Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pacific Rim Sunset

Read then see photos below!!!
Psalm 92:4-5a The Message: "You made me so happy, God. I saw your work and I shouted for joy. How magnificent your work, God!"
Pacific Rim Sunset
by Marlene Depler
Silently, I sit in my front row seat
on the edge of the earth
where land converges with sky and sea
Sinking sun shimmers over crashing waves
as the Master Painter takes the stage
He lifts his brush to the canvas
pink and then lavender--
wide pastel strokes across the heavens
Next he adds bold highlights
of orange and plum
then smudges the rocks and trees
into black silhouettes
Hushed I admire the beauty
of the evening masterpiece
until the sea swallows the sun
Just when I think He is finished
He dips his brush in gold
signing his work with a simple cresent moon
My heart cries out as I jump to my feet,
"Bravo!" "Encore!"
He bows and waves, "Perhaps tomorrow."
(c) 2009 Marlene Depler
Reprints in any form only allowed with author's permission

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Beauty Abounds

These are from our recent travels: Pike Market in Seattle, Tofino and Ucluelet (Vancouver Island, B.C.), and Victoria (also Vancouver Island, B.C.) Enjoy!

Flower boxes across the street from Pike Market, Seattle.
The beginning of a visual feast!

Flowers galore (Pike Market).

Fresh veggies! (Pike Market)

Succulent fruits (Pike Market).

Crabs in rows! (Pike Market)

Huge lobster tails! (Pike Market)

Rainbow of chilli peppers! (Pike Market)

From the bay side of Tofino.

Chesterman Beach looking toward Frank Isand

The Inn from Chesterman Beach

A room with a view.

And more views!

Pacific sunset on first night.

Sunset on second night.

The Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet.

View from the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet.

Strange roots seen on the trail.

Fishing boats on the bay side of Ucluelet.

Another shot of the fishing boats.

Abkaki Garden in Victoria.
(We saw Buchart Gardens on previous trips. We had just enough time to
check out this once private garden now open to the public.)

Another shot of the gardens.

The Empress Hotel in the harbor of Victoria.