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.