Tuesday, June 28, 2011
While I was waiting for my photo op to come along, I tried out some macro shots of the flowers. I still haven't replaced my macro lens, so this is the best my camera could do, given the 18-55mm lens that I have.
Super Thankful I Wasn"t Stung By A Bee,
Chubby Bumblebees and Frazzled Nerves,
Following along the same architechural path, one of my favorite elements is columns. I love columns and pillars, and arches as well ( I will do a separate project on those).
These columns are part of the same building as last post, the Electrical Developement Co. of Ontario, established in 1906. Located right on the shoreline of Niagara Falls.
Frantically Catching Up,
It i ssuch a shame that buildings aren't built like this anymore. It's because no one these days has the willingness to commit to a lifetme of hard work, without seeing the finished result. I guess people's work ethics have changed. Modern attitudes have evolved. Once upon a time, a person worked hard, giving his or her very best effort, satisfied in the knowledge to have contributed to something greater than his or her- self. There was no impatient rush to see the finished project or bask in the glory of due credit. It all came down to honor, doing your job to the very best of your ability, no shortcuts. .
Nowadays it sadly seems that it's all about efficiency. Getting the most 'bang for your back". And everyone wants instant gratification. No one is patient enough to wait for the time it takes to create a long-lasting masterpeice, they want to do everything as cheaply as possible, as quickly as possible.
You just don't ever really know what you've got, until it's gone.
I raise my glass in honor of all those who have ever had a hand in building such incredible testatments to the masterpieces mankind is capable of accomplishing through vision and a lifetime of hard work.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Long time, no post!Once again, I've gotten waaaay behind in my project posts, Ahhhh! I actually had someone ask me the other day if I still lived in town, hahaha. I guess that's what happens when you live a life of "adventure and intrigue", haha! People don"t run into you at the grocery store for a few weeks and start thinking you've moved outta town!
I've had a few months oflittle "adventures" lately, to all of which I brought along my camera, and to none of which I brought along my laptop. And when I got home I had some temporary internets difficulties, (frustrating!). But I'm back, and ready to share some of my adventures with you!
Now where were we? Ahhh yes, I have already showed you my trip to Fernie for the hockey tournament.
I got caught in trafffic on the interstatefor over 3 hours on my way that friday.... this guy (pictured above) got so bored he was skatebaording up and down the middle of the highway.
An alley close to Pke Place market. So many restaurants and bistros in the alleys, and they all smelled so good...
I spotted this chair in a storefront window. Wouldnt this make an interesting conversation peice in someone's living room? (Just not mine)
the Seattle Glass Blowing studio and gallery had a class going on , and they let me watch!
pretty, flower lined sidewalks
a tower of instruments
Seattle's first jail. which is now under the sidewalks of today's city.
sunset from the top of the Space Needle
Thus concludes my Seattle adventure until next time. I can't wait to go there again!
Posted by Janice Evelyn at Wednesday, June 08, 2011