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Captured last spring at FortWhtye Alive, our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada…A catkin or ament is a slim, cylindrical flower cluster, with inconspicuous or no petals, usually wind-pollinated (anemophilous) but sometimes insect pollinated.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 55mm Lens, Aperture exp 5.6, Shutter speed 1/125, ISO 100.

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The World As We See It, Or As You Missed It..31 December 2011

I should have waited to see how these happened:
thin green wriggling legs in the air
that seem to say ‘Ignore us.
We’re nothing really. We’ve only come
to make a haze at the corners of your eyes.’

From the poem Catkins

By Julia Casterton


catkins, spring, manitoba, canada, winnipeg, larry trupp, umpa1, marsh

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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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    very beautiful! Happy New Year!

  • Good Mporning Charmiene
    I appreciate your most kind comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago


  • Good Mporning Cheryl
    I appreciate your most kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 2 years ago

    Fantastic shot Larry. Happy New Year!!!

  • Good Mporning Teresa
    All the best to you both in 2012
    I appreciate your most kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • wormink
    worminkover 2 years ago

    great capture

  • Good Mporning
    I appreciate your most kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • CanyonWind
  • Good Morning Pop’s
    I appreciate the feature
    I am honored, delighted, and grateful..Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Lovely and such wonderful focus! HAPPY NEW YEAR, Larry!

  • Good Mporning Dot
    I appreciate your most kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenover 2 years ago

    Hi Larry
    Great capture very colourful, Happy New Year

  • Good Morning Rodney
    I appreciate your most kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Great shot, Larry – guess we won’t be seeing any of these for a while – Happy New Year

  • Good Morning Shulie
    I appreciate your most kind comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 2 years ago

  • Good Morning Marilyn
    I appreciate to the group…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Very surreal image! Love the colors and presentation!

  • Good Morning Pamela
    I appreciate your most kind comments…All the best in 2012…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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