I know we are all too busy but sometimes you need a break. I’ve been unwell and spending a lot of mental energy on all the things that I wasn’t getting done. My wonderful husband set up a weekend in a small town on Vancouver Island. Taking a break helped me relax, reflect, and re-focus […]
Love the majesty of these animals. This was taken during our trip to South Africa in June 2013. View on 500px image site.
I love the chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica). I took this photo at one of the weather stations in Antarctica. I love how the black chin line makes them look like they are smiling all the time. And the strut! They look like they don’t have a care in the world, even though sea lions weren’t […]
The last few days have been extra-rushed so I started dreaming about relaxing on a beach. Maybe instead of rushing to meetings, I could take a slow, relaxing trip on a long-tail boat from one beach to another. It feels like this week is a bit of a motorboat week (seen in back). I hope that […]
The people of Bhutan were always friendly. I was amazed at this woman’s generosity of letting me into her workplace and to take her photo. She spends all day in this shack, breathing in an incredible amount of dust. The mill is above a river and the current is used to move the large stone. […]
We saw collections of these mini stupas around Bhutan, generally at spiritual places. Stupas are large structures built to represent Buddha’s holy mind. Building a stupa is seen as a way to purify your karma and gain white stones (positive points towards your balance for the decision of your next life). Some people can’t afford […]
Chilies are offered at every meal in Bhutan. They are grown in pots and then set out to dry in the sun. I loved the pop of colour that showed up on sidewalks and roofs. via 500px