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another moth

Why is my studio a graveyard for moths? Are they offerings for this artist to commemorate in scans, such as I've done before?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/09/2013 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

tibouchina redux

It has been a long while since I have been doing any macro photography. As I was caring for my tibouchina plant on the deck, I felt inspired to fetch the camera to capture the unusual details of the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/08/2013 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

by the sea

This past Saturday afternoon we had an enjoyable visit at the lovely new home of friends in West Vancouver. Afterwards the two of us made a spur of the moment decision of have dinner on the sidewalk patio of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/08/2013 | 9 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature

 

slow road interlude

As I mentioned in the previous post, after a long day of driving we spent a very pleasant evening relaxing on the dock of the B&B place. Most enjoyable for me was to have the time to look very... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/07/2013 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks, Textures

 

slow road, pt 5

After a day (only a day since we left daughter's place) of driving by astonishingly beautiful sights, we needed to stop for a night's rest. We had booked in advance to stay at the Cottage B&B on Lillooet Lake.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/07/2013 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Travel

 

slow road, pt 4

We continue driving southwards along the winding Highway 99 which edges steep mountains overlooking the rushing Fraser River. Here we have come to a view over the town of Lillooet, one of the hottest spots in BC. Interesting history,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/07/2013 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, History, Nature, Travel

 

slow road, pt 3

We left the dry grasslands of the south Cariboo region by taking the highway heading southwest through mountains and green forests, eventually to Whistler by the back route. It felt more like home already. It had been more than... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/07/2013 | 10 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Rocks, Travel

 

variegations

More intriguing investigations that occur while out gardening...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/06/2013 | 10 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

pink

It's the season for the flowering plants and various cuttings which have wintered over indoors to move outdoors for the summer. As I care for them I note again that a majority are pink. Is pink really the the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/06/2013 | 17 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

translucent

the first fallen flower from several on the phalaenopsis gifted to me by my sweet three months ago... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/05/2013 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

chafer beetle

After scanning a moth and a fly, along with a comment about scarabs, I remembered another insect, a chafer beetle perfectly preserved in resin, a paperweight I think. it was given to me as a gift many years ago.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/03/2013 | 13 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

housefly

about to sweep the floor saw the dead dark fly what would a scan show? iridescent colours, dust and fibres invisible to the naked eye... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/03/2013 | 15 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

a moth and Nordic art



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Marja-Leena | 11/03/2013 | 16 comments
themes: Nature, Other artists, Photography, Photoworks

 

a fungi find

In the corner of our backyard is an area that I call our woodland garden with its tree-sized rhododendrons, camellia and other shrubs. It's a delight for children to hide and run under. A few days ago as we... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/03/2013 | 15 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

nests

Now and then I try to do some housekeeping of my too numerous files on this computer as well as the archives of this blog. In my recent rounds, I came across some more photos of one of the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/01/2013 | 5 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

fog and sun

8:12 a.m., November 15th, 2012 In a very wet month, a rare moment of brilliant light mirrored in water softened by fog (Compare to November 19th, 2008)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/11/2012 | 9 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

rosemary

dew of the sea woody herb in my garden evergreen hemlock-like needles greens for fall and winter bouquets overly strong fragrant oils on my fingers name of a childhood friend Added Nov.15th: The phrase 'rosemary for remembrance' has been... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/11/2012 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

fallen phal

This particular phaleonopsis or moth orchid in my collection has been blooming for several months. Today two flowers fell off and I felt the urge to scan them. I love seeing closely the fine textures and patterns - imagine... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/11/2012 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

leaves underfoot

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/09/2012 | 2 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

sunflower

Last weekend I received a magnificent bouquet of sunflowers from a visiting sister-in-law. Sadly they wilted some days later so I cut the heads off to spread on a plate, and scanned the freshest looking one for posterity. Sunflowers... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/09/2012 | 4 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

signs of autumn

- when a grandchild brings you a couple of leaves in the colours of fall - when going back to the print studio feels like going back to school - when dear artist friends gather together again after a... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/09/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

nuts

Hazelnuts or filberts drying in the sun granddaughters picked this first crop ever to be harvested from our tree only because we cut it down before the squirrels got them all a tree that was planted by squirrels in... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/09/2012 | 16 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

angel wings

These fallen flowers are from a favourite houseplant of mine called angel wing begonia, named for its distinctive wing shaped leaves. I think these fading petals look like angel wings too.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/08/2012 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

afternoon shadows

late afternoon shadow play by plants not hands behind curtains still hot, mid to high 20s blessedly cooler nights hinting autumn... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/08/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

colour

Up close to a few of the flowers in the garden, indoors and out... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/07/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

clouds

Yesterday evening after a very hot day, and after a simple supper on the deck, we sat back in our chairs to enjoy the cooling air. I glanced up and looked at the wispy clouds in the sky. Really... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/07/2012 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

fossil hunting 4



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Marja-Leena | 12/07/2012 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

fossil hunting 3

Pareiasaurs: reptile, herbivore, possibly an early relation to turtles Alligator: Alberta, Canada A few more photos from that most memorable long ago visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. If you missed them, please see Part 1 and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/07/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

fossil hunting 2

More photos from that long ago visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. Unlike most of the photos I'd taken there, two here captured some information - the third photo shows a nothosaur, and the last one a... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/07/2012 | 4 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

fossil hunting

I came across an envelope of photographs, yes, the print kind, taken in the amazing Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta in 1999. I had written about this exciting trip a few years ago, along with some photos - please... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/06/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

passion

... as in passionflower or passiflora! Such a sweet scent too. From a little play break with the scanner in the midst of a busy day in home and garden. You may like to revisit the macro photos taken... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/06/2012 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

roots

We are renovating a section of our garden next to the new wall/fence put up by the builders of the new home next door. With much sweat and brawn, husband dug up several stumps of trees that were cut... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/06/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

last tulips

While deadheading the last of the tulips in the garden today, the dry crinkly petals and the still rich colour of these inspired some play with the scanner.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/05/2012 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

May flowers

a part of a larger flower cluster of choisya, Mexican orange, with a heavenly scent a pretty wild creeper with tiny flowers and leaves that grows up rock walls and in the lawn, name unknown but much loved the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/05/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

red pepper

a double bell pepper! a pregnant pepper?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/04/2012 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Neat stuff, Photoworks

 

spring projects

- potting up tomato seedlings and rooted cuttings of flowers (and taking photos above), getting down close and personal with weeds in the garden - moving everything out of our bedroom including ourselves, removing 27 year old carpet, painting... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/04/2012 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

Easter 2012

A very cold wet spring this year on Canada's west/wet coast, with everything late in the garden. Despite the gloomy weather gods, longer days have brought forth bursts of green buds and colourful flowers. I'm so grateful for the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/04/2012 | 13 comments
themes: Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

hand with daisies

A few days ago we slipped out for a walk between showers (such mixed cold weather this spring). Spotted drifts of tiny English daisies in the grass, in the park, white and yellow with tinged pink edges and darker... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/03/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

lenten rose

a break in the unspring-like monsoon-like Novemberish rain an opportunity to take some macro photos of the hellebore still not bright enough to capture sharper images so this 2009 scan remains my favourite which shall make a birthday card... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/03/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

hand with peace lily

The last of the group of the hand-with-objects images originally created for qarrtsiluni's worship issue. The others in the series: the artist's hand with ammonite the artist's hand with kelp the artist's hand with stones the artist's hand with... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/03/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

hand with ammonite

the artist's hand with ammonite Another of the hand-with-objects images originally created for qarrtsiluni'sworship issue. The others in the series: the artist's hand with kelp the artist's hand with stones the artist's hand with physalis artist's hand with pen,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/02/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

hand with kelp

the artist's hand with kelp Another from the small series of scans of my hand with various objects which were originally created for qarrtsiluni's worship issue. Here are the others I've posted should you have missed them, with more... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/02/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

hand with stones

the artist's hand with stones Last fall I created a series of scans of my hand with various objects for qarrtsiluni's worship issue. To my great pleasure, all five images were published but when I wrote about it here,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/02/2012 | 9 comments
themes: Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

spring harbingers

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Marja-Leena | 06/02/2012 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

blue snow

the snow is still crisp and crunchy such amazing blues in the afternoon sun... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/01/2012 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

ice on glass

about 4:45 pm. January 14th as the melting snow rivulets begin to freeze above and below, about 9:45 am. January 15th before the melt Though the ice melted, the snow remained crunchy underfoot as it remains cold and clear... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/01/2012 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

a turban

A turban squash, that is. Today's much-missed glorious sunshine tempted me and my cameras into action to capture this gorgeous vegetable which has been gracing our kitchen counter over the holidays and will soon be eaten. Compare these to... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/01/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

oh ginger

So humble looking, this fresh gingerroot, yet so tasty in so many ways as a delicacy, as medicine, and as a spice. Ginger is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale. The etymological origin is from Tamil: inji ver.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/12/2011 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

hand in worship


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Marja-Leena | 04/11/2011 | 15 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Human, Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

green globe

from the kitchen... a world in a vegetable...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/10/2011 | 23 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

autumnal leaves


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Marja-Leena | 17/10/2011 | 20 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

autumnal


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Marja-Leena | 15/10/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

pine cone

Spotted as I walked from the print studio the other day, and like the little tomboy I used to be, picked it up to take home.... isn't it a beaut?... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/09/2011 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

another floral scan

no time for many words so just an image for now... a busy week, back at the printmaking studio but taking a mid-week break for a visit from dear friends...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/09/2011 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

peace lily

this dried peace lily blossom made a nice subject for another scan study, so delicate yet so strong... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/09/2011 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

mellow days

warm, golden long shadows, nearing equinox cool nights, bright stars September... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/09/2011 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

tender 2


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Marja-Leena | 23/08/2011 | 18 comments
themes: Current Events, Nature, Photoworks

 

tender

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Marja-Leena | 18/08/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

black & white

The visual theme on these pages lately seems to be mostly black and white, and some sepia. Is it a reaction against the late summer heat (which I'm not fond of) and the garden's vivid colours (which I do... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/08/2011 | 16 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

a wave

...still here but distracted by domestic things like refrigerators.... In the meantime, I highly recommend reading this and this over at the Cassandra Pages.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/08/2011 | 3 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

summer colour

a walk in the garden, looking through the glass of a macro lens... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/07/2011 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

Easter yellow

On our walk the other day past the boggy area of our favourite forest park, we found an exceptional group of Swamp Lanterns aka Western Skunk Cabbage. I think the latter name is an insult to the beauty of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/04/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

leaf traces

Magnolia buds are bursting forth on the trees while traces of last fall's leaves lie like skeletons perchance to become future fossils... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/04/2011 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 7

These images of fossils are just a sampling from the vast and rich Fossil Collection at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. I have a peculiar fondness for these so I think they make a nice finishing touch to this photo... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/04/2011 | 10 comments
themes: Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 6

Next in our walk through the Beaty came the sections with small animals and birds in their skins with fur or feathers that are laid down in rows upon rows on shelves inside glass-doored display cabinets. I found these... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/04/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 5

More from Vancouver's Beaty Biodiversity Museum. This particular section of big cases of gorgeous animals such as the crocodile, the African buffalo in the middle, and, sorry I can't read the label, another handsome African big curly-horned creature, made... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/04/2011 | 4 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 4


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Marja-Leena | 01/04/2011 | 5 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 3

Moving along in the Beaty to look at the specimens in the glazed display cases, still in the Atrium and below the Blue Whale, I was immediately enthralled by the gorgeous skulls of many creatures. I'm sorry I don't... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/03/2011 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 2

Here are some closer detail shots of the massive Blue Whale at the Beaty that I could not resist sharing. Looking at the image of the bones in a human hand, isn't it astonishing how similar they are to... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/03/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, Human, Nature, Photoworks

 

Beaty Biodiversity Museum - 1

One day last week, we made our first visit to Vancouver's new Beaty Biodiversity Museum, located on the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC). A teaching and research facility, the museum is now able to showcase UBC's... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/03/2011 | 11 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Environment, History, Nature, Photoworks

 

lichen

More lichen studies at the scanner (see previous post and comments). A few days ago, I received my copies of MERCY ISLAND by Ren Powell and I've been dipping into the poems at random, allowing a slow digestion of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/03/2011 | 16 comments
themes: Books, Nature, Photoworks

 

spring, lichen, moss

Last Saturday night turned clear so were fortunate to be able to watch the supermoon's rise but were not so impressed with it, for we've seen better, August moons for example, though it looked pretty reflected on the sea.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/03/2011 | 11 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

more tree fungi

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Marja-Leena | 21/03/2011 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

tree fungi

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Marja-Leena | 19/03/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

forest sentinel

One rare and brilliant sunny day, ten days ago, we came upon this proud ancient sentinel of the forest... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/03/2011 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

sunbeam and shadow

a long low late afternoon sunbeam shines a spotlight on some dried flowers and casts an intricate shadow on the wall a surprise in an ordinary day... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/02/2011 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

rain forest

After a week of sunny frosty weather, followed by a much too short-lived overnight snow, it's been rain, rain and more rain with gloomy dark days calling for lights indoors. I keep my 'daylight' lamp on next to me... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/01/2011 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks, Rocks

 

leaves in ice #2


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Marja-Leena | 10/01/2011 | 15 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

white and tan

More from Christmas Day - surprisingly lovely and gentle colours and textures... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/01/2011 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

Christmas Day walk

I've been absorbed with some intense work on a project this week which I completed yesterday. As I now catch up posting holiday photos, I also look back to those relaxing days of our recent Christmas trip and the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/01/2011 | 12 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

leaves in ice


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Marja-Leena | 03/01/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

first sunset

The first sunset of 2011, captured at 4:48 pm. from our back deck. Is this an auspicious sign or what?! Frosty cold clear weather continues.... By the way, since I did not have a chance to mention it earlier,... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 01/01/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

New Year's Eve morn

Oh, what a glorious morning on this last day of 2010! Sunny bright days and crisp frosty nights that are a close second best to having a white Christmas. Frost flowers on the glass instead of roses in the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/12/2010 | 15 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

red & green

With these, my favourite colours, even year round, I wish you the many pleasures of the holiday preparations. May it be a stress-free time.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/12/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

red mandala

the amazing beauty of colour and design in a simple root vegetable (thanks, Erika, for saving this for me to scan!)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/12/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

frosty


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Marja-Leena | 06/12/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric, Music, Nature, Photoworks

 

amber

This glorious amber sunrise met me as I walked into the kitchen about 8:00 am this morning, after a clear frosty night! The sunshine stayed with us all day so we were able to put up the outdoor holiday... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/12/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

droplets

Busy days now. After completing the printing of two editions last week, yesterday I did some more work on the third piece which I plan to edition on Monday. Today I put together a stack of prints for the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/11/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

snow white

A week of unusually cold weather has ended with warmer temperatures and snow falling last night and most of today. Roads and walks were treacherous with heavy wet snow but it is so beautiful. Sadly the rain is following... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/11/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

more purple

another purple surprise, this time a variety of a popular culinary delicacy, sometimes called stinking rose, occasionally combined with this purple or white vegetable... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/11/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

purple

as we prepare dinner this evening, we are struck by the beauty of this humble vegetable which originated in Peru... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/11/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

tibouchina

The tibouchina (urvilleana, I think) has been blooming again since returning to the solarium. The velvet purple petals fall and leave behind such photogenic pistils and stamens held in furry paws.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/11/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

fallen leaf


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Marja-Leena | 03/11/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

morning mist

A productive six hours in the studio. Now back home with a nephew who's just arrived on a short annual vacation from his teaching job in Korea. Tomorrow he goes on to Vancouver Island to see his parents, sister... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/11/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

fading

...too busy, too tired yet drawn to pause and enjoy the low autumn sun on the fading sedums... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/10/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

green & white

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Marja-Leena | 25/09/2010 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

autumn red

The giant-leaved maples have been dropping their crisp golden brown leaves for a while thanks to our very dry summer. But the sight of the first red tinges on our native vine maples of southwest BC excite me the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/09/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

a volunteer

This datura emerged in my pot of sweet bell peppers, not quite as large as the one that grew in another pot three years ago. As it did back then, it still makes me think of some prehistoric giant... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/08/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Books, Nature, Photoworks

 

contrasts

cool and drizzly after hot and dry days and nights soft leaf on hard angular body and sharp spines dark against light, a hint of coming change of seasons... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/08/2010 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

still

still here, too hot to think enduring another heat wave by keeping still seeking cool corners in these dog days... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 17/08/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

fallen star


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Marja-Leena | 31/07/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

stargazer

The stargazer lily is in bloom with a heavenly scent. Another heat wave this week and not even a drop of rain... Gazing at the full moon and the stars last night...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/07/2010 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

freshly fallen

for Hattie Another scan, another flower, this captured moments after falling, still young, soft, alive and beautiful. It may have been too warm for this moderate-temperature loving orchid.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/07/2010 | 1 comment
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

scatterings

...more scan play with dried flowers, this one a dipladenia This morning's wake up call was the sound of slamming doors echoing through the house. A pleasant coolness felt almost chilly after the week's heat wave. All morning the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/07/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

papery


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Marja-Leena | 10/07/2010 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

webs

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Marja-Leena | 06/07/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

garden delights

I'm continuing to enjoy a relaxing extra long weekend at home, especially observing the ever evolving cycles of blossoming and going-to-seed in the garden, messy in places still but with many rewarding delights for the senses. Another delight is... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/07/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

June's end

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Marja-Leena | 30/06/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

prunings

Stirring my love of both art and history is this wonderful essay by Gary Geddes called The mirror of history shows us who we are - Ancient works of art that reflect life, hardship and the 'yin-yang dance of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/06/2010 | 13 comments
themes: History, Nature, Photoworks

 

patterns in sand 2

Here are some more sand patterns, taken in quite different light conditions compared to the previous set. All except the last two here were created by tidal action. The second to last shows some evidence of human mark making... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/06/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

patterns in sand


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Marja-Leena | 03/06/2010 | 14 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

seaside reflections

My favourite 'meditation' pools by the sea at our west coast retreat... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/05/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

sea life

Brilliant evening sunshine, like nature's studio lights, highlighting kelp and seaweed as sculpture in relief. photos from our west coast retreat... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/05/2010 | 12 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

west coast retreat

back from a few days on the wild west coast.... more later!... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/05/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

bluebells

Heavenly blues! and a few white and pink ones that I should have picked too...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/04/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

passiflora

innocent fat buds first passion flower bloom tender strong tendrils 'tis earth day today, love it every day!... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 22/04/2010 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

green and gold

After a spell of wintry chill, the sun's warmth is back. The tulips are blooming profusely. Still under the spell of my own version of tulipomania, I'm even enthralled by green. The late afternoon rays stream in through dirty... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/04/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

withered petals

Feeling withered and shattered like these tulip petals, after three days of printing editions... but happy with achievement.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/04/2010 | 17 comments
themes: Nature, Photography

 

tulipa, withering


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Marja-Leena | 06/04/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

growth & decay

cucumber and tomato seeds sprout with new hope a forgotten split apple withers and rots cycles of life and death, growth and decay... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/03/2010 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

cucurbita

What a busy week with appointments and intense work in the studio including one rough day when things were not working for me. Aah, Saturday morning. Sleeping in a little. Dawdling over breakfast. Time to smell the roses or... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/03/2010 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

bee sighting

I'm so excited. As I was coming home from the studio, I was admiring my bed of blue muscari (grape hyacinths) and yellow mini-daffodils glowing in the warm afternoon sun by the front steps. I went inside for my... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/03/2010 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

hippeastrum, withering

                    this flower a few weeks later.... bittersweet beauty in the dying, like the transparent skin and veins of an ancient elder's hands... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/03/2010 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

hippeastrum

                    More flower shots, a study of a gorgeous amaryllis. I just can't help myself for these remind me of Georgia O'Keeffe. Odd this passion, for I've never used flowers in my paintings or prints.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/02/2010 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

leaf lace

    a finely delicate, yet strong, lace-like skeleton of a magnolia leaf....    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/01/2010 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

spring-like

busy and tired but enjoying spring-like days blooms of witch hazel and snowdrops croci flowering unusually early this year (these are buds on an oleander in the solarium, not outdoors)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/01/2010 | 4 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

macros: January garden

                        Thank you all for the comments and conversation on my last post about my efforts on learning macro photography. Above are the photos I took that same day outdoors in our garden using the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/01/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

on macro photography


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Marja-Leena | 17/01/2010 | 23 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

on the seashore

            More photos from a recent walk.... what can I say? Somewhat related, from the archives: CARcass on shore... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 11/01/2010 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

branching out

                practicing with the new camera lens, still on a steep learning curve...    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/01/2010 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

sunrise

Nature in her gaudiest dress made a sudden dramatic though brief appearance on the world's stage this morning. Hastily snapped between 7:48 and 7:55 a.m. at the front door as I was leaving the house and then standing at... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/01/2010 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

after the rains (2)

Ever since I remember, I've been captivated by little burbly creeks, especially when they seem to appear where none were before, by the water dancing over rocks and soil, urgently, ever forward, downwards, forming little waterfalls, emerging out of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/01/2010 | 17 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

after the rains

                looking down, seeing sky at my feet    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/01/2010 | 5 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

frost stars


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Marja-Leena | 08/12/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

frost ferns

7:30 a.m. this morning, on the solarium skylights then later a little playing with photoshop.... compare with frost fractals and first frost... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/12/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

Hornby's driftwood

                    salt and sun bleached beached tree, roots like twisted tentacles squeezing blue green rocks in captivity    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/11/2009 | 15 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

Hornby's jellyfish

                            On our recent visit to Hornby Island, we were amazed by how many jellyfish were on the beaches and rocks. They had beautiful and rich coloured patterns, were mostly around 15" across, though... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/09/2009 | 18 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

fruit or nut?

        The magnolia tree is in its second though lighter bloom. While pruning some of it I found this odd cluster. Is it fruit, nut, seedpod or aberration?    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 04/08/2009 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

treasure hunt 2

        ...another find while digging in the backyard ...feeling a need to play with images right now ...be back with the travel reports soon    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 03/07/2009 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

empty nest


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Marja-Leena | 07/06/2009 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

emergence

                I love this: from Latin emergere ‘bring to light’... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/04/2009 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

old leaf

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Marja-Leena | 03/04/2009 | 18 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

stinking rose

                This sometimes affectionate nickname for garlic probably didn't refer to its subtle beauty but these images do, don't you think? Joining onion skin and cabbage leaves, it seems that there may be a series emerging...... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/03/2009 | 18 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

crocus, croci

These are now getting flattened by heavy rains, so I'm glad I picked a few of these on Friday to scan.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 16/03/2009 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

hellebore

Another early harbinger of spring here in Vancouver.... Later, at 1:00 pm - did I say spring? Big fat snowflakes are falling fast, as has the temperature, and we have a snowfall warning! Last weekend all over again, sigh.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 15/03/2009 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

snowdrops

It is amazing that the snowdrops are still in bloom. They had a late start and are lasting unusually long with this very cold winter and delayed spring. It's been sunny and very cold this week but it's now... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/03/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

English Bay: sky

                    This is the fourth and last of the series of photos that I took about a month ago in English Bay. The feeling of the immense sky overhead struck me powerfully. It made me realize... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/03/2009 | 15 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

remains of last fall

            now trimmed above new buds awaiting spring... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/02/2009 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

English Bay: beach

                    More photos from that lovely day at English Bay.... Wishing all my readers a Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Friendship Day as celebrated in Finland. Addendum: The other photos in this series: English Bay: trees... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/02/2009 | 16 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

cabbage leaves


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Marja-Leena | 10/02/2009 | 15 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

English Bay: trees

                    One lovely and warm spring-like day last week, we went out for a walk in the late afternoon along Vancouver's famous English Bay at Stanley Park. Camera happy that day, I captured an amazing... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/02/2009 | 12 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

looking up

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Marja-Leena | 04/02/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

birch bark

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Marja-Leena | 30/01/2009 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

thaw

        yesterday: rain, melting snow, flooded streets this morning, sunshine; this afternoon, more rain? heavy clumps of snow falling off trees and roof edges         still deep white yards, snowbanks, tracks on roads tilting snowmen, carrot noses pointed... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/12/2008 | 13 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

rain and leaves

windswept rain-washed leaves, stuck on skylights... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/11/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

seeds of time

                        If you can look into the seeds of time...                 - Wm. Shakespeare: Macbeth) An hour's study of nature is a year's worth of prayer.                 -... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/10/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

leaf study

                Delighting in the colours and patterns of tiny found leaves, I've been playing with them on the scanner. How thrilling to see the fine veins and hairs in the huge enlargements on the monitor, and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/10/2008 | 14 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

today's finds


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Marja-Leena | 19/09/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

nameless tree

    On the way to the studio this morning, I paused, as I often do, to admire this magnificent tree with its long evergreen needles and long green cones, longer than my large hands, numerous open dry cones at... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/08/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

lovely links


Our Earth as Art, 3D Picasso's Guernica, International Rock-Flipping Day

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Marja-Leena | 10/08/2008 | 5 comments
themes: Blogging, Films, Nature, Neat stuff, Photography

 

serenity

                Wishing calmness and serenity to friends in emotional turmoil. Though I know them only virtually, I'm surprised how much I feel their pain.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/07/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Blogging, Nature, Photoworks

 

for Beth

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Marja-Leena | 27/07/2008 | 5 comments
themes: Blogging, Nature, Photoworks

 

grasses in the wind

    That visit to the pier offered many photo-ops including some lovely plantings of natural grasses.         I loved the evening light shining behind them; their movement in the gentle breezes made it a challenge to capture them... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/07/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

3D scanning techniques

    I love how blogging can foster some interesting conversations and connections, and sometimes give food for more blogging material. A few weeks ago, British blogger Barrett Bonden of Works Well expressed interest in the equipment I use in... [Continue Reading...]

summer in the backyard


A glimpse into what is at its best in our backyard right now

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Marja-Leena | 12/07/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

inside


Buried deep inside blowsy peony petals, like the parts of a heart...

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Marja-Leena | 26/06/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

early this morning

    looking through the skylight, a glimmer of sunshine, too brief... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/06/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

onion skin


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..one day in the kitchen...

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Marja-Leena | 02/06/2008 | 13 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

time for play

        Alternating between gardening and utter exhaustion these May days, I've not being doing anything in the art-making side of my life. Interrupted by showers in sunshine this afternoon, I had time to play! Wanting to try making... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/05/2008 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

twisted

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Marja-Leena | 21/05/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

bruised


He brought me some branches of magnolia
bruised by the fall, the snow and the frost...

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Marja-Leena | 21/04/2008 | 7 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

branching

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Marja-Leena | 30/03/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

hurrying to the sea

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Marja-Leena | 24/03/2008 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

signs


signs of bursting
delicate green buds on bushes
native flowering currants....

Addendum March 17th, 2008: I've been short on words so I think you may enjoy reading lichen, a beautiful post and photo by my daughter Erika.....

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Marja-Leena | 15/03/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

prickly

                Busy with my art work this week but tired and jet-lagged, I must say that I dislike daylight saving time! Tell me again what we are saving.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/03/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

earthworks #4


Still remembering McKenzie Beach, near Pacific Rim National Park, BC....

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Marja-Leena | 28/02/2008 | 7 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

small things


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Marja-Leena | 23/02/2008 | 11 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

guess

        guess what this is....... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/02/2008 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

crackle

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Marja-Leena | 30/01/2008 | 3 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

sepia memories

Meandering thoughts inspired by Jean's sepia photos

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Marja-Leena | 22/01/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

calligraphic

                Do you think there may be hidden messages here? My mind must be on Qarrtsiluni's latest theme, Hidden Messages. The deadline for submissions for this issue is January 31st. (I'm still working on it...)... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/01/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

sensual

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Marja-Leena | 08/01/2008 | 16 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

frost and shadows


fine frost etching, edging leaves and blades of grass...

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Marja-Leena | 07/12/2007 | 5 comments
themes: Home, Nature, Photoworks

 

on the windowsill

dead flies
curled up spider
feathery white moth

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Marja-Leena | 26/11/2007 | 10 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

Happy American Thanksgiving

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Marja-Leena | 21/11/2007 | 10 comments
themes: Culture, Nature, Photoworks

 

November's flower

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Marja-Leena | 17/11/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Printworks

 

silhouettes


a walk in the park
chasing clouds, dancing light
light and shadow, black and white

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Marja-Leena | 10/11/2007 | 3 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks

 

leaves on glass

stained glass of rusty red and yellow

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Marja-Leena | 07/11/2007 | 18 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

spider's web

On this glorious sunny Sunday morning, all the more precious when sunshine has been so scarce this fall, I spotted a very delicate, very perfect silky spider's web outside one window. I asked my husband, a much better photographer... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/10/2007 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

spiny fruit

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Marja-Leena | 06/09/2007 | 2 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

yesterday at 5:20 am

        Heavy clouds overhead, a giant's puffy quilt straight edge parallel to mountain range strip of sky beneath and between brightening with dawn, rose and gold a German Romantic painting    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/08/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

the little moth

As I sat down at my desk yesterday morning, my eye was distracted by some movement in the window next to me - a tiny pale moth fluttering between the screen and the closed casement window. It must have... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 26/07/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

textures

    More photos from last Saturday's walk         I'm obsessed by textures, can you tell?    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/07/2007 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

070707


trying out a recently purchased smaller digital camera

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Marja-Leena | 08/07/2007 | 2 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photography, Photoworks

 

found art (1)


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a magical find in our backyard, under the magnolia tree...

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Marja-Leena | 27/05/2007 | 15 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

venation


magnolialeaves3.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 15/03/2007 | 7 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

ephemeral

frostbeforesunrise.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 15/01/2007 | 8 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

snow graffiti

I felt inspired to do a little graffiti on the sparkling pristine canvas on the deck.

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Marja-Leena | 02/12/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

reflections


ice.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 28/11/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

long weekend (3)


physalis.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 04/09/2006 | 8 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

a malady


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Marja-Leena | 28/08/2006 | 3 comments
themes: Blogging, Nature, Photoworks

 

caught in a web

A long and mighty battle between these two insects outside a window next to our front door had us transfixed with fascination, as well as some horror and pity for the winged creature. We could not identify this winged... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/06/2006 | 9 comments
themes: Nature, Neat stuff, Photoworks

 

sea shells

...another one of some objects that I scanned..

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Marja-Leena | 19/04/2006 | 14 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

spiral


a scan of a small ammonite

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Marja-Leena | 10/02/2006 | 18 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

scanning


root.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 25/01/2006 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks, Tools and technology

 

first snow


snowlace.jpg

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Marja-Leena | 29/11/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Photoworks

 

first frost

This morning on waking I was startled to see a white coat of frost everywhere! Here on the westcoast we know November is the rainiest month so it's a visual treat whenever we have sunshine, and when we see... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/11/2005 | be the first to comment
themes: Being an Artist, Nature, Neat stuff, Photoworks

 

frost fractals

a fleeting art installation

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Marja-Leena | 05/12/2004 | 6 comments
themes: Nature, Photoworks

 

circle

a tree stump on Vancouver Island

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Marja-Leena | 11/05/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Nature, Other artists, Photoworks