Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump – Photography by Mary Mikawoz
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Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

This is the world famous Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Fort McLeod, Alberta. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981. It is part of the history of the Blackfoot people and culture. 

According to Wikipedia and the Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, “The buffalo jump was used for 5,500 years (some say as much as 12,000 years ago) by the indigenous peoples of the plains to kill buffalo by driving them off the 11 metre (36 foot) high cliff.” 

According to legend, it wasn’t because of the buffalo’s heads smashing over the cliffs that it received its name but because a young Blackfoot boy wanted to see the buffalo hunt and started to climb the cliffs but the kill was so great that year that he was crushed under the weight of the falling buffalo. It is for this reason that the location has its name. 

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In Clover

In Clover – Photography by Mary Mikawoz
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In Clover

I took this photograph in our yard. It is incredible how such small, beautiful plants and flowers can add so much to green grass. 

I learned today that the expression “In Clover” means prosperity and living well. It means financial abundance and having good fortune. I wish this for people around the world as we are all one and what affects one, affects us all. 

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Bee Flower

Mikawoz Bee Flower

Bee Flower

I look this image of the bee in the flowers in Freeport, Bahamas. What I like about this photograph that I took is the fact that the flower is in various stages of development just like people from baby to youngling to adult. I find the spiky nature particularly appearing which I guess would be like the teenage years.

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Old Rusted Miner’s Cart

Mikawoz Old Rusted Miner's Cart

Old Rusted Miner’s Cart

We went for a hike in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia 86 kilometers from Radium Hot Springs. We came across this old rusted miner’s cart. I think it is really interesting.

According to the Parks Canada website, Paint Pots are “ Iron-rich pools and ochre beds, culturally significant to indigenous people including the nearby Ktunaxa Nation.”

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Prayers for Australia

Mikawoz Prayers for Australia

Prayers For Australia

I created this image as I was thinking of the fires raging in Australia. My heart went out to them as people, domestic animals, wildlife and nature was burnt to a crisp. I hoped and prayed for rain to ease their fight and plight.

According to the Smithsonian Online Magazine, “Australia’s massive bushfires, which were contained in mid-February and declared over in early March, left eucalypt forests scorched and the ground, too dry to absorb the following rainfall. But now, the burnt trees are beginning to show signs of recovery as small, leafy branches sprout from their sides.”

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Web

Mikawoz Web

Web

I was thinking of the World Wide Web when I came up with this design. We are all connected via the Internet.

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Mosaic

Mikawoz Mosaic

Mosaic

The world is a mosaic. It is a combination of all sorts of people but we are all one. We come in various shapes, colours and combinations but essentially we are souls having a human experience.

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Cords

 

Mikawoz Cords

Cords

This is an abstract interpretation of our connections to other people by cords. We connect to all beings formed in some way energetically.

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Are You There?

Mikawoz Are You There

Are You There?

Are you there? I can sense you but are you really there? You have your back to me and I don’t see you.

These two ostriches are busy ignoring each other while eating. It is kind of like modern society where entire families or groups of people are ignoring each other at a meal while being on their cell phones. They are present but are they really “present?”

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Old Sarum

Old Sarum

Old Sarum

Old Sarum dates back to 3000 BC. It is one of the earliest settlements in the Salisbury area of England. I took photos of the ruins and enjoyed the flow of the old rock of the structures and the flow of the green hills as contrast. The steeple of the new Salisbury church and community is seen in the distance.

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