Through the Valley

Imagine the flames, smoke pouring into the sky. Utter destruction. Will things ever be the same again? So much beauty...gone. In 2018, I observed from afar as the Alkali Lake fire burned around Telegraph Creek, BC. I had driven these twisty roads in 2013, and looked forward to returning in 2019. It just seemed so …

Solid Ground

Early in my trip, I hiked to the Rapids of the Drowned near Fort Smith, NWT. At the time I was struck by how calm the Pelicans were in the face of the wild river. I have to admit, I've been having a hard time adjusting to normal life after 3 months on the road. …

Feeling Small

Recently, while I was showing some photos, someone asked if being surrounded by mountains, stars or huge expanses, makes me feel small. To speak of feeling small brings up different ideas in my head. In my mind, it feels negative. Nobody likes to feel small. In social situations, feeling small generally has to do with …

Faint Images

Looking through the viewfinder of my camera, I slowly pan the horizon. Without pressing the trigger, I let the camera down and sigh. Here I am looking out over the vast waters of Lake Superior at one of the better views, and I can't frame it in a photo. I take a few pictures anyway, …