I’ve always found earth patterns fascinating.
Sometimes random, other times symmetrical, other abstract…
with light blue brush strokes
to the departing sun’s
Enjoy a beautiful Monday and week ahead everyone.
Remember beauty is everywhere when you keep your eyes and mind open.
Alexander Glazunov [1865 – 1936]
Chant du Ménestrel, Op.71
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, was a Russian composer, music teacher, and conductor of the late Russian Romantic period.
He was born on this day:
August 10, 1865.
Mstislav Rostropovich, violoncello
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Categories: Birthdays, MarInsta, Nature, Photography
Beautiful images for my eyes and soothing music to my ears, dear Marina. If we can just be still and let nature work her magic, our lives seem less frantic. 😘🤗😍
Awww, thank you so much Sylvia. Indeed, nature has a way of ‘clearing’ our minds and vision washing away all our problems . 😉😘😘😘🤗
Amazingly beautiful shots, Marina. For all the time I have been visiting you, you have remained true to Art Towards a Happy Day! I adore you.
OH … I drew my first Daffodil today.
May I make your daffodil yellow with an orange centre? Do you prefer all yellow?
I saw some lavender daffodils?
I saw white and yellow?
Let me know your thoughts!
Awwwwww….. how sweet are you!!!!!! Likewise… you know that right?!!!! ❤
I can’t wait to see them! I love lavender and yellow, I adore that combination but you draw it as you imagine it. I know I’ll love it!!!!!
The apple is a nice touch!
…green apple! 😉🤣
The relationship between sky and water is profoundly beautiful, and you share this so generously with us. xoxoxoxo
Simple harmony huh?! Thank you, my dearest Mary Jo. I’m so happy you enjoyed this coexistence. Many hugs to you! 🤗😘
You did well in gradually increasing the color saturation from beginning to end. Earth patterns are indeed fascinating, and you get to include those of the sea as well.
Enjoying all stages of transitions, I decided to include the full spectrum in the featured image. Yes, and the sea is a favorite of mine! Thank you, my friend! 🙂🙏😊
Thank you, my dear friend. It’s good to see you! All well?
Could be better in some ways, but not too bad; thank you! How are things with you? I read that cases are picking up in Greece again? xx
We’re fine and yes, they are picking up although I believe that’s because now they test more. Because we went on lockdown very early, we kept numbers very low. After months of restrictions though and seeing that things aren’t as bad as they said, I think people are getting fed up. Also they inexplicably opened the borders to countries that were severely affected, so I think we had it coming! 😉
Yes – it’s those poor decisions I don’t understand – like opening borders to countries which have more cases. Here in Wales, the Welsh government (which has handled things pretty well mainly) is considering allowing people to visit inside others’ homes in the next few days whilst also wanting schools to reopen (a priority) in a couple of weeks. Seems like an odd move to me!
…on the other hand societies are facing financial catastrophy. I really don’t know what’s best. We just try to use our common sense, that’s all. Strange days we’re living…
Indeed. I wouldn’t like to have to make those decisions at a high level. xx
Oh, me neither!!!!! 😘😘😘
All wonderful. The lead photo especially, but really all of them.
😊😊😊😊 Thank you, my dear friend. To me these serve mainly as a reminder. When I grow up(!) I’ll get a better camera! 😉
You’re welcome. You have an incredible eye. When you grow up… It reminds me of the fact that when someone decides to make a commitment and really be a chef they get a good set of knives. It’s the chef who is the artist, but artists do even better with a good set of tools.
Oh, yes they do! 😉 …and thank you again. Means so much! 🙂
Thank you, my friend! 🙂
I remember when RP was “it.” Saw him at Massey Hall in TO when I was a youth. Never forget… I take him over Yo-Yo Ma any day.
…and Daniil Shafran and Jacqueline du Pre..
…I mean, over Yo-Yo Ma
I’ll have to check them out… you’re far more cultured than me! 👶😊 I’m only five… great Bowie tune btw… never heard that one b4… and I thought I knew his complete catalog!
I didn’t know that one either! 😉 …and I’m pretty sure I’m not more cultured. Just had the good fortune of growing up listening to a lot of music [and I mean a lot! 😉 ]
Well, we had CBC FM going all day in the house, back when it was almost entirely classical, so I should be up on these things! CBC is now a watered down, PC Canadiana nightmare of wasted funds.
….what a description!!!!!!! That seems to be the ‘progress’ of most things… unfortunately.
Yes, and of course it’s subjective. Sometimes I feel like an old Roman or Greek orator lamenting inevitable change! 😁😂
Keep on tunin’ in, babe! 😁😸😉
I love viewing the world through the lens of your artistic eye. You allow me to see things differently, with more nuance as to colour and placement. Thank you, my dear friend. Hugs!!
As I mentioned on your wonderful ocean walk, the sea has always been my refuge, so even the slightest transitions are fascinating to me. So happy you enjoyed it! Many hugs to you! 🤗😘
_/_ Thank you, my friend! _/_
I cannot tell you how much I love it when you do this. Such simple beauty right there before our eyes in the every day. Something I see yet wouldn’t even think of sharing. Hmmm…
And the musical accompaniment is divine…
I’ll just hold my comment here until the last note 😉
Awww, Dale how sweet….
I’m so happy you enjoy these simple moments. I feel like each of these is like a journey, time expands and there it is, unfolding. 😉
Glad you enjoyed Glazunov.
Sending many hugs your way! xoxoxoxoxo
I do. And then I sit there and think, I could do stuff like this!!
Yes, I love his music
Oh, yes you could! ❤️
But now I’d only be copying you. 😉
Newsflash… I’m sure I wasn’t the first to do that 😉 It’s like saying that if you paint landscapes you’re copying another painter! 😉 and also no one can copy another person. What I mean is, I’d love to see how YOU see simple things! xoxoxoxo
I shall have to make it happen! 😉 xoxo
Exactement! 😉 xoxoxoxoxoxo
This is awesomely beautiful Marina. Love your artwork. ❤️🌸😊🌺
Ah, thank you, Holly! Sending you smiles and wishes for a beautiful week! 🧡💖🧡
Thank you, you too dear Marina. ❤️🌹🤗
Nature is amazing!
It has always something to show to us. We only have to see them and listen to its signs. 😀
Exactly right, my friend! 🙏🙂
A standout addition to the series. I especially love 💕 the final half dozen images 👏🙏
Ah, thank you, my friend. I could sit and watch the transitions for hours! 😉
Wow. I love these. So simple in on the surface, yet so much going on in the subtle details. Beautiful, Marina.
Thank you so much, my friend. I love watching those subtle transitions in the evening as the sun goes down.
They are beautiful and soothing.