Moses

Moses
Moses Sculpture by Leo Mol and Photograph by Mary Mikawoz

Moses

This is a photograph I took of a statue of Moses in the winter time at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was made by Leo Mol. I like the way the snow has highlighted the figure. 

Leonid Molodozhanyn or Leo Mol, as he was known, was a Ukrainian-Canadian sculptor, stained-glass artist and painter. 

According to the Assiniboine Park website, “Mol created his sculptures using the Lost Wax method. In this process, clay is modeled on a rebar and wood structure then covered in liquid rubber to form a mold. Plaster is layered over the mold, creating a cast. The cast and mold are separated from the model and melted beeswax is pressed into the rubber mold. A cement mixture is then poured inside the wax layer. After the cement hardens the molds are removed, leaving a wax model with a solid cement core.” 

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Green Cactus

Green Cactus
Green Cactus – Photograph by Mary Mikawoz

Green Cactus

This is a photograph I took in the Arizona dessert around Mesa. These cacti are found pretty much everywhere as the land is very dry. 

According to Wikipedia, “Cactus stems are often ribbed or fluted, which allows them to expand and contract easily for quick water absorption after rain, followed by long drought periods. Like other succulent plants, most cacti employ a special mechanism called “crassulacean acid metabolism” (CAM) as part of photosynthesis.” 

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Wilderness

Wilderness

This is a photograph I took in and around the National Parks in Banff and Jasper, Alberta. It takes in the breadth and beauty of the wilderness. The lake is pristine clear blue and the mountains are limited in the amount of snow they have on them. There is a reflection of the mountains in the water below. Finally, ]bushes up front frame the picture well and bring you into the image as if you were there. 

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Stained Glass Floral

Mikawoz Stained Glass Floral

Stained Glass Floral

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I really like the photograph and added a stained glass effect to it. It is not an ordinary flower but a special one found at Hotel Beatus in Cambrai, France where I found it outside the rooms in the adjoining patios. Philippe Gorczynski found and made a museum around a World War I British tank, Deborah, the Iron Lady, near Flesquieres.

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Turtle and Fishes

Mikawoz Turtle and Fishes

Turtle and Fishes

This is a photograph of a turtle swimming amongst fishes. What is interesting to me is that although it is in water the top of its shell is completely dry! What a great swimmer that it can be in water and bask in the sunlight and still not get wet!

I took the photograph in Freeport, Bahamas.

According to Wikipedia, “Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.”

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Pompe à Eau

Mikawoz Pompe à Eau

Pompe à Eau

While travelling in France, we stayed with friends in the French countryside just outside of Paris. It was a beautiful cottage home. I enjoyed wandering the grounds exploring the gardens and photographing this water pomp or Pompe à Eau.

I have put a sepia colour to indicate that it is from an older time and generation.

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Spectacular Alberta View

Mikawoz Spectacular Alberta View

Spectacular Alberta View

This photograph was taken on top of the ride on the Lake Louise Gondola ride. It showcases the emerald green lake of Lake Louise and behind her, the great Victoria Glacier.

According to Wikipedia, “Lake Louise is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.”

Also, “The turquoise colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake,”

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Mushrooms

Mikawoz Mushrooms

Mushrooms

As a little girl growing up in an Polish immigrant family, we would go mushroom picking in the Canadian forests. I do not know what kind of mushrooms these are in the photograph that I took as I was hiking in the woods of British Columbia. There are a lot of very good medicinal mushrooms like Reishi, Shitake, Cordyceps, and Maitake to name but a few.

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Wild Grass

Mikawoz Wild Grass

Wild Grass

I love nature in all its forms. I like the wild grass that you particularly find in the prairies. This has a dandelion in the foreground and wild grass in the background. I have added some textures and filters to make it more interesting.

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Prince of Wales Hotel

Mikawoz Prince of Wales Hotel

Prince of Wales Hotel

I took this photograph looking back as we left for a ride from a boat on Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada.

This is Prince of Wales Hotel located in Waterton. According to Wikipedia, “The Prince of Wales Hotel was designed by, and was built for the Great Northern Railway company. The hotel is presently managed by the Pursuit Collection.”

Further, it was opened in July 1927 and is 121 feet tall or 35 metres with seven floors. We had the opportunity to have supper.

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