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Echeveria: native to semi-desert areas of the Americas named after the 18th century botanical artist Atanasio Echeverria y Godoy.
Brightly coloured flowers on short stalks (cymes) arise from compact rosettes of succulent leaves. These species are polycarpic, meaning they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes. Often numerous offsets are produced, and are commonly known as ‘Hens and Chicks’.
The name Ranunculus is Late Latin for ” little frog”, possibly referring to the many species found near water. It is also known as ‘butter cut or “Coyote’s eyes”, based on a legend where the Coyote was tossing his eyes in the air and catching them when they were snatched by Eagle. Unable to see, Coyote made eyes from the buttercup.
Gergera flowers, a part of the daisy family, share the meanings attributed with include innocence and purity. They are a classic symbol of beauty, however the gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness, which stems from the assortment of colours available.
On the return trip to Algonquin to experience the fall colours and with no need to rush, we decided took the back roads rather than the highway in an effort to squeak out the last possible bit of scenery before hitting the city. This lovely spot is located in the centre of Gravenhurst. The combination of rock and evergreens is a very iconic look for Northern Ontario.
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The Gerbera is named in honour of the German botanist and naturalist Traugott Gerger. It has approximately 30 species and is commonly known as the African Daisy. Although it appears to be one flower with a two-lipped ray of florets it is actually composed of hundreds of individual flowers.
Sherman Falls is located on the Bruce Trail near the town of Ancaster, Ontario. The Bruce Trail is a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment and extends for 900 kilometers from St. Catherines to Tobermory.
While visiting Vancouver, I took a day trip to Steveston to do some sightseeing. Being an avid viewer of the television show “Once Upon a Time”, which is filmed there, it was interesting to walk around the streets that doubled as a film set. It was typical B.C. weather, cold, rainy and very dull but that seemed to compliment the stark quiet of all the fishing boats at rest in the harbour.
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This image was taken on a return trip by helicopter to the west rim of the Grand Canyon about one hour before sunset. The physical restraints within the cabin were such that there was a very small window of opportunity to get the shot before flying out of range. This was the best of two shots taken.
The name means crown anemone is derived from the Greek mythological word Anemoi, the wind gods. Zephyrus was the west wind and bringer of ling spring and early summer breezes. In ancient Greece wreaths of anemones were used to decorate the altar of the Goddess Venus. Hence the species name coronaria.
In Europe during the Middle Ages a wreath of anemone flowers put on a sick person’s neck was believed to help him cure.
– Wild Flowers of Israel
Kim has been a photo enthusiast since youth. In recent years a passion for capturing images had driven her to explore and further educate herself in the digital world. Equipped with her first digital camera, a return to the summer retreat offered grand landscape sunsets, untouched beach and woodlands, and the luxury of vacation relaxation as the perfect springboard to her future in photography.
Although not artistically trained, a keen eye for composition and colour were well suited to her fascination with flower portraits and landscapes. She became captivated with the natural surroundings and the way light played off every-day objects in its path. Several years later; Kim now focuses predominantly on the life cycle of flowers in her garden and unique blooms she encounters at her local florist.
Kim’s images have received awards in regional competitions and are a part of several private collections. She maintains an active membership with the Oakville Camera Club and belongs to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.