Sculptural Exhibition #1



Over a few days I have been attending a most wonderful sculptural exhibition in my own back yard. The sculptor is the most creative imaginative artist ever known! I wandered through the display alone, no distracting crowds to get in my way. But I couldn't help feeling that it was a shame that most people missed it on that day as it was truly breathtaking and, as it is a constantly evolving exhibition, today it looks completely different again. The joys of Canadian winter weather that can turn a field into a moonscape or fabulous mountain range overnight!

Google Plus Nature Challenge

Day 1 of 5

I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge. I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 consecutive days. I am asked to name a new challenger on each of my 5 days. Today I am challenging my friend +Carol Ayala to provide us with some of her lovely nature photos for the next five days. (No pressure, Carol, but I hope you do it!) The photos should be shared publicly using the text here (edited of course). Have fun!

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Pileated Woodpecker – 74/365

I don't have a long enough lens to get wonderful bird images, but when I had not one, but two pileated woodpeckers around my feeders the other day, I had to get a picture, at least of one of them. Taken through the window, this shows one eyeing the feeder hanging above it. They are the largest woodpecker we have around here and make an impressive noise when they drum on the trees around us. We don't see them very often, but you can always tell when they have found a meal in our trees as they leave huge jagged holes as evidence of where they have been.

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Things That Obscure the Light – 44/365

These poplar trees are not supposed to be here. We had arranged last year to have them cut down as they are mostly dead and risk, in a wind storm, falling on our car, or the barn. But the tree fellers never did turn up and cut them down. And so here they stand. This morning, their fingers of branches and twigs seemed to be conspiring with the mist to block the light of the sun. As a result, the sun had an eerie, unnatural effect. Such is life. Some of the things that hide the light are subtle and invidious, like the mist. Others are obvious and in your face. With the best will in the world, you can't always remove them, even the most obvious ones. You have to make the effort to look around and through them to see the light. Because it is there.

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