• Vision

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:

  • Look

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: inside Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera House. Marc Chagall was given 2,400 square feet of ceiling space and created stunning frescoes. The end result, which I find stunning and inspiring, drew mixed reviews when unveiled to the public in September 1964.

  • Busy

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: I’ve been enjoying gorgeous and massive gardenias on neighbourhood walks – and, clearly, bees also appreciate them!

  • Fun

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Adults at play on the beach the other night. This is yet another aspect of life returning to some semblance of norm in Vancouver, as a series of nets once again lines a section of Kits Beach

  • Disclosure

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: New norms are taking shape everywhere, and Vancouver is no exception. Here’s a look at our waterfront last night, with a peek at our spectacular Kitsilano (Kits) Pool. The pool stretches along the beach of the same name, will reopen next week for the first time since last summer. This saltwater pool was a make-work project during the Dirty Thirties. At 137 meters or 449.5 feet, it’s the longest pool in North America.

  • Laughter

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: just some of the shades of summer this last weekend

  • Aim

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: Cannon Beach in Oregon

  • Only

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of many vibrant flowers that come with summer weather

  • Canada

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a sunset swimmer in the waters off Vancouver’s Spanish Banks five summers ago. The waters were tinged with a pinkish-gold because of forest fires in the province.

  • Age

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the waters off Vancouver’s Kisilano Beach, shortly before sunset one night last week

  • Balance

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: yet another gorgeous June rose

  • Adjustments

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: This rose is one of hundreds – if not more – flanking a property I pass on my walks. The owner, who sometimes sets out plants in pots free for the taking, has planted multiple roses, clematis and annuals along the exterior fence of the property. I can imagine what a treat it would be to explore the garden beyond the fence!

About Shelagh

Shelagh Donnelly is a highly regarded speaker and trainer who’s walked the walk. She works with conference organisers, professional associations, government bodies, higher education and businesses, including corporations such as the NBA. Positive and pragmatic, Shelagh delivers interactive keynotes and…

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Vision

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:

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Look

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: inside Palais Garnier, the Paris Opera House. Marc Chagall was given 2,400 square feet of ceiling space and created stunning frescoes. The end result, which I find stunning and inspiring, drew mixed reviews when unveiled to the public in September 1964.

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