Spring in Alberta! On this Mother’s Day, one of the earliest conspicuous wild flowers is that of the Prairie Crocus, Anemone patens. It is subtle in colour, unlike the European pasque flower (Anemone pulsatilla) that is often seen in gardens.
Here is my hi-key rendition for my wife and all the mothers of the world…
Visit this excellent page at Alberta Plantwatch for more on the Prairie Crocus!
Posted in Alberta, Canada, Natural Area, Prairie, White Studio
Tagged Alberta, Anemone, Biology, flower, Holidays, mothers day, Pulsatilla, Pulsatilla patens
Not my cover! I’m inside…
An interview I had earlier this year is now an article at PhotoEd Magazine. PhotoEd is a Canadian magazine aimed at educational institutions and features established and up-and-coming Canadian photographers. It’s a good article with excellent photo reproductions and am very pleased with the results. Below is a glimpse of the article, which features my macro photography work. The magazine can be purchased at Chapters/Indigo or through subscription at PhotoEd. I will also have free copies available for anyone who attends the next few small-group workshops.
When Felix Rosso sent his questionnaire he included the following statement, which not only goes to the heart of why I began blogging, but speaks to all photographers and artists and any one else who has taken the path of self-directed learning:
“I like your logo quote “Splendour awaits.” (“…mysterious and little known organisms live within walking distance of where you sit. Splendor awaits in minute proportions.”) It does not come to us – we need to search it out. Your self-directed learning is inspiring – education is too important an endeavour to put in the hands of others. I have been in education for over 40 years and have always recognized the power of the individual following his/her interests. “
“It does not come to us – we need to search it out.”
Words to live by. Thanks Felix!
How it is, from fotoseeds:
Today in the Edmonton Journal:
“Parishioners have voted to save the 89-year-old Spaca Moskalyk Ukrainian Church located just north of Mundare in Lamont County.”
Spared from the flames – but for how long? There are many of these old relics of religion across the prairies. How long can they resist time?
Posted in Alberta, Canada, Central Alberta, Photography, Relics of Religion, Rural
Tagged Alberta, Edmonton, Edmonton Journal, Lamont County, Lamont County Alberta, Mundare, mundare alberta, Spaca Moskalyk Ukrainian Church
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