A Colourful Past from Ancient Persia

….thanks to Becky B for hosting Past Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/16/past-squares-16/

In 2016, when my son came to visit us from London we took a trip to the Aga Khan Museum in the east end of Toronto. There were lots of beautiful Persian artifacts and many of them were circular so this post features two themes from past squares.


Squares from the Past -Literally…October 10, 2021

….thanks to Becky B for hosting October Squares

These two photos were taken at the McMichael Gallery, depicting an old fireplace and cooking utensils used over 100 years ago. https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/10/past-squares-10/


Past Squares – Light from the Past

….thanks to Becky B for hosting October Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/07/past-squares-7/

For this challenge not all the squares have to be photos taken in the past but they should incorporate one of the 12 themes from years past. Today I’ve found a couple of photos with light in the word or phrase.

Light by the fire
Setting sun – evening light

Lines in Art – October Square

….thanks to Becky B for hosting https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/06/past-squares-6/

This month Becky is opening up October Square to any of the themes from the last four years. Today I’m choosing lines. On my recent trip to the McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg I was introduced to an artist that is new to me. Her name is Denyse Thomasos (1964–2012). She was a Trinidadian-Canadian artist whose epic paintings incorporate imagery from a range of sources, including Caribbean textiles, historic slave ships, industrial shipyards, graveyards, villages and maximum security prisons.


Tree Square – The Perfect Tree

….thanks to Becky B for hosting Tree Square for the month of July #treesquare

Every year we drive to the countryside to find the perfect tree for Christmas. After living in this house for 42 years we finally decided that smaller is better.


Built for Climbing

thanks to Becky B for hosting Tree Square in July, https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/07/29/tree-square-29/

Some trees were meant to be climbed. This might come as a surprise to some of my former students because I was always the teacher that made them get out of the trees that grew on the school property. Of course that was more of a liability thing and images of my younger sister falling from a tree and biting through her tongue is a memory that never goes away. Luckily for her some of her teeth hadn’t come through yet so her tongue stayed in place but she did need stitches.