Late in the day on the shore of Lake Nipissing.
Tomorrow is another day.
A newly emerged poppy bursts forth with intense colour:
It is still a bit wrinkled from being folded up in the pod.
I have been playing with texture overlays recently. Here is an attempt using a close-up of a lupine.
Subtly used, textures can add a bit of snap to a photo.
Hostas are plants that have elegant curves and surfaces.
They are unspectacularly spectacular in their form and design.
This is the flower:
This is the Royal insect:
And the plant is milkweed, which is a necessary part of the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly.
Now I’m sure you feel better about your world!
These will turn into flowers very soon.
What is the plant?
Hint: Royal insects survive on these weeds.
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In Canada’s Museum of Civilization is a plaster model of The Spirit of Haida Gwaii sculpted by Bill Reid.
It is a phenomenally impressive example of native West Coast Art.
Some detail photographs:
All in all a marvellous experience seeing it again.
The National Gallery is itself a work of art.
(** If you grew up in Canada you know the rest of this phrase.)