Goldenrod

Wildflowers and natural dyeing are closely connected. This year’s blooming goldenrod provide the dye material for dyeing my wool yellow for the coming year. Goldenrod provides a beautiful vibrant yellow, and is also a wonderful base coat for dyeing greens in combination with natural indigo. Working with natural materials means each item you create has […]

via Goldenrod in Bloom — Handmade in Canada

Orcas – Galiano, BC, Canada

Orcas, BC, Canada

Orcas, BC, Canada

 

Sometimes nature provides you with amazing subject matter. A chance sighting of orcas off the coast  made for a wonderful opportunity for photography. Two adults and one small whale  played off the coast of Galiano (BC, Canada) for a few minutes before swimming off. It is always exciting to see a dorsal fin in the distance, but whales viewed up close are quite a treat.

The second picture just sums up the west coast. Rocky coastline, casual whale watchers, navigational marker, ferry in the distance and a whale. All the elements of the Gulf Islands in one image.

Orca of the coast of Galiano, BC, Canada

Orca of the coast of Galiano, BC, Canada

Over the coming months I am planning to add more and more nature photography to the website as I sift through the thousands upon thousands of nature photographs taken in the past year or two. I think you will find that this will make the website much more interesting, diverse and fun to read.

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