Amazing how many other animals feed off the Red Naped Sapsucker (woodpecker) taps into our willow bushes: Red Squirrels, hornets, wasps, butterflies, and humming birds have all come in for sweet treats.
Outside the cities Red Squirrels dominate the forests, eating mostly pine and spruce tree seeds, but also plenty of mushrooms (which they dry out on branches for winter food). Hilarious watching Robins chase Red Squirrels around at high speed, since they also eat bird eggs. Three of the new-born rodents were feeding from the Red […]
These are two of three fledglings a pair of Red Naped Sapsuckers (woodpeckers) are feeding from the willow trees just behind our outdoor kitchen at our seasonal camp. The young are so funny learning how to fly. The bird life out in the Alberta foothills is wonderful.
We’re spending most of the summer in our new caravan at our seasonal camp in the Alberta foothills just east of Banff’s Ya Ha Tinda Ranch (where the new Bison heard was acclimatized before being released into the wild after a 125 year absence). While we accumulate home exchange credits (for future travels overseas) we […]
David & Lizzy love to cook and host epicurean parties with wine pairings, audiophile stereo, fine art, and conversation. Their Pancake Inventor’s Notebook was 15 years in the making: bursts of hungry inspiration in between life, travel, and work. Down the Rabbit Hole now – no turning back – 400 copies on their way!
Featured Portfolio of Concert Photographs All About Jazz is currently featuring a portfolio of our concert photographs – all abstract, experimental, impressionistic. Several are multiple frame images shot in time with the beat. “The subject of tonight’s lecture is rhythm. The beat. The driving force that holds our lives together. Without rhythm your heart wouldn’t […]
One Week Road Trip Into Southern Alberta Before heading out to Saskatchewan for five weeks we decided to sweep through the Alberta locations our research had targeted – get them out of the way. We were already familiar with the Drumheller area, and the Atlas #4 Coal Mine National Historic Site, where a Blood Moon […]
Two Week Reconnaissance Road Trip We wanted to test the effluent – see if there was enough abandoned dereliction left around to warrant a longer photography expedition. So the adventure began: we hopped in the Jeep and headed south, mostly Saskatchewan ghost towns, for two weeks. We absolutely found stuff: perishing, disintegrating, crackling: Whizz Bang […]
Dereliction—Colours of Abandonment Our latest photography expeditions are being compiled – just in time for Exposure Festival in February. Dereliction is an eye on things abandoned: ignored, forgotten, forlorn, fading away, dismissed by our modern predilection for everything new. Following the Ghost Town Trail along obsolete railroads: from Tiny to Biggar, Eastend to Westbend, Smuts […]
Image Seekers Urban Concept Gallery Featuring the hand painted tins of guest photographer Brenda Castonguay.Corrosion, an abstract eye on metal, by resident photographer David Leech. Sunday, February 9th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Marda Loop @ 2014 – 23rd Avenue SW Everybody Welcome!