Canada Day 150 Today marks Canada Day, and my country’s 150th birthday. Brace yourself, but I was around for our 100th! Canadians are sometimes laid back when it comes to such celebrations, but there are a number of special events to mark our sesquicentennial today. When we travel, we don’t assume that people will know much … More Happy Birthday, Canada!
I drove up to Kelowna yesterday for a visit with friends, and a stay at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. With a 10th floor room, I had great views of Okanagan Lake, the hills and dozens of boats docked at the Kelowna Yacht Club. After the sun dropped, some clouds rolled in … … and … More Moonstruck: Strawberry Moon
The canopy of trees along this stretch of road makes for a gorgeous Spring show. When I paused there today to capture this shot, I remembered that I’ve been meaning to share word of a local university student who’s using his creative talents to help introduce music lessons and instruments to children from low income … More Among the Leaves
In Toronto’s Distillery District last month, I appreciated a number of pieces in the Thompson Landry Gallery’s Cooperage Space … and all the more so when juxtaposed, as with these pieces, with the exposed brick and with (perhaps original?) fixtures such as those you see in this historic building.
It’s Spring, and you’ll find some beautiful blossoms at Vancouver’s Kits (Kitsilano) Beach. While you’re at the beach, take a bit of a walk and you’ll find an entire block of blossoms. Just a block or two up the road from Cornwall, between Yew and Vine, you’ll not only find a rack of bikes for … More Pedalling through the Blossoms
The herons are back! The Pacific Great Blue Herons, that is. I laugh, thinking about just how bemused my 20-something (or even 30-something) self would have been to think that this would be a big deal to me, but it is. Approximately a third of the globe’s blue herons live in our region and, while I took … More Return of the Herons
Those in snowier climes will scoff at this, but we’ve had a tough Winter in Vancouver. For starters, we’ve actually had snow. On multiple occasions, and not solely on the mountains. However, that’s given way lately to rain in the city. … and, this weekend, to some actual sunshine. I’ve seen hummingbirds outside our windows … More Sure Signs of Spring