Monday, 31 December 2012

Last look at 2012.

I like the look of this photo of the paper lanterns hanging in the tree with the Christmas lights, the clouds parted and you could just see a bit of the sun on Christmas eve.
 Yesterday my mom and I wandered around Granville Island and I saw these very whimsical bird houses.  I wonder how the birds living there would feel?
 I think Oscar Wilde said it right.
A look across False Creek towards the Burrard Street Bridge, you can see the West End and Stanley Park beyond, unfortunately you couldn't see the fresh snow on our local mountains because of the clouds.
 Looking across into the downtown area.  The little ferry in the picture above takes you around False Creek and over to the downtown area.
 Today we had a mix of rain and snow and then the sun came out for a brief visit, it's last for 2012.
 Two crow friends checking out all the people strolling along the boardwalk.
 The roses are still blooming despite the date being December 31st!
 Looking out from my deck across the Fraser River and the Alex Fraser Bridge.
My word for this year will be creativity, I hope you enjoy the coming New Year.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.
                                                    All the best for the coming new year.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

December Snow and roses

Tuesday morning the snow was falling but by the time I got to work there was none to be seen.  Wednesday morning we had a heavier wetter snow fall and this is what it looked like at about 0830 in the morning.  I'm standing under the awning at the front door looking up the drive.
 Looking in the opposite direction.
 Some red berries being covered in snow.  Look how big the snowflakes look when caught by the camera flash!
 Just after ten i went for a bit of a slippery walk around the parking lot and looked back at the main entrance to the hospital.
 Those red berries in the wet heavy snow.
 Some pink winter flowering forsythia.
 Appropriately one of our clerks Judy, brought us some lovely snow decorated cookies to enjoy.
 Yesterday I came across these lovely painted windows.
 What a lovely job this painter does.
 Red rose still trying to bloom on December 22nd!
 Some pink ones keeping him company.
 Someone decided to make the pampas grass look festive for the season.
The snow is still around at higher elevations, but at river's side is it pretty much gone.