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Weather

October 11th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

It was a bit of an all over the map sort of day where the weather was concerned. Hail, rain, sunshine...all that and more on a drive to Chilliwack this morning, and again on the way home this afternoon. If you live in Vancouver, a good umbrella is an essential part of life. 117 Photos [...]

A Frog’s Perspective

September 17th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

September 17, 2017 - Yesterday was a gorgeous day. It was a bit brisk in the morning but fabulously warm by early afternoon, so we grabbed the boards, tossed them on top of the truck, and headed for Sasamat Lake, a spot that we'd never visited even though it's so close. A wrong turn landed [...]

Capilano Canyon

September 10th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

A little rain yesterday seemed to freshen the world up and bring out the colour in everything again, it’s been a long time since some water fell from the sky. I know I’ll be moaning about it in a few months when it won’t stop, but right now it's a welcome change. After a visit [...]

A little friendly competition

September 10th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

September 9, 2017 - After months of dry weather there is a bit of cool ari and some rain, not enough to do much for the forest fires raging in BC and south of the border, but enough to both make us grateful for the moisture and also drive us indoors for some weekend entertainment. [...]

Smoky Sunrise

August 30th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017, Travel|

Yesterday I had two morning site visits to make on the Island, and an afternoon meeting at the Biological Station. Since two others were coming along and they were both from the Station, I opted out of the ferry and one of them did the driving. I love taking the float planes across the Strait, [...]

A sight for sore eyes

August 13th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

August 13th, 2017 - Rain….it is literally a sight for sore eyes, and sore throats, and sore lungs. The smoke from the forest fires burning inland has made the air quality in the Lower Mainland the worst it's been for a very long time. Its been compared to Beijing recently. But as bad as it [...]

What a difference a week makes!

August 7th, 2017|The Twisty Route|

August 7th, 2016 - A week ago we went for a motorcycle ride to Squamish for a coffee. That day was spectacular, hot, and under beautiful blue skies sporting a few puffy clouds. We stopped at Porteau Cove for a rest and to take in the sailing race just finishing up at the old ferry [...]

Autumn Fern

June 4th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

June 4, 2017 - So many things in the garden are so late, and some succumbed to the cold winter or the overly wet spring and disappeared completely. I thought my autumn ferns were gone but they have all, slowly but surely, pushed out their new bronze foliage and proven me wrong. I went and [...]

A Walk in the Woods

April 16th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

April 16, 2017 - The weather has just been atrocious so far this spring. March was officially the gloomiest on record with only three days free of rain, and April hasn’t fared much better so far. Honestly, I don't mind the rain, but it's just been a bit much this year so far. It reminds [...]

Anna’s Hummingbird

February 3rd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

February 3, 2017 - Vancouver has a population of Anna's Hummingbirds that overwinter here. They are tiny, have high metabolic requirements, and feed is presumably scarce at this time of year, so I try very hard to make sure the feeder is always out, always contains food, and stays thawed out. It's a pretty neat [...]