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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 20, 2008

Holiday Train

Santa came to town last night aboard a Canadian Pacific Railway holiday train. He belted what I think was an old AC/DC tune. He got the crowd rocking! It was freezing cold but still a decent crowd turned out to this annual fundraiser for the food bank.

Friday, December 19, 2008


HI THERE, WELCOME BACK. Please take a seat, there is loads of room here on this nice bench! Are you keeping warm where you are? Are you all ready for Christmas? If you are one of those sickening people who finished Christmas shopping in July, then I dont want to know about it!

The Fraser is frozen. Not completely. It looks like a huge margarita. Sort of icey and slushy and crusty around the edges. Anyone have a big straw? The ice has actually broken up now and is flowing along on the current.
The ferry is back in operation, but only one is running usually two run at the same time. One in either direction. They are only operating in daylight hours, to be able to maneuver through the ice safely. So all those early morning commuters had to traverse the highway. The paper reported that this is the first time in seven years that there has been enough ice to shut down the ferry This is quite a novelty for us Lotus Land dwellers. Last spring when we were out in Edmonton, Alberta, their river was so frozen solid that cars were driving on it!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

It is Skywatch Friday Again. See other Sky Watchers contributions by Clicking HERE.

For SKY WATCH FRIDAY... this blue sky makes a perfect backdrop to this Bald Eagle. For more photos of these birds taken Thursday, please check out my other blog by clicking here

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day

A solomn observance took place in our town center in the pouring rain.

This is part of MY WORLD. To see other posts from MY WORLD TUESDAY you can visit here...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jack o Lantern

We carved our pumpkins today. This is an old photo, I will try to get some of our new pumpkins for Halloween night!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Yesterdays sunset, taken from Haney Wharf. Standing in the same spot that yesterdays photo of River Road was taken.
In the center of the picture is a giant crane which is part of the construction of the new Golden Ears Bridge which will be completed next year.

Monday, October 20, 2008

River Road

This was the original main street in Maple Ridge. Back then, most travel in and out of town was done by boat.
These turn of the century builings are on River road, across from the wharf on the Fraser River.
The larger building is the Billy Miner Pub and beside it is a liquor store.
They were bathed in the glow of a spectacular sunset which I will post here soon.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Peak a boo.

Red maple before the mist shrouded peaks of the Golden Ears Mountains.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Mighty Fraser

The Fraser River boarders along the south of Maple Ridge. This view looks North West, towards Port Coquitlam.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Albion from Langley

The Golden Ears Mountains act as a backdrop to the Albion Ferry Dock.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


The corn is as high as an elephants eye!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sunset Rainbow

My own personal leprechaun~ Found the end of the rainbow!

Yesterday we had a beautiful rainbow at sunset!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Aren't little girls the most precious creatures?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Maui in Maple Ridge?

This view of Alouette Lake reminds me of Lahina in Maui. This tall narrow mountain is very like the scenery in that tropical place.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Skywatch Friday

These boots were made for ....hanging on telephone lines?

I often see shoes flung

up on the overhead wires. These look like good workboots. Set off so nicely against a blue Maple Ridge sky.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ABC Wednesday Letter E

Abc Wednesday letter E.

E is for Education in Electric Drill Useage. Young nephew Emulates his older cousin and screws drywall onto the ceiling. He was Exstatic to be Entered into the manly world of tools and sweaty hard work!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

ABC Wednesday - C

C is for Canoe, A popular Canadian water Craft.
This was taken at Allouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park. A popular spot for Maple Ridgers on a hot summer day.

Monday, August 4, 2008

sun thru maples

Name sake of this town,
back lit by the sun!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sky Friday

Treetops in the mountains of Manning Park. 200 KM from here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008

June Theme Day - Corner Stores Around The World.

Well preserved... one of the original buildings in the heart of old Maple Ridge.
One from the archives I am afraid.
You are welcome to visit more City Daily Photo Theme Day Photos at the City Daily Photo site.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Missing Month.

Pardon my absence. We have been learning to live with the loss of my niece Kayla, who passed away on May 2nd. We will always hold her memory dear in our hearts and memories. And now, as cruel as it may be... Life goes on. Thank to all who sent their regards and emails.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On thin Ice

Who is that man behind the mask? I've got a sweaty jockstrap for the first one to correctly guess his identity!
OK,OK, I'll tell you.
It that ever so slightly studly. hubby of mine!
Keiths work has started up a team. They have been practicing for a couple of months. Keith played his first game a couple of nights ago. They scored only one goal to the other teams five. But its all in good fun. He looks so cute in his padded shorts and helmet!
Every time he has been skating, whether for training or for the game... he always comes home all frisky! But since this is a family blog, thats all I am going to say about that!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Big and Little

I saw these two gentlemen waiting at the bus stop this morning. I just couldn't resist snapping their photo! The fellow in the cowboy hat was about 6'4" and his counterpart was at least 18"shorter! They make a cute duo!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tulips Again

Mt.Cheam watches over the fields of blooms. Tulips are a favorite in these parts. Most of this Valley was Diked and made useable by the Dutch settlers at the turn of the century.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Today we went to the Tulips of the Valley Festival.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Skywatch Friday #4

Dead tree against the sky, on the beach at Bowen Island.
Taken on Tuesday while we were out on one of our day excursions. Bowen Island is not far from home and makes a nice little get away.

For more pictures from this trip click here to get to my other blog.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


These silos are a common sight on area farms. Used for storage of grain. Also used by birds to sit and warm in the sun on top of the aluminium roof. Its a beautiful day in Maple Ridge today.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Neon lights

at the bowling lane.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Veal Cutlet

AWWW! The little calves are so adorable. The calves on this farm are raised for veal. They are kept in these tiny "igloos", my name for the pens they are kept in.
The small size of their quarters prevents them from moving around too much. Hence, their muscles don't develop well, so their meat remains tender. I detest the thought of it and will not consume this product.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Haney Hawgs (EDITED)

After a couple of comments to this post I feel I must apologize for having misinformed my readers of the nature of this building.
I have not actually ever been in this building. I had always just thought it was a pub.
I stand corrected via a couple of commenters that it is in fact not a licenced establishment. My apologies if my assumption caused any inconvenience to anyone.
The old building itself, from what I have seen on the outside, is well maintained and quite attractive.

The local watering hole for the Maple Ridge Chapter of Hells Angels. Named Haney Hawgs for the old part of town which is called Haney.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Skywatch Friday #3

Sunset over Kamloops. This was taken last night as I travelled home from Alberta.
Sorry I did not post for two weeks! We have been busy with my neice who is in hospital.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sky Watch Friday #2

I am a little late, but here it is. My 2nd contribution. to Sky Watch Friday. Taken last Sunday, with this post in mind. The iron fence around the front of a church. The same church whose door I posted earlier this week. It would be nicer if there hadnt been telephone wires.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

ABC Wednesday - K

A breed of long haired highland cattle.
K is for Kine. Plural for cows. This herd is in Maple Ridge. I dont know for certain that they are Kyloe, but they are definately kine.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Theme Day - Water

The first day of each month is theme day. Todays theme is water. I took this photo this morning as I drove through the costal mountains on my way home from my parents home in Oliver BC. Sorry to be so late posting.
Please visit these other blogs who are also participating in theme day.

Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by Digger, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Paja, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro by Bibi, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix - Bostonscapes, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by 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Monday, March 31, 2008

I am out of town, Yesterday I captured this curch side door in the city of Penticton.
'O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire. "
Lewis J. Bates

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sky Friday

Friday is sky day. There is a Friday photo theme for sky pictures. Based out of WIGGERS WORLD BLOG. I love photographing the everchanging skies, so this should be fun. i may not be able to contribute every week, but I will do my best.
This sunset was snapped through the windsheild as we arrived back in Maple Ridge after a day out of town.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mind The Gap

Three years old and my niece keeps up with the pace. She's just so darned cute and is the youngest cousin on my husbands side of the family.
On the right in the brown leather jacket, is my son, the oldest child of his generation of cousins. There are18 years between them. Practically a generation gap.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008



These paper cranes are an example of the ancient Japanese craft of origami.

There is an old Japanese legend that states if you fold a thousand paper cranes, you will get your wish.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Maple Ridge Kids

The Maple Ridge contingent at the RCMP youth Academy. My son is the tall one at the back. Just one of the five platoons who spent all their Spring Break at boot camp.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


This is the tiny little bulb in my desk lamp.
Sorry I am late with my entry.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Locking Antlers

On our way home from Edmonton, as we drove through the Rockies we were stopped by a herd of Elk meandering across the highway. These two were up on the hill at the side of the road. Its a bit dim beacause we were losing the light . This picture doesnt show off their huge size. Soon I will post one that does.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ABC Wednesday - H

H is for HUGS.

This is my niece Kayla. She is 17.

For two years she has been fighting cancer.

She has been told there is no further treatment for her.
We will all need lots of hugs in the next few months!
These young ladies were at the fair offering free hugs. It did make our day!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Leaving Maple Ridge, I am Traveling through the Rockies and will be posting some of the images from my journey.
This beautiful shiny tanker will be filthy by the end of this long trip.