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.
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.
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.
What could be a better match?
Fifteen Planes, 1957-8Visiting 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:
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.
“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.”
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.
Mission accomplished by our beautiful granddaughter ❤️
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.
Home to Vancouver and the west coast tomorrow.