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Sold 1 poster …5 September 2013

26 Greeting Card Sales…5 Dec 2011-18 Aug 2009

Location: Taken just before sunset at FortWhyteAlive our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba,CanadaStraight from the camera BTW!!!…A larger version can be seen HERE

Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi w 55mm Lens, F/11.0 Exposure: 1/320 sec. Focal length: 18.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode (16) Dimensions: 2400×1600 Shutter speed (Tv): 8.3

Selected as the Book Cover for Cree-Ative Stories and Poems:…. An Anthology of Cree Literature

A Homepage Feature on Webshots…11 December 2011

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DeeZ 5Cs Awards Showcase…28 February 2012

5000+ Views…10 February 2012

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Your Country’s Best…2 January 2012

Shelters Group…30 December 2011

Winner of the # Shelters in the snow # Challenge…29 December 2011

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Nature And Man…6 December 2011

Top Favorites (30+ favorites)..10 November 2011

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The Great Plains of North America

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The “ImageWriting

The Story

This is a typical shelter that the Plains Cree used on the prairies years ago. They were able to assemble it in a day, as they used to follow the bison herds on the prairies. Much of their food, shelter, clothing and tools all came from the Bison. So when the herd moved, so did they.

Many of their daily rituals revolved around nature. For example; The Tipi was made using 13 poles. The 13 poles in the tipi represents the 13 full moons we have in a given year….When you enter a tipi you go to the left and circle around in a clockwise direction. This represents the way of the sun…The door of the tipi always faces East, to meet the rising sun.

The Plains Cree relied on the land to survive. It was sacred and they recognized that every living thing was of importance. Plus they only used what they needed. Things never went to waste. A good lesson we SHOULD all be following today.

I serve as an interpreter at the Center, and this is part of the written teachings, as we take the children through their many nature programs.

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago

    STUNNING

  • Thanks Linda, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 5 years ago

    Great shot Larry and a lovely narrative.

  • Thanks Al

    – Larry Trupp

  • MICKSPIXPHOTOS
    MICKSPIXPHOTOSover 5 years ago
    This is wonderful, Larry. WOW !!
  • Thanks very much Mick, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Jen Millard
    Jen Millardover 5 years ago

    Very nice…I love it. Very peaceful.

  • Thanks very much Jen, much appreciated.

    – Larry Trupp

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    So beautiful!!!!

  • Thanks Lori

    – Larry Trupp

  • megaries
    megariesover 5 years ago

    Hello Larry, all right?
    Beautiful cinematography, a greeting and a hug at Marg.

  • Thank You very much my friend, so great to hear from you once again…Hope all is well in your part of this world

    – Larry Trupp

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 5 years ago

    Serenity as was/is their way. This is wonderful Larry as is the narrative.

  • Thanks Taina, I agree

    – Larry Trupp

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 5 years ago

    Brrr looks cold ! great shot Larry !

  • Thanks Colin, yes we are in still in the deep freeze my friend, but WE will survive

    – Larry Trupp

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 5 years ago

    thats a fabulous image :)

  • Thanks Dawn, I appreciate your most kind words

    – Larry Trupp

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 5 years ago

    forgot to say the writing is great :)

  • Thanks again

    – Larry Trupp

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