The White Ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver.
The birds are said not to be “albino,” but “leucistic,” a genetic defect resulting in birds that lack normal pigmentation. (“Albinism” is a result of the reduction of melanin.) They first appeared in Vancouver about 10 years ago, which is now known as the “White Raven Capital of the World.”   
A lovely site indeed.


More photos of the Vancouver Island birds by Mike Yip. 

The White Ravens of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver.

The birds are said not to be “albino,” but “leucistic,” a genetic defect resulting in birds that lack normal pigmentation. (“Albinism” is a result of the reduction of melanin.) They first appeared in Vancouver about 10 years ago, which is now known as the “White Raven Capital of the World.”   

A lovely site indeed.

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More photos of the Vancouver Island birds by Mike Yip

The Raven by William Morris

I have always been intrigued by William Morris, a true Renaissance Man and a genius of design and image. He is credited (along with John Ruskin) as the founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His tapestries, wall paper patterns, and ceramic tiles are what dreams are made of. He flirted with architecture, book publishing and politics, leaving behind historical monuments that connect us to the complexities of his time. 

The Raven, a marble tile.