Just ONE love (Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love)

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is… ONE LOVE. Oh. My. Goodness. Seriously, just the ONE?

Fortunately I was able to find one photo from my holiday archives which encompassed MANY of my One Loves. How very lucky am I, lol?

WPC - Love is

My one MAIN love is naturally my family and on this particular occasion I was able to combine my love for my family with my love of travel with my love of seeing animals in their natural environment. In particular, these Polar Bears.

What I loved about this capture was how the mother bear as she played with her cub, appeared to give me that knowing look, of one mother to another, as if to say “what do you do?” It was such a powerful, incredible moment – the power of love!





Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge: White

When I read Shannon’s Creative Photo Challenge this week was going to be WHITE I knew immediately what I wanted to post. Memories from just over a year ago came flooding back as if it was yesterday.

Whtie on White

As we sat in the comfort and security of our Arctic Crawler, we witnessed one of Mother’s Natures most glorious creations simply being… a mother polar bear and her cub playing. My goodness, it really doesn’t get much better then that!




Mommy, won’t you play with me?! (MM2-12)


Whilst watching this mother and her cub outside Churchill – Manitoba last November, it was easy to forget the sheer size of these beautiful creatures. As we watched this little one, who compared ONLY to its mother was little, playful little kittens and pups with a twist of toddler came to mind.

Polar Bears MM2-11

Of all the places we have traveled, and all the things we have experienced, seeing the Polar Bears in their natural habitat out on the Arctic Tundra, this will forever be at the top of the list. It was mesmerizing. It was breath-taking.

It was by far the most memorable and amazing experience I’ve ever had (and I’ve white-water rafted the Zambezi River, climbed inside an Egyptian pyramid, slept in a bivouac in the Sahara Desert, dead-anted in Red Square, and let’s not forget that zip-lining in Newfoundland to name but a few!). This however, this I would do again in a heartbeat… who’s with me?