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fasten your seatbelts


 

 

 
Flying into Vancouver on the weekend the shadows cast from the different architectural structures of bridges, freeways and buildings in the setting sun had a beauty all of their own and made for a wonderful welcome home.

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For this week’s Photo Challenge from The Daily Post one of my happiest corners this past week was the corner of my work table in the studio where the real artist in the family, in less than an hour, gave me a lesson in impressionism, abstract expressionism and action painting.
 
      
 
      

Oh, what joy!

With thanks to my daughter for the photo of my beautiful granddaughter and me.

WPC: Evanescent

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For this week’s Photo Challenge Krista asks us to
show a moment in time that holds meaning for you.

No surprise that I would wish to share this special moment in time like no other after our beautiful new granddaughter was born just a few days ago. It is all about love, joy, trust and hope. It raised my spirits into the stratosphere, hopefully it will raise yours too.

“Had it not been for painters…”

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Fifteen Planes, 1957-8

Visiting the Seattle Art Museum today the shadow from this polished stainless steel sculpture by the American artist David Smith (1906-1965) was as dramatic as the piece itself.

The title for the post is taken from this quote accompanying the work:

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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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mission accomplished

Discover Challenge: Mind the Gap

The distance between idea and execution can be a source of frustration — or of inspiration.”

For this week’s challenge” asks Ben, “tell us a story — in words, sounds, images, or any combination of media — about the struggle to close the gap between an idea and its realization.”

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I think I’ll just let the pictures tell the story in which the gap was brilliantly closed
and the pride of achievement glorious to behold.

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Mission accomplished by our beautiful granddaughter ❤️

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

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Detail of Ten Little Fingers for this week’s Photo Challenge: Tiny

Fall glorious Fall on the Ile d’Orleans

After the breathtaking Fall colours in Québec City yesterday our visit to the Ile d’Orlean today was just as spectacular with our first stop at the Montmorency Falls in the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, before crossing the bridge to the Island where we picked apples, enjoyed the best strawberries and savoured every glorious colour-filled moment.

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my 1000th post than with these images from our memorable visit today to this beautiful Ile d’Orleans here in the Province of Québec.

Home to Vancouver and the west coast tomorrow.