Breakfast in Jasper

“One can follow the sun, of course, but I have always thought that it is best to know some winter, too, so that the summer, when it arrives, is the more gratefully received.” Beatriz Williams - Along the Infinite Sea Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta Canada - Winter 2011

Memory of Northern Skies

“And the mist of snow, as he had foreseen, was still on it - a ghost of snow falling in the bright sunlight, softly and steadily floating and turning and pausing, soundlessly meeting the snow that covered, as with a transparent mirage, the bare bright cobbles. He loved it - he stood still and loved [...]

Frozen Memories

Memories of Winter 2014 - Macquarie River, Bathurst NSW. Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge .... Close Up “He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love [...]

Days of Earth and Sky – Bathurst Retrospective

In a few days I will move from this place … the place where fog is born, and where the icy dawn has been my companion for many days. I truly embraced the winter cold waiting for sunrise, and the lonely silence of the night sky waiting for Scorpius and Orion. The memory of frozen hands will [...]

Days of Earth and Sky – Alpine Dawn

Here in that subtle moment of time between Autumn and Winter, the cold of night is replaced by the frozen twilight of dawn. Clouds touch the earth and water ... the day begins as the force of nature requires. Lake Crackenback lies at the foot of the Ramshead Range in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW Australia bordered by [...]

The Moment of Intricate Balance

Winter retreats from the edges of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada .... spreading its icy tendrils in one last dance in the Intricate balance between the seasons. Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge ... Intricate "Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of [...]

New York – Reflections 2

Christmas in New York - 2011 The only credential the city asked was the boldness to dream. For those who did, it unlocked its gates and its treasures, not caring who they were or where they came from.Moss Hart, Act One  I really believe I was happier when I slept on a park bench in Central [...]

Belonging to the Wild Places

 Ailsa's Photography Travel Theme this week is Belonging .... Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undisturbed.She [...]