Sunday, September 4, 2016

A Walk In The Park

Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver is well worth a visit. It's my old stomping grounds - in the past I spent countless hours walking its trails and savoring the fresh perfumes of wood and water. It was wonderful to revisit the old pathways a few weeks back - the river was running high, and the foliage was lush and green. 

Foot Path

Full Flood

Summer Greens


Copyright 2016, Kathy Neudorf

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Joy of Low Tech

Last weekend I visited Vancouver Island. I left my camera at home. This was deliberate - I didn't want to be weighed down with gear as well as luggage. Predictably, some of our destinations proved to be photographically irresistible, so I grabbed the tool at hand: my Samsung S3 Smartphone. Here are 2 shots from the Horticultural Center of the Pacific, and one from the spectacular Orveas Bay Resort, near Sooke. 

Japanese Garden, HCP
Fire In The Sky, HCP

Bench In Flowers, Orveas Bay
Copyright 2016, Kathy Neudorf

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Colony Farm

I recently had a late day outing to Colony Farm Regional Park in Port Coquitlam. I have lived here for decades, yet have never heard of it, much less visited. It was peaceful, green and bisected by the lazy Coquitlam River. We explored the Community Garden, which was bursting with summer's bounty and glowing in the evening light. Such a pretty place....



Evening in the Grove

Sweet Peas
Under the Bridge
Copyright 2016, Kathy Neudorf

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Early Summer

I know, it's not really early Summer any more - we are well into it, and isn't it glorious? In early June I returned to Linda Steele's beautiful Morningside Creek property. The landscape had changed once again - with blossoms blooming at every turn. I usually take a tripod, but seldom end up using it. This time was no exception.

Woodland Flowers
Copyright 2016, Kathy Neudorf

Saturday, May 14, 2016


One of our childhood homes was in Bramhall, Cheshire. It was great fun to return to our former house on King's Close - its current owners were kind enough to invite us to lunch. They also took us to Bramhall Park, a tranquil green space with meandering streams and picturesque ponds, forests and trails. The Park is home to Bramhall Hall, a stately 14th century Tudor manor house. It now serves as a museum, but was closed for renovations during our visit. Maybe next time.....


Gate House


Bramhall Falls
Rope Swing I

Bramhall Hall
Copyright 2016, Kathy Neudorf

Friday, February 26, 2016


More from the trip to the UK - our stop in Stockport included a visit to the Market, a favorite childhood destination. It's a fascinating place, offering up an eclectic mix of merchandise from buttons to cakes to underwear to wonderful English cardis. Overlooking the Market is  magnificent St. Mary's Church, a Gothic masterpiece that opened in 1817. I was lucky enough to see a bell ringer in action - amazing!

St. Mary's Window

Station Approach

Road to the Market
Call to Worship
Copyright 2016, Kathy Neudorf

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Mysterious Forest

Meanwhile, back at Linda's lovely property in Surrey, Winter is in full force. While we don't have snow, the trees are bare and inscrutable, and the ground is littered with storm tossed leaves and branches. Bear Creek, the dreamy, meandering stream of summer, has become a turbulent torrent. Take a look. 


River in the Rain

Echoes of Fall

Rockin' Chair
Wild Waters

The Hollow
Copyright 2016, Kathy Neudorf

Sunday, January 10, 2016


Welcome to 2016! I spent the Christmas break at The Glen, where Winter has definitely taken hold. Snow is everywhere, and it shows no signs of leaving. Here are a few impressions. 

Adirondacks In Snow
Snow Field

In The Trees

Into The Woods
Winter Forest
Copyright 2016, Kathy Neudorf

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Night Magic

Christmas lights are magical, aren't they? I love the big, glittering displays, and tonight photographed a neighborhood attraction. Instead of more traditional shots I moved the camera with a slow shutter. Out came these fun abstracts! There is something exhilarating about creating effects in camera. Editing is minimal - they either work or they don't. I'm enjoying this!

Angel Wings

Fire Storm

Light Waves
Snowman And Friends


Splash I

Star, With Angels
Copyright 2015, Kathy Neudorf 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Roots and Wings

In late September/early October my sister and I spent 2 weeks in England. This was my childhood home, and I had not returned since leaving at the age of 12. Our purpose was to visit old haunts, connecting with the past and discovering how it fit into the present. We journeyed from North to South to West by train, bus, and occasionally by car. Our first stop was in Stockport, staying at the Copper Beech Guest House. This is a historic, charming B and B, hosted by the warm and welcoming Liz Bailey. Stockport is urban and industrial, yet Liz and her husband Mike have turned their back garden into an oasis.


A Gnome's Home


Stone Flowers

Tiny Falls
Copyright 2015, Kathy Neudorf