Wandering Dude

Wandering Dude

I spent the very last day possible at the Conservatory at Assiniboine Park. I literally stayed until they closed up not only for the day but also the life of the conservatory to the public. Why? Because I have very fond memories from many years of visiting when we or I used to go there and enjoy the lush trees, plants and flowers. I would particularly go in winter time to get a break from the white, blustery snow and see beautiful greenery in the warm and humid environment. 

Some of my fondest photographs are of my immediate and extended family, some of whom, are no longer with us in physical form, and they graced their presence on this Earth by being in the conservatory. Back in the day, there were black and white photographs that were developed with film and you had to wait a very long period of time for them to be developed in the lab before seeing what you had accomplished with your camera. 

This is a photograph I took of a “Wandering Dude” or Tradescantia zebrina or Inch Plant amongst the brick work. It is a houseplant that has trailing vines and is often used in hanging baskets. 

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Fleurs Blanches

Fleurs Blanches

These are beautiful white flowers or Fleurs Blanches found in the old Conservatory Building at Assiniboine Park. The building is no longer there and has been demolished. I hope the plants found a good new home. 

This photograph has Asiatic Lilies and Arum Lilies being showcased. They are exquisite in their elegance and perfection.  They are romantic.

They were situated in a spot that many people would walk by and not even notice them but they definitely caught my eye. The Asiatic Lilies look as if there are multiple trumpets sounding off in all the directions.  

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Luscious Growth

Luscious Growth

This is the kind of luscious forest growth I like. The older trees have character, texture and colour while the new plant life is coming up around them to live, grow and prosper. 

I like the symmetry of this photograph I took. Although it is kind of off the center aspect ratio, there is balance as the trees and plants offset one another. 

This is an image from the West Coast in Vancouver, British Columbia where the forests have incredible dimensions. They are a lush green in sight and have a musky type of smell in the undergrowth of the forests. 

According to the Vancouver website, “Vancouver has at least 30 different kinds of street trees, of all shapes and sizes, ranging from giant sequoiadendron, elm, maple, chestnut, oak and liriodendron to robinia, ash, hawthorn, birch, linden, beech and hornbeam.” 

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Book Review: Electromagnetism

Book: “Electric Body, Electric Health: Using the Electromagnetism Within (And Around) You to Rewire, Recharge, and Raise Your Voltage,” Eileen Day McKusick, St. Martin’s Essential, 2020

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

Book available: January 26, 2021

I found this book literally in a way that others have spoken about when a book falls out of the shelf in a book store. It just kind of jumps out at you and you feel compelled to look at it and read it. This happened to me but in an electronic and digital kind of way. I was perusing books to review next from the selected options and this one just popped up on my website page. It literally was not there a moment ago and then it was there. It was as if Divine intervention had helped me along my path.

It is interesting that its sub-title is saying the same kind of thing – that using the electromagnetism within and around you can and does affect you and your life.

I was absolutely mesmerized by the first half the book. I found incredible insights and meanings. For example, I always assumed there was only three states of matter being solid, liquid and gas but Eileen explains there is a fourth state called plasma and that it is an electrically charged gas taking up 99.99 percent of space which connects stars, planets and galaxies in webs of light. That is phenomenally important news. She reviews recent science information to support her work.

Most importantly, Eileen Day McKusick, has mapped out the body with varying levels of information stored in it. She uses tuning forks to smooth out and change blocked passages of information found in the energetic fields around our body.

I think one of the healthiest and most important pieces of advice she gives is the point that “This is the single greatest trick to being high voltage to not judge or suppress any of your emotions but rather to seek to mange them appropriately.” This means, we have to deal with problems as they will not magically go away on their own. To flow through it and get to the other side, you need to deal with emotions, problems and issues.

Eileen has taught many other people how to work on people’s energetic fields with tuning forks. People like Dr. John Gray who is author of “Men are From Mars and Women are From Venus,” along with Marci Shimoff who is author of “Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul” both have taken courses from her and support her work.

She has previously published “Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy” in September 2014. She has an informative website with her name – https://www.eileenmckusick.com. Further, she has a store that sells her specifically designed tuning forks at her website – https://biofieldtuningstore.com.

The only issue I had with the book was the second half was when she was going into the various chakras. Honestly, my reaction was “Oh Great! Another chakra book.” Having said that, Eileen was able to show she has been working and mapping the energetic body field well because there was quite a few insights into the various respective chakra areas that made a lot of logical sense in the problems and issues people were dealing with.

I give this book a 4.25 out of 5 for a rating. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in self-healing or wanting to “increase their voltage” so that they can be a more positive force in their life and that of the world around them.

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Fungi

Fungi

This is a photograph I took of some very interesting capped mushrooms or fungi on a tree. It was either a poplar or a birch tree. It has interesting shapes and textures but is not edible. 

I can’t help it. I wanted to call this photograph “Fun Guy.” Laughter is the best medicine… 

Anyway, according to Wikipedia, Hoof Fungus or “Fomes fomentarius is a species of fungal plant pathogen found in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. The species produces very large polypore fruit bodies which are shaped like a horse’s hoof and vary in colour from a silvery grey to almost black, though they are normally brown.” 

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Dramatic Sky

Dramatic Sky

I took this photograph one cool fall night many moons ago in Assiniboine Park. The sun was setting in the west and the sky turned a multitude of magnificent colours including pink, blue, purple, red, orange, and yellow. It is a veritable rainbow of colours. The trees are dark silhouetted and seem to be dramatic or mysterious in their own way. 

I love the branches of the trees as they extend towards the sky yearning for more attention from the sun and their impending growth. They cry out to the sun, “Please give us more. We need you.” 

Throughout the seasons, they get what they need and now as we approach winter time, we go dormant and fall asleep for awhile in plant-life hibernation. 

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River Runs Through It

River Runs Through It

This is a pen drawing which is pretty basic and simplistic but I felt a flow with it and had the thoughts of “A River Runs Through It.” 

Then I researched it online and this line is actually from a book and movie by the same name. Norman McLean wrote and published the semi-autobiographical book in 1976. It was adapted for screen play by Richard Friedenberg. According to Wikipedia, “’A River Runs Through It’ is a 1992 American drama film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd.” 

Now I have never seen the movie as far as I know but according to Mark Blanchard on Quora, it means the following: ”That’s the final line to Norman MacLean’s beautiful A River Runs Through It and it speaks to the merger of spirituality and science, the soul and nature, as MacLean saw it.” 

Also, Chanjoo Brown writes in Quaro, “My take on the quote is that all kinds of twists and turns, obstacles come at us in life, like the flows of a river. And no matter how we try to change that flow or redirect it, it’s always going to run in the direction it’s meant to, which is into a larger body; the ocean which represents the ‘One’ thing we all merge into (mutual destiny). “ 

Based on who I am as a person, it makes a lot of sense to me and perhaps, I did intuit it. I was, nonetheless, inspired to draw it by hand and then create more of it as a digital artwork piece. 

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The Eye

The Eye

This is originally an abstract pen drawing which flowed and came out of me easily which I the manipulated digitally. It represents an eye. From left to right, it is the side view of an eye with the cornea, iris and lens. It has the sclera too. 

I remember doing a project as a youngster on anatomical parts of the eye. I remember distinctly drawing out the features of the eye with its component parts. I have put light coming through the front of the eye and back through to be processed by the brain in a multitude of colours. There is wisdom and knowledge there with a bright understanding of the processed information, just like we all do. 

The eye represents vision but it is also representing the sixth sense of being able to see beyond what we see physically. 

According to Oprah’s website, “Clairvoyance means clear seeing. This is when visions past, present and future flash through our mind’s eye, or third eye, much like a daydream. Many of us are highly visual and able to understand an idea best when we see it written or sketched out as an image on a computer screen or on a canvas. Visual people often choose to be artists, builders, photographers, decorators, designers and so forth. If this sounds familiar, your clairvoyance is most likely a dominant sense.” 

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Earth Vapours

Earth Vapours

I drew an abstract Earth or planet. This is my interpretation of how the vapours come off of the Earth’s atmosphere into the upper stratosphere. The gases are released through all parts of our rock. It is particularly noticeable from the north and south poles. 

I am not making any commentary about climate change although we should be concerned about nature, animals, plants and the environment as inhabitants of this Earth. Normally, there is an exchange of gases throughout the layers emanating outwards towards the Universe. In the same way that people breathe in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide there is a symbiotic relationship with nature. 

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Take-Off

Take-Off

This is an photographic image near Vancouver, British Columbia as we take off from its Airport at Richmond, BC or better known as YVR. You can see the coastal mountain ranges and the waters of the Pacific Ocean as Richmond is actually a series of islands nestled together in the mouth of the Fraser River. On the right hand side, you can see a wee, little freighter out in the water from that level. We were ascending into the sky onwards and upwards after a good visit on the West Coast.  

I had enjoyed our stay there and will miss my previous province of residence. I will miss British California, as we affectionately call it. 

According to Wikipedia, “Vancouver International Airport is an international airport in Richmond, British Columbia. It is located 12 km from Downtown Vancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements and passengers, behind Toronto Pearson International Airport.” 

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