Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light

DSC04421I took this shot in Montreal – unfortunately, I can’t remember the cathedral.  The interior of the space was soaring and dim, in the pattern of all good cathedrals.  But set beyond the dark pews, the front of the church was streaming with light from skylights in the ceiling, illuminating the alter.  The girls you see singing are from Atlanta, Georgia, and I was traveling Canada with them on tour.  The upturned faces of the girls with such radiancy shining on them makes this one of my favorite pictures from the whole trip.  My only regret is that you can’t hear them singing as well as see them.

One more – my husband and I took a trip to Las Vegas two years ago.  We wandered over to the Bellagio’s sunlit gallery, because we wanted to pretend that we were staying there, perhaps.  We found a huge room filled with whimsical, larger-than life bumblebees, a carousel, a footbridge over a small “river” with an outsized swan swimming in it – all constructed of flowers.  And dangling from the ceiling by their handles were overturned umbrellas, showing off  their flower-painted canopies.  It was a lovely display.

IMG_0169  That’s all for this week, folks!

“Oh, Costco”, a seasonal tribute (to be sung to the tune of “Oh, Christmas Tree”)

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, your deals are so alluring.

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, those steals aren’t worth ignoring.

I went in for a bag of chips, and spent four hundred on the trip.

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, your deals are so alluring.

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Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, right when we always need you,

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, you have a way of coming through.

The school party that you forgot! You volunteered to bring a lot…

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco right when we always need you.

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Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, the very soul of bounty!

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, so endless in variety.

From small appliances, to clothes, organic quinoa, god, who knows…

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, the very soul of bounty!

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Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, the way you press our buttons!

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, makes us forget we’re gluttons.

There is no way we need this much, but scoring deals just feels so clutch.

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, the way you press our buttons!

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(Insert a key modulation here, if really singing with vigor.)

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Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, our carts are overflowing.

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, your gifts in bulk bestowing.

Our wallets empty, still we cheer, ’cause Sample Sunday’s almost here!

Oh, Costco, oh, Costco, our carts are overflowing!