Decay

Mikawoz Decay

Decay

I was walking along the sandy beaches near the ocean at Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia when I saw something interesting. It was this embedded tree in the sand. It had been decaying because of the elements of sun, wind, water and sand. It has become integrally part of the Earth once more. I like the interesting divots and features in the wood.

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Gimli Beach

Mikawoz Gimli Beach

Gimli Beach

This is Gimli on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg. It is strangely calm which is unusual for this lake. I like the lines of the water, sand, building and trees. I have put in a special photo filter to make it more calm-like and cool

According to Wikipedia, “The community’s first European settlers were Icelanders who were part of the New Iceland settlement in Manitoba.”

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Solemness

Mikawoz Solemness

Solemness

This is a photograph I took while hiking at Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park. The water was just soft and gently moving creating a feeling of solemness. I like the way the two benches are standing in a solitary positions but are alone without occupants.

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Spikes

Mikawoz Spikes

Spikes

I took this photograph while hiking in and around Mesa, Arizona. The cactus is full of spikes and prickly thorns. Although it is full of spikes, there is beauty in this nature too.

According to Wikipedia, “In plant morphology, thorns, spines, and prickles, and in general spinose structures, are hard, rigid extensions or modifications of leaves, roots, stems or buds with sharp, stiff ends, and generally serve the same function: physically deterring animals from eating the plant material.”

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Boat on Bahama Beach

Mikawoz Boat on Bahama Beach

Boat On Bahama Beach

This was the sandy beach with a boat on Freeport, Bahamas in the Caribbean Islands on the Atlantic Ocean.

I like the silhouette of the boat.

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Beauty of Breath

Mikawoz Beauty of Breath

Beauty Of Breath

These beautiful flowers were growing near the beaches of Bahamas. They are absolutely gorgeous and perfect. You can see the sand in the background. They give us oxygen as we feed it carbon dioxide. The world is perfectly made.

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Wrinkles in Time

Mikawoz Wrinkles in Time

Wrinkles In Time

The water in the Bahama Islands has created these “Wrinkles in Time.” I took a number of photographs of these sand ridges. It is as if they are individual finger prints in the memory of time and sand. It was hard to find places were people had not stood and ruined the individual prints. I like the texture and flow. It is like musical rhythm.

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We Are Family

Mikawoz We Are Family

We Are Family

Here are some wonderful cacti that have little baby cacti growing around and through the cactus.

Wikipedia indicates “Botanically, “spines” are distinguished from “thorns”: spines are modified leaves, and thorns are modified branches. Cacti produce spines…”

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Gnarled with Time

Mikawoz Gnarled with Time

Gnarled With Time

I have always had an affinity for trees with character. This tree has seen some rough times in the deserts of Arizona. It is definitely gnarled with time and yet it continues to survive like a fighter. They are the wisps of nature as it continues to grow in perfect balance.

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King of the Castle

King of the Castle

Mikawoz King of the Castle

Here is a photograph of ladybugs on a stone and a stick. I call it “King of the Castle” because it is as if they are playing this kid’s game. This was out at St. Ambroise, Manitoba.

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