Hatley Castle Gardens

One of my favourite places to photograph is Hatley Castle Gardens in Victoria. It’s located on the grounds of Royal Roads University in Colwood, on the Westshore – about a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria. Aside from the gorgeous castle, the gardens are a haven in the midst of the city. The castle was completed in...

Hatley Castle GardensMargaret

Here’s to the dreamers!

Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.Mary Oliver I managed to catch up with two new TV series this weekend and both of them have got me thinking about dreamers. And about being a dreamer. The first was “Our Zoo” based on the true story of George...

Here’s to the dreamers!Margaret

The Zen of Cherry Blossoms

What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms. Kobayashi Issa If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to find yourself standing in the middle of a shower of cherry blossom petals then you will appreciate this quote by Kobayashi Issa, a Japanese poet regarded as one of the haiku masters. Of course, cherry blossoms are...

The Zen of Cherry BlossomsMargaret

Photographing Bodie

At the end of a 13 mile dusty, bumpy gravel road that runs off Highway 395 in California’s Mono County region, lies the town of Bodie. An old gold-mining town which once had a population of 10,000, Bodie today is a real-life ghost town. And one of my favourite places to visit and photograph. You can...

Photographing BodieMargaret

The Butterfly

I've always been drawn to watercolour painting but its an art I have yet to master (I do try, but generally give up in frustration!). I began thinking about ways I might be able to incorporate a watercolour effect into my photographs without simply heading to Photoshop and applying a filter (they don't tend...

The ButterflyMargaret


As we trudge reluctantly ever closer to the heart of winter, I remind myself that curled up tight in its furry cocoon, the magnolia flower waits patiently to bloom again next spring...


Wild Geese

One of my favourite poems is by Mary Oliver. In the fall, in Northern California, huge flocks of water birds including cranes and eider ducks gather in a raucous, lively community. I've been fortunate to photograph there a number of times, and I always think of this poem as the skies overhead fill with...

Wild GeeseMargaret

Follow your Bliss?

“Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in...

Follow your Bliss?Margaret

Behind the Photo

In my former life, one of the more fun things I got to do was plan and host media visits to the Yukon in Canada’s far north. Now that I finally have lots of time to do my own thing, I started sorting through more than 8,000 images that were languishing on an old...

Behind the PhotoMargaret

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Margaret Goodwin Photography

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