Thursday, January 21, 2016
I left the office early this afternoon at about 2:45 and had only been driving about 5 minutes. In the distance ahead of me, I could see two crows perched near the top of a 50 ft. tree and as I got closer noticed they were looking down at something. About 15 feet below sat this peregrine, resting in the dark winter afternoon in preparation for the last hunt of the day.
I have taken hundreds of peregrine pictures over the past 25 years in Labrador, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. I never tire of their beauty, their zest for life and celebrate each bird with my lens when ever and where ever I can.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
My Mi'kmaq canoe basket is constructed from Black Ash (Fraxinus nigra) and is a large rectangular shape with beautiful engineering in its carriage support bracing and handles, all designed to evenly distribute a heavy weight load. You can feel the great skill and craftsmanship of its maker that transcends mere functionality to pure artistry in every piece of wood from which it is built. I still use it fairly regularly, albeit with great care despite its sturdy design, respecting the fact it was made somewhere in Nova Scotia, probably in the 1920's.