I went up to the Canadian Museum of Nature one afternoon in October to photograph the Landscapes Of Canada Garden in autumn. This approach had fall colours still in the trees and on the ground.
The Garden is organized to include trees, shrubs, and plants from four distinct ecosystems. The first is Boreal Forest, with evergreens mixed with other plants that were showing fall colours at this point.
Prairie Grassland is another ecosystem, with its mix of grasses and wildflowers. The Museum itself looms in the background, looking quite like a castle.
Arctic Tundra is the third ecosystem; the plants that grow here among rocks are doing quite well.
A large sculpture of an iceberg is found here as well.
Nearby are a series of tiles with the names of donors inscribed on them. Most of them are families as opposed to companies; ...but mostly dinosaurs particularly stands out to me.
These are two more views of the Prairie Grasslands.
The last section is the Mammoth Steppe, with three mammoth statues among plants that would have been growing in North America in their day. The fall colours were looking quite bright.
Nice pictures! I like those mammoths!ReplyDelete
I do like the look of the Museum of Nature. It certainly does look like a castle.ReplyDelete
The museum building looks very impressive! I would have enjoyed the autumn colours.ReplyDelete
...over of all nature... but mostly dinasours! Certaianly jumps out at one. The gardens look amazing. Very waterwise which would work in South Africa. Thanks for your regular visits to my blog. Have a great weekend. JoReplyDelete
Belas fotografias, gostei de ver.ReplyDelete
Um bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
...the sculpture of the iceberg is my favorite.ReplyDelete
Hello, the fall colors are beautiful. I like the museum, beautiful building! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
love the fence view. what a nice fall day. ( ;ReplyDelete
@Linda: so do I.ReplyDelete
@Lady Fi: thanks!
@Kay: it does indeed.
@Nancy: it is quite a museum.
@Jo: thank you!
@Tom: it does look the part.
@Beth: it was a good day.
Final shot is especially well composed, William One really has the nice sense of walking about with you and your cameraReplyDelete
Lovely photos from around the gardens & the museum itself is very grand & imposing!ReplyDelete
That museum building is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Neat idea to go back to various gardens and show what they look like in the different seasons.ReplyDelete
I love to visit a museum garden when there is one. This one is really worth walking through.ReplyDelete
Is there no end to Ottawa's fabulous places. This place is fantastic. And the building itself deserves praise. I, too, thought that an interesting comment about dinosaurs. Maybe digging up dirt on dinosaurs is a hobby? :)ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Christine: it certainly is.
@Sharon: I quite agree.
@Red: I'll have another post before Winterlude, I imagine.
@Marleen: this one definitely is!
@Lowell: who can resist dinosaurs? Unless one finds oneself in the midst of a Jurassic Park movie.
Tiles look like shards of ice to me. Are they supposed to?ReplyDelete
Oooh ~ love the elephants ~ Great place and wonderful photos ~ ^_^ReplyDelete
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
I love the look of the museum and the gardens just make it better!ReplyDelete
I love the iceberg sculpture, very unique.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. Canadians understand nature. Thank you for these pictures.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: that would be the material. There are some reflective flecks in the rock, probably enhanced during the cutting process.ReplyDelete
@Carol: it's quite a place to visit.
@RedPat: I've always enjoyed its architecture.
@Bill: it is quite a work of art!
@Eve: you're welcome!
Like most, I was taken by the mamoths.ReplyDelete
They are quite a set.Delete
Heips for a long time (I have been a little lazy :)ReplyDelete
I like these photos (and previous too), the nature color is beautiful.
Elephants are cute and iceberg is beautiful!ReplyDelete
I do like those mammoths, but a great selection of photo's to look at ...ReplyDelete
All the best Jan