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This is what Vancouver looks like in the rain…
Pots of flowering umbrellas by the doorway of every shop
IMG_9887Leaves and houses go all Bright & Shiny
and all the colours go deeper, clearer

IMG_9890 IMG_9891then, Suddenly, it can go all foggy and blurry

IMG_9892and of course there are Puddles …
you can feel like a grown up and avoid them
or not

a little moment

It all happened so fast

The sun was in the right place, it was the right season, it was a clear morning

and an open curtain,  it was the right placement of the bowl …

IMG_8399IMG_8398IMG_8400IMG_8401IMG_8402IMG_8403IMG_8404and I was lucky enough to witness this little light show

IMG_8405~ the end ~

I see 5

The saddest first.

This stopped me in my tracks as I was walking over to a weekend farmer’s market.

IMG_7952a thousand fallen cranesIMG_7955IMG_7960a tree eye ~ lizard and elephant like ~ Looking right at me

IMG_7957morning dew

IMG_7956a great idea ~ lace graffiti

IMG_7961and who can’t fall in love with this sad spider

[chalk on concrete wall at the Trout Lake community centre]

 

A Few Things that Caught my Eye

These are some things that caught my eye this week while I was out and about..

20130908-111647.jpgFall colors are coming! I was out on a walk near the shore with my friend and we came upon this little opening in the woods. All the colours were So Vivid but this green on this moss was just off the charts!

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And who isn’t completely charmed when you encounter a little leaf just hovering in mid air, like magic … Can you see it? It’s that very green leaf in the middle of the rust coloured cedar foliage, It is really just dangling right in front of me, swaying in the breeze.  Sure, we know the mechanics of it, that it has been caught on a fine spider strand but the chances of that strand catching that little leaf as it floated by ….. Pretty slim I’d say. Pretty magic, even in the scientific department..

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And then there are the endless circles around this city, all sizes and colours. They do catch my eye and I think they are just so … Neat! This blue one reminded me of the Chinese IChing hexagram: In tai chi, we refer to it as Peng meaning Ward Off. It is one of the most basic energies, many others follow from Peng.

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And for something completely different ~ As my daughter and I were knitting at a picnic table, she looked down and saw this Dragon at our feet!
See? You just never know what you’ll encounter around the next corner.

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