On the cold afternoon of December 7, 2020, Ellen and I drove to the Kelowna International Airport. We parked in front of the WestJet terminal. Not the passenger terminal but the adjacent air cargo terminal. Our package had arrived.
Anxious and excited we waited our turn. Finally we reached the front of the line and showed our documentation to the clerk who then pointed to our parcel.
There almost next to us, appearing very bedraggled and looking up with expectant eyes through the wire crate door was Tucker, a four month old Cockapoo. Our new family member had spent 11 hours in the crate as he flew from Regina to Kelowna. Raised on a farm with his brothers and sisters and 5 little children the solo trip must have been a traumatic experience.
In the months since Tucker’s arrival, the fun and laughter he has brought us has been wonderful. He has become a confident, energetic puppy who mixes it up with all sizes of dogs at Kelowna’s dog parks. Daily life has most certainly changed now with neighbourhood walks and trips to any of several off-leash parks, Cedar Creek Regional Park being our favourite. More time spent with the ‘Dawg’ and much less with ‘Camera’!
While I haven’t recently made many new images I’ve spent many hours working with the images I already have. My Instagram Project to post a daily image, either a new one or one from deep in my catalogue, has been an ongoing effort. I’ve made a coffee table book of images from my many trips to the Fascieux Creek Wetland. I wrote about the book The Fascieux Creek Wetland: Seasons of Beauty, in my last post.
Lately, I’ve developed a series of greeting cards. When a friend asked if I could make her some greeting cards using my images, the wheels were set in motion. With the help of Canvas Plus the business I use to print and mount my canvas images, my first set of greeting cards will soon be available to purchase.
To cap off all of this activity I’m proud to say I have also sold a couple of my Great Blue Heron prints.