Friday, June 26, 2009



Friday Photo Shoot-Out - Colours of the Rainbow



First, I'll tell you what my original idea was. I thought I would take lots of flower photos, make a collage of them, and post them along with the photo of a rainbow on a wall. I knew that somewhere in Nanaimo there was a blue wall with a rainbow mural on it. Ah, but where? I drove all over Nanaimo today, trying to remember where I'd seen that wall. At one point, I had what felt like an Aha! moment. I know, I thought.It's the Montessori School. So I made a detour to the Montessori School, only to find that it is housed in a very conservative blue shingled building, with no rainbow in sight.

Ah, well. Perhaps I wouldn't take part in the Photo Shoot Out today. Sigh.

I went up to Country Club Mall, where I bought new shoes for me and new shoes for my walking sticks. Tomorrow, I will take all my new shoes for a walk after work.



Then I came back downtown to meet Jane and Franco for dinner at Acme Foods. It's Frugal Friday, and all the food is half-price, so I had eaten a really low-calorie lunch, to allow for this little calorie splurge. As I drove around downtown, looking for a place to park, I noticed the banners. How could I have forgotten about the banners? Colour, colour everywhere. All summer, the streets downtown are decorated with these lovely splashes of colour, and I love them.



So after dinner, while my dinner companions made their way home, I walked around downtown, snapping photos of the banners, rediscovering downtown in the process. Our town is really getting to be a pretty place.




So I have a camera full of flower photos, which will come in handy later, I'm sure - and I've gone out looking for one thing, but found something better along the way. A life lesson, it was. Now I'd better post this, while it's still Friday somewhere.



For more Friday Shootout links, click here.

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Ohhh wonderful colors!! I do love the flags or banners!! Have a lovely weekend!! Sarah

Sandra Leigh said...

Thank you, Sarah- same to you.

Chele said...

There may not have been a rainbow, but those colors were rainbow inspired. I loved the variety! Enjoy the weekend.

Doreen said...

beautiful banners around your town. very colorful! thanks for your visit. and yes, two of the flower shots were clematis vines.

Sandra Leigh said...

Good morning, Chele and Doreen. I'm glad you like our banners. They really give the downtown area a festive look.

John Hayes said...

Really enjoyed the pictures & your quest. Nanaimo does seem like a very attractive town.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

HI! I was so pleased to see that you had come by my blog to visit and leave comment to let me know you were ther! Always a pleasure to "meet" new friends!! I love your colorful banners! One is just as pretty as the other. I had a lot of ideas for the shoot out too and ended up doing somethng totally different in the end. Have a great weekend. Debby

Sandra Leigh said...

Hi, John and Debby - Thank you for stopping by. Debby, your Friday Shoot-Out post was truly impressive. I just went back and took the tour for a second time.

A Scattering said...

The banners are great, such variety and vibrant colour.

Gordon said...

Sandra Leigh, thank you for the terrific post. You seem to love the arts. It is a banner day!
And now for a little poem. I will try to remember to leave an original one for you, weekly. I wrote this after reading a book of poetry by Ogden Nash.
THE FLY CAN FLY, BUT IS NEVER A BRAGGOT,
BECAUSE HE KNOWS HE WAS BORN A MAGGOT.
Thanks for being in our group.

Kerry said...

Great banners, and I like your flexibility with "Friday!" It's really more like 48 hours, isn't it?

GingerV said...

missed you last week, enjoyed double this week.

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