2022 Look Back I
The joy of the luckiest and proudest parents and grandparents in the world celebrating with gratitude our love for our children and our beautiful, amazing and unbelievably talented grandchildren.
Wishing everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Joyful 2023
Look Back II
Celebrating two special places that uplifted our spirits throughout the year, from a sunny Pacific Spirit Park to a very snowy Kitsilano.
Look Back III
These final images of the year are to honour its heroes and despise its villains as we stand with the brave people of Ukraine and Iran and with the girls and women of Afghanistan hoping that 2023 brings victory, peace, freedom and justice for them all.
Nothing like a little magic with which to start the week. This morning’s sunrise illuminated my favourite willow tree on Kitsilano Beach that has featured in so many posts on thechangingpalette
over the past few years. Definitely another one worthy of sharing.
Kitsilano in the snow #2
Inspired by a magical morning on Kitsilano Beach after the snowfall before Xmas, which I posted about in backdrop to a life: part 2
and which was also the inspiration for the first of the year
The Gift of the Four Treasures
has once again weaved its magic spell with the superpower
that resides in its brushes and ink.
Looks like the beginning of a new series for a new year.
Kitsilano in the snow, a new painting for a new year.
The Centennial Totem Pole, Vanier Park, Kitsilano, Vancouver
Walking in this afternoon’s sunshine and with symmetry
on my mind, the Centennial Pole made a perfect subject. The pole was dedicated in 1958 as a memorial to British Columbia’s Centennial year and was carved by Mungo Martin of the Kwakiutl nation. A second pole was presented to Her Majesty the Queen and resides in Windsor Great Park.
For another view of the pole visit A Pole with a View from last summer.