Joy of Summer ~ Nature Photography

The sheer beauty of sun, sand and ocean waves is indescribable. I am always in awe of the immense power of water and bathe in the blues, greens and yellows of summer as often as possible. These photographs capture my love of the earth’s summer beauty.

Little Beauties ~ Nature Photography

It is always so remarkable to see bees in action. As I read about whole bee colonies being doused out by synthetic agricultural chemicals around the world, it is my hope that these images speak to the beauty of those most vulnerable and those we take for granted. Nature isn’t here for us to use…

Free To Be ~ Nature Photography

“To the Wild Woman, being spiritual means whispering to the trees, laughing with flowers, falling in love with the sunset, consulting the waters and worshiping the stars at night. One hand to her heart and one hand toughing Mother Earth.” ~ Shikoba These are recent photographs from our garden and our neighbourhood.      …

Growing Urban ~ Early July

The summer and the entire growing season is going by so quickly. The garden changes almost daily and we are fully enjoying our harvest. Lettuces and spinach make for simple, flavor-filled salads. We shuck peas for breakfast, snack on strawberries, radishes and broccoli. We infuse our drinks with fragrant herbs and patiently await the arrival…

Forest Charm ~ Nature Photography

“Notice how present a flower is, how surrendered to life.” ~Eckhart Tolle My favorite way to find grounding and balance is to take to nature; to draw from its infinite well of universal energy. This provincial park in Central Vancouver Island is a treasure trove of inspiration and rejuvenation. The pastoral property that surrounds the…

Front-Yard Urban Garden ~ May Update

Now that May is half over and all our garden beds have been filled with vegetables, fruit and herbs, it is time to pause and take stock of what is actually growing and to reflect on why we are growing our own and sharing it with others. ~~~ Why a Front Yard Garden? This is…

Grow with the Flow ~ Nature Photography

“When you possess great treasures within you and you try to tell others of them, seldom you are believed.” ~ Paulo Coelho  I have been enjoying the escalation of colors in our backyard. It is mother earth imploring us, in her playful way, to give her our feet, our eyes, our noses and to take…

Beauty All Around ~ Nature Photography

A Sufi holy man was asked, “What is forgiveness?” He said, “It is the fragrance that flowers give when they are crushed.” It is a pleasure and privileged to revel in nature especially as the colors, fragrances and textures explode all around. Borage has come back to life and once again graced us with its…

Beach Time on Vancouver Island: Nature Photography

As summer approaches, the anticipation of hot sun, soft sand, barnacled rocks, lapping waves and cool ocean air washing over my mind and body gets me a little giddy. It’s never too early to head to the beach and take in all that its wonders. Little treasures are found along the way when one is…

Wild Flowers of Vancouver Island ~ Nature Photography

The beauty of spring is in plain sight. On this particular hike in Central Vancouver Island, where ever we looked, there were burgundy, yellow, blue and purple flowers nestled among the soft, dewy greens. We admired the unique shapes of the flowers and pondered whether the fairies used them as umbrellas, hats or cups to…

Wordsworth Dances with Daffodils

Just as the daffodils are slowly fading away, replaced by colorful tulips, here is a poem by William Wordsworth to commemorate the beauty they bestow upon the waking planet each spring. We planted about 40 daffodil bulbs in our front garden last fall. Amazingly, the sight of the yellow visage of a flower gladdens the…

A Walk in the Garden ~ Nature Photography

All photography by Jane Grueber Full Photo Gallery  I watch out of the front window as a gentle spring rain soaks the garden beds filled with seeds and seedlings. My camera and I cannot resist nature in its infancy or at its most divine peak. The seductive smells of rain and the nearby forest as I…