Tuesday, 29 January 2008

I woke up to a snowy morning and headed off to work. At lunch I went for a walk in the neighbourhood where I work. I love how the dark trunk contrasts with the snow and grey skies behind. These trees will be full of blossoms in a few more weeks. They are beautiful in the late winter early spring.
This is the side street where I often park. The road was packed snow almost ice. Tomorrow should be interesting.

This is a huge tree just of the path where we walk into the hospital site where I work.

At the end of the day the blue skies appeared and the snow was rapidly melting.

I got home just as the sun was setting and I quickly walked down to look at the witch hazel.

Here is the yellow version just a short distance away.

I spotted this couple walking hand in hand in the setting sun, reminds you that Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

What a lovely end to a snowy day.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

SURPRISE SNOWFALL...the snow we expected to arrive last night arrived this morning. At times it was quite heavy. The surprise was that it only fell in certain areas and we got the snow while friends in West Vancouver, Vancouver and Richmond didn't any any! My favourite witch hazel plant in the snow.
Another witch hazel plant, but this one the blossom are more yellow than orange.
Looking across the Fraser River with the boardwalk behind.
Coverered in a warm snowy blanket. The sun has now come out and a lot of the snow has melted. We're expecting some more over the next few days with cold temperatures.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

I went for a walk along the quay to check out the witch hazel and found that there were still some roses blooming this early in the year! The witch hazel is looking wonderful again. I love how this plant shows off its colour so early in the year.
It looks like little orange spider crabs crawling along the stems.

What a surprise to find some roses in bloom in front of my condo.
This bud was one of the first I saw on my walk today, the colour looks so rich again the dark green.