Welcome! I hope you enjoy my images. Macro floral photography is my main area of interest but I also love a good landscape.

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Echeveria: native to semi-desert areas of the Americas named after the 18th century botanical artist Atanasio Echeverria y Godoy.

Brightly coloured flowers on short stalks (cymes) arise from compact rosettes of succulent leaves. These species are polycarpic, meaning they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes. Often numerous offsets are produced, and are commonly known as ‘Hens and Chicks’.

The Healing Cycle Ride 2013

Healing Cycle 2013Sunday was my eighth year as a volunteer photographer for The Healing Cycle. All those years ago I was just a mom with a nifty new camera, taking pictures at a small private school where both my children and  Heather Campbell’s children attended. I was so naive! I actually thought I would do it this once and that would be the end. Little did I know.

The experience was wonderful! The level of energy was, and continues to be, something that is unique. How can a topic like ‘end of life care’ be so uplifting? It seems illogical, we are talking about people dying of some awful disease, but it continues to be!

All of us will be faced with end of life care for either ourselves or someone very close. The ride may be complete for this year, but donations are always welcomed, and we will meet again next year at the same time, and the fates be willing…I will be there to do my best to document your ride.

More information can be found at http://www.thehealingcycle.ca

Is customer loyalty a thing of the past?

In only a few short days,  Adobe has officially launched the Creative Cloud, has showing signs of compromising regarding both the cost and program retention, and seen the first cracked version of the ‘uncrackable’ hit the streets.  I most definitely do not condone piracy, but I also didn’t think the new cloud model would see it end. As for the new compromise, Adobe appears to be rewarding new customers at the expense of their current customers!

The article states with a three year commitment to  CC  you would be provided a permanent license to CS6. This is only a benefit if you are either a new customer, or a current owner of  a CS version prior to version 6. Those of us who have maintained regular upgrades….get nothing if we were to leave the cloud after 3 years. What has happened to the concept of customer loyalty?

Adobe abandoning Perpetual License Suites

May 6, the rug was pulled out from under the feet of the creative professional community. Adobe announced that its perpetual license boxed Creative Suite sets would cease with the one year old CS6. With regular update cycles being every 12 – 18 months, it was expected that CS7 would be announced. Unfortunately, it was […]


The name Ranunculus is Late Latin for ” little frog”, possibly referring to the many species found near water. It is also known as ‘butter cut or “Coyote’s eyes”, based on a legend where the Coyote was tossing his eyes in the air and catching them when they were snatched by Eagle. Unable to see, Coyote made eyes from the buttercup.
– Wikipedia


The genus name Begonia, coined by Charles Plumier, a French patron of botany, honors Michel Bégon, a former governor of the French colony of Haiti.
– Wikipedia

Gerbera Pair

Gergera flowers, a part of the daisy family, share the meanings attributed with include innocence and purity. They are a classic symbol of beauty, however the gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness, which stems from the assortment of colours available.
– www.theflowerexpert.com

Magnolia Blossom

The magnolia flower is associated with beauty and perseverance. It is also associated with nobility and dignity. Sweetness and love for nature are some other attributes attached to magnolia flower.
– The Symbolism of Magnolia Flowers.

Fall in Northern Ontario

On the return trip to Algonquin to experience the fall colours and with no need to rush, we decided took the back roads rather than the highway in an effort to squeak out the last possible bit of scenery before hitting the city. This lovely spot is located in the centre of Gravenhurst. The combination of rock and evergreens is a very iconic look for Northern Ontario.


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Gerbera Black and White

The Gerbera is named in honour of the German botanist and naturalist Traugott Gerger. It has approximately 30 species and is commonly known as the African Daisy. Although it appears to be one flower with a two-lipped ray of florets it is actually composed of hundreds of individual flowers.
– Wikipedia

Sherman Falls Ontario

Sherman Falls is located on the Bruce Trail near the town of Ancaster, Ontario. The Bruce Trail is a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment and extends for 900 kilometers from St. Catherines to Tobermory.


During the Ottomon Empire, the tulip became very popular in Ottoman territories and was seen as a symbol of abundance and indulgence.

Garden Tulips

garden tulips

Steveston Harbour

While visiting Vancouver, I took a day trip to Steveston to do some sightseeing. Being an avid viewer of the television show “Once Upon a Time”, which is filmed there, it was interesting to walk around the streets that doubled as a film set. It was typical B.C. weather, cold, rainy and very dull but that seemed to compliment the stark quiet of all the fishing boats at rest in the harbour.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This image was taken on a return trip by helicopter to the west rim of the Grand Canyon about one hour before sunset. The physical restraints within the cabin were such that there was a very small window of opportunity to get the shot before flying out of range. This was the best of two shots taken.

Watkins Glen State Park

Watkins Glen State Park, one of the Finger Lakes State Parks in New York, descends 400 feet and generates 19 waterfalls along its two mile course. It is very beautiful.

Fall Colours Ontario

One of the beautiful sights while walking along the Bruce Trail near Ancaster Ontario.


Anemone Coronaria
The name means crown anemone is derived from the Greek mythological word Anemoi, the wind gods. Zephyrus was the west wind and bringer of ling spring and early summer breezes. In ancient Greece wreaths of anemones were used to decorate the altar of the Goddess Venus. Hence the species name coronaria.
In Europe during the Middle Ages a wreath of anemone flowers put on a sick person’s neck was believed to help him cure.
– Wild Flowers of Israel

Spider Mum

The name “chrysanthemum” is derived from the Greek words, chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower).

– about.com/landscaping

Rainbow Dahlia

rainbow dahlia

Kangaroo Paws

Kangaroo Paw is the common name for a number of species, of the family Haemodoraceae, endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. They perennial plants are noted for their unique bird attracting flowers with a paw-like appearance.
– Wikipedia

Dahlia – A Study in Crimson

Deep crimson petals with bright yellow centre.


Fallen - Red Tiger LilyKim has been a photo enthusiast since youth. In recent years a passion for capturing images had driven her to explore and further educate herself in the digital world. Equipped with her first digital camera, a return to the summer retreat offered grand landscape sunsets, untouched beach and woodlands, and the luxury of vacation relaxation as the perfect springboard to her future in photography.

Although not artistically trained, a keen eye for composition and colour were well suited to her fascination with flower portraits and landscapes. She became captivated with the natural surroundings and the way light played off every-day objects in its path. Several years later; Kim now focuses predominantly on the life cycle of flowers in her garden and unique blooms she encounters at her local florist.

Kim’s images have received awards in regional competitions and are a part of several private collections. She maintains an active membership with the Oakville Camera Club and belongs to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

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