With head, heart and hand!

Canadian Robert Batemen said, “Nature is magic!” (Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature, 2014). When your dis-ease becomes chronic or acute, nature may help you to replace negative with positive images. There are few “cookie-cutter” approaches as to what images you might find to be positive. Our preferred embodiments are affected by our personal choices based upon a range of circumstances, including your biological, psychological, and social attributes. Once you find images that work for you, then these are a keyboard stroke or a room away. These images could help you when you become stressed to transform flight, freeze or fight responses into strategic thinking and actions (Harvard Health Publishing, 2011).

Visual methodologies are a means to share memories and feelings with family and friends to mark and remember times when you feel safe and secure. Think about checking in with your family, friends, or neighbours to see how they are faring. Each one of us has creative sparks that can help to destress in a changing world. Positive visualisation with photographs, moving images, drawings, paintings, and the like from past and present is a potential means to lessen the impact of physical isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On managing stress or distress. Often, when we have life challenges, we tend to focus on the past and the future, not take time to reflect on the beauty of the moment and strengths in the world around us. The Trident Foundation aims to bring you sketches of that beauty, hoping that this prompts you to discuss, draw, paint, photograph, quilt, write, or otherwise replicate your environment. You can do it to destress and to be re-energised through the magic of nature! Positive mental imagery of a range of scenes from landscapes to wildlife can present opportunities to lessen “dis-ease” and enjoy immense views.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents many threats, and there are also opportunities to revisit your ideas, values, and beliefs about your relationships with other people and the environment. As you come to terms with the last months, we are here for you with changes to work, home, and family situations. There will be continuing adjustments and opportunities to pause and reflect upon what you have instead of what you don’t. We want to inspire you with information and services that meet your emotional, social, educational, and aesthetic needs.

A caveat to be born in mind here is that this approach often augments, but does not replace support from your family, friends, and qualified mediation, counseling, or support professionals. Also, there are quick fixes if you feel sad or anxious. The Trident Foundation extends Geary’s (2008) doctoral work on work-related vicarious traumatization, post-traumatic stress disorder, burnout, and compassion fatigue.

On the Gallery. The Trident Foundation expands its gallery, including landscape images, and sound and provides such services as mediation, counseling, and an art focus in its support activities. These links are to external sites that place advertisements.

FLICKR Australia 

An Old Port City

ANZAC and 1770: Times to Remember

Anzac Day: Lest We Forget

ANZAC Hill, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

At the Shore Shoalwater 

Australia: Jumping Kangaroos, Sleeping Koalas, and Swaying Elephants at the Zoo

Australian Quokkas Australian Treasures and Innovations Australian Waterways

Australia: Where River Meets City

Australia’s Northern Territory. Featuring Darwin and Alice Springs.

A Visit to an Australian Zoo 2

A Visit to an Australian Zoo 1

A Visit to an Australian Zoo

Birdlife at a Water Place in Australia

Birdlife at the Australian Coast

Blue Sky Days in Australia and Canada

The Bribie Island Experience (The Bribie Line)

Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Qld.

Buddina, Gold Creek + Queensland

Cassowary at Etty Bay, Far Northern Queensland 

Bundaberg, Qld: An Entry Point To The Great Barrier Reef.

Canungra, Eagle Heights & The Power of Song

Cave, Ocean, Myth and Dream! 

Cober Pedy + in South Australia: A Sunburned Country

Flying With The Spirit of Australia

From Australia to Canada: Celebrating Colour

From Here to Kakadu National Park.

From Oceans to Mountains. Scenes from Australia and Canada.

From the Glass House Mountains to Balmoral Ridge & Montville, Queensland

From Port Fremantle to Rottnest Island and Back Again

Goldcoast Kangaroo Point, Queensland 

Greetings from Queensland, Australia

Images From Australia. The Island Nation

In Celebration of Earth Day 2021

In Nature: Family Day 2021

Island Life in Australia

Jan. 26

Kanga’s Day Out

Kakadu National Park (Australia’s Northern Territory)

Montville, Queensland

Moreton Bay Marine Park, Qld

Mount Coot-Tha: The Garden

Mount Coo-Tha, Qld.

Mountain Tamborine’s Vista from Queensland

Nighthawk at Queensland’s Sunshine Coast 

Noosa National Park

Nitmiluk (Katherine) National Park, the Northern Territory

Nudgee Beach, Queensland, Australia

Queensland includes Tamborine Mountain Botanic Garden

Queensland’s Tropics

Seaside Views

Springbrook National Park, Queensland

Swimming and Flying At An Australian Zoo

Tennant Creek, The Red Centre

The Great Barrier Reef: A UNESCO Site

The King’s Park

This is Darwin (Features the Battle of Darwin 19 February, 1942)

Towards Earth Day On April 22, 2021

Vineyards, Greenery and Sails

Visiting An Australian Zoo

Warrie National Park, Queensland

When City Meets River in Australia

Canada (Alberta and British Columbia)

Alberta: Canmore and The Columbia Icefields

Alberta includes Lakes Vermilion and Minnewanka

Albertan Blue Skies

Alpine scenery to see in the New Year!

An Albertan Blue Sky in Fall

At A Ghost Town Banff National Park, Alberta

At The Lakeside

Autumn Days At Kananaskis

Banff A Restoration Point

Banff Includes Lake Minnewanka

Banff National Park Part One

Banff National Park Part Two 

Banff National Park, Bow Lake and Golden

Banff National Park – Two Jack Lake +, Alberta 

Banff and Canmore in June: High Country

Banff and Jasper National Parks: Artists’ Canvasses

Bow Lake, Alberta 

Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alberta

Bow Valley Provincial Park at Fall

Canmore, Alberta: Deer and Elk in Woodland 

Canmore A Rocky Mountain Location, Alberta 

Canmore, Alberta, Canada: Deer and Elk in Woodland: A Photographer’s Lens

Canmore: An Artist’s Dream

Canmore: A Magical Location

Canmore: On A Summer’s Day

Canmore Alberta: Eagle Tce. to Quarry Lake Reservoir

Canmore Bull Elk and Greens

Canmore: By Day And At Sunset

Canmore and Kananaskis in Soft Mist

Canmore: Meandering

Canmore: Sky Country

Canmore: Strolling in the Clouds

Canmore: Sunrise, Sunset

Canmore: Up and Around

Canoeing on Spray Lake

Emerald Lake at Yoho Park, BC

The Easter Woodpecker in Bow Valley Provincial Park

Emerald Lake, BC – Sun On The Water

Ending 2020 in the Rocky Mountains 

From Radium to Emerald Lake in BC

From Winter to Spring 2021: Transitions (Kananaskis)

Goat Pond, Kananaskis, Alberta 

Grazing Deer At Canmore, Alberta

The Great Thaw in the Rockies!

Jasper National Park, Alberta

Jasper National Park: Sky High!

Jasper National Park & Pyramid Lake

Jasper National Park: Reflections

Jasper: Silhouettes

Kananaskis + A Landscape

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna, British Columbia at Summer

Kelowna Wildlife and The Harvest

Lake Minnewanka, Alberta 

Lake Minnewanka at Summer

Loons at Emerald Lake, BC

Lower Kananaskis Lake, Alberta Part One 

Lower Kananaskis Lake, Alberta Part Two 

Maligne Lake +, Jasper National Park, Alberta

Mischievous Deer at Canmore, Alberta 

Mountain Reflections

New Possibilities at the Rocky Mountains

On the Bow Valley Trail

On the Mountain 

On The Mountain 2020: The Easter Bunny in AB and BC

Salmon Arm, Kelowna, and Canmore

Scenes from Banff National Park, Alberta 

Spectacular Banff

Steveston, British Columbia, Canada

Summer At Spray Lake, Alberta 

Summer Days in Canmore

The Bow Valley and Banff National Park, Alberta 

The Columbia Icefields, Alberta

The Deer Gardeners: Canmore

The Elk Triplets at Canmore

The Spirit of the Rockies in Spring

This is Canmore, Alberta, Canada

The Bow Valley in Soft Light

The Parks: Peter Lougheed to Banff

The Receding Green Belt in Canmore

The Rocky Mountains Forever

Towards Fall in the Rockies

Vermilion Lakes, Alberta 

Wild Flowers at Bow Valley Provincial Park, Kananaskis Country, Alberta &PartTwo

The United States of America (Washington State and Oregon)

Fossil +, Oregon

Oregon A Living Canvass

Oregon from Ponds, to Ocean, Lakes and Lava

Splendid Washington State Spokane, Washington State and Canmore, Alberta

The John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast (includes Cannon Beach)


Cobbers and Mateship

France Remembers!

Lest We Forget!

ONE DRIVE Alberta Wildlife Alberta 

TWITTER Victoria, Australia and the Great Ocean Road

The images in the slideshow on this page mainly show the Bow Valley in Alberta (c)

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