Friday, September 30, 2011

Bright bike

Friday 30 September 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lost Lagoon

Thursday 29 September 2011

I needed a break from my studies today, so I took a little walk in Stanley Park. As I was lining up the shot, the swans came gliding in, exactly as if cued.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Wednesday 28 September 2011

The reflecting pool in an off-site art installation from the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Tuesday 27 September 2011

It's getting so late!

Monday, September 26, 2011


Monday 26 September 2011

Okay, I knew Vancouver was a wonderful temperate city, but passionflowers? This is amazing!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Sunday 25 September 2011

Granville Island is a must-see for first-time visitors to Vancouver, so of course we took my parents over. We even traveled in style, on the Aquabus.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sea to Sky

Saturday 24 September 2011

We drove a bit north of the city today to take in the amazing views along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, and eat dinner along the water at Horseshoe Bay. I am still just floored that I live in such a gorgeous place. This view is about a 20-minute drive from my house.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Friday 23 September 2011

My parents are here for a visit, so of course we took them to see the famous Stanley Park Totem Poles. I just love the vivid colors.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Is this seat taken?

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Denman and Davie

Monday 19 September 2011

A main intersection in the West End, two blocks from home. Man, I love Vancouver.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Foggy weekend

Sunday 18 September 2011

It was misty and rainy all weekend up here in Whistler, but foggy days still hold a lot of charm in a temperate rainforest.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Through the trees

Saturday 17 September 2011

The misty mountains of southern British Columbia.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Whistler dining

Friday 16 September 2011

One of the two dining areas in a residence that Ryan's friend Michael manages. We went up to visit him this weekend, and were delighted to visit one of these incredible homes.Fancy-schmancy, huh? The whole house was full of huge windows, sweeping views, the latest technology and the best in comfort. Quite the mansion, indeed.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunset in the harbor

Thursday 15 September 2011

The Burrard Street Bridge and the Granville Island harbor.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Flying Fish

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Along with all the theater, the Fringe Festival also sponsored a bunch of art installations around the island, most with found objects or biodegradable stuff - sticks and whatnot. This is a school of leaf-fish swimming through the trees. They look neat in the wind.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

View from Burrard

Tuesday 13 September 2011

(Martes trece, ahhhhh!)

Saw another couple of shows at the Fringe Festival on Granville Island tonight. Then took this photo on the bike ride home - a view from the Burrard Street Bridge.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Monday 12 September 2011

The Fringe Festival is on here in Vancouver, so Ryan and I are taking in a few shows. Tonight: The Cabaret Terrarium, by a comedy duo from New York. It was awesome - we laughed the entire time, and went home imitating "Gustav's" dance style.

These are some of the shows on offer.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

City of Glass

Sunday 11 September 2011

Vancouver is called the "City of Glass," and I expect you'll be seeing a few photos that illustrate that fact.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Black Sheep Morris Dancers

Saturday 10 September 2011

There was a big street fair down the road today, so I stopped in after my exam. It was mostly the same booths selling the same organic dog food and politicians giving out balloons to kids, but I also happened upon this energetic group of Morris dancers. They do simple dances while banging those sticks together as percussion for their singing - very fun!

Friday, September 09, 2011


Friday 9 September 2011

Why I love Vancouver . . .

Thursday, September 08, 2011

My students

Thursday 8 September 2011

I've been doing some volunteering on Thursday nights, teaching English. Here are my students!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


Wednesday 7 September 2011

I love Wednesdays, because Wednesdays are the days we get our box-o-vegetables from a local organic farm.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


Tuesday 6 September 2011

Ryan's mom bought us some tomato plants. Between the cold summer and our balcony getting only morning sun, I didn't have much hope for them. But we're getting a few sweet cherry tomatoes now, along with some mint and rosemary, from our very first garden.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Beaver Lake

Monday 5 September 2011

Went on a bike ride today through Stanley Park. Stopped by Beaver Lake, a bit of marsh almost completely covered with water lilies.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Surprise on the beach

Sunday 4 September 2003

Our friend Carolyn had a surprise birthday party for her sister today. Here they are, under the tent at English Bay. It was a lovely potluck picnic party!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Beef Noodles

Saturday 3 September 2011

Went to Taiwanfest here in downtown Vancouver today, had some marvelous beef noodles. Oh, I miss Taiwan!

Friday, September 02, 2011

. . . begin again

Friday, 2 September, 2011

An urban inuksuk.