A small glass room, just big enough for two.
While I was not on the top floor of this high rise, I was on the 20th floor. That’s the highest I have ever stayed overnight. I can tell you it was an interesting experience. I was able to watch the world move on and just sit in this little nook that was only big enough to hold a small round table and four chairs. This nook was a corner window from floor to ceiling. The table slid into the corner with one chair on each glass wall and the other two chairs along the edge of the kitchen area. It was very exposed and for the first time in many year, I was not afraid to be or sleep the high up.
There was not much in the way of sound that high up and I found it very fascinating to watch and wonder what people were doing. How was their day going as they moved along the street or drove their cars along the road. Then there is the church across the street. This is St. Andrew’s-Wesley, a designated heritage building in Vancouver, B.C., nestled among the 30, 40, 50, and yes 60 story buildings.
Bust on an old residential building.
On the other side of on top, for me at least, was looking up and finding an amazing bust looking down at me. I don’t have any info on the building. The sculpture was several stories up and about halfway up the building. Reminds me of a ships figurehead. There looks like a door behind her where you might be able to step out. I wonder what she has seen form her place on top as the world moves on below.
The image is poor as a result in the height and weather, as it was snowing that day.
Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top
Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes
michelle w., on February 21, 2014, posted:
Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes
I made sweet corn muffins last week for my Sunday lunch group, but never got around to posting it, so this was and excellent challenge to show off the pictures I took. I usually take pics of Sunday lunch, but I have been very remiss about posting lately.
Left over sweet goodies…
become nummy corn muffins
The first one is of the left overs that I brought home from a salad I had the night before. It consisted of blue cheese, crasins and candied walnuts. The recipe only called for toasted walnuts, but I thought the candied walnuts would be nice. The cheese had gotten mixed up with it on the way home so I just tossed it all in. They were pretty good. None came home.
The second image is the cut away of the muffin. Most of the ad-ins settled a bit on the bottom, but it was ok. The last image was the presentation to my Sunday lunch group.
The last image (yea, I know it was supposed to be three, but it was there… I was there…) is lunch all pulled together. It seems very dis-jointed, but they liked it. They are a wonderful test group. Thanks guys.
The Weekly Photo Challange:
I was actually thinking on this while I was getting Christmas supplies out of the apartment complexes storage area. I had taken all the boxes down to the community room and helped several of the residents to empty them and decide what should go where. It was so refreshing. I did most of the decorating last year as our main decorators where in hospital at the time. The both of them fine by the way and had a great time this year jazzing the place up.
Community Room Tree
As I was leaving to the room to go do something, I stopped and just listened to them laughing and having a good time. One was futzing with the DVD payer to watch a holiday movie while they worked and one was humming to herself as she dressed the tree and still a third was hanging up stuff on the walls and table tops. So I did what I can do fairly well. I made brownies and fed them.
After the tree was decorated I happened to notice a small and well worn ornament on a lower limb. This is ornament is made out of a mylar type material and shaped into small cones. These cones as you can see are silver on the outside and colored on the inside. This is one of two remaining ornaments like this. They were my mothers and she had got them from a family member when I was a child and are at least 30 years old. This one was donated to the community room ornaments after she died in 2008. I have the other one.
This is just one of several reminders of past residents, property managers, coordinators and the maintenance people that make up our community here. Even when they have left our lives they are still a part of our hearts and are not to be forgotten.
Thursday is our building ‘Holiday Potluck’ with all the trimmings. I’m glad I’m part of this community.
Travel Theme: Sky
Beach at Ocean Shores
Thanksgiving morning 2013
I’m not really sure that these images even need words, but they were all taken on my travels. I had the opportunity to go to Ocean Shores, WA and Newport, OR last year. I had not been to the Oregon coast before and the scenery was amazing.
As I was looking through some photos for this challenge, I saw this and it was it. It was one of the most unexpected shots I have ever gotten because I was just goofing off with the camera on my cell phone.
I happened to walking up the right hand side of the street and saw the moon up there looking amazing. So I whip out my phone and take a shot. I knew it would NOT look like what I was seeing with my eyes because of the way light flares and bursts at night, but I never expected this.
I love how it is dark on the right where there is a vacant lot and bright on the street with cars and streetlights. The hints of clouds in shades of cool blue. Yes, sometimes you just have to go for it.