Happy Easter

Beyond the cold earth, thorns and thistles, and other seemingly impossibly insurmountable circumstances . . .

Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

True Enough

sepia creche

Real worth is found in the Babe of Bethlehem, in the Christ of Glory!

I'll make a note of that

"Your website is beautiful, and rich."

"Amazing writings & thoughts . . ."

purple flowers

God of the galaxies, great and beyond,
God of wee seeds and sparrows so small,
Above and below, between and among: --
All praise to You.

Window in St Martin's Chapel, Iona

In an article in the Toronto Star, Irish author Colm Toibin was interviewed about his new novel, “Nora Roberts.” I was struck by a comment by the author about one of the book's final scenes in whic

Toronto Ferry

Martin Luther and the reformers recovered the Bible's teaching concerning the priesthood of every believer.


purple flower delight

There is a delicate nature to flowers and yet they withstand wind and sun, even turning it into growth and beauty.

Soon winter comes and deepening roots in blackened soil of centuries past
Go cold, though growing still and white-snow laden;


RBG water reeds

Water reeds at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario

Farm Lane

sepia: farm lane - Caledon, Ontario

Sepia shot of Caledon, Ontario farm lane

Rural Road

Sepia: Quaker Road, Norwich, Ontario

Quaker Road, Norwich, Ontario

Marina 'Forest'

Oakville marina

A forest of marine (sail) masts; Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Eramosa River Cafe

sepia: Cafe in Rockwood, Ontario

Cafe in Rockwood, Ontario, Canada. Rockwood is in Eramosa Township, Wellington, County, Ontario. It is close to where my Barber and Willoughby ancestors farmed.

Not Baaa'd

sepia: sheep on Irish hillside

Sheep on a hillside in County Wexford, Ireland.

Oakville Marina

Boat prows in marina

Boat prows at Oakville, Ontario marina

Toronto Skyline

Toronto skyline, photo adapted

View of Toronto skyline, from Humber Bay Park, Etobicoke. The photo was adapted with a photo app.

It's About Time

ornamental clock

Ornamental clock, in Missisauga, Ontario garden centre.


         Time, like an ever rolling stream, bears all her sons away . . .

Some Day Soon

Wedding place setting

Getting ready for the Banquet.


Red RBarn

Theres something about this old red barn that draw me back to my roots.

Town near Quebec City

Across the St. Lawrence

This photo was taken from across the St. Lawrence River, from St. Antoine-de-Tilly viewing Neuville, a few miles SW of Quebec City. Stayed in a wonderful B&B there on the south shore.


3-pot fountain

And from God's bounty we all receive . . .


Three pots arranged as a waterfall fountain: restaurant, Nairobi, Kenya

A Window in Rome

Window in Rome

A window in Rome: somehow move evocative than I find in Toronto.

Light and Shadow

etched silhouette

O Lord, lighten our darkness!

I prepared this with an iPad app that creates the silhouette - light and dark as two women pass along a street in Dublin, Ireland.

Not a Creature was Stirring

Christmas Teddy Bears

Teddy bears on the steps, at my sister Beth's home.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like . . .

Red Boat

red boat

red boat amongst the many, Oakvilla marina


Flowers on Bicycle

Created effect on iPad App.

Westport, County Mayo, Ireland - on the way to Croagh Patrick.

Rocking Horse

Rocking horse

A friend's rocking horse bought for his grand kids. I think they may be slightly frightened by same. I would have been.

Model Railroading

sepia: HO diesel

A friends layout with HO Santa FE diesel



Red geraniums on house near entrance to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland


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