Reflections

Walking along the edge of the sea, I became fascinated with the way the sun and clouds’ reflections changed and morphed as I moved and as the small waves moved in and out altering the qualities of the reflective surface of the wet sand.

So I did what I do, took pictures and videos. George did what he does, ran and played and explored and had fun. We managed to synergize both our actions and creative impulses somehow. I think to both our benefit. Continue reading

Unleashed

Sunset at the beach with George…revisited.

Such a glorious day, I succumbed to my guilt at always keeping him on leash, and I decided to let George free to run and roam to his heart’s content and just hoped I’d somehow get him back when it was time to head home.

No such luck. He wasn’t about to get in the truck after his taste of freedom. At least during my 2 mile walk up and down the beach below our new home, the sky, sea and sand had plenty of amazing sights to witness and try to record with my phone cam. 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