Because our visual perspective is what it is – pedestrian and street level – there’s something about both the close-up or far-off view that always fascinates. The change in perspective is like glasses, helping me to see again. And I’m amazed to see what is there – the colour, design, and beauty that is so easily passed by. As Annie Dillard writes, “Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.”
This week’s images are a sampling of close-ups from our spring break road trip. The flowers are from San Diego, the stone floor from the Chinese Gardens in Portland, and the Piet Mondrian ganache cake from the Getty Centre Cafe in Los Angeles (made by a Canadian baker from Saskatoon).