It was 16C this morning when I left for work and as I leave at the end of the day, it is 1C and snowing!! Overnight it will be -8C! WTF Mutha Nature?? Why you gotta be so cruel?
The art of lace on Flickr.
"I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin."
Coco Chanel, April 29, 1939
Sometimes Mondays aren’t so bad… this morning I discovered that biutifulpics had re-blogged “out of the darkness” over the weekend… so if I may just say dank je wel to Gerardo for that and may you all have a beautiful week.
We’ve had some nice hints of spring these past few days and temps even got up to 22C today but with Humidex (yeah, we had a freaking Humidex) it felt like 28C!! LOL! Joke’s on us because… winter is coming… at least on Tuesday into Wednesday when the temps are going to take a big dive and with the rain coming in starting tonight, we may all be skating to work come Wednesday morning when the thermometer is going to be hovering around -3C (figures, just cold enough to freeze). Is it because I cheered when they did in King Joffrey, Mother Nature?
Greenhouse © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
Well, technically, it’s white but, you know what I mean. I’ve looked at this long after posting and it might be slightly off kilter but, then again, I do have one leg ever, ever so shorter than the other… nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
Cheers and many thanks to thephotographerssociety and, especially, to Amber for your kind words and the reblog of my photos “mandarins”. Sweeeet!
Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star. © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star. It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.
Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun
Cloud cover © SharonB(iammacgirl) on Flickr.
Something sudden, a windfall,
a meteor shower. No—
a flowering tree releasing
all its blossoms at once,
and the one standing beneath it
unexpectedly robed in bloom,
transformed into a stranger
too beautiful to touch.
—Lisel Mueller ~ How I Would Paint Happiness from Imaginary Paintings
pOp gOes the wOrld © Sharon Boswall (iammacgirl on Flickr)
One of those old faves… for the longest time, I was obsessed with rounded corners but I removed and re-sized the original image for Tumblr-dom since those blankety-blank spaces look so weird. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, rainbow-ey bokeh’s always a reason to smile. Pippity-pop!!
Besides, I need a reason to smile. It’s been Spring officially for a few weeks and it snowed tonight. Minimal flurries… but still. FFS. And, oh, it doesn’t end there does it? No. Go on ask me what’s going to be falling out of the sky on Wednesday… three guesses and the first two don’t count… and it ain’t popcorn and it ain’t Skylab. Meh.
Comes in colours everywhere © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
The Palais des congrès de Montréal is a convention centre located in the Quartier International. It’s famous rainbow glass windows are the feature that people either love or hate. Can you guess which side of the rainbow I am sitting on??
Okay, don’t hurt your head trying to come up with an answer but, on any sunny day, when you are standing there bathed in that rainbow of colour and basking in the warmth of the sun, I double dog dare you not to shriek with delight… wait, better make that de-light.
© SharonB. (iammacgirl)
Ascenseur ⟸ on Flickr.
Yes, I concur, that’s a strange place for a canopy bed (albeit, a very tiny one). Indeed.