New pieces from ManChoi Chow
The first bloom is always the sweetest. Can't beat the rugged rugosa rose, bred for all climate zones in Canada, showing off its beauty and subtle musky fragrance.
Spring is an especially wondrous time to observe and be surprised by creatures in our backyards, literally, as I caught this chickadee hunting for nesting materials.
Some questions in life are beyond adequate answers...but are they still worth asking?
Seagulls agree that taking time to drink in the serene wonder at Deerhurst Lake (Huntsville, ON) is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in early spring.
While attending a conference at Deerhurst Resort (Huntsville, ON), I took in the contemplative mood of the melting ice on Deerhurst Lake, framed by nature's slow and deliberate re-awakening.
Back in April, it was well worth the 20 minute trek over ice and mud to reach Ragged Falls, just outside of Huntsville, in beautiful cottage country north of Toronto. Raging currents from the melting snow was wondrous to watch and hear.
One of several pieces of new work in this exhibition, May 20, 2-4pm Opening Reception
Grateful to a generous donor who makes it possible to have "Natural Beauty" (sunset at Jordan Harbourside, Niagara) hanging in the Provincial Office, Ontario-Kentucky Province of the Resurrectionists in Waterloo, ON, Canada.
[Below right: Very Rev Murray McDermott, CR, Provincial Superior, Ont-Kentucky Province]
With strength, grace and thriving by the river side...a symbol of the amazing spirit of life, within and all around us. Spring opens my eyes to the wonderment of life re-emerging after winter's slumber.
By the Riverside
Often I am reminded of the many unsuspected ways we are interconnected, at times when I least expect it--funerals, weddings, meeting guests at the Gallery. Often, in times of tragedy, the ties that draw us together are welcomed and necessary, and sadly with recent events in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, we are profoundly reminded of this across Canada, even the world. I am thankful for all those who are there when I need them, when I hardly realize we are even connected.
When I take time to observe ways of nature, I realize that "inter-connectedness" is nothing novel!
Fine art photography 17x23
More from Floral Collection (2017)
Taken on day of total eclipse 2017
Exploring intersections between art, spirituality and horticulture
Michael ManChoi Chow will be presenting next Tuesday, Mar 13, as part of the Kitchener Horticultural Society Lecture Series, at KPL Main Branch on Queen. Check it out! Event Starts at 7pm.
I know March is still a winter month, yet all the signs are around us that spring is around the corner...robins are here, finches are courting and our hamamelis is blooming!
Attended a jazz session in Feb at the Jazz Room (Huether Hotel, Waterloo) featuring Tim Moher and friends (octet). I underestimate the power of live music to soothe the soul and bring healing energy to the spirit. For more, go to my facebook page.
Just in time before the end of "Light Up the Season" exhibition at UpTown Gallery Waterloo, this piece (part of 3) went to a new home.
While most of Canada is in the midst of a deep freeze in Jan 2018, I turn to the memory of warmer days in 2017. I took this beauty (among several others) at the garden of Angela Granic in Waterloo. The smiling dahlia exudes sunshine and warmth, so I call it 'Sun Dahlia'.