• Paint

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some much welcomed spring colour – crocuses!

  • Abundance

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Spring daffodils

  • Secure

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a lovely snowman I came across at Major’s Hill Park after a fresh snowfall in Ottawa the other day

  • Play

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau, Quebec, where I joined in the fun for Winterlude 2020 – celebrated on both sides of the Ottawa River, in Ontario and Quebec

  • Winter

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: last night in Ottawa, Canada – where the skies were beautiful

  • Instincts

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:

  • Love

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: roses from the City of Love – we came across this beautiful bouquet at Paris’ Marche D’Aligre

  • Tomorrow

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Monday’s sunrise from atop Queen Elizabeth Park

  • Mountains

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: another sunrise look at West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park and the beautiful North Shore mountains.

  • Sunshine

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I took this photo shortly after sunrise yesterday. You can see West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park, framed by the magnificent North Shore mountains.

  • Kindling

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I was up extra early today to catch the last opportunity to catch this month’s “snow moon” (some call it a “super moon”) above Vancouver

  • Simple

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: vibrant spring colours off London’s Venice Canal last spring

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Weekend Poll: Setting Boundaries

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Paint

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some much welcomed spring colour – crocuses!

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Abundance

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Spring daffodils

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Secure

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a lovely snowman I came across at Major’s Hill Park after a fresh snowfall in Ottawa the other day

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