Thursday, June 21, 2007

National Aboriginal Day, Solstice, and a few Photos

Here it is again!

National Aboriginal Day

For regional events today, click here: Events!

And now on to some photos...

As promised, the roses did indeed bloom, and here they are intermingled with the daisies which have definitely gone wild, or native, you might say.



And since we have red and white, lets add some black and yellow to complete our Medicine Wheel (or blue-ish, depending on your interpretation). Shown here is a gorgeous little Lacewing I photographed this morning. Everything was so clean and fresh as the sun came up, the thunderstorm last night having washed through with surprising force and an adrenaline-inducing light show. As I stood at the window watching it all unfold, one bolt struck so close I could actually hear it sizzle through the rain before the thunderclap engulfed all other sound. But, back to the lacewing...



And there you have it.

Happy Solstice!

4 comments:

DRZ said...

Happy Solstice to you, too, Aaron... beautiful shot w/ the lacewing!

Are you going up to N. Country Fair by any chance?

dz

Aaron Paquette said...

Thanks! You never know what you're going to get with a pocket point and shoot (no SLR, or anything fancy) so it's always good when they turn out.

NCF: I wish I were this year, but I didn't plan for it very well and now life makes uncool demands on my time. I saw a couple of hippies hitchhiking on St.Albert Trail (Messier Drive?) yesterday and I was on the verge of picking them up and just going for it.

Then I remembered I wasn't 19 anymore. Stupid memory.

Jennifer Alabiso said...

these photos are so lovely...i am always so glad i stop by here!

aren't bugs AMAZING???? such an unexpected beauty.

did you make happy and celebratory use of our longest day of the year?

-Jen

Aaron Paquette said...

I did!

About the lacewing...I have to say cameras are remarkable things. I would never have known how delicate and amazing the structure of those wings were if not for the "mechanical eye".

Gorgeous.