These are a few pictures that I have shared before but fit together so well with this theme. It’s so true that we rarely take time to look up but when we do it can be magical. Ten things I have seen by looking up:
Clouds racing across the sky.
An eagle being chased by a blackbird.
Clouds morphing from one thing into another.
Glimpses into other people’s lives.
The beauty of days past.
The creativity of someone now long dead.
Unintended glimpses up someone’s skirt (I was at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower trying to take a picture – completely unintentional).
Crazy geometrical shapes.
The arms of trees reaching out to each other.
And very occasionally, because you really have to be in the right space, the hand of God.
There is a reason Canada is called ‘The Great White North’. It is all of that. Today in Edmonton it is -8 and snowing. In Iqaluit, it is -13 and it will be snowing most of the week. In Ottawa it is -4 and snowing. But I live on Vancouver Island and today it is […]
I remember looking at Emily Carr’s paintings of moss hanging off trees and thinking that it was too exaggerated. Then I went for a walk through a Vancouver Island forest and realized that what she had been painting was far closer to the real thing than I could ever imagine.
Last weekend, my husband and I went for a walk through the fog to the far end of our street where we planned to follow the path through the woods. When we got there we discovered that most of the trees had been cut down, presumably for a new housing development. This makes me so sad. When my husband bought our house he chose this location because it was outside of town and bordered on a farm giving it some privacy and lots of quiet. It seems that suburbia in encroaching on our perfect little corner of the Cowichan Valley.
I shot this picture at the ferry terminal in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. On the right is the edge of Newcastle Island and on the left is the northeast point of Departure Bay. Directly across is the Sunshine Coast, including Tetrahedron Peak which stands at 1739 metres or 5705 feet. It is part of the Coastal Mountain Range on the west coast of British Columbia.