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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, February 28, 2008


A gorgeous sunny day here in Maple Ridge. Unfortunately, I had to sleep through it as I worked nightshift. This is a picture that I took last week at Haney Wharf. A grat place to enjoy a morning coffee!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

ABC Wednesday - F

F is for Flying Fowl. Perhaps even a Falcon?
I had my camera aimed at him as he sat atop the tree. I was lucky to catch him as he took flight.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Red Fence

I am fascinated by these red windbreaks which are lined up along the beach at Harrison Lake, about 40 minutes east of Maple Ridge.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Another E Word.

E is for Eclipse.

Just a beautiful sight. The total lunar eclipse was a spectacular show. We have no streetlights in our neighbourhood so it was nice and dark. The early evening had been cloudy, but the clouds gratefully cleared just in time. The next total lunar eclipse in this area won;t be until 2010.


E is for Erector set.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Shadows on the Water

  • Beneath Haney Wharf, the sun casts shadows over the waters' surface.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Tea for two

In our house the kettle never stays cold for long.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

ABC Wednesday


This is one from my archives, you may recognize it as my signature photo.

Taken in 2004, it was one of my first photos with the digital camera. Taken on macro setting, I floated the flower on the surface of a swimming pool.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Equine Sign

This was one that I considered posting for our theme day. You know you are in Maple Ridge when....You see signs like this.

We have quite a lot of riding trails. Some are up in the mountains , but some are closer to town and cross over roadways. Some places, horses must share the road with cars to get to and from the stable and the trails.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Dressing Rooms

Another one from the local ice rink. I love the glossy paint colours and symetry in this photo.

Friday, February 8, 2008


This clock mounted on a store front in town makes a handy time piece for local shoppers. This building was renovated last year and has had some nice extra touches added. I love the yellow paint.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ABC Wednesday 'C'

C is for Cement Truck.
Or is is it concrete? I'm not sure I know the difference. Anyways, I liked how shiney this huge mixing machine is.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Red Door

I like the strong block of colour in this picture. The tools leaning against the wall add interest.

Taken at the local ice arena.

Friday, February 1, 2008

February 2008 Theme Day

"When people think of my city, they think of . . . the Golden Ears Mountains and Horses.
These mountains tower over Maple Ridge and are the best known landmark of my city. I have posted dozens of photos of these mountains. CLICKING ON ANY OF THE HIGHLIGHTED WORDS WILL DIERECT YOU TO LINKS OF THE MOUNTAINS IN PREVIOUS POSTS. Under a blanket of snow they are most glorious, especially on a sunny clear day. But they are equally eye-catching peeking out from under the fog and clouds. Or lit up by the setting sun, which makes them appear golden or often times even pink. I have posted them in summer, with the rugged peaks devoid of snow and the rock face showing. By now, I am certain that when I post a shot of these hills, regular CDP participants will see them in the portal an think "Oh yeah, these are the mountains in Maple Ridge again. They may be a repetetive topic on my site, but they always make for a beautiful photograph, whatever weather or season. I also included horses in this theme as Maple Ridge's nickname is HORSE CAPITAL OF CANADA. I myself don't ride, but many residents here do. We had fresh snow a couple of days ago and it really makes for wonderful photo opportunities.
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