Earlier this month I stopped by the Canadian Museum of Nature to photograph the Landscapes Of Canada Garden in winter. This area takes in four distinctive areas- boreal forest, prairie grassland, Arctic tundra, and Mammoth steppe. The grasses and plants are buried under the snow, and the young evergreen trees are wrapped up for the winter. The iceberg sculpture and the three mammoths here in the garden stand out well amid the snow.
I absolutely love this winter series, William!!!ReplyDelete
Lovely winter wonderland! The elephants are feeling cold! Have a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
It is seen that the cold prevails in the place.ReplyDelete
It looks very nice in the snow, specially the elephants.ReplyDelete
The museum looks marvelous surrounded by snow William, as do the mighty mammoths 😊ReplyDelete
Great winter scenes!ReplyDelete
The snow adds such a dramatic element. Photo #1 looks like a painting.ReplyDelete
Happy Saturday, William.
@Nancy: thank you.
@Tomas: it was cold.
@Marianne: it was good conditions to photograph.
@Grace: I agree!
@Janis: thank you.
Looks like a lovely winters day! And what a charming place this is; more charming in the summer, probably, but still. I find the mammoths to be most interesting. I think mammoth bones have been found here at Silver Springs...or maybe they were from some other large critter... :)ReplyDelete
I like the old building as it looks like a castle. I remember it being very dark inside when I visited.ReplyDelete
Very nice shots, William, I love the snow and the wonderful winter light.ReplyDelete
Those mammoths look right at home in the snow. That museum building is so striking!ReplyDelete
Nice museum, I like the building. And it's nice when the mammoths are outdoors.ReplyDelete
Romantic 19th century I'd say. And nice too!ReplyDelete
Love the building and the mammoths in the snow. Your snowy photos are great.ReplyDelete
The museum building is very impressive, I love it. The snow makes the scene all that more dramatic. Awesome winter images.ReplyDelete
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Mammoths...snow...makes me think Ice Age....ReplyDelete
wow, that is a lot of snow. guess the mammoths feel right at home in the snowy weather? ( ;ReplyDelete
@Lowell: I plan to continue photographing here from time to time, usually by the season.ReplyDelete
@Red: it's quite a place to visit, especially after the renovations they did some years ago. I'd never gone in before the renovations.
@Jan: it was just chance that there were blue skies when I was there- a half hour later and the clouds had come back in.
@Sharon: it's tremendously appealing architecture.
@Orvokki: it's good to still have them around. They were moved a short distance from where they were, generally where the iceberg is now.
@Cloudia: it looks older than it is- the museum was first built as a memorial to Queen Victoria.
@Bill: ah, that explains it!
@Norma: and more wintery shots to come.
@Beth: they must!
The mammoths look wonderful in the snow!ReplyDelete
Wow. That snow looks deep and packed. Adore the mammoths in the snow. Dramatic scenes.ReplyDelete
Too cold for me.ReplyDelete
Really! If they wrap up the little evergreens shouldn't they do a little something for the poor mammoths? ;-)ReplyDelete
Whoa! The mammoths are back.ReplyDelete
Love the woolly mammoth!ReplyDelete
Such a lovely place! Mammoths look stunning in the snow!ReplyDelete
Not what I expect from garden photos but these are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Looks absolutely fabulous in the snow!ReplyDelete
I love those beasts! Nice building, too!ReplyDelete
@RedPat: right at home.ReplyDelete
@Gemma: it is again this year.
@Mari: colds is good!
@Kay: the mammoths would have been quite comfortable in snow.
@Revrunner: and they're big!
@FG: so do I.
@Tamago: they do!
@Mike: thank you.
@Jennifer: I agree.