Friday, October 5, 2018

Waves Made Up Of Flowerbeds

I start today with this view of a spot further along the path at MosaiCanada, with a topiary we'll look at in days to come. The Ottawa shoreline can be seen in the distance.

The trail continues from where we left off yesterday to this next sculpture. The Canadian Horse represents New Brunswick, and features three horses. Horses first came into Canada in 1609 in what was called Acadia. Time in eastern North America developed a distinctive breed that today carries the national name. 

The Lobster Fisherman represents Nova Scotia with its long history of the fishery industry. The fisherman topiary is surrounded by waves of flowers.

Quebec's designated topiary is Three Ships From France. Cartier's voyages from France in the 16th century inspired this one, which features a trio of ships amid the deluge of flowers, with the ships themselves being a living sculpture.

The Niagara Gateway represents Ontario. Five figures in all are emerging from the flowers, reflecting the diversity of the people of the province and its water influenced landscapes.


  1. That fisherman is truly fascinating, that toiary seems to live thanks to the waves.

  2. So much work. Do they make new ones every year or keep trimming these?


  3. ...unbelievable, I wish that I were able to see this for myself.

  4. i love the boat, awesome!! they really go to such great details. well done!! amazing!! ( ;

  5. @Lady Fi: they do seem ghostly, don't they?

    @Nancy: they are creative.

    @Maywyn: I quite agree.

    @Jan: that's true.

    @Janis: there are some new ones this year, but this'll be the last year for this event.

    @Tom: you'd have enjoyed it!

    @Beth: it is very well done.

    @Francisco: thank you!

  6. Your photos are often essays that tell a good story about the area or your city. Nice!

  7. I love the imagination displayed here, and the talent in making these. I hope you'll share the British Columbia one (if they have it) for me, since that's the part of Canada I visit often. :-)

  8. Thank you so much for photographing this. It is amazing.

  9. Hello, awesome collection of topiary sculptures. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  10. These flower beds are a work of art and must have taken lots of imagination to create and achieve.

  11. Love the Nova Scotia one the most.

  12. The poor lobster man is on some rough seas.

  13. @Kate: thank you!

    @DJan: the BC one is coming up, and it actually appears in the background in today's third shot.

    @Jennifer: you're welcome.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Rosemary: there is a lot of work in this.

    @Marie: it's an outstanding one.

    @Sharon: definitely!

    @Red: very rough seas indeed.

  14. I'm in awe of the skill here William, these living sculptures must take quite an effort to maintain their perfect shape. Beautifully shown here ✨

  15. A lot of talented people! My favourite is the fisherman from Nova Scotia.

  16. Love the fisherman with the traps. I,now I said it yesterday but I have never seen anything like these topiaty works of art! So COOL!

  17. 1609 wow! Fascinating about the horses, William

  18. The 3 horses are my favourite.

  19. The fisherman is my favorite from this group!

  20. @Grace: it's a lot of work.

    @Sami: that one does stand out.

    @Jenn: these are wonderful.

    @Cloudia: I think so too.

    @Marleen: I like them.

    @RedPat: it's quite lifelike.

  21. The lobster fisherman is my favorite.

  22. Wouldn't pay to stumble drunk through this park at night. No, not at all.

  23. All so good, but like many other commenters … the fisherman also gets my vote, it is amazing.

    All the best Jan

  24. Wonderful! Amazing creations and lovely photos !

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  25. These are incredible. So very creative.

  26. I remember some of these from last year. They've fared well and are still are fascinating sculptures.

  27. @Bill: it's a good one.

    @Revrunner: one could do damage in here at night and drunk!

    @Jan: it really is.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Happyone: they are.

    @Kay: that they are.

    @Klara: definitely!