I admire the craft of storytelling by gifted writers of fiction. Reality is a challenge for any storyteller. It doesn't allow us to develop the "looking back" perspective. The only gift I might have is the ability to assemble my visual observations in the framework of linear causality. Thus, my written narriations could be one of many possible. I invite you to form your own. After all, we share only one world; the better we understand, the better off we will be.   
Sweet water resorces of Great Lake.

Someone had to go outside of our planet to confirm that, indeed, it's blue. Yet, throughout history, a man could endlessly be trapped staring ahead at the water's edge.

​Was it the curiosity of what's on the other side or a primordial calling?

Still, there is so much more hidden below the surface.

view of a bog in Muskoka region of Ontario
Iron Line - Shoreline Study #4.jpg

Can one develop a bigger picture of our world without insightful details, intertwining storylines, or frequent stops for reflections?

What appears obvious might be, in fact, very complex. What's seems irrelevant could be a springboard to endless conversations.

Georgian Bay, Lake Huron that used to be called by native population as Sweet Water Sea
Back alley view of Hamilton, Ontario neighbourhood
Piles of recycled construction materials in Hamilton, Ontario
Lichen clinging to water swept the shores of Georgian Bay.

What's left from reportedly the tallest, most extended mountain range? Landscapes of 4-dimensional scale, with transparency of processes that formed life as we know it.

 Seeing them is only the beginning.

Spring sunrise in a flooded forest at Notawasega River in Ontario

Sooner or later, you could feel it coming. Despite all misfires, twists and turns at its arrival, it comes like a brief gentle kiss, never to be forgotten. Before you get used to it, it vanishes in the waves of sweltering heat.

I picture a world so close to urban life and yet far away from it.

A campfire pit on a island of OSA Lake
Lakes shorelines of boreal forests are affected by water level fluctuations.
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I often choose to set my camp under the white pine. The true marvel of ecological adaptation with a genome many times larger than my own body can master. It can create a symbiotic environment for many species, yet it can take over everything.

I tune into its gentle whispers in my midday nap.

Street underpass in Hamilton, Ontario

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