Top Ten of 2020 : Old friends and rare gems

Top Ten of 2020 : Old friends and rare gems

WOW. This is unusual for me, but I have no words to describe 2020. I took a stab at creating a profound message for the new year and putting words to some of these images, but I was overwhelmed. There is just too much to say. Below is a glimpse at ten of my favourite...
Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 3 of 3)

Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 3 of 3)

Part one | Part two Amphibians are an indication of our dying planet. So many species have disappeared, and we humans, of course, are largely to blame. Yes, certain types of fungus and bacteria are responsible for wiping out entire species, but the primary reason for...
Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 2 of 3)

Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 2 of 3)

Each tentative step produced more frenzied hopping. Toadlet after toadlet scrambled over, under and through a spider web of dew-laced grass. The closer Cherie and I got to the shoreline, the more abundant the toadlets became. Having just meet a toad couple named Nelly...
Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 1 of 3)

Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 1 of 3)

In August 2006, I poked a toad. While light and brief, my touch was enough to cause one thick, front arm to nudge slightly upward. This toad was indeed alive – that was all I needed to know. Relief and gratitude flooded my body. I am not proud of myself for...