City Sonnet Photo Challenge: August 7, 2020. Tranquil

Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz

The rocky yet relatively flat walk to the tidepool area is stable and full of history in its formation. After a frightful fall on a mossy rock in La Jolla Cove a few years back, I prefer safe walking surfaces.
Tidepool area at Natural Bridges Beach, Santa Cruz
A nature path to the right at Natural Bridges Beach, Santa Cruz. Calm under the canopy of trees with rays of sunshine.
Tranquil hiding spots for tidepool creatures.

This post is for City Sonnet’s photo-a-day challenge. Thanks for hosting!

Sculpture Saturday

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This beautiful glass sculpture was hanging from the ceiling of a round entrance hall of a medical center. You can see it from all three levels in different angles. Each side has different combination of colors and it exudes warmth or coolness. The gradation of colors remind me of sea creatures in deep waters and sunlight shimmering on the surface of the water.

These places don’t have to be a white canvas but spaces with colors of hope and health. I especially appreciate hospitals and medical centers using art to beautify the environment and to provide a calming experience for their patients and visitors. Rarely did I notice this until I frequented the children’s hospital for Ellis and realized how it softened the place. Then, it just became a thing I started to notice.

I love how this Sculpture Saturday challenge gives all of us an opportunity to share the sculptures we find in our surroundings.