I have invested in a new travel companion: the small and light-weight FUJI X-T1... After working with a digital DSLR (Canon 5D) and before that with my trusted analog OM10 Olympus with film for close to 3 decennia, it is like having to learn to take photographs all over again. Follow my progress on my new blog (see main web navigation menu "Me and my Fuji" or click here). Feel free to ask questions or share comments...

Summer has arrived,  colour has returned!

Finally: summer is here with high temperatures and already a good deal of humidity. But I don't mind at all! Especially because I was starting to feel starved for colour. Canada was monochrome for multiple months and it isn't until you start seeing the greens come back you realise how colour changes the scenery!

We have put off mowing our lawn to give the dandelion fluffs optimum chances to dance around and have a party. Their yellow flowerheads make us happy - a lot of people do not like having them in their gardens, but the area where we live was only quite recently converted into suburbia. So a lot of the soil still has dandelion seedlings and their root system runs pretty deep. We don't worry about it! Wishing you all a good summer!

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