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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.
There are currently 136 blogs participating in this theme day. Please take some time to visit these other theme day participants.
Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA


Chuck Pefley said...

You're fortunate to have such beauty at your doorstep. Lovely ears!

Kim said...

Susan, this is a MAGICAL shot. What beauty. I'm only glad I'm viewing it from the warmth of home, cuz it looks pretty chilly out there! Happy Theme Day!
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Unknown said...

Wow, i agree with Kim, it looks magical!

Now I know more about Maple Ridge ;-)

Happy Theme Day!

Jim Klenke said...

You posted a great picture, it looks so pretty.

Neva said...

Susan....what a lovely photo....I love your pictures of the mountains.....I can see why you photograph them!!!!Never a boring photo!

Joy said...

That is such a beautiful photo. You are lucky to be where you are - you've got the best view.

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Meg said...

Noce!. (but looks very cold). Maybe revisit in summer season.

Andree said...

A perfect landscape, made even better with the horse. How curious and interested she looks.

Kate said...

Susan, Forgive me! I didn't get around much on Theme Day but I still want to visit and send my regards. Great choice!!

R&R said...

It really is a beautiful winter shot.

Dina said...

Susan, i love this shot it is kind of magical, well done .

Denton said...

My preference is the sunny day view of the mountains. Happy belated theme day.