Monday, October 8, 2018

Figures Of The Landscape

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!

Still with MosaiCanada, I start out today with three perspectives of The Polar Bear, the topiary representing Manitoba. The town of Churchill, on the shores of Hudson Bay, is known for the presence of these animals in the fall.

Turning around, I took shots of this pair of topiaries. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is represented by The Puffins. Atlantic puffins are the official bird of the province, and some 500 000 of them make their home there. This pair of topiary sculptures have quite a whimsical feeling to them.

Neighbouring the polar bear is this topiary, Howling Wolf, a mix of animal and human culture. The wolf stands by an inukshuk, a common feature of the Far North, rock markers made by the Inuit. This particular topiary version features floral patterns in a pattern suggesting the aurora borealis.

Looking over to the other side of the path, I took another shot of the horses and lobster fisherman topiaries. We shall continue with more of this tomorrow- I am at present still putting these posts together, so there's plenty still to come.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Lovely photos. The topiaries are delightful.

  2. I love those little 'clowns' of the air, and will always remember a time when I saw so many of them whilst visit several Scottish Islands.

  3. Happy thanksgiving! Wonderful topiary exhibition!

  4. they are like life size. hope you had a great Thanksgiving, William ... i guess that is a holiday every one in Canada does celebrate? either way ... hope it was a nice relaxing, calming day for ya. take care this week. ( ;

  5. They are all wonderful made, but I love those Atlantic puffins.

  6. Have a great Thanksgiving. I love those puffins:)

  7. These are amazing! I know we won't make it in. We're going to an artisan tour today.

  8. These are just wonderful! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :-)

  9. The are all amazing. I love the polar bear and the puffins. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and week ahead.

  10. I'm enjoying this series so much William, totally in awe of the skill of the horticulturalists here 💙 Happy Thanksgiving ✨

  11. @Maywyn: thank you.

    @Rosemary: they are characters.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marianne: it is quite an event.

    @Tom: I agree.

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Jan: I do too.

    @Marie: they're cute.

    @Rosie: thanks!

    @Jennifer: have fun.

    @DJan: thank you.

    @Eileen: they're quite a sight.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving to my snow loving fellow Canadian.

  13. I love that the puffin has a mouth full of fish exactly like you normally see them.

  14. Der Eisbär ist klasse und auch die anderen Figuren erstaunlich die Pferde.

  15. These topiaries are wonderful! I'd love to see these but your photos are the next best thing. Great shots William, thank you :)

  16. Amazing . What talented topiary artists! The puffins stole my heart in this form as they did when we saw them in real life.

  17. Wonderful Bear, Puffins, and all! Happy Thanksgiving, Dear

  18. @Grace: thanks!

    @RedPat: they are cute.

    @Red: thank you.

    @Sharon: true!

    @Marleen: it is.

    @Noke: thanks!

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Sallie: it is wonderfully done, these topiaries.

    @Cloudia: thank you.

  19. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Love those birds!

  20. Wow! Incredible topiary sculptures!

  21. Incredible sculptures, the puffins are my favorite.

  22. These are just spectacular! I cannot imagine creating one of these!

  23. I just can't get over all these. Simply amazing. Love the polar bear. It looks huge.

  24. I pray for the future of this amazing creature.

  25. I really like today's selections. I love all these animals. Very nice!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. Belated Thanksving wishes, William. As always, these topiaries are simpky amazing and the bear is my favorite as well.

  27. I hope you had good Thanksgiving day.

  28. Belated Happy Thanksgiving.
    Another great post :)

    All the best Jan

  29. @Norma: so did I.

    @Linda: they are indeed.

    @Mari: so do I.

    @Bill: they're quite a pair.

    @Michelle: it's a lot of work.

    @Happyone: they are!

    @Revrunner: me too.

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Beatrice: thank you.

    @Klara: I did.

    @Jan: thanks!