• Chilcotin Ark
  • The Story Behind the Image

    I just love living on BC’s central plateau at this time of the year when different birds arrive weekly, filling the skies with song. When I hear the first blackbird, Canada goose, meadowlark, loon, and sandhill crane; I know that life is good. I am still alive, and the planet is still spinning. All else becomes […]

  • Chilcotin Ark
  • The Story Behind the Image

    When I was photographing for my book Spirit in the Grass, my biggest challenge was to capture book quality bird images. The grasslands are vast. I remember hiking for miles and hardly being able to see a big horn sheep! They looked so small. Seeing and then getting close enough to photograph tiny birds was […]

  • Cariboo
  • Mountain bluebirds arrive!

    Mountain bluebirds arrived here on our property on Easter Sunday. What a gift! I quickly went out and cleaned all my bluebird boxes so they would have a clean home to build in. They don’t like old nests (parasites I understand)…can’t say I blame them. Watch them closely while they feed; they watch for insects […]

  • Cariboo
  • Meadowlarks arrive – early!

    ‘A Sense of Wonder’ – my thought for the day Yesterday when I was out for a forest walk with my dog Duggan, two snowshoe hares jumped out from under my feet; scared the hell out of both of us! Today we were walking near the 105 Mile barn when I heard that quintessential sound […]

  • Cariboo
  • American avocet – elegant and beautiful

    “One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.”  –  Minor White An American Avocet nesting in the grasslands west of Williams Lake. Considered endangered in British Columbia, they are uncommon in the Cariboo Chilcotin. Have a great weekend! My Final Major Book! In celebration of the Cariboo […]

  • Cariboo
  • A Water Ouzel in Bridge Creek. May 7, 2014

    I was walking along Bridge Creek in Centennial Park yesterday when I heard the high whistles of a water ouzel or American dipper. Fortunately, I had my telephoto lens slung over my shoulder with settings preset to capture such rare opportunities. Dippers are amazing. They have an extra eyelid to see under water and scales […]

  • Cariboo
  • Great Gray Owl Returns

        Sharing Memories of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast: I have explored this region of BC by foot, canoe, vehicle, skies, raft, snowmobile, horse, and by airplane, and I have photographed every experience. All together they have given me a ‘sense of place’. I feel most fortunate to live and have access to this ‘place’. […]