sometimes you just have to stop, park, shoot and marvel
Celebrating Victoria Day here in Canada with this photo of the Queen Victoria hoodoo in Bryce Canyon from our memorable visit hiking the hoodoos in 2015.
“The Eternal Flame, burning from a base fashioned like a broken bronze goblet, continuously illuminates the Hall, its smoke exiting the building through an opening at the highest point of the ceiling. Before it stands a stone crypt containing the ashes of Holocaust victims, brought to Israel from the extermination camps.”Quotation from the Yad Vashem website
Vitruvian Man and Woman
On the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci who died on May 2nd 1519.
“If you set your legs so far apart as to take a fourteenth part from your height, and you open and raise your arms until you touch the line of the crown of the head with your middle fingers, you must know that the centre of the circle formed by the extremities of the out-stretched limbs will be the navel, and the space between the legs will form an equilateral triangle”
“The age as it flies glides secretly and deceives one and another; nothing is more fleeting than the years, but he who sows virtue reaps honour”
on Phlosophy from the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
This landscape painted over thirty years ago has stood the test of time I think.
Let’s all work to make sure our planet does the same.
Yesterday I took this picture of one of our beautiful camellia’s illuminated by the afternoon sun. Today I was going to post it for a happy Easter Sunday but now it evokes a very different emotion with the news from Sri Lanka this morning. I post it now with a heavy heart and send heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all those suffering so far away but yet so close, and hope that its beauty will help ease the pain of yet another dark day.