White Aster – Hooper’s Lake

Daily Image - 28 August 2011 - White Aster - Hooper's Lake

White Aster or Heath Aster, Symphyotrichum ericoides, is an herbaceous perennial in the composite family. This wildflower is extremely common in woodlots and marginal forests in southwestern Nova Scotia. This late summer patch, past its prime but still providing beauty and contrast to an otherwise green forest floor, was found on the shores of Hooper’s Lake at a family cottage.

Sony A-900 – Sigma 24-70mm – f 2.8 – 70mm – ISO 400 – f48- 1/45.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to White Aster – Hooper’s Lake

  1. We have the same species all the way down here in central Texas, but ours doesn’t usually begin to flower until October. What a difference the climate makes.

    Steve Schwartzman

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