Month: October 2017
maturday and Italy day three
A hillside in Tuscany remembered…31.1.16, matted and framed…
…as we head to the Tuscan hills for a few days.
Italy Day Two: Florence
The view from the Pontevecchio this morning after we arrived from Rome was simply breathtaking.
More photos for this week’s photo challenge: scale. On to the Tuscan countryside in the morning.
Italy Day One: Rome
A day to remember and a first for me blogging from my iPhone.It began with a special and unexpected moment never to be forgotten. The rest of the day fitted well with this week’s photo challenge: scale as Rome is all about scale at every turn.
After our walk along Spanish Banks last week we took the Admiralty Trail, one of our favourite pedestrian pathways through the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and enjoyed the glorious October fall colours illuminated by the afternoon sunshine.
Foro Romano 30.5.15 matted and framed.
Next stop The Eternal City.
Our last visit was on the 19th of July 1999 as you can see.
It’s been far too long.
Stay tuned 🙂
Whether you have two legs or four there is nothing pedestrian about this pedestrian pathway, as you walk, jog or cycle beside Spanish Banks and English Bay as we did yesterday, with the Vancouver skyline in the distance.
Could this be one of the most scenic pathways in the world?…
…but I’m a little biased of course.
a day without color
I think you know me well enough by now to know where my thoughts are today. Our memorable visit to family in Las Vegas in April 2015 included a visit to the magnificent Red Rock Canyon only a forty minute drive from Downtown and which I featured on Day 115 of my 365 day challenge that year. On returning home it led to a painting of the Canyon featured on Day 134 together with its accompanying colorful palette. Today’s image is that same palette in monochrome, a way for me to express without words my feelings of sorrow, heartache and sympathy for all those lost and suffering from the tragic events that have taken place in a city that is always so full of life, color and excitement.
A book for our time.
Last Friday I had the good fortune to attend the book launch of Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist by Dr. Martina Scholtens. I am featuring it today on thechangingpalette to encourage you all to read Martina’s moving reflections on her ten years at the Bridge Refugee Clinic here in Vancouver. It is a book for our time and Martina’s writing inspires us all. Congratulations Martina and thank you.
Martina’s book is available from All Lit Up, Amazon.ca, Indigo, Amazon.com, Target and Barnes & Noble, and Banyen Books in Vancouver.