And now for the WEDDING!

Unlike the dismal downpour from gunmetal grey skies during the August 13th wedding ceremony in Prince Edward County, Canada, there was no “weather” on Australia’s Gold Coast. That is to say, in aviation lingo, the “weather” was “clear and a million” meaning few clouds and a million miles visibility under a sunlight cerulean blue sky.    A perfect day…

RMG Exposed 2016

  Yesterday I was thrilled to learn that for the FOURTH consecutive year one of my images, Limonada at Restaurante 500 (Trinidad de Cuba, Cuba 2016), will be exhibited at RMG Exposed, Oshawa’s Robert McLaughlin Gallery Show & Sale. The Gallery received an overwhelming response this year, making the Jury’s job very difficult.  Of the 488 submissions, the Jury selected 40…

The Sky’s the Limit!

On June 25th, 2016 I attended the CFB Trenton Airshow on the very day that my dear friend and former student, Joyce Spring was celebrating her birthday.  This serendipity prompted me to post a blog about her second book, The Sky’s the Limit (2006).    Joyce’s first book, Daring Lady Flyers (1994), highlighting the stories of daring…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 16 – 23: Wine tasting in Chile’s Colchagua Valley and …the end of our travels. Our last week in Chile was the only portion of our adventure that we hadn’t pre-arranged from the comfort of our Canadian home.  Unable to decide upon a specific wine region we decided to…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 16: IN PATAGONIA… Days 13 -16 – Torres del Paine National Park We felt ready to trek the trails.  That is, until we arrived.   We’d researched online and in guide books.  Trail conditions were not described in detail but the elevation…

Parrot Art Gallery presents…VERDANT

What are these dancers looking at?   Come see for yourself at the John M. Parrott Gallery’s 11th Juried exhibition  VERDANT showcasing regional artists’ talents in a variety of media. Opening Reception  Thursday, May 5th from 6-7:30 p.m. Show continues Thursday May 5th – Thursday June 2nd, 2016. Parrott Gallery located in the Belleville Public Library, 254…

Canadian Women in the Sky

Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight. Anecdotes, histories, and first person interviews compiled by Elizabeth Gillan Muir Ph.D. chronicle Canadian aviation landmarks by women.  Gillan Muir begins with the first flights by females as aircraft passengers and their progress from stewardesses to bush pilots to airline pilots to astronauts. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing our story with…

SPARK 2016 Atacama Vista

This image –  Atacama Vista – an image of Jeff’s shadow overlooking the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) in Chile  was one of 30 photographs selected by jurors included in the SPARK Photography Festival, 178A Charlotte Street, Art School of Peterborough. Exhibit runs March 26 – April 01.  www.sparkphotofestival.com    

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 16: IN PATAGONIA… Days 9 -12 Cruising with MV Via Australis Though we were both excited about experiencing the tip of the iceberg on the tip of the continent, Jeff was also a little excited about a small boat cruise and…

Fire and Ice. Sand and Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 14: IN PATAGONIA Day 8: Punta Arenas Just as in Santiago, we arranged for no one to meet us at the Punta Arenas Airport. Sometimes it’s much easier just to hail a cab – as we soon would discover. I’d enjoyed…