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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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Big Bad Boo

Halloween night and my nephew enjoys the scarey decorations. I did not edit the red eyes as they seem to embelish the scariness of the evening!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Frost melts into beaded jewels of water.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Birthday

Today my baby girl turns seventeen.

The years have flown by.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


It's almost that time!

Friday, October 26, 2007


At a glance one may wonder, fried egg or flower?

Thursday, October 25, 2007


We had frost again this morning. Perhaps a forewarning of a harsh winter on the way? Unbelievably, this hydrangea is still flowering. I think I shall snip off the blooms to dry them.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Oh Pooh!

When I took this photo, I merely thought I was capturing a snail on a leaf. Once the image was uploaded onto my computer. I noticed there was also an abundance of snail feces in the picture. Have you ever noticed details in a photo that you hadn't noticed when shooting it.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fall Leaves

I spotted this home on the corner of Dewdney and Laity. I just thought it looked so pretty with its carpet of fallen maple leaves. The town is on fire with the marvelous fall foliage.
Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I have been away.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


On the roof of the car, frost melts in the morning sun.

The dusting of snow that we had on our mountains has melted away due to some nice sunny days.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Ranch

A few minutes from our home is the Equestrian Center, where horses are boarded and trained. Riding lessons and show jumping also occur here against a backdrop of the Golden Ears Mountains. There is also a restraunt/pub on the premesis that makes a great hamburger and serves beer on tap.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Cat Woman

My daughter walks her cats. They are indoor cats unless they are leashed.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Morning Aster

The morning frost has melted on these asters, now glistening like dew.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

The clouds which dusted the mountains in their first snow yesterday, are almost gone. This morning arrived brilliantly with skies of blue. I hopped in the car and drove down the road for a better view of the mountains. Taken at the north end of 224th st., looking up towards the UBC Research Forest.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

First Snow

This morning the clouds lifted for the first time in a few days. The air has had a cool snap to it. When I glance out of my kitchen window this morning, I was delighted to see the Golden Ears Mountains have received their first dusting of snow. They looked magnificent peeking out between the clouds and lit up by the sun. Our mountains are always a grand sight, but with a little snow upon their peaks, they are breathtaking.
This photo was taken from my winter files, as I did not have a chance to shoot this morning.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ice Cream Shop

Despite the turn in the weather, Marina's Gelato on 224th street, continues to do a roaring business in Ice Cream sales. This grandfather is creating memories that will last this little girl a life time. When she is a grandparent herself, she will fondly recall the times her Grandpa took her to the ice cream parlor. I know I cherish my own such memories.
My favorite flavor is mint chocolate chip....What's your favorite flavour?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

On and Off the Branches

A stroll through Kanaka Creek park reveals that although many leaves have fallen,many remain green and still on limb.

Monday, October 1, 2007

October City Daily Theme Day

The first of the month is always Theme day for City Daily Photo Blogs. For the month of October the theme is Cemeteries or tombstones.
This is the grave stone of Thomas Haney and his wife Annie, one of Maple Ridge's Pioneer families. They came to Maple Ridge in 1876 and in 1882, subdivided their land to create the town site of Port Haney, the original town core which is now known as Maple Ridge. Haney locals still refer to our town core as Haney.
Please feel free to visit these other City Daily Photo Sites which are also participating in the theme day.

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