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Photos of nature from around the world

Just for fun, I rummaged through my travel pics and found these photos of elements of nature taken around the world (well, on 3 continents).

When we travel, we tend to mostly take pictures of architecture and famous landmarks. I do that a lot, but I also like to capture the natural environment of the place I’m in, whether it’s a city or the countryside.

Sometimes, depending on the local climate, the flora is similar to that of Montreal. Other times, it is different and exotic (to me). I’m also very bad at identifying types of plants and trees so if any of you can tell me what some of these are, I’d be really happy to learn!

Here are a few examples of images I’ve taken while wandering around:

North-America

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This first image was taken in the far, exotic land called Hochelaga Maissonneuve 😉 (that’s in Montreal, the neighborhood where I used to live).

Flowers at Battery Park, New York City

Flowers at Battery Park, New York City

Europe

The Villa Borghese park in Rome

The Villa Borghese park in Rome

Fallen leaves in Rome

A peaceful road in Père-Lachaise cemetary, Paris

A peaceful road in Père-Lachaise cemetary, Paris

The wild beauty of Ile Sainte-Marguerite, near Cannes in the South of France

The wild beauty of Ile Sainte-Marguerite, near Cannes in the South of France

A flowery field in beautiful Britanny, France

A flowery field in beautiful Britanny, France

Buckingham palace, as seen across a pond in St-James Park, London, England

Buckingham palace, as seen across a pond in St-James Park, London, England

Flowers at the Barcelona municipal plant deposit (which is not open to the public but we ended up there when we got lost trying to find something else).

Flowers at the Barcelona municipal plant deposit (which is not open to the public but we ended up there when we got lost trying to find something else).

Asia 

A Rose in Istanbul, Turkey

A Rose in Istanbul, Turkey (probably taken on the European side of Istanbul but I don’t remember so I decided to put it under Asia since most of the country is considered as being on that continent). 

An art installation at Sapporo Art Park

An art installation at Sapporo Art Park

Flower fields in Nakafurano, Farm Tomita, Hokkaido, Japan

Flower fields in Nakafurano, Farm Tomita, Hokkaido, Japan

Tree roots at Iwatayama Monkey park, Kyoto, Japan

Tree roots at Iwatayama Monkey park, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakui temple, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji temple, Kyoto, Japan

Flowers in front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Japan

Flowers in front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Japan

If you enjoy this type of photography post, check out the following articles: pictures of water, pictures of winter.

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Weekend outings: art in the Eastern Townships

I’ve already spoken about my mother’s work on this blog before, when I wrote about the piece of her’s that I have displayed in my entrance.

This lovely fall weekend, I went to the opening of her latest exhibit, which is on until January 20th at the Musée Beaulne in Coaticook, Quebec.

My mother’s main theme for the last 15 years has been her love for trees. She likes to build pieces paying homage to their strength, their beauty and their importance on this planet. Many of these artworks also include a message pertaining to the destruction of forests, be it by mother nature itself (the 1998 ice storm) or by humans in their actions that are too often guided by greed and lack of environmental awareness.

In her latest showing, she has decided to add a human element to her work, thus acknowledging their presence on this planet and their fundamental goodness as people (as opposed to only showing them as destroyers).

I thought I’d share some pictures of the exhibit on here:

Of Trees and of Humans- Hélène Plourde

My blood is your sap

Sacred Ritual

My mother also wrote a children’s book named I am a child of the earth. Here it is on display.

Of Trees and Of Humans- Installation, 2012