Waldeinsamkeit (German): the feeling of being alone in the woods. I spend a fair bit of time ‘alone in the woods’ (well, with canine company but that’s different). So what’s that feel like? I’m not sure,I usually don’t stop to think about it. There’s something there I keep trying to glimpse or feel, I suppose, but I don’t have words for it. Then again I don’t speak German, so I guess it’s okay.
Rubus spectabilis… salmonberry time is on the horizon. It will be a weeks yet, but it’s a delight to see their little petals peppering every trail around town. One of our shared pastimes, the dog and I, involves munching on these. Defined by culinary snobs as insipid (“unappetizingly flavourless”)… but Bug and I beg to differ. Photos from a past summer… looking forward to this year’s snacks.
A friend once called me “shaggy”… not a reference to Scooby-doo but more to the neck of woods where I live, work, and play. And it’s a fair statement I guess. The temperate coastal forest boasts a certain… unkempt appeal. Good words to live by, I’d suppose. A few pix from this weekend’s hike up the “Blaine Burn”, a nearby hike I’ve been meaning to do for a few months now. It’s a twisted and well-rooted slog that reminds you […]
Uh-oh. It’s that time of year again. The beginning part. A fresh start, a page to turn, when we’re all susceptible to the wiser counsel of inner voices. So let’s be wary about that. They’ll say anything, those inner voices. Now a great little piece of advice I picked up during the year concerns the taking of snapshots: always look for new perspectives, especially ones that make you feel a bit awkward. Helps to look at things with fresh eyes… […]
A disclaimer – virtually every pixel in this photo has been tweaked… a lot. But I still like it, and had a great time shooting this, last year it was. I was thinking of photographer Jose Luis Rodriguez, whose infinitely better photo of a wolf jumping over a fence at nighttime has caused quite a stir because it was declared the winner, and then disqualified, from 2009’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award (something to do with the wolf […]