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.
Sweetman’s Garden produces another golden treasure.
Rich red colour and flowing petals:
For some reason I am visualizing Flamenco Dancers!
Flaming red-orange rules the garden.
Blue Black Heart.
Flower season is upon us.
Won’t last long so enjoy it now.
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.
Oscar Peterson is world reknowned!
His fame lives on. And his music too.
The entry ramp atrium:
A walk up through great art to view some great art.
Look up! Look waaaayy up!**
The National Gallery is itself a work of art.
(** If you grew up in Canada you know the rest of this phrase.)
Part of the cafeteria in the National Gallery of Canada.
A functional work of art.