love

all time favorites

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is sadly the last from The Daily Post and we have been asked to choose our all time favourites, an almost impossible task after five years of posting regularly to the challenges each week.

Those of you who follow thechangingpalette however shouldn’t be surprised that I would choose these photos from last August’s Photo Challenge: Corner of my beautiful granddaughter painting with me in my studio, on that day perhaps the happiest corner in all the world.
 
      
 
    
 

Thanks to everyone at The Daily Post for a great ride.
 

See you all in the blogosphere.

awakening

I have interpreted this week’s Photo Challenge: Awakening the best way I know how by sharing the joy of spending time in the studio last weekend with my beautiful, creative granddaughter who shows us all so perfectly how a box of paints, a few brushes, paper and a little water can awaken the artist in all of us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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it needs no words at all

love…that is.

“What’s your favourite place near or far,” we are asked for this week’s Photo Challenge.

Not surprisingly here are two of mine.

 

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welcome to my kingdom

Did you know that today is World Read Aloud Day.

No more precious moments than reading aloud to our two beloved granddaughters

joy to the world

PHOTO CHALLENGE

Growth

“Evoke the excitement of entering a new year with a photo that shows growth.”

I can’t think of anything more perfect with which to respond to this first photo challenge of the year from Jen than these two photos of our beautiful granddaughter exactly one year apart enjoying Santa’s gifts on Xmas day.

Xmas Day 2016

Xmas Day 2017

Growth was also seen in our family in 2017 as we celebrated the birth of our second beautiful granddaughter in May who like her cousin gives her parents and grandparents nothing but pure joy.

    

Wishing everyone such joy and happiness in the year ahead.

This week’s finial photo challenge of the year asks us…

“To celebrate the end of the year, share the most meaningful photo you’ve taken in 2017.”

 

 

Without a doubt this was one of my favourite and most meaningful photos of the year,
which I posted for International Women’s Day last March.
 
Take a look back at the UN Women’s web site and use this opportunity to read again their statement “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.

WPC: Ascend


 

My beautiful granddaughter fearlessly ascends to great heights every single day.

 
   
 
   
 

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Italy Day Thirteen: Ferrara

Beneath the glow of the sun bathed walls of Castillo Estense these young lovers embrace as this couple of old lovers drinks their health from our hotel window.