Sunday, June 28, 2009

Large Musical Instrument Under Construction


Large Musical Instrument Under Construction
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

This will be part of this summer's Earth Art Exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The instrument was under construction. I can hardly wait to see it finished.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tall Grass or Short Deer?


Tall Grass or Short Deer?
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

Both actually. I went to our west pond to look for fish and found this little guy instead. When I walked to the left side of the pond to avoid disturbing the deer, it followed me.
The deer may be more of a problem this year as the numbers seem to be increasing and they are increasingly bold.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

If the Bench Were Green . . .


If the Bench Were Green . . .
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

. . . it would have been perfectly hidden.
If anyone know the name of this moth, please let me know.
I have lots of keys to sort out wild flowers but I don't know any good ways to sort out butterflies and moths. I just look for photos that seem to match and then read descriptions. It is a very slow and ineffective way to look.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ant Critic


Ant Critic
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

I was working at photographing a piece of "art" that I am working on and this ant came to investigate. It seemed to like the piece as it spent quite a bit of time there. Something about the beeswax smell perhaps?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Summer Solstice!


Happy Summer Solstice!
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

Macro of sculpture in progress.
Flickr Project 365 2nd effort:
Different perspective.
Shot this against the sky from a low and close angle. I am not quite finished with this sculpture/encaustic painting project but it's getting close.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Help! I'm Falling Over.


Help! I'm Falling Over.
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

An English Plantain helps hold up a large mushroom in the Royal Botanical Garden's Arboretum.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Standin' on the Corner, Watchin' All the Spores Go By


Standin' on the Corner, Watchin' All the Spores Go By
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

Found this lovely group of mushrooms just standing around at the Royal Botanical Gardens Arboretum in some wood-chip mulch.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Yes, Poison Ivy Has Flowers


Yes, Poison Ivy Has Flowers
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

The photo is not wonderful but I did not want to disturb the plant. There are two varieties of Poison Ivy in our area. This one sticks close to the ground. The other climbs to tree tops.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Encaustic #1 - June 2009


Encaustic #1 - June 2009
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

After mixing the medium and the paints, the assignment was to divide the board into white, black and board sections and play with the encaustic paints to see what one could do. This is what I did. So, not a "painting" but a "see what one can do with encaustics" piece of work. Both fun and frustrating!

I worked off and on for three weeks on this little project. OK, more off than on.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Wondering About the Orange Bits


Wondering About the Orange Bits
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

This Yellow Goatsbeard has orange spots that I did not see when I took the photo. I wonder if it is pollen or a small orange insect or spider.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

You Can't See Me . . .


You Can't See Me . . .
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

. . . I'm hiding behind a Goldenrod.

There has been a doe in our east field almost every day for the last week "hiding" someplace.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Columbine


Columbine
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

Macro of one of my favourite wild plant flowers.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Other Side of the Fence


The Other Side of the Fence
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

Églantine came out to the field to see the deer. I saw the other dear.

We seem to have a lot of deer in the meadows this spring including some newborn fawns.