A photo from my archive that I came across today, and wanted to post especially for my friend Vivian.
The painting on the card is an oil from 1924 by Lawren Harris (one of the Group of Seven) titled Maligne Lake, Jasper Park. It's in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, which must be where I bought the card. The prism is from a box of unmatched chandelier prisms we had in our attic, probably picked up by my grandfather at an auction. This one somehow came with me to Canada, and hangs on the lamp near my piano.
Lawren Harris had a long correspondence with the Canadian artist Emily Carr, whose memoirs and relationship with Harris I wrote about a while back.
And what can I say? Snow and arctic winds today: the photograph just feels like Canada!