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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, July 30, 2007

Pool Boy

This young man swims almost everyday, doing lengths and just enjoying the cooling water. It only seems like yesterday that his father was just 18! My youngest son!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Full Moon

The full moon lights up the night sky. Click on the photo to enlarge for best viewing.

Would these be noctulucent clouds, perhaps?

I sat on my front strps to get this. Elbows braced on my knees, holding my breath. I could have run for the tripod, but by the time I set that up this moment would have passed.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Buddleia Bee

The Butterfly bush in our front yard is finally in bloom. With our nasty spring, everything was slow to start flowering. Also I cut it right down this year to try to stop it from getting too huge. The bees even came out to enjoy it.

Friday, July 27, 2007


One of the many diked areas in these parts, a testiment to the many Dutch settlers that founded this region.
After a week of rain, the foilage is thick and green, the local rivers are running high. Having said that, It is nice to have the sun shining again!

Thursday, July 26, 2007


The other night we ate meat for dinner. Highly unusual in this household recently. With two vegetarians in the house, we are all slowly converting over. For the most part, I don't miss meat. Sometimes the thought of

chewing flesh turns by stomach! But occasionally I will cater to the meat eaters in the family. But it has to be marinated and grilled. It was actually really good. That should keep every one happy for a while!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Yesterday evening, the sun broke thgrough the clouds and cast this fantastic double rainbow over our neighbourhood.

Monday, July 23, 2007


Our daughter and friend bought their Harry Potter books tonight and are having a sleepover to do a "read off". Its lovely to see them relishing the start of a new story.What is this spell that has the youth of our country mesmerized by a schoolboy. Maybe they all dream of having a little magic in their lives. Thanks to JK Rowling, that dream has come true in some small way through her very talented writing. You have to enlarge this to see the look of joy on my daughters face!

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Strawberries on sale, beg for a jam making session. Nothing like homemade preserves. My daighter and I, chopped and stirred this rainy morning away.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Doorstep Cat

Our cat roosting on the front steps. One of her favorite perches.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Wild Roses

Wild roses grow in abundance along the banks of our dikes. Their sweet fragrance filling the air.
This was taken on a section of dike called Blue Heron Loop. Though there is no heron in this picture, they are frequently seen in this area.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Kanaka Park Footbridge

The footbridge at Kanaka Regional Park.

Another one from the files.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bikes on Dikes.

Cyclists on the dike. The Golden Ears Mountains bringing up the rear. The dikes are surfaced with packed gravel and are a wonderful riding place. No motorized vehicles are permitted on them.

Taken at the end of last April. Much of the snow is melted away now by the summer heat.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Caribbean Festival

Are we having fun yet?

People came early to get seats for this annual event. There were live Caribbean performers all afternoon, I love the steel drums. The main street was closed off to traffic. By noon, the place was thriving with people. Waiting for the show to start.

Metroblogging Vancouver

Just a bit of info.

This blog was featured on Metroblogging Vancouver in a series of posts about Suburbs of Vancouver.

My thanks to Rod for the mention.


A Canadian Pacific train. refered to as CP.
The tracks run right along the river. We have to cross the tracks to get to the wharf shown in the previous two posts. I stood safely at the crossing gate to take this. Still, it is very frightening to stand this close to a fast moving train as it thunders past blowing its whistle.

Saturday, July 14, 2007


The ramp at Haney Wharf which leads don to the dock. The river is high and the angle of the ramp is not as steep as it usually is.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Large bolts on the Haney Wharf at dusk. We went here yesterday evening.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Every Thursday night through the summer, Maple Ridge has a Classic Car Show at the local A&W Drive Thru.
The restaurants parking lot and the vacant lot beside it, are filled with shiney old beauties.
This weekly event, attracts car enthusiasts from all over the Lower Mainland. Giving car owners an opportunity to show off their vehicles and chat with each other and the public that come along to view the sights.
This event is not just about the cars.... its also about the coming together of people.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bird Feeder

Cheeky little birds. The sparrows , the chickadees and the house martins squabble amongst themselves for supremacy at the bird feeder. I love to listen to them carrying on.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Get in Line

Maple Ridge kids line up for their turn on the diving board.

Making a big splash to cool down on a hot summer day.

Saturday, July 7, 2007


Today is the seventh day of the seventh month of '07.
It also marks the arrival of my 4000th visitor to my Daily City Photo Blog.

Thanks to all who have who stopped by since my first post in November. Thanks to all who leave comments, I love comments. Thanks also, to those who quietly lurk behind the scenes. Not all 4000 visitors have made comments, still I am glad you were here. All these visitors mean that somebody must be looking at my photos. Hopefully, I have been able to show what my town means to me.

I am having a lot of fun and I have met some awesome photographers through this venue. My list of places to see has grown substantially after visiting so many of the wonderful Daily City Photo Blogs.

My Daughter took this picture.

Friday, July 6, 2007


Working mans hands. Gently playing.
The Washburn accoustic has a beautiful tone.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Not the best photo at all. I didn't have my more powerful zoom camera with me when we spotted this deer wandering up a nearby driveway. Probably on the hunt for their vegetable patch!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Not my favorite place for Ice cream, but has been in business here for many years and is always busy.

Click on the photo to enlarge and get a better look at one of the new banners the town has hung on the lamp posts.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Way up.

The Tower in downtown Maple Ridge.

Built recently as part of the downtown revitalization project.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


The July theme day is "RED". Being that July 1st is also Canada Day, I though the Canadian flag would make an appropriate subject. Also called the 'maple leaf', as it is affectionately known by Canadians. Hapy 140th birthday Canada!!!