Contrasts of Textures

….even though Christmas is long over there are still signs

One of the things that I still see in front of homes and businesses are boxes and planters of Christmas greens and foliage. I love the contrast of colours and textures when you observe them close-up.

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January Buds and Greenery for Macro Monday

after such a mild January it’s not surprising that the shrubs and vines are confused

Since these photos were taken last week we’ve had snow but the temperatures are just hovering around freezing. Later this week that will change when the temperatures are suppose to drop to -24 degrees celsius.

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Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Home

….thanks to Sue W and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2023/01/25/weekly-prompts-wednesday-challenge-home/

Home is where the heart is and my home and heart have lived at the same address for over 44 years. My favourite part of my home is my backyard where we’ve entertained over the years with family gatherings, memorials and milestone birthdays.

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I’m a Fan of…..Denyse Thomasos

….thanks to Jez for hosting I’m a fan of….. https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2023/01/23/mallards-fan-of-192/

Denyse Thomasos was a Trinidadian-Canadian painter known for her abstract-style wall murals that conveyed themes of slavery, confinement and the story of African and Asian Diaspora. Sadly she died tragically in 2012. The first time I saw her work was at the McMichael Collection of Canadian Art, an art museum in Kleinburg, Ontario. I instantly liked her work and looked forward to seeing her show at the AGO.

The show is title: Denyse Thomasos, just beyond. It brings together more than 70 paintings and works on paper that she produced spanning the last 15 years of her short life. The first thing I noticed at this showing was the size of her canvases. They were large and some of them went from the floor to the ceiling.

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This is a life size photo of Denyse working on one of her huge pieces that greets you as you enter the show
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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Bend

thanks to Sue W and GC for hosting the Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2023/01/21/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-bend/

Bending implies that you or something is flexible, either physically or mentally. When a person bends mentally they are able to see both sides of an opinion or argument and can ‘bend’ or change their own way of thinking. Bending physically is easier to demonstrate in photographs.

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A bend in the path
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Bending over to pick up a stool
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Bending over to get in the picture
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Bends in the wooden stairway at the AGO
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Bending beams at the AGO
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Gargoyles bending over at the castle in France
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Bending in for a kiss
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Bend and stretch
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Bending her body coming down the bend in the slide
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Bending over to bowl