Sunday poem on a Saturday

Lighthouse Keeping – Seas pleat winds keen fogs deepen ships lean no doubt, and the lighthouse keeper keeps a light for those left out. It is intimate and remote both for the keeper and those afloat. Kay Ryan (from my sketchbook)

A bathtub follow up

Time for a new Abreuvoir I spotted this watering place on my afternoon walk, not sure what the pipes are for – maybe just there to add some colour to my photo? I also found this beautiful harrow – left to rust in a corner of no-mans-land. And a tyre trying to become nature …

bathtub news

Not the most delicate of finds this one,but as a bathtub-documentarist I can’t afford to be choosy, my assignment is to document the reality, as it is … not to play around like –– an artist … ?    

Denise & me

“You have come to the shore. There are no instructions.” ― Denise Levertov .

The Floating House

– rediscovering blueness; in all its strange and wonderful variations. Paulette Phillips, The Floating House, 2002. Video still from the 16mm film. . Paulette Phillips made a beautiful video of a house adrift on the Atlantic Ocean, a house which slowly gets pulled under by the force of the sea. The film has a very interesting…

Jacob Marrel

One bloom was more popular than any other in the Golden Age: the tulip. Originally Turkish, this flower was so popular that numerous albums were made of its many varieties, depicted in detail in watercolour and body colour. One of the most famous albums, which featured this picture, was by Jacob Marrel. Beside each flower he gave the name of the…


Visual nature writing rock of ages #1. active section, e.l. smith quarry, barre, vermont, 1991 Yesterday Time’s Flow Stemmed presented a work by Edward Burtynsky. It nearly swept me away – I’d like to call Burtynsky’s work visual nature writing. Born in 1955 of Ukrainian heritage at St. Catharines, Ontario, Burtynsky is known as one of Canada’s most…