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A Sigh Of Relief?

"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go." - Unknown

Even with the pandemic, the days have melded and swiftly flown. With the re-election of a Liberal minority government I can somewhat relax believing this was the better outcome, particularly for child-care and climate change issues. The alarming heat of summer is a haunting memory. Rain is back along with my favourite season. Autumn leaves have not yet fallen to any degree; blooms still cling to their stems. It is a time when we perhaps foolishly take for granted that everything old will be new again. Here are random scenes I captured on recent walks. I gave some a painterly look. I am surmising that the house (several pictures below) is being lifted due to potential future flooding. The slightest rise of the sea makes a world of difference to our coastlines. 


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Still the kid I used to be

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The Me's & We's Of Our World

Will this be the best of times for these kids playing carefree on the beach? Canada is having a federal election and I realize it could well be our last chance to stem the tide in a small but meaningful way. If we reject our current leader simply because we are angry an election was called or we are tired of liberal faces, power could go to the climate change deniers lying in wait in the PC Party along with the few anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers and anti-we's. Logic is as twisted as an old piece of driftwood in politics.
The "me's" say "we's" will create divisions with coming vaccine passports and the like. Yet when it comes to health and climate it will be "we" policies that create freedom for more "me's". In the end, M is an upside down W and W is an upside down M. We are mirror images needing solutions and escape from the confines of a pandemic world.  

The man (above) found relaxation on a bench at the beach. Can you see him? My bit of escapism was playing with a digital arts program to give the picture I took a painterly look. The man on the bench (below) strummed his guitar, playing a lovely tune.  
Families gathered under sun umbrellas and played along the shore.
The crow and wild peacock (below) were unconcerned, although human caused environmental failures effect them as well.
The colourful fan of the peacock's tail remained closed as the bird explored.
I saw the tail's likeness on a nearby gate, however.
On the horizon, a lone sailboat drifted on the shimmering sea inspiring calm.
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Still the kid I used to be

Visit Postcards From Penelope Puddle and Penelope Puddlisms: BC Life Is A Whale Of A Ride to view more West Coast scenes.

Because the state of our planet is the most pressing issue of our time, link up and learn about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.