Saturday, December 3, 2016

Late Autumn In The Museum Garden

The Landscapes of Canada Garden is at the Canadian Museum of Nature, having had been finished this past spring. It portrays topography and vegetation of Canada, starting with the mammoth steppe (complete with a life sized family of them in statue form), moving into Arctic tundra, Prairie grassland, and finishing with Boreal forest. It's a work in progress, as the evergreens of the Boreal section are relatively young trees (and seemingly wrapped up for the winter), but it's a delightful spot to wander. I passed through on a gloomy day a few days back. The vegetation itself, particularly the grasslands, is largely dormant now, waiting for next spring.

27 comments:

  1. Now it can be seen that the atmosphere begins to be winter.

    Tomás.

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  2. I like the building with it's castle like look with all of those windows.

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  3. That looks (and sounds) like an intriguing project. I'd like to see it when it's a little more mature.

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  4. As a teacher, I love displays that teach. This one is right up my alley!

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. I 've always loved that mammoth. It'd be great on my front lawn, too!

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  6. Gosh that's quite a sight William, they've done a good job replicating the landscapes here!

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  7. That's very cool...I've not seen an outdoor museum like this! Very informative, too, for someone like me who's not all that familiar with Canada.

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  8. Very interesting place, William

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  9. @Tomas: it is certainly not the height of fall.

    @Andy: it is a grand building.

    @Mike: I plan to photograph here regularly.

    @Marianne: so do I.

    @Janis: this museum is popular with kids.

    @Jennifer: the family is quite a sight to see.

    @Grace: they have.

    @Lowell: you'd enjoy this place.

    @Cloudia: it is!

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  10. This is a great project. I would love to visit this outdoor museum especially during spring.

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  11. This sounds much better than an inside diorama. I visited this museum in 1967 although interesting it was very dark.

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  12. What a nice and interesting place to visit.

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  13. Oh the trees look like Woolly Mammoths on their own. Interesting subject I am waiting for Spring also
    MB M

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  14. Schöne Foto Serie vom Museumsgarten.

    Noke

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  15. It's looking very wintery around there.

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  16. It looks pretty cool. Would be great on a sunny day - I'm sick of the cloudy days we have been having!

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  17. What an interesting spot. I think I'd like to wander around there.. in warmer seasons. ;)

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  18. love the mammoth, so so cool! neat design or architecture. ( :

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  19. @Nancy: I'll definitely have to photograph it in the spring. I'm planning on a late January post for this spot next.

    @Red: and back then it would have also housed items from what's now the Museum of History.

    @Bill: it is!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @MB: I think I'll feature it in March and April- before the serious busy status of the summer begins with the Tulip Festival.

    @Noke: thanks!

    @Sharon: there was still some of the snow we got a few days before this lying around.

    @RedPat: we've had a lot of these cloudy days in the last two weeks. I think only one sunny day since the 20th of November.

    @Hilary: it's a great spot to wander.

    @Beth: the artist did good work with the mammoths.

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  20. That is such a grand building!

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  21. This would be a wonderful garden to wander through and watch grow. The evergreens look like arboreal mummies.

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  22. Bleak looking day. Love to see the prairie grass when it is spring and/or summer. I haven't seen that since I left Iowa.

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  23. Very interesting! Nice pics also. I LOVE that building...

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  24. Such an interesting building. Castle-like in the original building, with a very cool glass box added to it.

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  25. What a great idea! I'd love to see that.

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