"Learn to pause … or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you." D. King
It’s been quiet here for a long time as I’ve been busy with other things. I’m still taking pictures, though. I have recently joined Instagram and switched to posting photos there. If you like, you can follow me there:
How quickly another week has passed. I’m happy to say I’m keeping up with the daily photo challenges, though some shots are definitely more successful than others. Oh well…
This warrants a little explanation. I read the prompt (“In the Bag”) before I set out for the day, and somehow in my mind it changed from “In the Bag” to “In the Box.” This mural seemed a perfect response to “In the Box” since it was painted on the side of a building called “The Music Box.” Oops, wrong prompt!
I’m finding that posting a photo every day is not my style. It’s too intense. But I have continued to take a photo a day using the Capture Your 365 prompts (#CY365). Here is the collection of last week’s photos, digest form.
The Salmonberries are out. They taste almost as good as they look.
This post is linked to WordPress Daily Post where this week’s photo challenge is order.
This morning my walk took me down the path of “A Walk to Remember” and the Derek Doubleday Arboretum.
A Walk to Remember is the part of the arboretum that has a memorial to the Canadian men and women who died while serving in Afghanistan. This is how the memorial is described on a nearby sign board:
“Its central commemorative feature is symbolic of a tree whose life has been cut short. Wrapped around the trunk, a steel ribbon ascends towards the sky, carrying the names of the 158 men and women who died while serving in Afghanistan.”
I passed by the memorial this morning just as the light was filtering through the perforated steel ribbon of names. Some of the names were reflected in light against the tree-trunk background. I captured one: “Mark McLaren.”
Only this man’s name is known to me. His story is undisclosed.
For the Oldly-Weds (celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday), a friend of the groom’s gave the couple a hand-turned wooden chalice. It was a piece of art, formed on the lathe from various woods that he had laminated together.
What a surprise, then, when the next day at the continuation of the celebration, this same friend (who is also a boyhood friend of my husband’s) turned up with one of those gorgeous goblets for us… and we’re not nearly to 50 years!
Thank you, Darryl! This knocks homemade out of the ballpark!
Back home and it’s time to make supper. But I still haven’t snapped my photo for the day inspired by “Ruffled Edges.”
Lettuce will do beautifully—and so, as the saying goes, I kill two birds with one stone (well, “head” actually).
June is a wonderful time for one of the most showy of climbing flowers—clematis. I snapped these beauties on my walk around Kelowna B.C. this weekend.
(I’ve been away from my laptop for the weekend, but still following the daily CY365 prompts. The photos for June 2,3,4 are post-dated as published for the day of their corresponding prompt.)
All photos and text © 2019 by Violet Nesdoly