East Bolton Farmers Market 2020

It’s here! the season is officially open for the East Bolton Farmers Market. Come and meet the faces new and old … great cheer and delicious food and TEA of course! Live Like Water … I’ll be there. The Market is Every Saturday 9.30 AM till 12pm 18 Terrio Park East Bolton J0E1G0 Do check out the markets face book page https://www.facebook.com/MarchePublicBoltonEst/

Woman Shaman Portrait

I met Caroline Oullette of the La petite Fiole at the East Bolton Farmers Market when I was selling my teas. I wanted to explore Healing and Shamanism  and Wildcrafting a theme that resonated with both of us.

Recently I stumbled upon an Experimental Folk group called Heilung. Their sounds and dress inspired me. Do explore this group if you have a chance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heilung

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the series as much as I enjoyed exploring this theme … lets all take a little time to heal our spiritual wounds.

And Please do check out Caroline’s natural products and services! https://www.lapetitefiole.com/

 

East Bolton Bee Project

Well this year the East Bolton Bee Project brought us to Bakers Pond, a lovely spot for our hives. And as for the honey … well lets just say you have to taste it! Contact me for details (I know some people) … in the mean time enjoy the pictures from our harvesting summer. Cheers Michael

 

 

Grandma Dynamite and her East Bolton Bee’s

 Well Josie, my mom, aka Grandma Dynamite, won the East Bolton Town Hall Lottery … She got to adopt a Bee Hive …  and the experience that goes along with it … and so I have been lucky to explore and photograph these amazing bee’s. As a result this photo essay … A very Big thank you to Alain Dery and Alexandre for their wonderful patience and expertise! I never thought I would find myself sitting so close in front of an active Bee Hive with my camera and flash … the fun continues as I continue to experiment and keep getting closer. Stay tuned for more of this honey sweet story of our Bolton Bee’s…

And here is the update! Honey Harvesting Party! This was an amazing experience, a time when you meet the other people who adopted a Bee Hive this summer and we all participate in extracting the honey. And the best part we learn the tastes … the actual tastes from all corners of our community. We share experiences and give each other support; I know if it wasn’t for Alain Dery and his passion and expertise I never would have ventured into this fascinating world … and so I get to share my harvest … this story and these pictures … enjoy! And if you are lucky we may have some truly organic honey for you! Ps these occasions bring out the real talent … music to our ears!

Cheers Michael

Thanks Giving Weekend East Bolton Quebec

We are always thankful especially when we are working on the Live Like Water Retreat in East Bolton. It is a magical place for both my mom and myself. Here are some pictures from our Thanks Giving Weekend. If you have a chance do get out of town and into the country side to enjoy the fall colors. Nature does have healing properties!

The Trail Builder

Here is a portrait I took awhile back. I came across this shoot I did with my friend David J. Lane. At the time he was build a trail at the Live Like Water Retreat. David is very good at trail building and really gets into it … as you can see in this photo David is in his element.

The Trail Builder

The Trail Builder

Live Like Water Retreat Winter Pictures

I got away from the city on boxing day and went to my country home in East Bolton, Quebec. The obligation of the  holidays over I made my retreat. Many of the tree’s were devastated by the freezing rain which forced them to bend to the ground. During the course of the week I took the following pictures. I also wrote a poem but I am not ready to post it just yet. So in the mean time I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Live Like Water Tea Room and Studio Shoot

It was in my Live Like Water Tea Room where I met my future models for my fashion photography class at Concordia University. They had set out from Montreal the day before and where on their way to Saint Benoit Du Lac, the Monastery in Austin. Charles had seen my sign and they decided to stop in for tea.  We had lots of laughs and great tea. As we talked we also found out that we all three graduated from Concordia’s Liberal Arts College. Fate I tell you,fate.

Photographic Impressions.

 

After seeing the Impressionist exhibit from the Clark Museum here in Montreal I am compelled to offer up these images in hommage. When Photography entered the scene some of the painters thought it was the end of their craft and profession. But, according to Renoir apparently he said “now the shop keeper only has to go to the photographer, worse for us better for the art of painting.”  The Impressionists concentrated more on the art of expression and feeling. I feel some what of an similar situation with photography in the 21st century. So many people with cameras capturing…well the only way to go is deep down inside ourselves and our feelings…the camera is now at the mercy of expressing the abstract and creative concepts as well as our daily relality.

Excavator, Dump Truck, Tractor and Bulldozer

I’ve long been fascinated with heavy equipment and how it can transform the land. Over the years I have been lucky to have been able to approach these machines and their operators. It is such a pleasure to watch them work, especially the good ones. The equipment they use becomes an extension of their bodies and it is amazing to see with what detail they can operate these machines. This is a photo essay dedicated to Justin Brock and Billy Woodard and their crew. They have been landscaping the terrain at the Live Like Water Retreat and accentuating its beauty, and defining its beauty.

Winter Card Ideas

Here are some of the ideas I am toying with for Christmas Cards…any suggestions anyone? Of course I have lots of variations on a theme…Cheers


Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/micha927/public_html/wp-content/themes/thestory/functions/gallery.php on line 574

Live Like Water Retreat:Winter

These photos are from an on going project to photograph the Live Like Water Retreat throughout the seasons. Here are some early winter shots of 2012.

Fireflys and Flowers

I guess I now know why fireflies light up all night…glowing green lights flying through the night air; its because all day long they’re busy loving one another! I’d be glowing too!