Summer is back. And with it, the summer skies that some will chase to the end of the world. Or at least until the end of the night… Lately we have been treated to the first dramatic skies of the season. A series of storms passing close by over south-east Manitoba.

Over Springfield Road, MB

As is often the case, the best way to get a view of those skies is to not be underneath them.

A bit of a cheesy title in this period of the year, right? Bridges can be beautiful works of art or exceedingly boring structures. Most bridges have a story to them, how they came into existence, what happened and when.

Brooklyn Bridge

While the bridges portrayed in the movie “A bridge too far” are not in this post, somehow the events of those days have brought this blog into being. Had it not been for the Canadians liberating The Netherlands, I might not have existed at all…

The “edge” is always a place for change. Any kind of change and the edge is not always a physical one. Lately we have been forced to the edge of human endurance, or so it seems. Some people comply, others struggle, again others, they have gone over it, never to return.

Dubinka, Ukraine

The history of mankind has been strewn with times of success and times of near-extinction. Yet today’s pandemic is presented as a near-extinction event, while it barely registers on the scale of humankind.

When you arrive in a new place with a camera in your hand, chances are that you will shoot plenty of frames. Even ones that you will remove later. Today, with this quarantine business all over the world, never mind at home, there is little chance of travelling anywhere in the foreseeable future.

Sunset in Kyiv

Not that I had many plans for travel, but it’s always nice to dream. Yet, the idea stuck in my head. Why do we shoot plenty in new places and struggle to shoot in well-known ones?

Times are troubling. We are supposed to stay close to our homes, not to go on road trips and Heaven forbid cross any borders. Never mind the type of border, just don’t cross them. Or cross your neighbour, for that matter. In some countries, ratting out your neighbour to the police is encouraged by the government.

Mr and Mrs House Finch

Happily in Canada we don’t go that far. Yet travelling is sometimes pointed at with accusing fingers, as if sitting alone in your car or truck will infect someone with a virus you don’t have.

Henk Von Pickartz
11 days 12 hours

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet Dank je :-)

Anton Peereboom
12 days 8 hours

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet

Henk Von Pickartz
13 days 9 hours

Best of luck in your new home! Thank you! :-)

Marian
13 days 11 hours

Best of luck in your new home!

Hilma Sinkinson
1 month 12 days

I am in love with your images of the cold prairie winters. I lived in the middle south of Manitoba and want to get a licensed ...

Dan Topham
2 months 21 days

As always, I enjoy your photo bytes and this one is right up there. After using the flip screen on lay Canon 60D I have ofte ...

Me
3 months 24 days

You mentioned swimming by one of your photos. I see no one swimming. Can we swim at Fort Whyte? They seem to have a dock o ...

Vernon Cole
4 months

I am looking to see if there are any pictures of the original house situated at Munson Park

John Pelechaty
4 months 3 days

---Great blog once again Henk - enjoyed it very much....

Henk
4 months 9 days

Thanks for that piece of info. I had a hard time seeing that burn inside... :-)