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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.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bi Polar

The winter critters at the shopping center. In this display, penguins are at the North Pole. They are a long way from home! Father Christmas seems happy to see them!

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Hung Gingerbread Man

This little guy was made for our tree by my sister almost 20 years ago. We joke around that he is really hung, due to the noose around his neck!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Perched upon our mantle are some little birds, including this cardinal. They found nesting places amongst the pine garland.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

ABC Wednesday Letter V.

Here are a few V words that I found in Wikpedia to go with this photo of my green glass. The pattern on the glass is even made of a repeating 'v'.

VERBOMANIA - craze for words
VERRE - Fr. Meaning glass
VITREOUS - Of, or resembling glass
VERT- the name of a tincture roughly equivalent to the colour "green".

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Warm and Cozy Memories.

Our old ginger tom, keeping warm in front of the fireplace. This is one from Christmas 2004. Six weeks later, he passed away.

Monday, December 17, 2007


A simple Christmas message in the window of a downtown store front. I wish you all much joy this Christmas season.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Which Way to Turn?

East or west, home is best. The sign on Route 7, also known as Lougheed Highway and 240th. The crest on top of the signs is the B.C. provincial flag.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


A clear crisp day in Maple Ridge. An early morning walker takes a moment to sit and enjoy the scenery.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Twinkley Trimmings on the Trees in Town

Today is ABC Wednesday featuring the letter 'T'.
Sorry this is a bit blurry, I should have used a tripod. But I still like the picture.
This is Memorial Peace Park on Saturday night, after the Christmas parade.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Lamp Light

Looking out the window by my front door.So far, this is the extent of my decorating. I have seen a few house with christmas trees up already!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Pointsettia Puss

Little cat helps with the christmas decorations!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas Parade

Last night, Maple Ridge held its annual Christmas Parade. Despite to cold, there was a huge turn out. For about the past five years, it has started at 6pm. It feels so festive with all the christmas lights on in the town green.
The snow drifted down lightly making for a definite mood for the season.
This real estate agent float was a big hit with the gingerbread house. In the distance you can see the bandstand lit up.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


City Daily Photo Blogs enjoys a theme day on the 1st of each month. Thes month is Bridges. This foot bridge crosses over Kanaka Creek.
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