Wednesday, December 29, 2010

walk to the beach with my Sweetie

Looking across the straight of Georgia to the Salish Sea we have an incredible view of the coast mountain range.  I am forever amazed at the beauty of this island and it's surrounding waters. Salish Sea map

One of the many liitle wonders that we come across on our walk to the beach.

Sometimes it's just all about the sky....

A little whimsy... can you imagine taking the time to place rose hips on barbed wire?  Well someone did and I am very grateful for their vision.
This rotting stump looks like a wise old monster from the Lord of the Rings.

Beauty in twisty roots and spruce needles.

Something weird and wonderful happened with my camera here... I have no idea what but if this isn't serendipity I don't know what is!

It's hard to imagine this beautiful green moss growing on a log on the beach in December.... in BC but here it is.  What a wonderful place to live. And yes, I am bragging :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snow day again! Yippee

 There's something so architectually stunning about snow covered trees. I can't seem to take enough pictures of them.
 My favorite garden gargoyle.  Don't you feel sorry for him?
 And if this isn't a snow sky... what is?
 I love the vista from my backyard.  It's like living in a tree house... looking out to the tops of the giant westcoast maples.
And my neighbors house, as warm and inviting as they are!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's starting to look at lot like Christmas

What says Christmas to you?  For me it's always been little things, like a bowl of fresh walnuts.. or some beautiful Clementines.   Can you ever get enough of these lovely morsels?

Yummy!  And how about those delicious juicy Pomegranates! 
Then come the decorations.....
 And up goes the Christmas Tree !!!!

And if you're really lucky, along comes some beautiful soft fluffy snow to cap it all off!
It's magical to see the snow covering the moss draped maple trees through the lights of the Christmas tree.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I'm adding Serendipity to my blog description.   It's so fitting. If I'm searching for something special to jump out at me for a photo opportunity, it never really happens.  Then I open the front door and there is the tiniest little tree frog stuck like glue!  It was dark outside so the photo was extremely under lit, but look what happened when playing with Picaso.  It looks like the most amazing pencil sketch.

Serendipity is a propensity for making fortunate discoveries while looking for something unrelated. The word has been voted as one of the ten English words that were  hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company. However, due to its sociological use, the word has been imported into many other languages.

When was the last time you really looked at clouds?  Remember when you were a child... it was so great to spend an afternoon just laying on the grass looking up, your imagination set free.  I see the profile of a Roman God... what do you see?

Spiders so totally creep me out that I won't crop this guy any closer :)  I didn't notice him at first, I just liked the blurry edges of the grey/blue background against the color of the maple tree.  That's some set of legs he's got there.