• Always

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some of the cherry blossoms lining one of the walkways to the Temperate House at Kew (Royal Botanic Garden) last April. We’d flown over Kew enroute to London earlier that month; this building makes it relatively easy to spot from the air.

  • Thoughts

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: These lovely blossoms, opening up under grey and rain skies yesterday, were a welcomed treat. We have many flowering shrubs and trees in Vancouver, and seeing this one served as a reminder that spring is a mere 42 days away in this hemisphere!

  • High

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Walking by our local florist’s shop yesterday, this vibrant bouquet caught my eye.

  • Beginnings

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: tulips galore, along with other colourful flowers in the garden at London’s St. James’s Park last spring. Adjacent to the entrance to Buckingham Palace, this is a place I love to walk.

  • Sweet

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: How sweet was this for a Sunday morning in January? This was my view overlooking Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet and some of our North Shore mountains a couple of days ago. At the right of the frame, you see some of our West End beaches and then some of the trees of Stanley Park.

  • Courage

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: my early April ’22 visit to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens proved to be fortunate timing, with daffodils dancing across an expanse of treed lawn and these lovely pink blossoms promising warmer days to come.

  • Images

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: When I spoke for IMA Sweden in Gothenburg/Göteborg last May, we were on the country’s west coast, and about 248 km southwest of Stockholm. We stayed in the Sannegården area, right on the waterfront. Here, a look across the shore at dusk.

  • Bridges

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Cleveland, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River at dusk last fall, and a couple of the more than 330 (!) bridges. in the Cleveland area. Why are there so many? Well, at one point in time seven different railroads led to Cleveland’s terminals and each railroad had its own route.

  • Tempting

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: It was a treat, after speaking in Oxfrod, England last May, to spend much of the next day in the Oxford Botanic Garden. Situated alongside the Thames, it has walled garden beds such as these ones with lupins, allium and roses.

  • Curious

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: This is an ordinary experience when driving in rural areas of Scotland. Here, I was in the Outer Hebrides. As I made my way along this one-way road (which, like others, has multiple pull outs) by Breasclete on the Isle of Lewis, these sheep made their way on to the road to investigate the activity.

  • Compromise

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: vivid flowers by the base of the waterfall in London’s Regent’s Park

  • Mindful

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: summer time in Venice, a few years ago

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Always

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some of the cherry blossoms lining one of the walkways to the Temperate House at Kew (Royal Botanic Garden) last April. We’d flown over Kew enroute to London earlier that month; this building makes it relatively easy to spot from the air.

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Thoughts

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: These lovely blossoms, opening up under grey and rain skies yesterday, were a welcomed treat. We have many flowering shrubs and trees in Vancouver, and seeing this one served as a reminder that spring is a mere 42 days away in this hemisphere!

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High

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Walking by our local florist’s shop yesterday, this vibrant bouquet caught my eye.

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