and capturing the moment of Shell Seekers in the Quarry
And silent descendants of predatory dinosaurs
I often step outside the Spacecraft – trying to comprehend how space bends light and time folds upon itself.
And so, a well received exhibit in July at a virtual gallery I called The Spaces Between ….( thank you John Herring at Kultivate for his support of the arts in all worlds)
And then there was the night of shooting stars atop Mt. Tolmie with folding chairs and binoculars. We were eager to wave our visitor on in his 7000 year journey from the Oort Cloud through our solar system . I loved the silhouette of this couple as they watched and waited too.
(a layered – and photoshopped-image of Comet Neowise with some artistic licence)
As night slowly emerged from behind the glowing sunset curtain we were treated to a few brilliant stars whizzing by that heralded the comet’s appearance. King Jupiter and Lord Saturn arrived from the eastern sky to honour the guest. On July 23 it passed closest to earth at a distance of a mere 103 million kilometres and will continue on it’s lonely mission long after ours is done!! How humble are our lives in the vast cosmos?
The brief journey through summer’s time and space finally brought us to a page from the past and The Lost Airmen of the Empire
“The Lost Airmen of the Empire” was unveiled June 1, 2017 at the Patricia Bay Airport and honours the Allied Airmen who gave their lives while working at RCAF Patricia Bay Air Station as well as those who were aboard aircraft from that base during the Second World War.
These rusted feather sculptures are a tribute to the men and crews of both RCAF and RAF who served, instructed and trained there during WWII. Along with those who were “killed in action” many also died “on active service” for country and king, testing aircraft and flying training missions between 1941-1944.
Some planes went down due to bad coastal weather and/or mechanical malfunctions. Often, those pilots and crewmen had already endured danger, air battles, and tours of duty overseas and most were in their twenties. They have flown on into the universe but their sacrifice has not been forgotten.
dedicated to the memory of RCAF Pilot and instructor Vic R (27) and the crew of the Beechcraft C-45 that went down on Whidby Island. Vic’s widow passed in 2014 at 98 years old. Some of her ashes have been interred with his, her first love and their infant son who also died too soon.
I found this lovely piece called Across the Universe ( the Beatles )