Thursday, November 30, 2006
Officially, it isn't actually winter until December 21st. The weather this week, would make it seem otherwise. With an arctic front, double digit subzero temperatures and all this snow, it certainly feels like winter. However, I noticed this tree in downtown Maple Ridge, with its blazing fall foilage intact. I thought it made a nice contrast between the two seasons. A bit of proof that it is still fall.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Maple Ridge, in recent years has become home to many Cranberry farms. The fields are diked on all sides. To harvest the berries, the fields are flooded and the berries float up off their stems. Then the farmers scoop up their crops with large nets. There is an extensive system of irrigation and drainage in place. The red huts, house the irrigation pumps. This particular bog is located at the north end of 224th Street. Two weeks ago, Maple Ridge experienced severe flooding in this area, and this area was underwater. Far in the distance you can see Burke Mountain which is in Port Coquitlam, the town west of the Pitt River.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
For my first post, I think most Maple Ridgers would agree that a Shot of the Golden Ears Mountains would be fitting. These peaks are synonymous with this town. Located at the north-east corner of the municipality, in Golden Ears Provincial Park. They tower over the town and are its crowning glory.