Lens-Artists: Changing or Changeable

Seasonal changes alter the landscape, deep greens give over to vibrant amber, flaming reds and oranges, and cold… A photographer alters the light, shifts the focus, tempers the colour and perfects the image’s final delivery. In the same way, I look within, search for the beauty, adjust flaws, accept what I cannot change, and strive […]

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Lens-Artists Challenge: Path

Who can resist a path’s allure?  Not I. Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, Texas offers manicured paths, through lush green gardens, carefully groomed – a bird watcher’s delight. (Featured image). At Piper’s Lagoon, my weary legs climbed to the water’s view, and would go no further.  This path, beyond, called to me, but would have to wait […]

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CFFC: Coffee Shop

Fogg Dukkers Coffee Shop in Campbell River, B.C. is a one-of-a-kind, road and beach side hang out. The barn door entrance is emblematic of the rest of the decor – the walls decorated with witty sayings. The furnishings are basic, and the warmth from the wood stove is very welcome on cold or rainy days. […]

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CFFC: Seaplanes

It rained for days on end, the April we spent on Vancouver Island, so when the sun came out, we headed for the water.  Nanaimo Harbour is a hive of activity, with walking paths, a children’s playground, ferry docks, and seaplane tours. There is something about planes landing on water that fascinates. (Thanks to Cee’s […]

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Back to Campbell River

We’ve just had lunch in Comox – a quaint, mostly retirement community, judging by the services that line the main street.  Mary’s, a small cafe with gluten-free options, is where we met up with Pippa for our last day of exploration on the island. The plan from here is to head north.  I tag along […]

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A Lake and A Pub

Westwood Lake, situated in the foothills of Mt. Benson, Nanaimo, is an unexpected surprise.  Pulling into the parking lot, I am eager to get out and explore.  The parking lot fronts a beach area and there are trails leading in either direction – over 5 km of walking trails, as well as mountain biking trails […]

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Englishman River Falls, BC

A break in the rain inspires an outing, and we grab our cameras and jackets and head north along the main highway.  We are looking for signs to the Englishman River Falls.  The route is well marked. This drive, like many others we have taken, is lined by tall trees, taking us deep within the […]

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