Robert Bateman (Prints)
Golden Light Blacktailed Fawn (Print)
Offset Paper; Edition Size 950
17.75 x 27(inches) / 43.18 x 68.58(centimeters)
Unframed (US Dollar): $195.00
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“We live in a special part of Canada. The Southwest part of British Columbia contains
little patches of Mediterranean climate-cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Our
island has different micro-climates on different sides of a hill. The northeast has mossy,
coniferous forest like southern Alaska and southwest slopes have dry Garry oak parkland
with Douglas fir, like parts of California.
We, in N. America, have always has wasteful logging practices. Modern industrial logging
is most atricious, but our pioneer forefathers also cut trees and did not bother to make
use of them. I have a number of footpaths which take me through various habitats
and ecosystems around our home. One of my favorites is the Garry oak open
woodland. It has lovely, intimate vistas of meadows and flowers, rock outcrop and
groves of trees. Here and there along my route I encounter the old fallen Douglas fir
logs which were cut and left. My imagination takes flight on the reason for the cutting
and leaving of that particular tree over half a century ago.
Due to the lack of predators, the population of coastal black-tailed deer ( a subspecies
of mule deer) is very high. Although deer sightings are commonplace, they always give
our hearts a little lilt of joy. This is particularly true when they are bathed in
beautiful ” back light” , my favorite kind of lighting.”