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Return of the Herons

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…

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Sure Signs of Spring

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…

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All Washed Up

… but these logs just off the shores of Jericho Beach, earlier this year, were still striking. Thinly wrapped with snow, they gleamed in the afternoon sunlight. These mountain and water views are also pretty impressive. That’s Lighthouse Park dwarfed by…

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Game On

It’s rare for Vancouver area lakes to freeze over to the extent that people can skate on them. I remember being on Como Lake in 1988, and it’s been a couple of decades since Trout Lake, below, was frozen. With clear…

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Full Moon Rising

We’ve had a cool but gorgeous day here in Vancouver. The mountains are snow capped, and the skies were clear. Here on one mountaintop, the sunset skies held shades of blue and pink … … and a rising full moon. Here…

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Plunging into 2017

Here’s a look at English Bay on a cold, but sunny winter day. We’ve had plenty of those lately, but that wasn’t the case on New Year’s Day. Nonethless, we continued our tradition of traipsing down to English Bay to take part…

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A Winter Gift of Eagles

If you’re like me, going for a long walk is among the best things you can do after a decadent Christmas brunch. We made our way down to one of our favourite beaches, where the skies were cold and dull,…

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Season’s Greetings

It’s December 24th here in Vancouver, and so I’m sending Merry Christmas greetings to all who celebrate it – and wishes for peace and joy for all of us!        

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On the Waterfront: Coal Harbour

Last weekend, before the snowfall that would be a non-event in many other locales, we enjoyed crisp and sunny weather that begged for a good, long walk. One of those walks found me photographing Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, which is nestled just a…

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Snow in the Quarry

… in the former quarry, that is. One that we Vancouverites know as Queen Elizabeth Park. This is a lovely spot for nature lovers, and equally popular with locals wanting to show off our city to visitors. That’s because, in…

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