The Garden of Proof

Springtime makes it difficult to feel negative about earth and humanity, at least for me.

We live in a world where flowers grow on trees and in the cracks of cement sidewalks and somehow I am supposed to believe that our world is somehow flawed? It’s hard to focus on “evil” when all you can see is the triumph of beauty over decay. It is true that humankind is determined to destroy all of this beauty, for gain and wealth and progress, and it’s good to remember that although nature and the earth can flourish without humans, we cannot progress without it.

God, as our creator envisioned a beautiful world for us, and made humans in his own image. It’s silly to believe that He didn’t design us (and our world) for good things. Even though we, in our own strength, our flawed and imperfect, that doesn’t mean we were designed to be evil or mean. We were created to be beautiful and to love and that’s what I see when I spend time in the garden. Dirt, dusty walkways, and fresh blooms growing towards the sunlight.

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Bonfire Weather

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People always say “don’t take photos in the heat of the day. The light is too harsh”. Usually it is, but sometimes you just have to do it. Sometimes the day is so beautiful and the weather just perfect, and you want to preserve the washed out tones and the bright glare because it feels good and the moment is good. You can’t always follow the rules with Art and life. Sometimes you have to follow the direction of your heart.

Cranberry Lake Part 2

While I was on vacation to Cranberry Lake, we took the opportunity to explore the surrounding area (obviously). The last post was just photos at the actual lake where we stayed, because it was that beautiful that I could do a whole post on it, but here’s the rest of the photos from my vacation. This is a wider view of the Halliburton Highlands.

Cranberry Lake Part 1

I’ve been a photographer now for a lot of years, but this vacation to Cranberry Lake was by far my favourite time to photograph. Everything was just so beautiful! The lake changed colour throughout the day, so I have quite a lot of photographs of the same view. I tried to not share them all.