Assiniboine Park Pavilion

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Assiniboine Park Pavilion

This is an autumn picture of the Pavilion and Duck Pond at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Canada Geese are on their migratory route south at this time of year. “Canada geese fly in a distinctive V-shaped flight formation, with an altitude of 1 km (3,000 feet) for migration flight. The maximum flight ceiling of Canada geese is unknown, but they have been reported at 9 km (29,000 feet).”(Wikipedia)

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Feathers

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Feathers

 

This is a close-up of Canada Geese Feathers. I love the symmetry and flow of the feathers. The male Canada goose usually weighs 2.6–6.5 kg (5.7–14.3 lb) and the female Canada Goose is slightly lighter at 2.4–5.5 kg (5.3–12.1 lb).

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Canada Goose Head

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Canada Goose Head

 

This is a close-up photograph of the head of a Canada Goose taken in fall at the Duck Pond at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It’s head is tucked in between its wings. The Canada Goose is found near water in the Arctic and the Temperate Zones of North America. It has been introduced to Great Britain, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands.

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Blue Waves of Healing

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Blue Waves of Healing

This is the colour associated with healing.  More than that, The Sun Ray Organization says that “The Blue Ray is the first Ray of light. The energy of this Flame is the first and final synthesis, the source of all the other energies. The Blue Flame is in the core of the very strength and energy. The first Ray is represented in the power of intent, cause, direction, centralization and unity, and its keynote is will – Divine Will. The basic qualities of the Blue Flame are manifested through the energies of power, strength, faith and protection.”

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Rainfall on Ocean

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This is a shot of Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.  Over the ocean there are storm clouds in the sky and from the bottom, you can see how the rain has started on the ocean.  It was very difficult to get any photos as these beaches are almost always full of people swimming and riding the surf.  For once, I was able to capture it relatively quiet of people and in the pristine beauty of nature itself.  I have always enjoyed seeing rain from a distance.  On the prairies you can see the rain storm coming from far away.

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Solo Bald Eagle

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This is one of the best photos I have of a solo Bald Eagle.  The background was just perfect.  I also like the way the plumage is gently flying in the air.  Its beak is perfect for what he needs to do.  The eye is piercing.  Love this photo and the detail.

Did you know that both sexes of bald eagles have the same colouring for plumage?  The difference is that the female is actually a bit larger.  Eagles have excellent eyesight.  “They have two foveae or centers of focus, that allow the birds to see both forward and to the side at the same time.”

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Oak and Birch Trees

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Oak And Birch

I took this photo a couple of years ago.  I like it because I really appreciate trees.  I enjoy looking at how they grown amongst each other.  The Oak tree is a dark bark whereas the birch tree is white with sections of striped black.  As we know trees are important for keeping erosion at bay.  Plus, we also know that carbon dioxide is absorbed by the tree and produce oxygen for our benefit to breathe and the world too.  I like the angle that these trees have taken in an effort to continue to grow.  This photo was taken at Assiniboine Forest in Winnipeg.

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Red Old Barn

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Red Old Barn

“Many years ago, choices for paints, sealers and other building materials did not exist. Farmers had to be resourceful in finding or making a paint that would protect and seal the wood on their barns. Hundreds of years ago, many farmers would seal their barns with linseed oil, which is an orange-colored oil derived from the seeds of the flax plant. To this oil, they would add a variety of things, most often milk and lime, but also ferrous oxide, or rust. Rust was plentiful on farms and because it killed fungi and mosses that might grow on barns, was very effective as a sealant. It turned the mixture red in color.

When paint became more available, many people chose red paint for their barns in honor of tradition.”   This information was provided by the Farmer’s Almanac.

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Pacific Jellyfish

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Pacific Jellyfish

This is a photo of Pacific Sea Nettle Jellyfish.  They have been roaming the seas for anywhere from 500 to 700 million years.  They move elegantly with their gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell bodies and flowing tentacles.  They dance as if to music and I was quite mesmerized by them.  They range in size from 1 millimeter to 2 meters in size for their bodies.  Their nerve net system is in their epidermis.  Some jellyfish are light-sensitive through something called ocelli while some jellyfish have up to 24 eyes, 2 of which can see colour.  As you can see, there is quite a range.  They also have a life-cycle going from polyps to the medusa stage.

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Two Saplings

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I took this photograph, believe it or not, was taken on December 15, 2011 north of Winnipeg and north of Riverton on Lake Winnipeg.  Winnipeggers and Manitobans will note the lack of winter.  That winter not only did the snow come late but it left early unlike this year.  This has been one of the longest “winters” record in Winnipeg’s history.  Even today, on May 10, 2013, it feels very cold and almost like snow weather.  In fact, the projected low overnight is 0˚ Celsius or 32 ˚ Fahrenheit.

These are my favourite two saplings up at our cottage.  I love looking at them as they change with each season from no leaves and snow to buds, to full leaves and then gently losing them to the wind and gravitational pull of the Earth.  Seasons come and seasons go as time ticks on.

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