One Observing

A Curious Person's Photographic Notebook

Recycling Vitality

Regaining Vitality

The vibrant days for this shabby building appear long gone. Yet it receives daily vitality as artists and students from the community college across the street visit the thriving art supply store within. The building also houses an enterprising arts organization that retrieves reusable materials from businesses, saving the items from landfill sites and redistributing them to local artists at no charge.

A Walk on the Wild Side

Soft Purple Mood

Yellow Sun

Thistle Trio

Yellow Ruffles

Complementary Colours

Buttercup Buttercup

As summer progresses, homeowners tend their garden blooms and create beautiful displays, but on a weekend walk, these wild flowers, steps away from their cultivated kin, capture attention too.


Purple Pansies

a bit warm red
a bit cool blue
a blend
a cooperation



Moody Weather




Between the lines and the wide blue sky

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra

Golden Boy

Perched atop the copper dome of an impressive beaux-arts building, something extra – a Golden Boy – a figure resembling Roman Mercury, Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods.

Atop the Manitoba Legislative Building on the Canadian Prairies since 1919, the iconic Golden Boy holds a torch in his right hand and a sheaf of wheat in his left. Wikipedia research reveals that this fine fellow, originally bronze, was painted gold in the 1940s and gilded in 1951.  Seeking Eternal Youth, in 2002, he underwent an extra gilding with 23.75 carat gold leaf.


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