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Friday photos

New camera + recent trip to the U.K. = many occasions for shooting photos.  So a few images from our recent trip.

St. Paul's

a prayer in St. Giles

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Friday Photos

The great urbanist Jane Jacobs observed that the presence of children in the city is a sign of urban health.  She was echoing the prophetic words of Zechariah who pictured God’s salvation in the earthy terms of a safe city: “The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.” (Zech. 8:5).

That’s one of the reasons we’re raising our family in the city, encouraging other families to take the same adventure.  I love the thought that simply the presence of my kids on the sidewalks and streets of the city is a witness, a little icon of God’s renewing work.

Which makes this photo a favourite.

Lunch on College

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Frosty Friday photos

The arrival of winter … finally.  Sitting snug and warm on a snowy Saturday in Toronto.  Not quite as cold as our friends in Calgary have had it (on one day in the past weeks they were the coldest place on earth) but snowy and cold enough.

A few images outside from the inside of our warm home.

On Garden Ave.

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Friday photos

Can you find a purer piece of Canadiana than Maple Syrup, nectar of the great white northern gods (ok, and parts of the the Northern US too).

If all you use this springtime elxir for is on top of pancakes, you are missing a world of culinary delight: dipping sauce for bacon, combine with soy sauce for a fabulous salmon marinade, mix with butter to top off a squash that will melt your heart, stir into your morning oatmeal, fold it into vanilla ice cream, splash it onto your baked beans, mix it with a salad vinaigrette, the ultimate topping for elf spaghetti, or just straight up shots.  And, to boot, its good for you, nature’s best sweetener.

A few photos from a nearby maple sugar festival.

nectar of the canadian godswait for ittapping the treesmaple syrupIMG_4714

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Friday photos

Recently enjoyed holidays in southern climes – a few images of what caught my eye (I particularly love the crazy colour and texture transitions on this trunk of the palm tree in the first image).

Palm tree transitionssnorkel gearmangrovesJamaican boatSunrise over Cubapalm frond symmetrygreen geometry


Friday photos

It’s tillandsia usneoides, more commonly known as Spanish moss, a lovely, lilting epiphyte that not only absorbs nutrients and water from the air but catches sunset light in perfect fire-like hues.

Spanish mossSunset mossMoss like wireMoss on fire

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Friday photos

seedpod in the snow string of black pearls grassy sky

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