Last summer I was in a beautiful church in Mississauga, Ontario. I couldn’t help take pictures of their building.
You meet so many interesting people going hiking. This boy was an explorer, going off-trail to climb the rocks.
Finding and photographing a humming bird was so exciting. They are amazing to watch and I can’t wait to see more.
Under the Lights
Shaw Park is a great little diamond in Winnipeg. It’s a great way to get the family close to the action. And the fact that our Goldeyes have won a few championships in the last few years is pretty cool too.
We didn't get to ride it, but seeing it from here was cool enough. A beautiful old city with a ferris wheel, what else could you ask for?
This robin seems ready for winter, but is probably still hunting for food in the growing cold.
Winnipeg has beautiful winters. Just looking at the sidewalk outside of our house gives me the distinct impression that fun is to be had outside.
I found these icicles hanging from our roof in the backyard. Nature's popsicles.
This picture was taken about halfway up our hike up Mont Tremblant in Quebec. I had no idea that part of Canada was so beautiful.
Winnipeg has one of the best skateparks in all of Canada. It is so much fun to go and watch people try things I could only dream of doing.
I never noticed how unique flamingos are before taking pictures of them. Not just unique, but actually quite weird. Creatively weird.
Stanley Park Bridge
These kinds of sights are ones that we, in the prairies, need to remember. It was a beautiful walk around Stanley Park in Vancouver. Water, mountains and architecture all fit together seemlessly.
All In This Together
This message became clear at the closing events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa. It seems like we need to hear this message over and over again.
My First Hummingbird
I was so excited when I saw this hummingbird fly by as I was taking pictures of flowers. I had never been quick enough to take a picture of one, and so I did my best to hide and take as many pictures of this moment as I could.
Kulmbach from on High
I love countries like Germany because of all the great mountains, hills and castles. Not only do you get to hike up to these beautiful, old buildings, but you also get to look down. This view of Kulmbach from the Plassenburg is one example.
It was a cute little house that this water wheel was attached to. Mesmerizing to watch, but since I couldn't stay there forever, I took a picture.
My First Bear
I waited my whole life to see a bear in the wild. My first one came a few years ago, just outside Shoal Lake 40, Manitoba/Ontario. This one was not shy and I got a little too close for comfort.
View from the Giant
This picture was taken along the hike going up the sleeping giant in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It's difficult to describe the sheer drops along the way, the beautiful view, or the fear I felt when we were so close to the edge.
As much as we sometimes get annoyed with these birds, they really are quite majestic. Especially when they fly right over you and you realize their magnitude.
Red on Hecla
On the Shore of Hecla Island, my wife sits and reflects, watching the waves come in from Lake Winnipeg. Her red jacket pops out amidst the fall background.
Mushroom in the Woods
I don't like eating mushrooms, but I find it fun to walk through the woods looking for things to photograph. Near the Manitoba-Ontario border, I saw many unique mushrooms peeking out from the forest floor.
As I was walking through some farm land near Steinbach, Manitoba, I came across these four cows that were looking at me suspiciously. They wouldn't budge or take their eyes off of me for 15 minutes. I couldn't help but think that this could make a great album cover for a boy band.
I couldn't believe it until I saw this, but in the middle of Minneapolis, USA, there is a beautiful park with this waterfall. I felt like I was out in the wilderness.
Bamberg by the River
The city of Bamberg, Germany, is a thing of beauty, not only because some of my best friends live there, but because they have the most amazing ice cream! Oh ya, and the view from the river is nice too.
This was the first Eagle I saw in the wild while having my camera with me. We were driving home from Hecla, Manitoba, and I was just holding my breath, hoping this eagle wouldn't fly away. As it turned out, it nicely posed for some pictures.
This kid loves puddles. It doesn't matter that most of the puddles still contain ice. Splashing is fun!
Out of a hundred pictures, there are maybe three that I am happy with. This shoot tested my patience. The trick was getting the balance of the street light illuminating the tree with the light from the moon.
In the Minneapolis zoo, we met this very unique orangutan. In this moment, he was probably contemplating all of life's biggest problems. I wonder what problems orangutans have...
I love going into a field and taking pictures of bees. When they are working, they're amazing to watch. As they travel from flower to flower, their commitment and busyness impresses me.
On the edge of Niverville, MB, in the middle of winter, it is white for as far as the eyes can see. That is one of the beauties of the prairies, the taste expanses and the cold, crisp winters.
Empty in Kingston
One of the empty harbours of Kingston, Ontario. Overlooking Lake Ontario as the sun had already set, I was struck by the quietness and emptiness of this place. But when the ice melts, it will be full of life once again.
I See You
Take a minute. Can you figure it out? Yes, it's an eye. Jessica's eye actually. We found a log with an interesting hole in it while on a walk through a beautiful park in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
At 2017 Pastor's Week at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, in Elkhart, Indiana, we sang a lot. The music was wonderful. I took this picture as we sang a song about our commitment to being people of God's peace.
I found this Chickadee perching in a tree on a walk in Rouge Valley, Ontario, a few kilometres outside of Toronto.
This cat caught me trying to take its picture as it snuck along in a farmer's field just outside of Steinbach, Manitoba. I think it was disappointed that it got caught.
This lighthouse used to guide boats along the coast of Hecla Island on Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. It now stands empty, but it has over a hundred years of stories to tell. Near it you will find a sign that tells the story of kids waiting on the shore for a boat that brought in a treasure to their town - ice cream!
Manitoba Surprise Sunset
If you've never seen a prairie sunset, it's a site to behold. Depending on the night, the colours fill the sky like a beautiful painting. After a family dinner in southern Manitoba, we got a glimpse through a window and I quickly rushed outside to take this picture.