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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.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Still Waters

Canoeing on the glass like surface of Allouette Lake. Be assured there were life jackets on board, but with the calm water and all good swimmers on board, we felt safe to just keep them near instead of on!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Camp Fire

We just came home from two days away camping. Siting around a roaring campfire is the best part of camping! More photos to folllow.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Arabian Nights

Maple Ridge had an Arabian Nights festival.

A colourful display of belly dancers, veil dancers and vendors and merchants selling Middle Eastern food and trinkets. I, along with a large crowd of fellow Ridgers, participated in the belly dance demonstration. Now I know how to shimmy!

Lots of laughter and fun.

Pearly Gates?

The gates to the Maple Ridge Cemetery.

Made of cast iron, and decorated with steel butterflies and leaves.

No pearls on these gates, but very pretty all the same.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Weather Vane

A south westerly breeze points this laurel bearing dove this way. Perched atop the bandstand on the Maple Ridge town center green in Memorial Peace Park.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I love the sway of this path and the rails.

It is outside the Maple Ridge Art Gallery.

I look at this walkway as a bit of sculpture itself.

So much more interesting than straight lines.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Blind Lady

This vehicle was parked downtown and the words on the hood guard caused be to take a second look.

I presume that this lady does business in window coverings.

Monday, August 20, 2007


A few days ago, I woke up early and the sky was filled with cotton ball clouds which were lit up by the rising sun.

Friday, August 17, 2007

The New Binzen

Here he is....spiffied up, Maple Ridge's best looking English Springer Spaniel. I know he isn't a fluffy furball anymore. It's the lean , mean, easy to keep clean look! A new do and even had a pedicure and his ears cleaned! He feels good!
Now... about those weeds! Sigh!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Our springer spaniel, Binzen is getting pretty shaggy. He doesn't mind too much, but I do. All that long hair traps twigs and dirt when he is out on his romps through the forest. Then he wants to come in the house and shed the debris all over my carpet and couch. So he's got a date with the clippers. Tomorrow I will post his new look. Stay tuned for it and be sure to give him your opinions on his new "DO". One good thing about these dogs, is that they don't shed hair, hence the need to be groomed, so they make a great pet for people with allergies to pet hair. Their fur is like soft wool and doesn't cause itching and sniffling such as a regular dog.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Idle feet.

Lounging on the sundeck. Making the most of the sunny weather.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Our first tomato of the year.
Notice the hairy stalks?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Rusty Bike

Leaning up on the side of Haney House, this old bike makes an attractive piece of garden bric-a-brac, its basket doubling as a flower planter.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Haney House

There is a heritage home in Maple Ridge named Historic Haney House. It has been preserved and is now a museum. This is one of the side windows.

If the eyes are the windows to the soul... . What are windows ?

The eyes into the home?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

High Voltage

A wire was down and the firemen came to the rescue. They put up yellow tape which said DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE. Was that because of the downed wire? Or was it for the electricity that seeing young firemen causes?

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


lean on me! Ill keep you safe.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Golden Ears Goat

Mounted above the sign at the entrance to Golden Ears Provincial Park is this mountain goat. The only mountain goat I have ever seen in this park is this fiberglass one. A well recognized symbol of the park. Golden Ears Park is nestled in the mountains in the Northern reaches of Maple Ridge.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Fern Seeds

Taken in Golden Ears Provincial Park, a few minutes drive from my house. The forest floor is carpeted with huge ferns which are full of seed just now. I was there with my dad. We had taken two carloads of boys up there to hike. The top of the mountain is still not safely accessable, due to snow. We have never seen snow stay so low on the mountain this late in the summer!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

August Theme Day

This months theme day topic is
'A Typical Breakfast.'
Just a couple of pieces of toast and tea, but as with most things, it is the company that makes the meal so special!

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