, yesterday I was talking about my trip from Edmonton (in Alberta) to Quesnel (in British Columbia) and how Jasper National Park had waylaid me. But I got back on track as soon as I left the park, and sped into B.C. on a mission to get home. Have you ever met one of those… Continue reading The time I forgot where I was meant to be going but got there anyway

Autumn · Nature · Travel

A wee roadtrip to see a waterfall or two

So, the whole Simpson clan and I were sitting around the dining room table for supper, when one of them suggested that I visit the impressive Alexandra and Louise Falls. “Sounds good,” said I. “I like waterfalls. How far are they?” “Oh, not far,” he replied. “Just across the border in the Northwest Territories. I’d… Continue reading A wee roadtrip to see a waterfall or two

Autumn · Nature

“Bear with me,” she said. “I’m sure we will see one soon.”

The farming Simpsons tried to help me to see as many cool things as possible while with them for 4 nights last week. One evening ma Simpson offered to take me out to Prairie Point, a joint wildlife / farming area across the Peace River from their place. I was told they had seen something… Continue reading “Bear with me,” she said. “I’m sure we will see one soon.”

Nature · Night time · Photography

Simply stupendous, northern Alberta

Read part one here if you missed it. I arrived on the farm just outside Fort Vermilion in northern Alberta late in the afternoon. The last few kilometres was down gravel roads south of town, with a non-functioning GPS, but I found the farm with less trouble than I had anticipated. The large wooden sign, “Simpson… Continue reading Simply stupendous, northern Alberta

Nature · Summer

Three lakes & a waterfall on one hike? Bonus!

I left home at 5am, the earliest I’ve been up in quite some time, and drove from Langley, east of Vancouver, towards Whistler where I picked up two youngsters I know from Edmonton. This was the view that greeted me as I approached the town with the exotic name, Squamish. We were bound for Joffre… Continue reading Three lakes & a waterfall on one hike? Bonus!

Cariboo · Nature · Summer

Searching out natural curiosities in a familiar neck of the woods

I hate shooting the same things twice. And when you live in a smallish community, it really does become difficult finding new subjects, and is challenging shooting old subjects in a fresh way. Recently, though I headed south out of town towards Australian Creek with a friend. 25 minutes down highway 97 we pulled off… Continue reading Searching out natural curiosities in a familiar neck of the woods

Cariboo · Nature

In search of dragon boats on Dragon Lake

I had been asked to take photos yesterday evening of a group of Dragon Boaters, the Dragon Lake Paddlers (named after the lake at which they train.) I wolfed down my supper and rushed off to their boat launch at Pioneer Park on the south-western shore of Dragon Lake. The group, which was formed in… Continue reading In search of dragon boats on Dragon Lake

Nature

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target

Sometimes I go out with a clear vision of what I want to shoot. Sometimes I just shoot what I see. Yesterday I went to visit a very curious couple on their smallholding outside of town. And as soon as I sat down, cider in hand, and saw the hummingbird feeder above my head, with… Continue reading To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target

Nature · Photography · Summer · Travel

About adventures with an incredible eye

I don’t know what it is, but this trip has involved more waterfalls than any of my previous visits put together. The day after arriving in Canuckistan we saw the Bridal Veil Falls close to Chilliwack and then the other day I went for an afternoon outing to the Gold Creek Falls in the Golden… Continue reading About adventures with an incredible eye