My friend Peter has a studio down on Granville Island, outside which are many marvellous plants. Last time I was there visiting, I spied some fabulous large onion, garlic and thistle seed pods, of which he was kind enough to give me some. These, along with a peculiarly-shaped pink gladiolas plant I acquired from a local street vendor and an antique wooden puppet found in Thailand, I installed in the computer room and photographed at dusk. I really enjoyed the shadows created on the wall behind from these objects, as well as the variety of colours achieved by different lighting.
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And here is one more Duck Whisperer photo, this one with her cockatiel as well.