Day Off And American Thanksgiving

A luxury yacht cuts through the water, slowly moving up False Creek readying to dock at the marina.  I watch it out my window.  The rain hasn’t stopped since yesterday and it falls in that typical misty weeping we get in Autumn.  I wonder where they’re coming from; whale watching on Howe Sound?  Perhaps up…

Christmas at Hycroft Manor – A Photo Essay

  Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yuletide gay Next year all our troubles Will be miles away… Hycroft Manor is a 30 room mansion originally a family home. Built in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood in Vancouver in 1909, it now houses the University Women’s club.  Every year they do Christmas at the Hycroft, a…

Portrait Of A Rainy Day: Buddha Teachings, Candles and Gravy.

Vancouver 10 am.   17 degrees. Cloudy with showers into the evening. POP 70%. Rain 3mm I stretched out in bed going over my daily gratitude ritual; a list of 10 things I’m grateful for before I get up.  Today is Saturday, my day off and I’ve planned nothing to do but enjoy this rainy day. …

Movies and Shows Filmed In The Pacific Northwest – Chapter II

When I wrote the first part of this blog back in March, I always intended to write the second half although there could easily be 3 or 4 of this theme alone.  I think the reason the Pacific Northwest is such a popular location for films is because of the mood the geography provides; moody,…

A Sunday Stroll Through Olympic Village – A Photo Essay

I’m sitting on my balcony looking out over what my fiancee and I call the “Vancouver Riviera”.  Cars crossing the bridge into Downtown, the marina with a yacht that dwarfs the rest of the boats docked there. The water sparkling in the sunshine. Water taxi’s and party boats heading in after a day cruising the…

April Favourites- New Hood, White Teeth and Flying Pigs(?)

May ushered in with a small heat wave on the coast.  I set up my own private beach on our patio and got a good 2 days of sunbathing in which was delightful.  Books, music, a cold drink with a view of the yachts in False Creek and the coastal mountains that remain snow capped…

Tofino, British Columbia – A Photo Essay

We celebrated our 3 year Anniversary last week by heading out to the wilderness coastal town of Tofino.  Tofino is about 5-6 hours from Vancouver.  The ferry left the dock at Horseshoe bay at 10:30am Thursday morning. The sun was shining but it was quite windy and chilly.  We arrived at the city of Nanaimo…

A Shot At Movie Making

I’ve been looking at the Movie Maker icon on my iMac for years. This weekend I had the house to myself.  My boyfriend was on his annual snowboarding trip so I took some time, watched a few Youtube tutorials and slowly  created my very first video. I have much to learn but am really enjoying…

Still Life – A walk in the forest

I woke around 9am, the room was chilly as I had turned the heat down the night before. Once under the feather duvet it isn’t really needed. A new morning in the temperate rainforest and it called me so I got dressed and headed out. The sunlight shone warmly in contrast to the cool wet air…