Uncertain Road

I woke last night in the darkness to the rumbling sound of a heavy train passing through the city, threading through the quiet neighbourhoods with its horn calling a long, keening wail. I lay awake listening as the sound repeated, feeling anxious, sad, wishing that I might wake in the morning to a world noContinue reading “Uncertain Road”

Orchidaceae, oh my!

…, originally uploaded by A.p.K. With an estimated 20,000+ individual flowering species, the Orchid family of plants is considered one of the most diverse and highly evolved forms of life with roots, leaves and flowers. Orchids exist in every habitat except glaciers, and new species are still being discovered. My encounters with orchids typically takeContinue reading “Orchidaceae, oh my!”

Road-trippin’

Big Sur bound, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Having long believed that the journey is the destination, I am as much a fan of the act of traveling, as I am a fan of actually arriving in a new place. Last weekend was a marathon roadtrip though, through a landscape altogether strange to me – SouthernContinue reading “Road-trippin’”

Memorial Day meditation

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell Today is traditionally a day for remembrance and for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the bountiful pleasures of the season. I find it difficult to limit my Memorial Day meditations to just the fallenContinue reading “Memorial Day meditation”

Ravishing ranunculus

Ravishing ranunculus, originally uploaded by A.p.K. The colors that emerge in nature are sometimes so startlingly brilliant, it can be impossible to look away. These beauties grow in my garden, and their blended shades of fuchsia, scarlet, orange and gold rival even the most technicolor sunset skies. One of many such stunning blooms available forContinue reading “Ravishing ranunculus”

A Very Patient Dog…

You know that moment, caught out of the corner of your eye, that seems to perfectly sum up a story or feeling, and then as quickly as it appeared, it vanishes into thin air? This is one of those moments, and perfectly illustrates why, at all times I feel compelled to have a camera withContinue reading “A Very Patient Dog…”

Abstract rain, night

Glittering raindrops fall across a windshield during an evening storm, illuminated by a street light. I know, I seem obsessed with the weather lately.  Really, it is the irresistible interplay of water and light during this rainy season that captivates me completely.  The sheen of water across asphalt in the morning hours, the way puddlesContinue reading “Abstract rain, night”