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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.

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.

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