We had a beautiful morning skiing amoung the frost-rimed trees just outside our front door on the day before New Year's. Skiing between the larches. On the morning of the 30 December, a dense fog greeted us, however, it dissipated the same day. The next day was fog-free, but the frost was intense, covering every... Continue Reading →
Tiger beetles can be a real pain in the knees (and elbows) to photograph. They are predators, a hunter on scrublands, beaches and other sandy open spaces. Photographically they are a challenge because they are relatively small (averaging about 15mm), often well camouflaged, fast as blazes and highly attuned to movement.
My only direct connection to the wars that are remembered this day in Canada are through my parents, who were in their teens in the Netherlands during WW2. Both seldom mentioned their experiences during the war while alive. However, I later learned through my father's autobiography that the times were challenging for his family. The... Continue Reading →