About Jennifer Toole

Photographer.

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Willow Cove

Willow Cove is an 18-acre 3-season RV park in Prince Edward County with 850ft of shoreline on Wellers Bay and sunsets that will take your breath away. It was a pleasure to capture the property and lifestyle for the rebranding of this impressive property. They still have a few park models on the water for under $200,000 left if you’re looking for a sweet repose from the city. Visit https://www.willow-cove.ca/ for more information. xo

Florida Museum Butterfly Rainforest

It may seem cliché or trite to revel in the beauty of butterflies, but, fuck it, I love them and I’m sharing their innocent perfection of design with you here. These images were captured on my 5Dmiii at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. The gardens in the exhibit are full of native Florida orchids and other impressive plant species which, when paired with the hundreds of different butterfly species to be enjoyed, was a real feast for the senses.

Summer 2022

As the Autumn leaves shine into their fiery show before the fall I am reflecting on what a wonderful Summer has passed. It was Rhea’s first and she was showered with love, visits from our dear friends and family, and so many gifts to boot! We spent every weekend by the water at the cottage or in the county. It has been a special time. Here is a little gallery of moments caught on film from Summer 2022. xo

The Goddess Array x AI

Rhea, Goddess of Eternal Flow
Aergia, Goddess of Laziness
Chloris, Goddess of Flowers
Aphrodite, Goddess of Love
Eirene, Goddess of Peace and Spring
Alala, Goddess of War Cry
Peitho, Goddess of Seduction

All images created in collaboration with Human and Artificial Intelligence. I input poetic phrases from The Goddess Array book into DALL-E, an AI image generator and these are the resulting images.

Flowers from My Garden II: Queen of the Night

Six years ago my husband was gifted this thin, flat cactus shoot as a birthday gift. We were told it was a “Queen of the Night” and would bring us good luck if we could convince it to flower. A variety of cactus/orchid, the plant was known to rarely flower, and when it did for only one night between the moonrise and moonset. We cared for it. Nothing happened. After three years of dormancy we propagated a number of shoots from the plant and gave them out to friends, sharing the legend of the flower and wishing them better luck than we had had. Still, she remained hidden.

On August 22, 2022 the Queen of the Night revealed herself. In a stunning show of agency the slender plant gave birth to a bloom a foot in diameter that emitted a heady scent of sweet honey and gardenia. The Queen of the Night indeed! We danced with her, basking in her beauty. As the moon set she shrivelled up and died. A lesson in the rewards of patience and the brevity of life, I suppose.