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Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
I am happiest when I am out with my camera. Always looking for the bright side. Usually I find it! Please contact me via comment if you wish to use any of my photography. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Road Trip

Sorry about my absence over the last few days. I was on a road trip to here....

Oliver, B.C. also known as the Wine Capital of Canada. Its largest crop is grapes for wine which is produced locally.

I will be posting more photos of this area on my blog, A Thousand Wordsworthy. Feel free to pop by throughout the week for more Oliver.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Maple Bloom

The maple trees which line most of our downtown core, are full of blooms. The blossoms are so big this year, due to the delay in our spring arrival. Those little buds kept under wraps for so long, were busy growing within their cocoons. The leaves that in a few weeks will be as large as dinner plates, are currently as tiny as a small butterflies wings. Seen here at night by the streetlight's glare. Soon everything will be covered in yellow dust as the pollen blows from the trees.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Rock throw

Against the reflection in Alouette Lake, a father and son throw rocks into the water, breaking the smooth surface. Soon, docks will be attached to these posts and this spot will be bustling with boaters.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


The spring grass is shooting up, carpeting the rural areas in fresh green.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


A colourful post box. In our more rural areas, each farm or home has a mailbox on the road in front of their property. This saves the post man having to treck up to each farm house. They can be in many different styles and colours.
The horses seem to be enjoying the sunshine.

Friday, April 20, 2007

H is for Hospital

A busy intersection in Maple Ridge.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sharp Left

This sign almost appeared to be growing right along with the dandelions.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Unfolding ferns. Growing along the side of my house. These plants grow prolifically in our local forests.
Named for their resemblance to the end of the violin. I just looked it up.. that part is called the Scroll - This is located at the top of the violin. It is a decorative part, mostly hand carved.
So bright and fresh. They look good enough to eat.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Leather Work Gloves

In the hardware store yesterday.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Sunny Break

Tulips and forget-me-nots lit up by a moment of sun on an overall cloudy day.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Duly and Officially Installed

Now there's an interesting tie! Bought of course, by his Mother-in-Law. Covered in the star insignia of our Order. My hubby proudly wears it to all our Star meetings. On his lapel is a crocheted dogwood flower. The official flower of British Columbia, chosen my our Worthy Matron as her flower. Our lovely model is also wearing a hand made lace angel, which each officer was presented with.
I miss you sweetie.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Angles and Perspective

Coming up to the wharf from the lower dock. The steel ramp partners with the rough timbers at this site.

Monday, April 9, 2007


The dandelions are popping up all along the banks of the dikes.
Taken from my archives.

Sunday, April 8, 2007


This darned thing is the very pretty grill on the front of my very "not starting" van. Luckily, I had access to my husbands car to get to work today! Cars these days may as well be disposable. Once they hit the 10 year mark, they just need throwing away and a new one buying!

Easter Sunday

May the light of the Lord shine in your life.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Happy Good Friday

Nothing like a sunny Easter and spring flowers to harken the arrival of spring.

Thursday, April 5, 2007


This pedestrian tunnel runs under the Haney Bipass, a busy stretch of road. I like the way the lights cast shadows into the corrugated walls of the tunnel, causing a rib-like effect. This tunnel leads to the Haney Wharf , where the two previous photos were taken.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Moon Light

As the sun was setting to the west, the moon was rising in the east. Almost appearing to be hung from the lamp post. Taken at Haney wharf, on the south side of Maple Ridge. This is directly across the street from yesterdays picture.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Liquor Store

This old building is the liquor store in Port Haney, the old part of town. One of the original buildings. It has been well kept up and is part of our towns heritage. I dont know what it was before it was a liquor store.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Theme Day

This months theme day is Public post boxes. My daughter joined me as we went hunting for a shot of a nearby Maple Ridge post box. This one was on a busy corner in town.

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