In honour of yesterday’s important election I am offering a series of images that I captured last Monday on Thanksgiving Day. The keys that connect these images to the election are:
the kids wading in the waves – have the courage to try something outside your comfort zone
the brilliant sky – there is hope that we can see a better day
the pristine beach – perhaps this wonderful part of Canada can be left beautiful for coming generations
the lighthouse – the past can help guide us past danger but cannot be mistaken as the way to follow
I initially published this yesterday but it didn’t work out as expected so I’m doing a re-do. If it worked for you yesterday, please accept my apologies.
Congratulations and thanks to all who participated in our democracy yesterday.
And a couple of election anecdotes –
Also on this day I wish my father a happy birthday. Election officials come to his Care Home to allow the competent residents to cast a ballot. Although his dementia is advanced, he had the good sense to decline the opportunity to even try to qualify for a chance to vote.
And at the other end of the age spectrum, my granddaughter’s Elementary school held a mock election. She decided to vote Green because that is the only party that included School Lunches within their platform. No one should vote from habit or tradition or colour preference.
This post was originally published on my previous site but as I am rebuilding, I thought I’d start here and then gradually add previous posts.
This was my first try at creating a post with the new WordPress editor so I wasn’t sure exactly how things would turn out. As it turns out, I’m not a fan of Gutenberg as it stands so I have gone back to the classic editor for my posts for now.
I have a new feature starting at Village Gallery in Sidney, BC starting on February 1 so this series of posts will highlight some of the candidate images. The featured image comes from the south-west coast of the Island on China Beach. The ocean there is still part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and you don’t get to the actual Pacific for another few kilometres.
China Beach is a sand beach, but many of the others along that section of coast are composed of stones and present a bit of extra exercise when you walk them.
This particular image, Beach Rock is presented for its moodiness.