karinhedetniemi at gmail dot com

A little bit about my life’s journey…so far.

I photograph and write about nature, inspiration, and being human.


I’ve been shaped by the landscapes where I’ve lived: Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, and Alberta.

Travel has also shaped me. I’ve climbed a pyramid in Egypt, watched the eclipse moon rise over Crete, and walked two Camino pilgrimage trails in Spain.

Now I live in Victoria, BC, filling my senses with rain, sun, flowers and salty sea air. I don’t know where I’ll travel next. I hope to see Finland one day.


In my long and winding career path, I’ve worked for an environmental education charity, an NHL hockey team, and a diaper service. I’ve freelanced by writing business plans, designing databases, and solving accounting problems. For a few fun years, I ran my own candy store. But writing has always been my one, true love.

Things I’ve Written

In addition to this blog, you can read my published portfolio here.


Federation of BC Writers
Victoria Writers’ Society
Creative Nonfiction Society