photography

life’s illusions


 
Yesterday’s reflective moment in Fisherman’s Wharf, Vancouver as I return to the leaves today.
 

“I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all.”

Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now
 

the dog that didn’t bark in the park


 
Today’s moment of the day, our introduction to beautiful 9 year old Stella who very kindly posed for us on the Council Trail in the Pacific Spirit Park. Happy Monday 🙂

je suis prof

Dedicated to the memory of Samuel Paty


 
Once again the Place de la République in Paris today became the “capital of the world” to use the words of Francois Hollande after thousands gathered there and throughout France to protest and remember those lost after the Charlie Hebdo attack over five years ago.

Today they gathered in Paris and across the country to remember Samuel Paty the teacher so cruelly murdered in an horrific terrorist act on October 16th. The words I wrote on my post after the Charlie Hebdo attack on January 15th 2015 were very much in my thoughts today:
 
In the studio today my thoughts are very much with all the citizens of this great city as they walk in their millions for remembrance, for freedom, for tolerance, for love, for mankind, for the future.
 

Je suis enseignant
Je suis prof
Je suis Samuel

Looking again at my post from five years ago…


 

…plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
 

May Samuel Paty rest in peace.

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returning to italy

Three years ago we were enjoying the beauty of the Tuscan landscape. How different our landscape is here in British Columbia but the beauty of both uplifts us all during these difficult times.
 

 

 
Here are a few images from our visit to Certaldo a beautiful hilltop town 35 kilometres southwest of Florence, which I posted about three years ago today on the fourth day of our memorable Italian holiday, a holiday that began on day one with an unforgettable moment in Rome:


 

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Pacific Spirit Park, October 10th 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend 🍁 especially to all of our Frontline and Healthcare Heroes who have been there for us each and every day and night, month in month out. No better time to say thank you again than on our Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend. 🇨🇦

For those of you who follow The Changing Palette you all know that one of our favourite places to be is the Pacific Spirit Park her in Vancouver. Here is a look back at a slide show from my Thanksgiving post three years ago showing all the beautiful Fall colours on the Admiralty Trail in the Park. For the full post visit Happy Thanksgiving from October 8th 2017.

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Happy Thanksgiving