photography

peonies from heaven encore

 

What could be a better start to the weekend than these gorgeous peony blooms set against the bluest of skies this week.
Happy Friday.

WPC: Twisted


 

The twisted red rock of spectacular Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona

WPC: Place in the World

 
In May 2017 I posted a number of images of Vancouver for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting. Rather than repurposing all the images for this week’s Photo Challenge: Place in the World from Erica, I invite you to visit Vancouver Reflections to see my city enjoying the same brilliant sunshine as it is today.

yes, they’re back

 

First ladybug: Do you think anyone will notice?

Second ladybug: Unlikely!

It’s an old one but a good one 🙂

April Travels Part III: Colorado National Monument

 

 

 

 
Above the Colorado city of Grand Junction is the magnificent Colorado National Monument one of the jewels of the US National Parks with which we were unfamiliar. The Rim Rock Drive that winds along the edge of the canyons must be one of the great drives of the world, so put it on your bucket list and prepare to be in awe.

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April Travels Part II: Arches

The red rock wonderland of Arches National Park, Utah was breathtaking at every turn.

April Travels Part I: The Palisade

 

 

 

I think the photos speak for themselves. This was our first day visiting Colorado and Utah last week where the grandeur of Palisade Mountain dominates the landscape above the small town of Gateway, Colorado.

WPC: Lines


 
We returned from the grandeur of Utah and Colorado this week (post to follow) just in time to enjoy the last few days of the Tulips of the Valley tulip festival in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Just in time also to meet this week’s Photo Challenge: Lines in which Cheri asks us to “share a photo with a composition dominated by lines — hard or soft, straight or curvy, vertical or horizontal, or made in nature…”.
 

 
Those of you who follow The Changing Palette may remember my post from last year The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Tra La  when we visited the Tulips of the Valley festival almost exactly a year ago. It was a glorious day once again this year and one that needs to be be shared as the Lines for Cheri could not have been more brilliant in every way. Enjoy.
 

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JerseyforHumboldt


 
Joining Canadians from across the country in the studio today wearing JerseysforHumboldt in support of all those families and friends who lost loved ones from the Humboldt Broncos in last week’s tragic accident. With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to them all.