Month: December 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy


…Jumping for Joy has never looked more joyful than in this picture of our daughter, with whom we are spending the best Christmas. Having featured her in last week’s Photo Challenge on her first birthday what better way to end the year than with that beautiful smile again…

Weekly Photo Challenge: One plus One

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…Spending Christmas at our daughter and future son-in-law’s. It seems like only yesterday she was blowing out that candle on her first birthday. That was her looking over to Black Tusk on Whistler Mountain in the summer: “You’ve come a long way baby” as the saying goes. Love you…Dad xxx…

Weekly Photo Challenge: One plus

…I have always loved this photo I took of the Tuscan landscape, and although I know there are “two” trees and not “one”, their solitude on the horizon together gives them a dramatic and beautiful unity. I hope you will agree…

Weekly Photo Challenge: One

…The wonderful drama of a single tree against the sky standing tall above the vines of Burgundy…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

…or “machupicchucountdown” revisited!
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Thanks to Cheri for challenging us this week with our interpretation of “Community”. I have also taken the opportunity of “Repurposing” as she also suggested. 1C1933FE-E333-4D58-9D37-0C4E69051DD7.pngFor those of you who have followed my blog from the beginning you will remember “Machupicchucountdown” was the title I used as we prepared for our trek with Mountain Lodges of Peru to Machu Picchu in June. I started the blog in May as a way of allowing family and friends to join us, “virtually”, as we undertook the trip of a lifetime. This was my first time blogging, and there was a definite learning curve as you will remember. In Cusco we met a wonderful new group of friends who made up our little “community” of trekkers. The group photo was taken at our first stop at Quillarumiyuq, eager and ready for anything! I think the photos speak for themselves, but seeing all of us together experiencing each day’s adventures in one post shows the special bond that was created between us and one that will never be forgotten.
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To learn more about our amazing adventure I invite you to explore the early days of my blogging. Once the countdown was over I couldn’t use “machupicchucountdown” as my title any more, and so “thechangingpalette” was born. The last few months of exploring the “community” of my fellow bloggers has been quite inspirational. You are an amazing group and I look forward to continuing to follow your remarkable journeys wherever you are in this beautiful wide world of ours.
…and if my fellow trekkers are reading this, Happy Holidays to you all, and “Thanks for the memories”…