Author: Andrew Seal

lest we forget


 

“In Memory of Those Who Lost Their Lives So That We May Live In Peace”

The Colours of Vancouver’s Regiments, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver.

Lest we forget

Dedicated to Captain Matthew Dawe, commander of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry based in Edmonton, Alberta. He was one of six Canadian soldiers, along with an Afghan interpreter, killed in 2007 when their armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb approximately 20 km southwest of Kandahar City. Captain Dawe’s mother Reine was this year’s Silver Cross Mother at the National War Memorial Remembrance Day service in Ottawa. 🇨🇦

when every leaf is a flower


 

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus
 
    
 

Nitobe Memorial Garden, University of British Columbia, 30th October, 2019

NYPL

“A good book is the life blood of a master spirit,
imbalm’d and treasur’d up on purpose
to a life beyond life”

The Rose Main Reading Room of the New York Public Library

Our visit to the New York Public Library, one of the highlights of our recent trip to New York.

   

The DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room

Above the entrance to the Edna Barnes Salomon Room

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

In our troubled world we have much to be thankful for this Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend as we think of those far less fortunate suffering the indignity of war at the whims of deranged and despotic leadership.

Photo montage from our local Kitsilano Farmers Market yesterday.

in step

A lucky capture on the cliff side path between Caswell Bay and Langland Bay yesterday visiting South Wales again for the first time in over 65 years. The little dog kindly posed for us when we caught them up.

a moment like no other

A memorable moment of beautiful sportsmanship when Naomi Osaka supported Coco Gauff after her loss in their Third Round match in this year’s US Open Tennis Championship. In our time of universal uncertainty this was truly an uplifting moment and shows the best of what we can all aspire to. Thank you Naomi.

Remembering Douglas

Douglas Campbell, King Lear, Bard on the Beach, 1994

My painting of the late, great Canadian actor was painted this summer with much love as a gift for all at Bard in honour of the 30th Anniversary Season and to say thank you for thirty glorious years of theatre at its very best.

two champions

In celebration of two inspiring female athletes

Simone Biles

US Gymnastics Champion 2019
The first American woman to win six titles, and celebrated last year in my post
the power of teal.
🇺🇸

Bianca Andreescu

Roger’s Cup Women’s Tennis Champion, 2019
The first Canadian woman to win the title since 1969.
🇨🇦

one small step for man

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”

Neil Armstrong, July 20th, 1969