Being Emotionally Impelled

Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Monday, August 31, 2015

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Thank you to Torngat Mountain National Park and Base Camp

Colourful Flags...  
...send threads of poetry into the wind.   

Wendy Morton's poems about the Torngat Mountains National Park were printed onto multicoloured flags in English, French, as well as Inuktitut in Roman characters and Syllabics. The poems declare the beauty of the Park, and of the people who enjoy that beauty. Thank you to everyone at the Base Camp and at the Park for our wonderful visit. Thank you also to Muriel Edmunds for sharing her photos throughout this month! 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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The Friendly Staff at the Base Camp

It doesn't take long...  
...for the staff to get to know the visitors.   

The staff of the Base Camp welcome visitors with friendly attention to detail in the services that they provide. Thank you to all the staff members!           

Saturday, August 29, 2015

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When cold air meets warmer air that holds moisture... get fog.   

Stripes of fog drift over the surface of the water and cling to the contours of the land. When there is little wind to disturb it, the fog rests in elongated bands of water vapour which add contrasting patterns and counterpoint to the forms of the mountains and islands. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

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The Bear Guards

Bear Guards...  
...accompany every expedition away from the Base Camp.   

On day trips and expeditions in the Park, skilled Inuit hunters with knowledge of the land are part of the team. Bear Guards are necessary because dangerous animals like polar bears and black bears roam freely and naturally in the area. Park visitors and personnel alike rely on the sharp senses of the Bear Guards to stay safe.          

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Golden Cliffs, Purple Textures

The Cliffs of the Torngat Mountains...  
... show dramatic colours as they meet the sea.   

Because of the mix of minerals in the ancient rock that makes up the Torngat mountains, the cliffs shimmer and glow with colours that seem unearthly.      

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Glaciers carved into the rock...  
... and rivers started to flow.   

Torngat waterfalls show the forces of nature at work over millions of years.  After the winter's snow has melted and collected into ponds on top of the mountains, the falling water cuts its path deeper and deeper into the hills as it makes its way to the sea. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Colours of Summer

Wildflowers of the Torngats...  
...masses of pure, bright colours.   

From June to August, the colours of wildflowers light up the northern Labrador landscape. The Iceland Poppy in yellows, oranges and creamy tones, the River Beauty in magenta and pink, and the Snowy Gentian in spectacular dots of shimmering blue, are only a few of the colourful plants of the Torngat Mountains.       


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