Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Fall Sunsets

Its been awhile since I last posted, but by the time I get home from work, I only have a small window of available daylight left. However, I have been able to capture a few spectacular New Brunswick fall sunsets......



Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Behind the scenes

Today, I would like to acknowledge some behind the scenes work that make this blog possible. My wife Wendy is along for the majority of my photo expeditions. She provides encouragement and good company. Often, she is a reluctant accomplice to some of my crazy ideas. She may be called upon to hold up dead things while I photograph them, or she may patiently wait while I comb the beaches in search of another arrow head. She may have to pose in a field of wild flowers or walk on roads too soft and muddy for a vehicle.While you may see the glossy version on the blog, not all our excursions go exactly as planned, sometimes we get dirty and sometimes we get caught in a downpour...... She never dreamed that she would be teaching others to fish or even remotely thought that she might be a crack shot with a gun. Probably the biggest transition was the realization that camouflage and hunter orange would be a fashion mainstay in her closet. Through it all (nearly 25 years) Wendy continues to smile and humour me and my picture taking addiction. So now when you view my blog, I hope you have a better idea of exactly what goes on behind the scenes.

Friday, 18 November 2011

This week's random shots # 3

Wendy and I went for a drive to Maquapit lake on Sunday. Here are some pictures from a hobby farm, near the causeway. Love the goat......I baaaaaaaab and then she baaaaaaad. We sat for about 15 minutes enjoying the sights and sounds. As we drove to the Keyhole, I spotted this beautiful blueberry field, ready for winter, and had to stop for a pic. Finally when we got home there was a smartly camouflaged partridge in the backyard.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Sky Watch Fridays # 11

Last light signals the end of hunting for another day. For more sky shots visit http://skyley.blogspot.com/

Hunting in the wrong spots again

This is the view out my kitchen window just before I left for my annual hunting trip, out to the 18 camp, with the boys. On close examination, I think that the spikehorn is sticking his tongue out at me.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday # 14

My entry into Mellow Yellow Monday is a picture of Camp Rotary on the shores of Grand Lake at Sypher's Cove. Camp Rotary is a summer camp for children with disablilities. It is owned by the Rotary Club of Fredericon and is operated by Easter Seals N.B., http://www.camprotary.ca/ for more vibrant yellow pics visit http://mellowyellowmonday.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 20 October 2011


First let me apologise to my followers and readers. Its been nearly three weeks since my last post when Wendy was ill. I followed up her pneumonia with a bout of my own. While I am not 100%, I am anxious for a return to normalcy While I am a photographer at heart and have no problem finding inspiration for my pictures, it is the great comments and mounting page view numbers that keep me working of this blog. My inspiration comes easy as I see beauty in everything..... from the view of the leaves changing in my backyard, to the fallen leaves on my driveway. Inspiration can be as varied as a ripe blackberry cane or a stunning sunset. It may take the form of a creeping vine on an abandoned church or a view of a farmers field. I may be inspired by a colorful reflection, a single flower, a truly New Brunswick autumn view or simply a unique location. I find it very fulfilling to know that other people may also find some inspiration in my photos, so again I would like to say a big thank you to all my my readers.....enjoy

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

A Walk on Water

One night two weeks ago, while she was recovering from pneumonia, Wendy felt like getting out to " get some air ". We drove to the northside entrance to the Fredericton walking bridge and got on the beautifully maintained walking trail. We crossed the St. John River and walked along the river past Chris Church Cathedral, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and up to the New Brunswick Legislative building. As dusk was approaching we started our return.