Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

This week’s photo challenge with the daily post is called “contrasts.”

The trees and the bright sunset in the sky provide some interesting contrast in this park near where we live.  The park is a memorial to a town that once stood and is a popular park for people with dogs.IMG_0652

We should go back there again sometime.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

This week’s photo challenge with the Daily Post is called “Room.”

When Patrick and I were visiting New York, we went to a museum on an old aircraft carrier and an old submarine.  It was really cool.  It also brought out a nice contrast in the concept of room.  The submarine had really tight quarters and concussion inducing doorways.  The aircraft carrier was, well, huge… Because anything that houses that many planes and people would need to be.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story

This week’s photo challenge with the Daily Post is called “Split Second Story.”

It is true that often a photo captures a story, even if it is just the story of that moment, sometimes, it really is all that is needed to get an entire story.  That is what makes them neat.  Although I still like words better.IMG_4533

This duck couple was wandering along an icy river that flowed into the ocean in FEBRUARY.  I don’t even know why they would stay, but clearly they were getting food somewhere and were quite possibly quite content.  Either way, they were sticking it out together, which is adorable.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

This week’s photo challenge with the Daily Post is called “Twist.”

My “twist” for the week is a photo of a giant beaker that I saw when wandering around Winnipeg.  They have this beautiful newish library that has this awesome giant science art.  It made the nerd in me smile with delight.  I totally didn’t expect to stumble upon it when making my way around the building.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

This week’s photo challenge with the Daily Post is called “Work of Art.”

When I was in high school, I took this required course as a part of the International Baccalaureate program called Theory of Knowledge.  I guess you could liken it to philosophy, but basically it was examining our ways of knowing.  In one big section of this course, we discussed art.  What makes art, how we perceive art.  It made my head hurt, but at the same time, it was really cool because it got me thinking.

I am not a big visual arts person.  Funny that I say that as I participate in yet another photo challenge (what can I say, I like looking at other people’s pictures and it is fun to mix things up on the blog).

When we were in New York earlier this year, Patrick and I went to the Museum of Modern Art.  There, I asked repeatedly, “Is this really art?” and sometimes “WHY!?!?”  I marvel at the beauty of some images, but others boggle my mind.  I was happy to leave that place.  I saw as much or more beauty in the Natural History museum, Body Worlds or even just looking at the architecture around town.

That is the thing with art, though.  Art is in the eye of the beholder and is not consistently agreed upon.

The art I am choosing is from the trip.  It wasn’t the stuff that was found in a museum that caught my eye, though.  It was the art on the side of an overpass. The colours and the background of brick make this art that really catches my eye (so much so that it is currently my desktop background).  It makes me feel happy.  It makes me think of protection (because of the watchful eyes of the owls).


Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

This week’s photo challenge with the Daily Post is called “On The Move.”

I am not particularly on the move this week because I had a run-in with our bathroom door that has left me with a broken and/or dislocated toe that I had to set (I am crazy, I know) and buddy tape.  I am hobbling around half under my own power and embarrassingly on crutches the odd time just so I can stop bouncing it around.

Usually, however, I like to be on the move, so to speak.

When I was in Winnipeg for a conference a few weeks ago, I was visiting this part of town called The Forks where I got to see some trains that travel across the country.  At the same place, I also saw a very interesting foot bridge/car bridge and walked some nice trails in a park.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

This week’s photo challenge is called “Letters.”

I enjoy writing.  I also enjoy getting letters.  The real in-the-mail kind.

I remember getting my acceptance letter to university and med school.  They were pretty epic letters to receive.

When I first went to med school, the Child and I would write letters back and forth.  It was pretty cool.

I quite like letters that are the alphabet kind.  The make words and help us to communicate.

The also make pretty cool art.

This is from the campus of the university where Patrick did an InterVarsity internship.

This is from the campus of the university where Patrick did an InterVarsity internship.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

This week’s photo challenge with the Daily Post is called “Monument.”

Monuments are pretty cool.  I like seeing the famous ones, but sometimes, it is the local and the functional that I find really fascinate me.

Maybe because I come from a costal town and maybe because I love being near the water.  Maybe because I am practical.  But, I think lighthouses are kind of cool when they are still in their natural location and still doing something.

Last Spring, Patrick and I went on a field trip to visit a tourist spot where there is a lighthouse.  We discovered it is pretty popular. It was built almost 100 years ago and a lighthouse has been on that spot for almost 150 years.  That is pretty old, especially for a lighthouse that gets hammered by wind and sometimes waves day in and out..

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