Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day Lily

Day Lily, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Our day lilies are blooming at various points all around our property. I really like their orange colours.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Late Afternoon Sun

Late Afternoon Sun, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

I was on my way out to take our dog on a late afternoon walk when I saw the sunlight streaming through the trees in our yard. I had to stop for a few photos. I like this one the best.

Look at all the Queen Anne's Lace growing at the edge of the west meadow. I do love living in the country. Now if I could only figure out how to move the highway that is on our north border . . .

Saturday, July 26, 2008

In the Process of Becoming

Soon to be even more ourdoor sculpture at the RBG.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


XIII/08, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Another RBG Earth Art Exhibit: This one is from Bob Verschueren from Belgium. About this work he writes, "Since 1978, my arts practice has been entirely oriented toward nature, using nature's bounty as material and as the source for my inspiration . . . . My installation XXX/08 consists of three large urns out of which flow white fir branches, signifying that the landscape of Hamilton is punctuated by waterfalls . . . the perfect expression of the continuing flux of life."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Finished Work from Neville Gabie at the RBG Earth Art Show: The constructed cube is made from a red oak tree that was felled due to its having died due to the gypsy moth and dry weather. The stump of the tree is next to the art piece. Neville cut up the logs into cubes of various sizes and them fit them together into a giant cube the sits by the old stump.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Happiness is a Kite in the Air

I have been able to get a kite high up into the sky at least two times in my life and have had many failures and broken kites and was even attacked by one that I made. Sigh! Charlie Brown's plight was often mine.

This young woman was flying her kite at Bayfront Park near the Hamilton Harbour in Hamilton, Ontario.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Space Crystallization

Space Crystallization, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

I am not quite sure how this fits in with the "earth art" theme of the RBG exhibit but, regardless, I really like the look of this sculpture! Having it float, well out of reach of people, on Sunfish Pond, makes it special too. When I checked on the internet, I found that Ludwika Ogorzelec is well known for her stretched plastic sculptures. (I may have to stretch my "found material" art to the store to buy some cling wrap to give it a try; but then again, maybe not. Still debating between the look and the philosophy of reuse and recycle and reduce.)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Willow Wind

Willow Wind, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

There is Nothing Like a Good Dust Bath

It's hard to get a good photo of a rolling donkey . . . .

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Three Observed

The Three Observed, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

Another sculpture set from Queen's University in Kingston, ON. This one is by Bill Vazan and sits in front of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre on campus. (It reminds me of aboriginal rock paintings in Australia.)

Friday, July 11, 2008


Sunset, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

I never miss a sunrise and sometimes stay up late to see the sun set too.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Sculpture, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

I spent several hours working on this new sculpture today. The log was almost over the load limit of the small trailer on the lawnmower. I am not sure if I am finished, but I am fairly pleased with it right now. I am open to critiques and suggestions for names.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Accident, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

I was about a half km away so I just heard several large booms but as I understand it from chatting with the drivers and looking this is what happened:
The Hydro people were changing power from one side of the road to the other. The truck on the left had a man in the bucket. The man in the truck tipped on the right had just completed some work on the right side of the road and was backing onto the highway and then the logging truck, with trailer, came over the hill. The logging truck attempted to miss both trucks but there was not enough room to get by and he hit both. The truck that was backing onto the road was flipped over. The truck with the man in the bucket was bounced about. The logging truck stayed on its wheels but caught fire almost immediately. Both truck drivers got out of their vehicles and walked away from them. The man in the bucket was helped down via ladder. Only one electrical wire snapped and it did no damage. Of the three involved, the man in the bucket was the most shaken but all three had to be convinced to go to the ambulance to be checked over. I am sure all will be very sore tomorrow but all were still on their feet. Amazing luck - both bad and good.

A couple more photos on the Flickr site . . . .

Hanging Around

Hanging Around, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

This tree trimmer was helping an earth artist get ready for an art project in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington/Hamilton this summer.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Trail Run

Trail Run, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

I've been wanting to document the Saturday 16km trail run for several years. This past Saturday an injured knee kept me on a bicycle instead of in my running shoes so I did get to take photos.