Monday, December 31, 2007

Brave New World

Brave New World, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

"The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the winds, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a labratory. Wintriness responded to wintriness. . . . .
'And this,' said the Director opening the door, 'is the Fertilizing Room.'"
- Aldous Huxlely
Brave New World
Chapter One: parts of paragraphs 2 & 3.

As 2007 ends, I am reading an old view of the future. Too much of it is here now.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pattern Blue

Pattern Blue, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Digital Collage

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Looking, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Finally got close enough to see and photograph one of the many deer that wander over our property. (Seven seen yesterday, two today.)

In Dust Real

In Dust Real, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

My goal is to use my Corel Painter more in the future. (OK, it was my goal in the past too but . . . )

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Quick Poinsettia Sketch

Quick Poinsettia Sketch, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Looking Into the Mouth of Winter

Yesterday it was mild with heavy rain. Today it is biting cold, windy and ice is forming everywhere.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Last Autumnal Sunrise

Last Autumnal Sunrise, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Winter Solstice was officially at 1:08 a.m. today.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

No Grass to Mow, No Weeds to Pull

This is a photo of our front yard after the 30 cm (12 in.) snowfall last weekend. You can see that I was on my snowshoes but our dog was not.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Portrait of a Deer Hunter as a Young Dog

Our dog, Calla, and I saw another deer on the trail today and at least one of us was sure there was one more.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Fox Walked Across Our Meadow

He left only his track and a faint smell. We see fox tracks almost daily during the winter when there is snow on the ground. On a good day, we can see fox, coyote, and our dog tracks all close together so we can compare sizes.