500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #317 – First Bud

First Bud Imaginings from what is perceived: The first signs of Spring are always so exciting. We wait for the snow to go and the sun to come back, then we watch closely as the trees bud in their individual fashion. Each bud a celebration of life and hope! This little bud belongs to my … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #317 – First Bud

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #316 – Ice 2

Ice 2 Imaginings from what is perceived: With time and patience we can take hundreds of pictures of what, to others may seem like the same object, but we find in reviewing the many pictures afterward, that time does have an impact on the results... This shot was taken only minutes before the ice collapsed … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #316 – Ice 2

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #315 – Vignettes – Snow Thistles

Vignettes - Snow Thistle Imaginings from what is perceived:Another odd plant growing in the snow. Not quite brown, but not green either. I doubt this odd plant is a thistle, nor its even more spindly and creamy cousin the milkweed. I may be the ubiquitous long-stemmed, white flowers that pop up through the field mid-summer … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #315 – Vignettes – Snow Thistles

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #314 – Vignettes – Apples or grapes

Vignettes - Apples or grapes Imaginings from what is perceived: Please indulge my odd obsession with crabapples. I just had to take a macro on these to see what, if anything, was living on their skins. At minus 20 degrees Celsius, I can tell you there was nothing the naked eye could see. However, under … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #314 – Vignettes – Apples or grapes

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #313 – Vignettes – Apple Cider

Vignettes - Apple Cider Imaginings from what is perceived: Taken on the same day as Vignettes - Snow Fruit, but on a different tree. These fruits were still plump and looked like the juices inside were ready to burst the skin. These would be good for jellies and ciders. There were frozen solid, so I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #313 – Vignettes – Apple Cider

When You’re Doing Something Good, People Want To Help!

For the past month, I have had the immense privilege of helping some amazing kids while growing the programs at Club Zone De Lachine. This has been one of the most rewarding challenges I've ever embarked on and I'm really enjoying it. I have to say, it's the kids that got to me. They are … Continue reading When You’re Doing Something Good, People Want To Help!

THE ZONE ed. #1 – Feb 15, 2018

Welcome to the first Club Zone de Lachine Newsletter. My intention is to publish one of these every week, giving you news, volunteering opportunities, fundraising campaigns, calls to action, events, success stories, and much, much more. So, please help me with our Mission to help our kids. See You In The Zone

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #312 – Vignettes – Snow Fruit

Vignettes - Snow Fruit Imaginings from what is perceived: From the road these glowed like ripe cherries; up close these wild apples are vibrant with color. Ever wonder how Ice Cider is made? Just not with these. These wild crabapples are usually bitter-tart and leave your tongue feeling dry. I didn’t taste them on the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #312 – Vignettes – Snow Fruit

The Madrid Pub Storytellers Club – Flies

Flies Flies crawl over my table and rain-soaked jacket Dismal, dirty bugs Dropping shit and disease on everything They crawl closer to me Proboscis probing As if they want proof, I'm writing about them only I imagine them as great, opportunistic hunters, And I, the only prey of opportunity All this far more romantic a notion than that … Continue reading The Madrid Pub Storytellers Club – Flies

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #311 – Vignettes – More Than Frost

Vignettes - More Than Frost Imaginings from what is perceived: The winter filed is filled with unexpected colors. Image these occurred without sunlight and right after a new snow. I love this macro and would possibly have missed the shot if I hadn’t zoomed in on the snow. We can see the last remnants of … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #311 – Vignettes – More Than Frost