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  1. Valerie Streber says: Reply

    thanks Chris amazing imagination

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Val!

  2. Barb Brown says: Reply

    Exquisite, haunting, absorbing, beauty..absolutely stunning….

    1. chris says: Reply

      A real compliment coming from an artist like yourself. Thanks Barb.

  3. julia day says: Reply

    Chris ! BeautifuL eyes !! … & Being in the moment … Lovely Lovely … Thank You.

    1. chris says: Reply

      So great to hear from you Julia. Coming from an artist like yourself, I really appreciate your words.

  4. Carol plautz says: Reply

    Really enjoying this!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Carol. It’s fun!

  5. Adbhuta Ananda says: Reply

    Wow! Chris I am so happy to know that you, Rita and Duggan are safe and sound and your home and gallery are still standing, thanks to a change of direction of those roaring, fire-driven winds. My heart was with you in that adrenaline rush as you realized the reality of what was happening before you. You have certainly been on an emotional ride. I love that your refuge place opened up to you at the point of surrendering to not knowing where you were going.
    You are right! When we shift our perspective on what is happening for us on the outside, our innate gifts of imagination and creativity from the inside can take us into a new world.
    I so appreciate you sharing that world with us.
    I pray that this next phase of heat and wind stays clear of your home and community.
    Love and Light. You are a miracle of existence. 💖😃
    Adbhuta (Liz)

    1. chris says: Reply

      Dear Adbhuta. You have always been special in my life. I remember guiding that hiking expedition across the Spatsizi with you many years ago. Fred Chapman was on that trip and he still talks about it. Hi is 94 now! Thank you for your thoughts, kind words, and prayers and for staying in touch. I look forward to seeing you next time you pass through the Cariboo. Lots of love to you.

  6. Chantal Rasmussen says: Reply

    “Magic Forest” is astonishing. My husband and I toured your home gallery about 10+ years ago.
    We so enjoy your newsletters. We were actually travelling home from our Bowron Lake adventure.
    The lush green mossy hillside from your gallery still hangs in our bedroom.
    Its calm and quiet presence is enjoyed everyday!

    Bless your artistry and what it means to us.

    Kind regards
    Ken and Chantal R.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you for your kind words. It’s wonderful to hear of your memories here in the Cariboo and that a print of mine helps those memories and feelings stay alive. And thanks for staying in touch through my newsletters. That’s amazing. All the very best to you both. I’ll see you next time you visit!!

  7. chris czajkowski says: Reply

    Mind-blowing abstracts!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Chris!

  8. Bill De Meester says: Reply

    You are a so lucky guy, surviving the fire, getting great images,
    I hope you don’t mind, but I have a group of x – airline people of 65 that I send selected emails to regularly.
    Some are interested in Photography so I send them this kind of information. One has already signed up.
    something fishy in the forest me thinkus.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Bill. Appreciated.

  9. Buzz says: Reply

    Stunning images Chris!! Unfortunately (or not) me thinks a book is a must!
    Thank you for showing us one example of an incredible opportunity in the midst of a crisis.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks again Buzz. Maybe my newsletters are my book!!

  10. Verena says: Reply

    Thank you Chris to share your eperience of your evacuation with us.
    For me – I live in Switzerland in a region where we don’t know forest fires – are this pictures and the story behind spectacular. I hope that everything ends well for you.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you kindly Verena. I have seen the beauty of your country; it’s just so different, especially in scale. Best wishes.

  11. Kaye Green says: Reply

    Hi Chris, good to hear you are safe, as well as your home. The pictures are fantastic! Lon & I agree with the comments re a book in the offing! It needs to be done perhaps with some stories of the survivors included. Incredible,,brave people! Heartbreaking to see so much of our beautiful Chilcotin Cariboo going up in flames. Take care, love, Kaye Green & Lon Wertz.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Wonderful to hear from you both. Hope this finds you both well. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  12. John Wilson says: Reply

    Chris – you need a new camera. This one keeps taking these crazy, blurry pictures. JUST KIDDING!
    Glad to hear you’re back home at the C&R world headquarters and managed to make some great visual “lemonade” from a very sour situation.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks John!!

  13. Joan Loeken says: Reply

    Not only. do your images ‘blow me away” but they inspire me to the depth of my being.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you so kindly Joan.

  14. Michelle Sims says: Reply

    such beautiful images. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks Michelle. Thanks for commenting.

  15. Val says: Reply

    Next time I am at Fircrest Resort I will be looking at it totally different. Thank you for sharing this beautiful gift you have.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks…it’s an amazing place!

  16. Rick Church says: Reply

    Glad you are all safe and back in your cozy home Chris, Rita and Duggan.

  17. chris says: Reply

    All is well now Rick but another big one is coming up from Clinton. Also, hot spots are busting into flames everywhere. I put a few out this morning just out photographing. One day, lets fly over it all. When the airways are not ‘no-fly zones’.

  18. Linda Jonke on Tatla Hill says: Reply

    Love the photos! Brilliant!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks so much!!

  19. darrelbgiesbrecht says: Reply

    good stuff Chris…….this growing collection of abstracts is really getting under my skin! Glad you’re home safe and sound. Darrel

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks and thanks for being in touch. Both of you …have a great summer.

  20. Ruth says: Reply

    Dear Chris. It’s inspirational that you choose to find new ways of creativity in such a crisis and not only enrich your life but ours’ too! That said, it is only right you did exactly that because you could have not changed anything about the fire or the evacuation and, God forbid, the loss of your beloved home. And that is what inspires me most! You created something new and beautiful when you could have succumbed to dread and just wait it our passively. This makes these photos even more beautiful and also significant!

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you for your very kind words. My parents taught me to always look for the best side of life. My way of seeking that is with my camera. It’s just what I enjoy doing. Thanks again. Your words inspire ME.

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