Posted on April 30, 2016
I looked at the word canvas. For me the sky is a canvas just waiting to be painted each day. It just so happens that on Saturday I had a work event and had to rise and shine at 5am and be on the road by 5:30am. It is seriously still dark outside and there is nothing inside of me that wants to be awake and on the road. The upside of this is that I get to watch the sunrise over a beautiful setting. The sky changes through a series of colors and they seem to just get better and better as the sun rises.
Here is my canvas from this beautiful world we live in.
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Posted on April 25, 2016
So apparently I must live under a rock. I have lived in this area for 15 years and have never heard of this event, or better yet, been to it. So when a friend asked me whether I would like to go to the Delray Affair, I was a litte confused as to what it was.
Much to my surprise it was far bigger than I anticipated and we walked, and walked. From the top end of Atlantic Avenue down to the Intracoastal, cars were prevented from traveling, and this became one major big flea market. I have to give them credit. It was planned very well. We walked down one side of the road and back up the other.
So did I go crazy shopping? – no, I guess I could have but I really do not want to spend unnecessary money right now. Although I did purchase one thing. I love almond soap, and was delighted when I found some.
There were jewelry stands, art stand, incredible art stands, stands where folk did not seem to mind if you took photos, and there were stands with big signs saying do not take photo’s. I got to chat with people about what they were selling and find out a little bit more about them. I got to enjoy time with my friend, and I got to walk out in the beautiful fresh air that Florida is having just lately.
I definitely went over my 30 minutes but I will split it up, I just cannot help sharing some of this incredible talent. Here are some of my favorites seen that day.
My disclaimer: The images are mine, which is why they have my logo on. The artwork itself is done by incredibly talented artists, whose names I do not know.
Beyond this image I head past my 30 minutes, but I did want to share what else I got to see that really appealed to me.
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Posted on April 16, 2016
I am going to be honest here. I have a major problem with heights. I am never really keen to get to the edge and look down. I was extremely grateful when we got to The Grand Canyon glass lookout 2 years ago and they said no camera’s. There was no way I was leaving my camera on the ground to walk on the look out. Phew!! When I see a television add and the car is on the roof of a tall building and it comes to a screaming halt at the edge of the building my stomach drops. So when it came to Seattle I already had doubts about me going up the Space Needle. When I saw the external elevator, and the large number of people planning to go up, I decided it was not for me.
However, I still wanted to get above the roof line and after some research I discovered that the Columbia building in Seattle had an observatory on the top floor. The cost was also half the price of the Space Needle. The tough part was that the top floor was 72 stories up. The same friend that suggested that I visit the library, made another suggestion. Go get coffee at Starbucks. It is on the 52nd floor. Still high, but all you pay for is your coffee.
So off to Starbucks we went, via the elevator in the Columbia building up to the 52nd floor. Gulp! I thought I was a little nervous, but my two companions were not happy that I was dragging them all the way up. Walking into Starbucks was a little weird. The floor felt a little bouncy. I cannot say I felt the building sway or anything, but the floor was a little strange. Looking out the window did not phase me but clearly looking out the window was tough for my friends.
The Columbia building was an interesting experience and well worth the time taken out of the day to go and grab some coffee on the 52nd floor. Added to that I really enjoyed editing the shots of the building.
You can find the blogs to the Chihuly Gardens inside and out, to Pike Street Market, the Seattle Waterfront and Ferris Wheel, Bainbridge Island and the Seattle Library by clicking on the highlighted names.
Keep a look out for more of the upcoming blogs, Seattle the city, Chinatown and Capital Hill. From there we head off to the Orca Islands and to Leavensworth.
Posted on April 13, 2016
The Seattle City Library was one on my favorite places to visit. It was an architectural delight. From the outside it had the most interesting design. Inside was just a dream of patterns. I was told by a friend to head up to the 10th floor and go out onto the narrow balcony and look down. Mmm – not as far as the Space Needle look down, but my stomach still turns. However, I wanted to do it and I did.
From there we started to spiral down the flights from the 10 floor until we were forced to go back to the elevator. Join us as we walk through the Seattle City Library.
The library is not your typical vacation spot to visit, but I was so glad that I did. Thank you to my friend for the recommendation. It was a treat.
Keep a look out for more of the upcoming blogs, Seattle the city, the Columbia Building; Chinatown and Capital Hill. From there we head off to the Orca Islands and to Leavensworth.
Posted on April 8, 2016
Sunday was overcast and had the occasional drizzles. We opted to go down to the ferry and make a decision once we got there whether we would actually go to Bainbridge Island. When we arrived at the ferry it was raining. There is nothing less I want to do than go out in the rain with my camera. However, after hanging out for about 15 minutes waiting for the ferry to arrive, the rain stopped and we decided to take a chance. My brother would be in conference from Sunday evening and would not have the opportunity to do this trip when the conference ended.
This was the first time I have done this kind of ferry ride in the US, where cars are boarded onto the ferry. Once the passengers were on and the cars were loaded the boat began to pull away from the dock. My first thought was to get a Seattle Skyline as we moved away from land.
If you are visiting Seattle, plan a 3 hour trip to Bainbridge Island. It is a small and quaint town and is very walkable. You do not need to take your car across.
Keep a look out for more of the upcoming blogs, Seattle the city, the Seattle Library, the Columbia Building; Chinatown and Capital Hill. From there we head off to the Orca Islands and to Leavensworth.
Posted on April 6, 2016
Water was the theme chosen by Katherine Cobert of Cobert Photography for the month of April.
As I mentioned when we started up this group, I was heading up to Seattle. Seattle is a beautiful city, but for me getting out into the countryside was where I found the true beauty. The trip was pretty gray and drizzly, but there was still incredible beauty all around.We traveled from Seattle to the Orca Islands. Let me just mention there was not a whale in sight. From there we headed on to Leavensworth, where we encountered beautiful mountains, gorgeous rivers, snow and, of course, more rain. The trip to Seattle was amazing and I am so glad we had the opportunity to go and visit with family.
Here are my 6 images for the topic Water.
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Posted on April 4, 2016
We are on a 10 day vacation to Seattle. The city of drizzle and gray clouds. However, today we experienced the Seattle waterfront on a beautiful blue blue day. Today was one of the days where it did not rain. Surprise, surprise. The day was cool outside but not to cold. Today Richard, Enid & I wandered down to the waterfront to get a closer look at the Ferris Wheel and the view out toward Bainbridge Island. We also wanted to check out the ferry information with the view to going on a boat ride.
Here is my view of the Seattle Waterfront and Ferris Wheel. If you have not been following my travel trip, check out the links below.
Keep a look out for more of our visit to Seattle. There were so many different areas to visit.
Posted on April 2, 2016
If you have been following the Seattle posts you will know that we have done the Chihuly Gardens, and Pikes Place Market. In the same vicinity as Chihuly Gardens you will find the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center, Emp Museum, a childrens museum, and a very interesting water feature.
We caught a monorail from the city center, not knowing how far it would be to walk. It did not cost much, however, a heads up, it is within walking distance if you are not wanting to spend money on a monorail. The trip took all of 3 minutes to get there. It did give us a brief overview of the city as we rode through it. Before we knew it we had arrived.
As I mentioned in the Chihuly Gardens blog, things cost money to get into and so I weighed up what I wanted to spend money on and what I did not. The Space Needle was not one of those things I really wanted to spend money on. Besides there was a long line of people waiting to go up. However. that does not stop one from taking photo’s and that is what I did. Walk with me around the grounds of the Space Needle and surrounding areas.
Keep a look out for our visit to Seattle Waterfront & Ferris Wheel area as well as all the different areas we visited.
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