Distracted By Beauty III (Always Look Up)

This summer, I spent a lot of time looking up.

Before I left for Slave Lake, I’d seen a painting while out for lunch with two of my sisters and my niece. It was hanging there, on a large partition that divides two sections at Van Gogh Grill and Bar. When my niece arrived she remarked that she found it kind of weird because all except about 1/10th of the scene was sky.

That’s what I liked about it. It really caught my eye. I think the painter probably thought the sky was particularly beautiful that day and was inspired.

It also reminded me of the previous two seasons I’d spent in Slave Lake. There’s never a dull moment when it comes to skies there. I have so many pictures of it, you’d think it would get boring. But, it doesn’t. It just keeps changing.

After seeing the painting in Van Gogh’s, I decided to make a point of looking up this season. I wasn’t disappointed.

I know a camera doesn’t do justice to what I actually saw. So, enjoy what I’m about to share by imagining yourself there to witness how spectacular these actually were.

Late spring and I've just arrived.

Late spring and I’ve just arrived.

 

Once you’ve launched your kite, lay back against a rock and let your mind soar up there with it.

Once you’ve launched your kite, lay back against a rock and let your mind soar up there with it.

 

This bald eagle, resting by Devonshire Road, watched me closely as I watched it.

This bald eagle, resting by Devonshire Road, watched me closely as I watched it. So glad I looked up!

 

This doesn't even look real.

This doesn’t even look real.

 

I see a lot of these from my deck.

I see a lot of these from my deck.

 

Here's another :)

Here’s another 🙂

 

On fall mornings, the sun lights only the treetops.

On fall mornings, the sun lights only the treetops.

 

This one reminds me of the painting that inspired me to look up.

This one reminds me of the painting that inspired me to look up …

 

... and it set these trees on fire.

… and it set these trees on fire.

Yet another season in Slave Lake distracted by these beauties. Remember to look up dear readers. You won’t be disappointed.

see –

Distracted by Beauty here.

Distracted by Beauty II here.

14 thoughts on “Distracted By Beauty III (Always Look Up)

  1. Really beautiful Kathi and a good reminder. I find Alberta skies to be extremely varied and beautiful. I can have a darker purple view in front of me and an orange, yellow and red view in my rear view mirror going to work.

    • You’re right, Karen. I was enjoying the beautiful sunrise from my kitchen window this morning. Once, I get back to the big city, I just have to try a little harder. 🙂

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