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Marja-Leena Rathje

Published: 2013-10-19T10:36:39-08:00


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island hopping, day 3 Sointula


After our Quadra Island visit on day 2, we returned to Campbell River and headed north about 250 km. along a very good highway lined with forests, mountains, glimpses of lakes and ocean inlets but with very little population....

carved tree


on a busy walkway on Granville Island in Vancouver not quite a dendroglyph...

island hopping '13, day 2/more


A few more photos here from our visit to Quadra Island's First Nations museum, gathering place and the spirit stones. The top image is of a totem pole next to the entrance to Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre. The others are...

island hopping '13, day 2


One reason we stayed at Campbell River the first night of our island hopping holiday was that we wanted to visit Quadra Island, a short ferry ride away. Some years ago when I was researching rock art around British...

island hopping '13, day 1


As I mentioned in my previous post, husband's cousin Walter and his wife Elisabeth from Munich were with us for a visit for about ten days. They had first driven from Calgary over the Rockies to Vancouver, a very...



Views of Vancouver from Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver. That's Mt. Baker in Washington state showing faintly in the lower photo. The small image size doesn't do justice to the amazing panorama. This is a quick wave to say...

more driftwood


In this series of driftwood on Lillooet Lake which I've been posting, many of the photos appeared somewhat blue in hue. With this group, I played with desaturation, which gave me black and white, then added a light sepia...



I have been sorting and organizing some of this summer's photos. I suddenly remember all the many driftwood shots I took at the B&B on Lillooet Lake on our trip in June, of which I'd only shown a few....

another moth


Why is my studio a graveyard for moths? Are they offerings for this artist to commemorate in scans, such as I've done before?...

tibouchina redux


It has been a long while since I have been doing any macro photography. As I was caring for my tibouchina plant on the deck, I felt inspired to fetch the camera to capture the unusual details of the...

books & films


A delicious benefit of the hot lazy days of summer is that I indulge in much more reading than I have time for in other times of the year. I like having longer periods of uninterrupted time so that...



During these long hot and dry summer days I often feel as if time moves very slowly, or I move slowly as if through molasses. Yet, suddenly it is mid-August. We've had very busy days all summer with much...

by the sea


This past Saturday afternoon we had an enjoyable visit at the lovely new home of friends in West Vancouver. Afterwards the two of us made a spur of the moment decision of have dinner on the sidewalk patio of...

deer & rain


rain and deer, not reindeer dear rain, dear deer doe, a doe, a female deer fawn, a fawn, a junior deer A vision of grace and beauty in our backyard a couple of days ago. A stroll through the...