That Perfect Moment

Perfect moments are few and far between in our lives and when they do, you savour it and you replay it in your memory forever and ever.

Picture this.  It’s late evening and you’re sitting on your patio or balcony.  A steaming cup of Capuccino alongside a piece of cheesecake is waiting to be consumed.  The air is calm with a perfect temperature of 25C.   The only sound you hear is Billy Joel’s voice singing “Just The Way You Are”.   You close your eyes and take in a deep breath and you let it out slowly.  You open your eyes and this is what you see.

This was that moment with that coffee and cheesecake on the patio of the Pacific Coffee House and music provided from a nearby bar.

That perfect moment was at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong on February 17, 2013 at 7:05 PM

 

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A Beautiful Hardship

North West of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

July 11, 2010  Between 1:00 and 5:00 PM

From the air, you see colored patterns that are not created by an artist but a farmer trying to make a living.  Their purpose is to make what they can with the waterlogged fields that nature gave them.  Instead of straight lines, a farmer must plant around water creating swirls like a painter.

Unfortunately, what I would perceive as a thing of beauty, is actually hardship for the farming community.

Sausalito to San Francisco

San Francisco

September 6, 2009 6:00 PM

 

We rode our rented bikes from San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito over the Golden Gate Bridge.  The bike rentals included a free return trip to Fisherman’s Wharf using the Ferry service.

There must have been over 200 bikes squeezed together like sardines.  I give the staff a lot of credit for making the transition on and off the ferry run smoothly.

In this picture, riders are finding their bikes to get ready for departure as we dock.