Vivid: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is VIVID.

The Daily Post cites the Vivid Festival of Sydney, Australia, which opened May 22 and closes June 8. This year, the festival features “over 60 light art installations, illuminations, and 3D artworks . . . a kaleidoscope of color and light art.”

Sounds fabulous.

Here are self’s takes on VIVID:

Orchids are so vivid!

Orchids are so vivid!

From April through May this year, self participated in the Banff Writing Studio. She loved Banff, and being surrounded by artists. Here’s a picture she took during her first week in Banff. The red structure is something that immediately caught her eye.

The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada: April 2015

The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada: April 2015

The Canadian sky was a vivid blue, that last week of April:

Banff, Alberta: late April, 2015

Banff, Alberta: late April, 2015

And that’s all she has for VIVID at the moment, dear blog readers!

Stay tuned.

Richard J. Evans, THE THIRD REICH AT WAR

From The Third Reich at War, p. 93:

  • “If human life counts for so little, will that not endanger the morality of the entire people?”

— Pastor Paul Gerhard Braune, director of a group of hospitals in the German city of Wurttemberg, in a letter of protest written to Reich Justice Minister Gurtner.

Braune was one of the first to detect a systematic Nazi plan to eliminate mentally ill patients in Polish hospitals, and one of the very few who were courageous enough to lodge written protests. Evans writes: “He was told that Hitler was unable to stop the programme.”

And here’s another brave soul: Theophil Wurm, Protestant Bishop of Wurttemberg, in a letter to Interior Minister Frick, July 1940:

  • “If so serious a matter as the care of hundreds of thousands of suffering . . . comrades in need of care is dealt with merely from the point of view of transient utility and decided upon in the sense of . . . brutal extermination, then a line has been drawn under an ominous development and Christianity is finally abandoned as a power . . .  that determines the individual and community life of the German people . . .  There is no stopping anymore on this slippery slope.”

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

On the Way 5: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The Trans-Canada National Highway, Banff: May 2015

The Trans-Canada National Highway, Banff: May 2015

On the Road to Banff with Mike and Pixie: late April 2015

On the Road to Banff with Mike and Pixie: late April 2015

Just Outside the Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum, Alberta: late April 2015

Just Outside the Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum, Alberta: late April 2015

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