Weekly Photo Challenge

 
The Weekly Photo Challenge from Cheri today asks us to “share an image that means “earth” to you,” for upcoming Earth Day. This photographic detail of my painting of Cypress Alleyway, which I have already featured on thechangingpalette more than once, is my way of celebrating an earthly magical place that I shall never forget.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

 

A surprise awaits you in Toronto

 

You can learn all about this historic Toronto landmark, The Gooderham Building located at 49 Wellington Street East, here at Canada’s Historic Places. The beautiful trompe l’oeil mural is by the renowned Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant.

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These tulips looked even more glorious atop the roof and against the bluest of skies today.

Wish: Planet 50:50

Wishing the amazing women in my life a happy International Women’s Day.

The title of the post is taken from the UN Women’s website, which states the theme for International Women’s Day this year focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. I encourage you to read their full statement here.

As I looked with great pride and much love at my wife, daughter and granddaughter today there is so much to wish for. The UN Women’s statement is a good place to start.

WPC: The Road Taken: Part 2

With the popularity of The Road Taken, my submission to this week’s Photo Challenge from Krista, here are a few more images of the breathtaking Arizona Landscape that is Glen Canyon taken on a memorable late afternoon in April 2015.

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“Ambience has the power to uplift your mood,” writes Jeff Golenski in his introduction to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge.

 

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On a clear, crisp Saturday yesterday, this was a rare site in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, which definitely uplifted our mood as we walked by in the afternoon sunshine. But to fully appreciate the joy of the scene the sounds that accompany it and heard in the following brief video will complete the picture.

 

Starts with C

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Cookie Monster starts with C, being photobombed here by Grover, and not forgetting Bert and Ernie, all names that cannot help but make you smile. They certainly did for our beautiful granddaughter after Xmas.
 
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