Weekly Photo Challenge: Fluid (Sounds and Textures of the Salish Sea)

My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed I share many photos of the ocean. Most of them are wide shots of shoreline and sky. It’s just so awe-inspiring to drink in the vastness of the scenery. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.

― Miriam Adeney

I’ve moved a lot during my life, so my place in the world is made up of all the people and places I’ve loved over the years. At the same time, it’s also the place where I am at the moment. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific (Victoria’s Last Best Cherry Blossoms)

Most of the cherry blossoms in Victoria have already bloomed, so when I saw the theme of this week’s Daily Post photo challenge, I thought I’d have to find something else to photograph.

But lo and behold, the last best blossoms (in my humble opinion) have suddenly burst open. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Springtime Flowers on a Cloudy Day

The weather’s been grey and rainy in my corner of the world this week – great weather for staying warm and cozy inside, but not so pleasant for walking outdoors.

Yesterday my husband and I ran some errands at our local shopping centre and didn’t feel like we had much to smile about as the cold rain started to soak us through. (Like many West Coasters, we don’t bother to use an umbrella. I’m not sure why we do that – I used to tell people that after living here for awhile, the rain just starts to roll off our backs, like a duck.) 🙂

But anyway, in the midst of feeling grumpy and cold, we noticed this colourful display of daffodils, tulips, and other flowers growing in the courtyard. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Easter Sunrise

When I saw that this week’s Daily Post photo challenge was asking us to share our favourite sunrise or sunset photo, I thought for sure I’d be sharing a sunset. I’m not much of a morning person, so I can count on one hand how many times I’ve seen a sunrise.

But all of a sudden I remembered this special photo I have of an Easter sunrise service I attended at Cadboro Bay in Victoria, BC, a few years ago. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place (in Chartres Cathedral)

In 1991 I went on the trip of a lifetime to visit a cathedral I had studied in an art history course – Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France. Coming from Canada, where old buildings are often no more than 100 years old, it was incredible to visit a place where construction began in 1145.

I was fascinated by the beautiful Gothic architecture and in particular the stained glass windows. This is the West Rose Window. I have a dim memory of standing under it in awe. My little film camera didn’t do it justice, but here it is as I saw it. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story (Upon a Sunset Ocean)

This week’s challenge from The Daily Post is to “do some visual storytelling with your photography.”

Imagine a cool, crisp evening with the ocean air in your lungs. There’s an ordinary story unfolding on the Salish Sea near Dallas Road, a dance between boats and ocean wake that’s fun to photograph in the changing light. Read more