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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.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Rainy Haney

Monsoon season has arrived in Maple Ridge. Locals affectionately nick name our town Rainy Haney. Time to get out the rain gear.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Web Drops

This spiders web, looked like something magical with these rain drops glistening on it like diamonds in gauze. If you look closely, each drop contains the reflected image of my camera.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ferns Revisited

In yesterdays comments, 'Scenic British Columbia' suggested that the photo may be improved with some editing to brighten it up. When I had loaded it, I thought it looked a bit dull, but didn't have time to play with it. So here today is an improved version of yesterday's post. Go visit Scenic BC'S site if you would like to see more gorgeous photos of this very beautiful province, of which Maple Ridge is just a small part.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Nature always prevails.

Any small crack where a tiny seed can wedge can become taken over by new growth.

These ferns are growing on the side of the wharf.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Up in the Air

Taken exactly one year ago. I wish I could be on that plane today so I could be closer to someone very special to me.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Vernal Equinox

Today is the first official day of Autumn.
The vernal equinox, which roughly translated means equal hours of daylight and darkness.
Following a relatively dry summer, September brings cooler nights. The results are very colourful. Suddenly the trees are filling with brilliant colours that just a couple of days ago were mostly green.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

First Fall Finds

We are starting to feel a snap in the evening air and the first leaves are fluttering to the ground.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


My least favorite type of jam. I much prefer strawberry to traffic jam.
Recently, Vancouver was voted #1 city in the world. Based on
A: geography and attractiveness
B: Safety & crime stats.
C: Infrastructure such as roads and public transport
Maple Ridge is part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. I was stuck in this traffic jam a while ago when this announcement came on the car radio. The DJ uttered the same words as myself..."Obviously the judges hadn't sat in rush hour traffic trying to get out of Pitt Meadows when there is an accident on the bridge!"

Monday, September 17, 2007

Load 'er up!

Officially, summer will be over on September 21st. How about one more canoe trip before then? Pack a picnic and a blanket and head down to the river. The early mornings are getting cool, but its warm by mid morning.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


These seats are red hot. One of my favorite Maple Ridge sittin' spots. They are on the wharf, Facing South, over looking the Fraser River. A spectacular place to watch the sun come up or go down. I enjoy taking my morning tea here on my days off.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


In Maple Ridge, the sun is shining and the weather is fine. It is warmer now than it was all of August! The evenings cool off nicely though with a feel of autumn promise.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Street People

People crowd the main street at a recent community festival.

Always a good turnout and a good time to be had at these Maple Ridge events..

Friday, September 7, 2007


This is my husband , my Brother in Law in the middle and our nephew in the foreground. T

he later two have just moved here today from another province. We are very happy to have them here in Maple Ridge with us.

Here is to new starts!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

In the spirit of our September theme day.... Brake lights and reflector lights. Not a very clear shot , but interesting non the less.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Is it a mushroom or a toadstool? I am not sure.
Lots of huge mushrooms growing in our forests.
I wonder if it would have tasted yummy fried up, but I don't know which ones are poisonous so I left it.
I should look for a little mushroom identification book.

Monday, September 3, 2007


Wooden Paddle.
Stirring up the water.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

September Theme Day

The first of every month is Theme Day
at Daily City Photo Blogs. This month the theme is Street signs and Street lights.
Early one morning this shot presented itself to me. I stopped at this stop sign, as the sun was coming up. Glinting in the sun was a perfect spiders web. Perhaps the flies would like to stop there too?

The following City daily photo blogs also participated in the September theme day.

Seattle (WA), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Singapore, Singapore - Boston (MA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Mainz, Germany - Evry, France - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Nottingham, UK - Toulouse, France - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Manila, Philippines - Mumbai, India - Montpellier, France - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Moscow, Russia - Paris, France - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Austin (TX), USA - Lyon, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Hyde, UK - Hong Kong, China - Joplin (MO), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Chandler (AZ), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Arlington (VA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Villigen, Switzerland - Sydney, Australia - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - San Diego (CA), USA - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Nelson, New Zealand - Quincy (MA), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Bend (OR), USA - Wellington, New Zealand - New Orleans (LA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Detroit (MI), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Selma (AL), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Miami (FL), USA - Arradon, France - Sheki, Azerbaijan - New York City (NY), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Tenerife, Spain - Auckland, New Zealand - Forks (WA), USA - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Chateaubriant, France - Madison (WI), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Ajaccio, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Budapest, Hungary - Lyon, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Le Guilvinec, France - River Falls (WI), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Naples (FL), USA - London, UK - La Antigua, Guatemala - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Trujillo, Peru - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic - Oslo, Norway - Grenoble, France - Shanghai, China - Toronto (ON), Canada - Durban, South Africa - Zurich, Switzerland - Cape Town, South Africa - Singapore, Singapore - Torino, Italy - Flagstaff (AZ), USA