Hey!I maintained this blog from 2006-2014, primarily as a place to dump my field sketches (and the occasional painting). It's no longer active, but you can find me at the links above.
The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
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- breeding colony
- Bronte Harbour
- Bruce Peninsula
- Carl Sagan
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- Grass Lake
- Neibauer marsh
- sewage lagoons
Tag Archives: woodpeckers
Bluebirds at Huron Natural Area: Warblers on the Bruce Peninsula: Long-tailed Ducks on Colpoy’s Bay: Thrushes and Northern Flicker: Advertisements
The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest and grandest of the Canadian woodpeckers. Even non-birders are compelled to take notice when they see one, which isn’t often, given their relative shyness and preference for large, mature forests. Patience and persistance is … Continue reading
What? March? Really?! Time I finished up with this. I used Payne’s grey almost exclusively while building up the first three quarters of the painting. As a result, I had to fight with it a bit to warm up the … Continue reading
Winter is here, and I’m in the mood for a wintery watercolour. Woodpeckers seem an obvious choice of subject matter, as despite being year-round residents, they are birds I associate with cold weather and barren branches. On many a winter … Continue reading
A quick painting of that gorgeous Pelee inhabitant. Mixed media.
I’ve been meaning to make this Pelee trip for years. Three days of birds, bins and what is likely the world’s highest known concentration of knee socks and Tilley hats awaited me when I arrived at noon on Tuesday. Twenty … Continue reading