"My mind sees that I am nothing, my heart sees that I am everything, between these two poles my life unfolds."

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mid-Afternoon In Edmonton

I find there are two kinds of people; those who love Woody Allen movies, and those who don't quite get what all the fuss is about. I consider myself fortunate to be amongst those in the first camp. Last night a good friend and I took in Midnight in Paris, Woody's latest romantic comedy, and likely to be considered one of his best I might add. It was funny, sweet, quirky and of course, a feast for the eyes.

Here's 'Mid-Afternoon in Edmonton' 

I pass this lovely garden quite often;
I'd love to glimpse what's waiting around the corner...
I keep seeing faces in trees...
Yes, some leaves are already turning - our August was quite dry.
This scene will be all too real in a few short weeks...


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Late August now and summer begins it's gentle passage into autumn....

Everything is so lush; laden with the fullness of the season...

I came across this pretty display on a walk.
Love the textures and contrast between rustic, weathered wood and delicate flowers.

I wonder who lives here...

These are growing under trees by a pond.

What a gorgeous color!
Looks almost good enough to eat...

Do you see what I saw?

"I have always found thick woods a little intimidating, for they are so secret
and enclosed.  You may seem alone but you are not, for there are always
eyes watching you.  All the wildlife of the woods, the insects, birds, and
animals, are well aware of your presence no matter how softly you may tread,
and they follow your every move although you cannot see them."
-  Thalassa Cruso

I took a short-cut through a back alley one afternoon...
there is beauty in the most unexpected of places.
My latest Goodwill find :)
He is carved from a solid piece of stone.
Here's the real McCoy...
This was taken a couple of weeks ago at the Edmonton Zoo.
So gorgeous xx

I hope your summer has been a good one.
Mine has been wonderful.

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."
-  Celia Thaxter