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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.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Walking through deep snow is difficult when you are just learning to toddle.

She fell onto her bum....
But dad helped her back onto her feet, and she plodded onwards. Afterall, when you have a new pink snowsuit, you simply must be SEEN!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday

B is for BANANA
I am sure there will be a bounty of banana photos braving the blog today.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Blue Light District.

The snow has started and Memorial Peace Park does indeed look Peaceful tonight. I know it is a waste of electric, but I am glad the city has left these few trees bearing the blue lights. I think it looks so pretty.

Monday, January 28, 2008


A dusting of snow adds a magical look to an ice covered pond.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday Scene

Websters Corners United Church.
One of the older areas of town. The Webster family was one of the early ones to settle here. I was friendly with Mary, one of the eldest survivors of tht family until her passing last summer. Her family remains here in town.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

ABC Wednesday

These signs are posted around the perimeter of the prison grounds.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Two Loaves.

Homemade bread made by my son and daughter. My son must have moved his head as it is a little out of focus.
David displays his new tatoo. At least it is somewhere were is can be covered up!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Tucked at the base of our local mountains is this little movie set. It has been used for numerous movies and TV shows.
It was never actually occupied as far as I know. It was built for the film industry, which has become very popular here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Yellow Oar.

Kayak on the North Alouette where it narrows down to a creek!
In the distance, at the base of the hill is an old western town movie set called Boardertown. Remember the TV show? Ill post a closer look at the town soon.

Monday, January 14, 2008


Weather and aged, this old barn is one of Maple Ridges older buildings.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sun at last.

Finally, a lovely afternoon of sunshine. A few clouds on the horizon made for a breath-taking sunset.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ice Cream Castles.

The gloom persists. I love to photograph clouds. This was actually taken at White Rock, which is right at the sea, about an hours drive south-west of here.

Oh for a blue sky once more!

The last time we had nice weather here seems so long ago, so I am posting a photo from a walk back in early December. Since then we have had mostly rain or snow. I am aching for some sunshine! The next nice day we get will be spectacular because the mountains will be covered in snow and will be breathtaking. The nice winter days here are so beautiful that it is worth waiting through day after day of gloom.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ABC Wednesday

Y is for yew.
The Yew tree in our front yard is laden with berries.
We also have holly and hawthorn in berry. The birds have plenty to eat this winter.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Pink Snow

The mountains peeked from beneath the clouds and were glowing pink with the morning sunshine. Seen through the bare limbs of the weeping maple.
It's snowing again right now. I love it!

Friday, January 4, 2008


The falls on the upper north Allouete river.

Old Iron

Built by Empire Iron co in Vancouver BC. This is part of an old steam engine which sits up in the University of BC research forest, which sits in the foot hills of the Golden Ears Mountains. It use to be used to haul logs out of the woods. We went up there for a walk on New Years Day.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

January Theme Day

The first of each month for Daily City Photo Bloggers is always a theme day. This month's theme is Best Photo of the Year.
This was a difficult choice to make. I picked this one because I loved the lighting and the textures. Please visit some of these other Daily City Photo blogs for more theme day photos. Click on any of the cities listed below to see what participants from all over the world consider their best photo of the year.
Paris, France - London, England - Hyde, UK - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Grenoble, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Riga, Latvia - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - New Orleans (LA), USA - Wichita (KS), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Francisco (CA), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Mainz, Germany - Melbourne, Australia - Portland (OR), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Toulouse, France - Naples (FL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Brussels, Belgium - Stayton (OR), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Nashville (TN), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Prescott (AZ), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Evry, France - Trujillo, Peru - Arlington (VA), USA - Denpasar, Indonesia - American Fork (UT), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Coral Gables (FL), USA - Montpellier, France - Joplin (MO), USA - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Boston (MA), USA - Torun, Poland - New York City (NY), USA - Dunedin (FL), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Chateaubriant, France - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Budapest, Hungary - Austin (TX), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Cypress (TX), USA - Bicheno, Australia - Wrocław, Poland - Brookville (OH), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Cheltenham, UK - Wellington, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - London, UK - Haninge, Sweden - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Arradon, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Mumbai, India - Terrell (TX), USA - Bogor, Indonesia - Delta (CO), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Saigon, Vietnam - San Diego (CA), USA - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Belgrade, Serbia - Auckland, New Zealand - Seguin (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA - Oslo, Norway - Singapore, Singapore - Las Vegas (NV), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Torino, Italy - Susanville (CA), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Memphis (Tennessee), USA

A very healthy, happy new year to all.