Te beautiful Water-Shields (also called Dollar Bonnets) on Black lake continue to inspire John Parsons. Fittingly, he is this year’s designer of the famous Dunany Quilt which you will all be able to see along with some of his other works, at the Dunany Country Club on August 1.
Have a look at this relaxing 8.51 minute new video which he and Jennifer recently put together.
The Water Shield’s real name is Brasenia schreberi. It is native to North America. Its long leaf stalks reach all the way to the bottom where they attach to a long creeping root that is anchored in the mud.
It is quite common in Laurentian lakes. A 2016-17 survey of aquatic plants in 46 lakes which included Clear and Curran found that it was the 2nd most common aquatic plant in the lakes of Argenteuil that were surveyed.
They are beautiful….such interesting colours, shapes and designs
Stunning little details! Amazing that you have an eye to see the awe in the small wonders! Well done video.
Delightful! Thank you!
Beautiful ! Along with the music, manna for the soul! Can’t wait to see the quilt…I hope I win it! ?
WOW! These are absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.
Mark August 1 in your calendars!! You’ll be able to buy tickets for the marvellous quilt designed by John and 4 of his ‘Water Shield’ photographs!! Thank you John for your generosity, talent and time!!! And watch out for the QUILTILLA!!
These are absolutely extraordinary works of art. Many should be printed. Thank you for sharing the wonder your artistic eye sees.
How delightful and amusing. Some are like modern art, somehow reminiscent of a Miro…
Merci for sharing. What a wonderful eye.
And the music was just perfect for contemplating each little gem.
What beautiful photos, I hope you frame some of these or make a great collage of them. I think they are amazing, thanks for sharing them with us. You have a great eye! I can imagine a lovely wall of art from these photos.
Your pictures are just gorgeous! Cathy has a wonderful idea of making a beautiful collage with them.
The quilt will be very original. Such impressive shapes and so fitting for Dunany and the lakes.
I love your work and so admire your creativity .
Ah John the artist