• Nature

    Animal Tracks

    Coyote Tracks

    As early as I can remember I’ve taken notice to tracks left behind by the forest animals. Most noticeable when left in fresh snow and alongside the forest trail in the mud. Dad was the best at figuring them out and we had a book on all the tracks from animals in Manitoba. We started out tracking rabbits, squirrels, mice and deer in the snow. Rabbits were easy to tell since sometimes they’d sit down and their little tails would make an imprint in the snow too. Once we followed the tracks of what looked like two animals running through the bush and when we reached the end of the…

  • Nature

    Delicate Lady Slippers

    Manitoba Showy Lady Slippers

    Of all the wild flowers in our forest the Lady Slipper is by far the most beautiful, rare and just plain magical. I would not know about these flowers if it weren’t for my Mom and the incredible Lady Slipper she had photographed in our forest when I was little. She loved the photo so much that she had it framed and it still hangs on the wall at home. Remember this was well before the digital camera and Photoshop! Her understanding of light and shooting clean was amazing! The first sign of the Lady Slipper was usually early summer and on our walk through the forest we’d check the…

  • Books & Poetry

    The Forest Fairy Poetry Book

    The Forest Fairy

    One day I started writing down short little poems into my notebook after being inspired by some beautiful faery photos on the internet. The words just started to flow onto the page and most of them rhymed without needing to think too hard for the right words. It just happened. Soon I had a bit of a collection of poems that mostly were inspired by photos I’d seen.