This week’s Photo Challenge is all about sharing “a photo of things that complement each other”
all that jazz 27.2.17
Two weeks ago we spent a memorable weekend in Seattle where of course we visited the famous Pike Place Market. At the entrance to the market we enjoyed the great jazz of Seattle’s Speakeasy Jazz Cats. If you have some time tap your feet for a few minutes as we did together with a very appreciative crowd.
I thought today’s painting and the jazz were a good match. I hope you agree.
As an addendum we were in Seattle to hear the stunning Yuja Wang, perhaps the most exciting pianist in the world, play in concert with the brilliant violinist Leonidas Kavakos. If you have never heard Ms Wang play visit her website here
, fall in love, and be amazed.
Snowy Willow matted and framed.
What could be a better match?
As I arrived home on the weekend I was greeted by a cacophony of sound the intensity of which I hadn’t heard before. There, high in the trees behind our house, against the odds, was an eagle tearing apart a crow that it had just caught, surrounded by an angry army of the bird’s extended family. Those of you who have seen Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds will relate to the scene I witnessed, spellbound I might add, with other neighbours in the street.
How different from the Birdsong I posted just a week or two ago.
If you have never seen Hitchcock’s film here is the 1963 trailer:
You may never look at birds the same way again – be warned.
Yesterday was National Flag Day here in Canada.
Better late than never.
Glass hearts for Valentine’s Day on the Seattle waterfront last weekend.
Fifteen Planes, 1957-8
Visiting the Seattle Art Museum today the shadow
from this polished stainless steel sculpture by the American artist David Smith
(1906-1965) was as dramatic as the piece itself.
The title for the post is taken from this quote accompanying the work:
I heard this glorious symphony of sound during yesterday’s morning walk in the Vancouver sunshine. It was a healing moment with which to escape the daily doom and gloom that I feel we are all being subjected to know right now.
Why not join me on my walk and enjoy the images of Kitsilano Beach, Vanier Park and snowy Vancouver at its wintery best by visiting escape with me
which I have also posted today. I’m feeling better already. I hope you are too.