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that’s the spirit

Ooh, Shiny!
Diversions, distractions, and delightful detours.


 
For this week’s Photo Challenge from The Daily Post we are asked where do we find our “Ooh, Shiny” moments. If you follow The Changing Palette you will know one of my favourite walks is in Vancouver’s Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and when the sun is out it’s all about those Ooh, Shiny moments, whether it be the height of the summer, as it was just a week or two ago…

      

…or in the cool, clear, colorful days of Fall, as I posted in October 2015

      

I hope you’re exclaiming “Ooh, Shiny!” with me 🙂

goodness gracious…

…great ball of fire.

Last night’s sunset over English Bay in Vancouver was one giant fire ball resulting from the smoke of the wild fires to the east blanketing the city. Our thoughts are with all those who have lost homes and property and have had to evacuate their towns and communities. At the same thanks go to all those on the front lines fighting the fires each and every day.

WPC: Satisfaction

“Share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction,” invites Jen this week.  

Picking and eating our cherry tomatoes growing in abundance on our little kitchen deck is as satisfying as it gets at the moment, with many more to come as you can see.

oh I do like to be beside the seaside


 

 

 

 

A perfect summer’s day on Spanish Banks, Vancouver today. It doesn’t get much better 🙂

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so you think you can paint – 20.7.17

You may remember my corps de palett(e) from a previous Photo Challenge over a year ago. Inspired by all of the amazing dancers in this summer’s So You Think You Can Dance I brought out my dancer maquettes again this afternoon and let the ink, paint and brushes do their work.

    

For C – We are thinking of you ❤️

From Yardwork to Artwork: The Lavender Story

Our Lavender Provencal is spectacular this year.

This bouquet picked today is filling the house with its wonderful aroma…

     
 

…but as you can see I couldn’t resist a stopover in the studio on the way.

From Yardwork to Artwork: The Margarita Story Part Two


 

After Part 1, time for Part 2