Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Year that has passed.

I often do a year in review and share projects and travels I did that year.  This year I'm doing something a bit different and sharing photos from where I live.
 This first photo was taken of the first sunset of 2017.  Thru the year I've tried to take pictures thru the lobby window and if I didn't I'll share this view for the month.
February we had more snow, in fact I had snow on my birthday.
 March the weeping cherry tree was starting to put forth blooms.
 We had a very wet Spring and the blossoms were wiped out with all the rain.
 But the tulips were amazing in the rain.
 May all the cherry blossoms were gone and the trees were in full leaf.

 This was one of my favourite grouping of tulips in June.
June we had problems with our pump for the water feature and the algae grew and turned the water green.
 July the roses in our garden were plentiful
 August we had long hot sunny days.
 The bees were kept busy with all the blooms.

 September the water feature was drained so work could proceed on the water feature.
 October Autumn colours were on display.
 November the branches were bare.
 December we've had some wonderful clear cold nights along with fog at times.  Loved the crescent moon at the solstice.
 This first picture was taken December 23rd.
 This one was December 31st.  Interesting the almost exact duplicate including the lone rogue cloud!
 The sun setting on December 31 brought this incredible cloud formation.
 Wolf Moon just after midnight.
 And so a new year begins.
 I think I've decided on background for Simple Folk.
 I finally started working on my vine border.
 More to come in the new year. I've decided that my word for this year will be Mindful.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas!

We had some cold clear weather the days leading up to Christmas.  I always love this view of the bridges and the mountains behind.
 Inside the River Market you found Christmas lights here and there.
 A bit of cotton batting and some snowflakes on a green cut out tree.

The sun was dazzling on the river.
 Strawberry plant self seeded on the stairs leading to Rita's home.
 Can you spot the red strawberry just days before Christmas.  This is why we are called the banana belt of Canada!
 I love this picture thru the lobby window with a perfect reflection and that one rogue cloud.
 Setting sun thru the trees on Poplar Island.
 Crescent moon coming into view, what a perfect sunset.
 Christmas Eve I drove my mom around the uptown neighbourhood to see some of the homes.  Santa on one side of the house.
 Rudolph on the other.
 Love the effect of blurred Christmas lights.
 This is my favourite.
 Went out for a walk along the quay.  Large Christmas lights along this neighbours balcony.
 Red and green and white for this one.
 Four low buildings in this complex, with tall towers behind.
 Looking across at the Queensborough area of New Westminster.
 Same photo with a flash.
 Looking at the Surrey Fraser docks across the river.
 Frosty and friend lit up for Christmas.
 Micky and Friend flying in to say hi!
 Simple snowflakes and garland lights.
 Neighbours lighting up their corner of the world.
 Merry Christmas.
 Star Light, Star Bright.
 Santa made by my friend Anna and gifted to me last year.
 And we awoke to a white Christmas this morning.  Just a dusting but still it snowed after midnight!
 Courtyard view, interesting there is more snow on the salted sidewalk than on the grass.
 Yesterday it never got above freezing and the water is starting to form ice.
 Not quite enough snow to make a snowman yet but take the advise from one.
 Oh how I've seen people like this, not today though!
Enjoy your day with family and friends and have a very Merry Christmas!