Feeling Free

Just another visit to our beach here in Nova Scotia.

For his own protection (and my sanity) George has to remain leashed at all times wherever we go. Being (I suspect) half greyhound, he does not recall, but loves to run and chase. I do let go occasionally, but it is risky. I leave the long leash attached so I can catch him, but he has gone way back into the wilderness and gotten tangled, which was then not fun, quite a challenge in fact. Continue reading

A Pilgrimage

One of the more spectacular days we’ve seen up here this year, or ever, for that matter. I ironically titled it ‘A Cloudy Day,’ because, well, the sky was filled with clouds!

The hundreds of puffy white billows (seemingly outsourced by the Great Spirit to Miss Bergman’s 3rd grade class with the simple instructions “paint some clouds”) only adding to the sense of reverence we felt as we visited our new home site and then travelled down to the local marshes. Continue reading

Déjà Vu

Our first real in depth visit back to our favorite places on a bright sunny day.

Revisiting many of the scenes I photographed last year and made videos from, I had an overwhelming sense that I was being redundant taking pictures again of the same old vistas. It actually consciously caused me to not take a lot of photos and look for new things to notice and discover. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Continue reading

Summer Days

Summer in Nova Scotia. Not all the days are hot. Not all the days are rainy or foggy. But all the days are filled with beauty in nature, if you just go out and look for it.

This summer I became determined to follow in the artistic steps of one of my favorite painters, Matisse, and document the changing moods of a certain wetland pond filled with lily pads and cattails and other assorted water plants and occasionally some wildlife as well. Continue reading

The Day The Earth Stood Still

Late for the Sky With Diamonds

I could say something clever and insightful, possibly even poetic, but it’d be lame compared to watching this.

So just watch it. Please. Thanks. You’re Welcome.

Music: Shine On You Crazy Diamond ~ Pink Floyd
Album: Wish You Were Here
Photos: Stan Frantz
Location: Nova Scotia
Planet: Earth (yes, really) Continue reading

August Afternoon

Just in case you haven’t had enough of empty, beautiful days at the beach in Nova Scotia…come enjoy another flawless afternoon at Shangri La in mid-August.

You might be tempted to ask: “Where the heck is everyone?”

I would answer with a shrug, “I don’t know, and I really don’t care, but you’re always welcome to come join George and me.” Continue reading