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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.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

WIndows and Doors.

Almost done. The doors and windows are al in place. Just a few finishing touches left. We have to stain the shingles siding. Plus install a few more in the peak above the door. Then paint the shutters gray and put them back up. One more job to cross off the list!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


All the old aluminium windows were removed. Also the drafty old doorway.
It was pretty cold having no windows for the most part of the day! At least it was'nt raining. Thats me drinking tea and watching the men work!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

This Old House

This is our home.
Also known as the ongoing renovation project!
This is what It looked like a couple days ago. Tommorrow Ill post an 'under construction shot".
Notice the little face in the window?

Sunday, March 25, 2007


That which falls as rain down here, falls as snow up there. The Golden Ears, when the clouds lift, are a welcome sight.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Wet Truck

Yesterday I was stuck in traffic in the ongoing deluge of rain we are receiving. This large truck pulled along side me. The rain was just pouring off its side panels. Our weather has been so gray and soggy, we are starting to grow gills!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wick and Wax

We light candles for birthdays, on cake. For weddings, christenings and funerals. We light them to say a prayer. We light them to give that romantic glow, to set the mood. They are lit during a power cut. They are great for subtle lighting at your dinner party, especially when the house is dusty.
They would be placed in a lantern on the windowsill, so folks could find their way home in the dark. Some of them are scented and fill the room with fragrance.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


I'm no astronomy buff. But on my way home this evening, I noticed the moon looked so pretty. I dont know which star that is up in the top left corner. I just wish I had a tripod with me! This was the only clear shot I got, before it dipped into the clouds. Message to self... Put tripod in car!

Monday, March 19, 2007


One of the biggest Canadian successes is Tim*Hortons Doughnut and Coffee Shops.
Want one?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sunday Morning

St. Andrews Heritage Church. These little chapels are our church heritage in the "New Frontier". I have been in catherdrals that the europeans were building, before white man even set foot on this land. Hundreds of years later, this is the heritage of this area. A modest little chapel. You could even say it is cute. I suppose they were built to suit the needs of the sparce population of the area at that time.

Friday, March 16, 2007


A Mom comforts her crying lad.
My sister and nephew actually.
I feel so much love in this photo.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

On The Fraser

Early morning tugs on the Might Fraser, round up stray logs for the lumber mill.
A clear bright morning. You can almost see steam rising off the wet wood.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Monday, March 12, 2007


Finally. it has stopped raining.

Today we got a fair bit of blue skies.

The downpours of the past few days have left everything soggy and wet.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


At 2 am the clocks sprang forward an hour. We are now in Daylight Savings Time. This pocket watch belonged to my husbands Uncle, who worked on the railroad.

Saturday, March 10, 2007


UPDATE: In answer to your question. No they arent for any special occasion. These are just for decoration. They were put up all throughout the downtown core as part of a city core beautification project.
Banners on the lamppost in the grocers parking lot.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Inside Hamada

Miso soup. best slurped directly from the bowl, piping hot.

Goes great with rice paper lampshades!

Notice the steam rising up against his black clothing.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


My favorite sushi restraunt. In the heart of downtown Maple Ridge.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


The Gate to Timberline Ranch. The tops of Golden Ears Mountains are framed by it.

Monday, March 5, 2007

The Town Hall Clock

This is the town hall clock. It stands outside the Municipal Council Chambers. The mechanical horse rears up on its back legs when the clock strikes the hour. Tourists and locals alike, will often stop to watch. It takes almost 10 minutes for the horse to completly rise and come back down onto all four.
Maple Ridge is known as Horse Capital of Canada, as we are supposed to have more horses per capita than any other part of the country.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Sunday Morning Church

This is St John the Divine Anglican Church. The oldest church in the area. Outside, it looks like a humble little chapel with wooden siding. Painted white, it is clean and neat. Well tended and looks cared for.
The inside is its real glory. Highly polished dark wood, intricately carved archways and sashes. From out side you can hardly notice the stained glass windows, which seen inside, take your breath away.

Saturday, March 3, 2007


When we see these peaks, it's a sure sign that home isn't far away.

The Majestic Golden Ears, sentry to Maple Ridge. Silently watching over the town.

Friday, March 2, 2007


No it is not a bus full of students writing exams. Nor is it a learner bus driver. It is a new line of busses designed to reduce fuel consumption and emmissions. They have been on our roads for a couple years or so.

Powered by natural gas and Hydrogen. It is a cleaner bus, emiting mostly water vapour in its exhaust.
Testing the Power of Tomorrow.