Sunflower Patch

Mikawoz Sunflower Patch

Sunflower Patch

I found this full sunflower patch just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. What was strange was that it was later in the summer season and the field should have been harvested but had not been for some reason.

According to the internet, “Sunflower harvesting has a long history as an American tradition and they have been part of man’s diet for centuries. Native Americans were harvesting sunflower seeds long before Europeans arrived. They boiled the heads to extract the oil and ate the seeds either raw or baked in breads and infusions were used medicinally. The seeds are a good source of calcium, phosphorus and potassium.”

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Eagle Eyes

Photography by Mary Mikawoz - "Eagle Eyes"

Photography by Mary Mikawoz – “Eagle Eyes”

Eagle Eyes

This is a photograph I took in the Interlake area of Manitoba, Canada. I would like to thank David Elliott Atwell for driving me around and letting me take such great photographs. Without him, these beautiful eagles would not be captured with their striking eyes, golden beaks and white heads.

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