Saturday, July 25, 2009

What a strange evening we've had here. From about 6pm their were rumblings of thunder and then about seven o'clock it got closer and the rain came. The lightening was flashing in the sky continuously for two and half hours. At ten o-clock the Symphony Of Fire started and there was fireworks going off and the lightening was still lighting the sky and the thunder rumbling. Pretty impressive sight.

The pictures are the sunset with the storm rolling in. The pictures don't do it justice, of course. The sky was different shades of bright orange for the longest time and of course that was reflected in the water. Isn't nature amazing?
The Symphony Of Fire is an annual fireworks display held at English Bay and is a contest betwen three countries, held on two Wednesdays and two Saturdays. The last Saturday is the finale when all three countries combine their display. I can see some of it from my apartment, so I don't go down to see them. The fireworks are set off to pieces of music, hence the name.
I painted some more backgrounds in my art journal today, with watercolours. It's a while since I've used watercolours and I am enjoying the way they spread on wet paper. I also enjoy the delicacy of the colours.
I also hung my faeries over my desk and a couple of people dropped in today and said they loved them. I took them over to show my neighbour this morning (the one who is moving away). I thought she would laugh but she loved them. I guess there is a little child in all of us who loves dainty, beautiful things.
I wrote some more in the newsletter and hope to have it finished tomorrow.


  1. I can understand why people would love the fairies... That storm looks amazing. We don't often get that sort of weather here...

  2. Beautiful sky photos. Spectacular really.
    Glad you are doing well.

  3. I'm glad you liked the angel.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Take care.