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Friday, 21 July 2017

Art gallery

We spent time in an art gallery recently, though not a traditional one. This gallery is in the Evangeline region of Prince Edward Island and is called the St. Chrysostome Wildlife Management Area. Almost 1000 acres of wetlands and forest are protected, with Ducks Unlimited involved. To the east, a few cottages line the coast but we walk west.


There aren’t any trails or boardwalks here, a beach which has driftwood and seaweed but otherwise is clean and wild. 





On first look, there appears to be grassland between the forest and the ocean but as we continue, a pond comes into view a few meters inland.




And ducks, one looks almost too perfect to be real.




The pond has a small beach and as we approach, hundreds of small fish dart away from the shore into the grasses.


The artist takes her time creating her pieces and they stir the imagination. 


We see an octopus, 




an alien hand,




a dinosaur’s tibia,




and the skeleton of a jellyfish-like creature.


I stealthily capture a picture of Medusa.





In another location, branches reach out of the grass. 




From another angle they look entirely different.





As we continue along the beach, we notice a river which wends its way through the wetland 




and another pond or the extension of the previous one. It is impossible to determine from our location. In this pond, ducklings follow their mother.





Lunch is on the beach, as the wind plays music in the tall grass of nature's gallery.







18 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this post Marie! Mother nature is the queen of art galleries, with the most marvelous sculptures.. it takes an imaginative mind to appreciate these treasures!

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    1. I love these unspoiled areas, PDP.

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  2. I am enjoying learning about your part of the world!! Your pictures are beautiful, I would love some of that driftwood for my garden!!

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    1. I never think to take some home, Debbie.

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  3. So pretty! I love the art that nature created! Happy weekend.

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  4. Ah, your lovely art gallery, with creatures large and small, just plain delightful. I smiled at the scary Medusa. You definitely have an artist's eye, Marie. Thank you so much for sharing all this with me. :-)

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  5. Beautiful and pristine! Love the shapes in the drifted wood.

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  6. A really lovely perspective. The world is an art gallery. With prices which make the artworks, despite being irreplaceable masterpieces, easy to share.

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    1. If we could but see the world that way, EC, maybe we would treat it better.

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  7. A wonderful trip through nature's gallery. Excellent post Marie, I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Bill. It is a beautiful area.

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  8. This is the best kind of art gallery. I can never get enough of nature.

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