Water, Water Everywhere…..To Call or not to Call?

…..I live next to Lake Ontario and on the weekend I saw this

Last weekend I went for a walk along Lakeshore Drive and I noticed that there was a person on the lake on a sail board. It was well below freezing and the wind was quite brisk. When I got to Rotary Peace Park I noticed that the surfer was still on the water but he seemed to be in the water more than on the board. He was clearly having trouble navigating the board to shore.

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I started to get anxious because every time he fell he seemed to go further out into the lake. There was no boat near by and there were no supporters on the beach in case he ran into trouble. I watched for a long time, worrying that the longer he spent in the water the greater the risk of hypothermia kicking in. I was seconds away from dialling 911 when all of a sudden the surfer got back on the board and finally navigated his way back to shore.

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What would you have done if you saw someone struggling in an icy cold lake in January?

Thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/01/10/raindrops-on-a-leaf-water-water-everywhere-109/

Tuesday Textures from the AGO

….I love texture in art pieces

There are two main types of texture in art: physical or actual texture that you can feel or the illusion of texture, created by lines and marks made on the canvas. The photos that I took at the AGO last week have actual textures that you can but probably shouldn’t touch.

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Bronze Sculpture
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Rodin Sculptures

Close-up for January Squares – Jan. 11, 2021

thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/11/square-up-11/

I could never get this close to any bird in the wild but these two birds were captured inside a snow globe and a Christmas ornament.

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Inspiration

….a new photo challenge

Going through my emails this morning I discovered that two blogging friends have started a new photo challenge and are inviting bloggers from around the world to join in. One of the bloggers is Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere and the other is Amanda from Something to Ponder About.

This week’s theme is inspiration. What inspires me? There are so many things; my husband inspires me with his daily drawings, other artists inspire me, photos from around the world inspire me to travel, my friends inspire me to be a better person, reading books inspire me, music inspires me, etc., etc..

I saw these two sculptures at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto last week. They inspire me to get my hands on some clay and mold an image from my imagination. The only thing holding me back is not having access to a kiln.

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Small Stones – January 11, 2015

Waiting

I sit here procrastinating

Waiting for tomorrow

Work surrounds me, waiting to be done

Things need to be sorted and put away

But I wait

Why?

Is it the unknown of what tomorrow brings

or do I need this time to reflect on happier times

or just be thankful for every precious moment

Waiting!

….time to get back to work

It will make the waiting go faster

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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2015

What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!