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Lunar Moon

December 13th, 2013

I had a great time taking photos of this moon. Being present at night time, the skies are black except for the lunar moon which is full in breadth and appearance. There is a beige tinge to the revolving rock around the Earth. Did you know that t... 

Hawaiian Sunset

December 12th, 2013

Hawaiian Sunset - This is a photo I took in Waikiki, Hawaii while on a sunset cruise. Hawaii is interesting because the highs and lows in temperature for the day and night are very similar within a few degrees each day most of the year. It wa... 

ET Face in Tree

December 11th, 2013

ET Face in Tree I like to look at things and possibly see things that might be special. This is a photo of a tree with moss on it. The part that is interesting to me is that there seems to be a face, an ET face, protruding from the tree. I see ... 

Wheels, Gears and Cogs

December 10th, 2013

Wheels, Gears and Cogs Here is a rusted out piece of machinery consisting of Wheels, Gears and Cogs. I am not sure exactly what this type of machinery is but the intricacies of the wheels, gears and cogs and how they are working together is amazi... 

Famous Alcatraz Island

December 9th, 2013

Alcatraz Island - I took this photo of this famous island from a ferry boat ride that was going by the sight. The island is known as “The Rock” and was home to a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison and a federal prison. Nati... 

Toppled Wire Fence

December 6th, 2013

Toppled Wire Fence I really don’t have much to say about this photo other than I like the simplicity of it. The strain of use over time has made this wire fence topple over at the post’s base. I always find it interesting how you get not only wh... 

Butterflies, Flowers and a Bee

December 5th, 2013

Butterflies, Flowers And A Bee As it is snowing and a bit cold out, I thought I would cheer some people up with a spring photo of orange and black butterflies, beautiful yellow flowers which I think is the Canola crop and a bee. There were a lot ... 

Baby Merganser

December 4th, 2013

Baby Merganser I had a hard time capturing this photo and some others similar to it because ducks are mobile, constantly moving by swimming, ducking into the water and/or flying. This is a baby merganser just developing its changing colours and f... 

Broken Down

December 3rd, 2013

I took this photo because I like the broken down shed in the back. It may have been a barn but it is not traditional looking as the big, red old barns do. The attention of the photo starts with the fence and then takes you to the old shed. Even th... 

Water Scene

December 2nd, 2013

Water Scene This is a photo of a simple little water scene. The yellow and black fish swim along the pink and purple coral. Sorry, I am not even sure what the names are of all the parts of this water scene. To me, it is just beautiful being nam... 

Blue Flames of Healing

November 28th, 2013

Blue Flames Of Healing This represents the “Blue Flame of Healing” that many spiritual healers use to heal people like the phenom, Canadian-born, Adam, the Dream Healer. To some, this blue flame of healing is known as the blue ray of light which ... 

Golden Gate Bridge 3

November 27th, 2013

I took this photo as a comparison between a huge ocean liner carrier and the minimum height of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is so high up that it seems like you could put to ocean liner ships one on top of the other. You can also see some of the roug... 

Golden Gate Bridge 2

November 26th, 2013

This photo shows most of the expanse of the Golden Gate Bridge. What is interesting to note is that the construction on the bridge started in 1933 and that it was finished ahead of schedule and under budget. This should serve as a signal to today’s... 

Golden Gate Bridge 1

November 25th, 2013

This photo is a different view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. The towers are visible but not the entire bridge. Apparently, there is usually a lot of fog covering the bridge and it remains visible for very few days of the y... 

Rainfall on Ocean

November 22nd, 2013

This is a shot of Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. Over the ocean there are storm clouds in the sky and from the bottom, you can see how the rain has started on the ocean. It was very difficult to get any photos as these beaches are almost always ful... 

Moon Through Palm Trees

November 21st, 2013

This photographic shot was taken in the evening while we enjoyed a Luau on Oahu, Hawaii. The moon is almost hidden by the palm trees even though it is fully in the sky. Who doesn’t like a full moon? There is something spectacular in seeing the who... 

Solo Bald Eagle

November 13th, 2013

Solo Bald Eagle This is one of the best photos I have of a solo Bald Eagle. The background was just perfect. I also like the way the plumage is gently flying in the air. Its beak is perfect for what he needs to do. The eye is piercing. Love t... 

Oak and Birch Trees

November 8th, 2013

Oak And Birch I took this photo a couple of years ago. I like it because I really appreciate trees. I enjoy looking at how they grown amongst each other. The Oak tree is a dark bark whereas the birch tree is white with sections of striped black... 

Golden Eagle Head

November 7th, 2013

Golden Eagle Head I took this photo of the Golden Eagle near Lake Winnipeg. I also saw and took photos of Bald Eagles. Their range of living is 200 km2 (77 sq mi) based on what Wikipedia says. This is quite a big territory but not if you are a ... 

Red Old Barn

November 4th, 2013

“Many years ago, choices for paints, sealers and other building materials did not exist. Farmers had to be resourceful in finding or making a paint that would protect and seal the wood on their barns. Hundreds of years ago, many farmers would seal ... 

Broken Rims

August 14th, 2013

Broken Rims This is a black and white photo of old broken rims. They may even be off of the famous Red River Carts. Red River Carts or charettes in French, were used during the fur trade in the Red River area. One of the first carts was used in... 

Moon Craters

August 12th, 2013

Moon Craters This is a photo of the moon that I took still early in the morning while the sun was up on the other side. The moon is shown here in most of its glory with moon craters and the Seas of Serenity and Tranquility. These seas are also c... 

This is a photo of the famous Catholic Church called Saints Paul and Peter Church in the North Beach area of San Francisco. You get the spires as a quick image as I passed along one of the famous bus tours around the city. I love the trolley lines ... 


July 29th, 2013

Embracing This is a photo of the famous Sea Lions at Pier 39 in San Francisco. I found the sea lions amusing to watch. I always wonder what animals whom we are observing are thinking of us the observers. They frolicked in the water, relaxed in ... 


July 26th, 2013

This drawing is simply to show you after all the abstracts that I do, that I can do a traditional rendering or drawing of an animal. I realize that some of you who have seen my work but do not understand “abstract” art wonder if I can “really” draw.... 

More Art Symbolism Explained - Sprouting Seed 2 This abstract painting is a continuation of the Sprouting Seed and like the first soul emerging; this is the second soul emerging from the first one. If you look at the first picture and the second ... 

Art Symbolism Explained - Sprouting Seed 1 This abstract painting shows a “Sprouting Seed” but what it does, for me, is symbolize the birth or creation of the very first soul which is Adam as in the Bible. He is sprouting as if from a cocoon and ... 

Sausalito Shoreline

July 24th, 2013

I think one of the coolest things about Sausalito, California is that it is only 13 feet above sea level. Can’t do much better than that. The population of this quaint little city with colourful buildings is only about 7000 people and is located at... 

Frozen Wheat

July 24th, 2013

This was during an end of winter/beginning of spring drive. Beside this frozen shafts of wheat were spots of spring starting with green grass popping up. I like the curvature of the wheat as it wisps and twirls with the wind’s direction. I like th... 

Lone Saddle and Boots

July 17th, 2013

I was driving by in the late winter/early spring time when I saw this farm with a lone saddle hanging out on the fence. I thought it was neat of the horse rider to have done this but even more so when I realized he/she had nailed their cowboy/cowgir... 

Profile Face in Tree

June 27th, 2013

I took this photo of the inside of a Californian Redwood tree and I found it remarkable to see the profile of a face. It is a strong side view of a face with a forehead, an eye, nose and chin going down into a neck. Can you see the image in the woo... 

Green Moss

June 26th, 2013

It has been awhile since I have loaded up some photos and I must say that it feels as if a part of my soul has been missing out. Here is an image of green moss found on the famous redwood trees of Muir Woods near San Francisco. These trees are pa... 

Pacific Jellyfish

May 30th, 2013

Pacific Jellyfish This is a photo of Pacific Sea Nettle Jellyfish. They have been roaming the seas for anywhere from 500 to 700 million years. They move elegantly with their gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell bodies and flowing tentacles. They dan... 

Two Saplings

May 10th, 2013

Two Saplings I took this photograph, believe it or not, was taken on December 15, 2011 north of Winnipg and north of Riverton on Lake Winnipeg. Winnipeggers and Manitobans will note the lack of winter. That winter not only did the snow come l... 

This is an image of a pelican flying near a dock on Lake Winnipeg. I like the way he or she delicately takes off from the rocks to fly and seems to be saying “Look Ma, I can fly!” The other pelican is oblivious and looks like he or she is saying, “... 

The Citadelle Cross

May 6th, 2013

The Citadelle Cross According to Wikipedia, “The Citadelle is a military installation and official residence located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. This citadel is part of the fortifications of ... 


May 5th, 2013

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