Remembering...

Colleen Anne Longhurst


Naturalists, front cover

This was a booklet created by Colleen to generate interest in observing nature around the world. Colleen had joined the Upper Credit Naturalists club and may have been promoting them at cultural gatherings. The original was on blue paper with the photos she selected from her own collection adhered to the pages with rolled-up Scotch tape. The text was hand-written. The pages were put back-to-back in clear page protectors and were mounted in a binder.

The small amount of editing has taken the length up to 36 pages. The changes had to do with continuity, a few additional pictures were added.

Note: there are blank pages in the PDF version that represent the inside of each cover and the backside of the title page. Click through them to continue reading.

All text and images are © 2012, the estate of Colleen Longhurst.


Presentation choices...

1) a movie version

2) the JPG version, one image per page

3) the PDF version, five pages per file

4) the original pages from the booklet

5) the collection of photos used

6) the original text


A movie version...

This movie version was simply made, to make it easy to look at the pages without a lot of flipping around. Pause when you wish. Play full screen or windowed.

Windows Media Player will pop up by default when you click on the link.

From Wikipedia... John Denver described how he wrote "Sunshine on My Shoulders": "I wrote the song in Minnesota at the time I call 'late winter, early spring'. It was a dreary day, gray and slushy. The snow was melting and it was too cold to go outside and have fun, but God, you're ready for spring. You want to get outdoors again and you're waiting for that sun to shine, and you remember how sometimes just the sun itself can make you feel good. And in that very melancholy frame of mind I wrote "Sunshine On My Shoulders."

This movie was made with Windows Movie Maker, version 2.6. The version of WMM that came later is not as good, does not have the timeline view.


The JPG version...

Note: the size of the individual photos is large and will likely spill off your screen. Once downloaded, your browser should be able to resize them automatically to fit.


The PDF version...

...in groups of five pages. The files range from 11 MB to 20 MB in size. They will be presented in your default PDF reader (likely Adobe Reader) on your computer.

: 01 through 0506 through 1011 through 1516 through 2021 through 2526 through 3031 through 36 :


The original pages...

Note: the size of the individual photos is large and will likely spill off your screen. Once downloaded, your browser should be able to resize them automatically to fit.

Note: the page missing the photos caused some of the overall editing.


The photos used...

Note: the size of the individual photos is large and will likely spill off your screen. Once downloaded, your browser should be able to resize them automatically to fit.

Note: the numbers refer to the page in the book where the pivture is, with "a" being on the left and "b" being on the right.

Note: what may appear to be duplicates are actually the original photos and the edit of it that made the book.


The original text...

As part of the process, I typed out what Colleen had originally hand-written. This is the text file.


Contact: email address sounds like cam at longhurst dot ca.

This web page was last modified 10/8/2012...

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