Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Wednesday 30 November 2011

I jog on the seawall three days a week (working my way up to 5K!) and it drives me crazy that I always see such beautiful shots when I'm running and don't have my camera. I even saw a bald eagle perched on a rock just off shore one morning! So today I decided to put my little old camera in my pocket, and was rewarded with this lovely photo.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

BC's setting sun

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

The boys

Monday 28 November 2011

Ryan's brother and three of his friends were here all weekend for the Grey Cup. I couldn't resist posting this neat picture of them on their way to the game, all done up in their Rider gear.

It was quite interesting, to see everyone dressed up in their own football team's colors, even if they weren't playing. Green was second only to orange (the Lions' color) -- the Roughriders definitely have a very loyal fanbase!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Go Lions Go!

Sunday 27 November 2011

Ryan is a big CFL fan, so months ago, when we learned that the Grey Cup would be in Vancouver, we bought tickets. Ryan was really hoping his Saskatchewan Roughriders would make it, but no such luck this year. Instead, we got to watch our home team, the BC Lions, win! (A much better party, I think!)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

HMCS Regina

Saturday 26 November 2011

It's Grey Cup (Canadian Super Bowl) weekend here in Vancouver, and there's a ton of parties and activities going on. Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Regina is in town, and was giving tours to the public today. It was awfully rainy, but I think it made for a nice picture of this compass-thingy.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Unlikely berries

Friday 25 November 2011

Finally, a sunny day!

All the leaves are down now, and things look pretty wintery. So I was quite surprised to come upon this tree with all its leaves, and whose bright orange berries made it look like it was in full bloom. I don't know what kind of tree it is, but I want one in my backyard!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Thursday 24 November 2011

Finally tried Japadog, a really famous Japanese hot dog place here. They serve high-quality dogs with Asian toppings. This one has mayo, hot sauce, onions, and seaweed. It was amazing.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November sun

Wednesday 23 November 2011

We got a little peek at the sun today. But we're in the middle of the rainiest month of the year, and, frankly, could use a bit more sunshine.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Misty surprise

Tuesday 22 November 2011

A lovely surprise was just waiting for the right building to be demolished.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Red and Green

Monday 21 November 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sea to Sky

Sunday 20 November 2011

On the way home from Whistler.

(I'm having fun fiddling with some of my photos lately!)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The rings

Saturday 19 November 2011

Ryan and I were up in Whistler this weekend, helping a friend put together a photo scavenger hunt. We had a good time, despite some differences in artistic scavenging opinion.

Here are the Olympic rings, from the Winter Olympics last year.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Friday 18 November 2011

We had the first snowfall of the year here. Luckily, this is temperate Vancouver, meaning the snow didn't stick downtown. I took this picture when I went south to Langara College to take a math placement test.

Still, I hope we don't see too much more of this this year - I'm a thin-blooded Vancouverite now, after all.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A dozen twins!

Thursday 17 November 2011

Okay, remember a few days ago when I was so impressed to have gotten two twin eggs in a row? Turns out the whole dozen eggs were twins. Amazing, huh? Luckily, I got a photo of this one!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Luo PinXin, our handsome mayor

Wednesday 16 November 2011

All the politicians and real estate agents here have Chinese names, no matter their ethnicity. In a city like Vancouver, it just makes sense. I wonder how they choose them?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Watch out!

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011


Monday 14 November 2011

Tons of cranberries are grown here in B.C. Unfortunately, it's hard to get a hold of them, due to the fact that most of them are sold to juice companies like Ocean Spray. Ryan and I managed to get a hold of some while over on Vancouver Island, and have been slowly baking them into delicious things.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Five pin

Sunday 13 November 2011

Went to a friend's birthday bowling party today. If you look closely, you can see that this is five-pin bowling, which is much more common than ten-pin here in Canada. I find it less satisfying (no giant crashes where tons of pins fall), and the smaller ball is hard to hold on to. But still fun with friends!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Double twin bread!

Saturday 12 November 2011

So, I was making some delicious cranberry bread for a friend's brunch tomorrow. I cracked an egg, and was super excited that it was twins! Okay, took a picture and stirred it into the butter/sugar mixture. Cracked the next egg, and it was twins, too! I wish I hadn't already mixed in the other one, but ah well. I took another picture and decided to practice collages in Picasa.

And yes, the "Double twin bread" was quadrupally excellent.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day

Friday 11 November 2011

The Remembrance Day (Veteran's Day) ceremony here in Vancouver.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Thursday 10 November 2011

Doing a lot of knitting lately.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


Wednesday 9 November 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Floor on floor

Tuesday 8 November 2011

In the Central Library.

Monday, November 07, 2011


Monday 7 November 2011

In the week or so leading up to Remembrance Day (Canadian Veteran's Day) everyone here wears poppies on their lapel to commemorate the veterans. And I mean, really almost every single person you see on the street.

Many of the Canadian WWI dead are buried at Flander's Fields, and now the poem "In Flanders Fields" has become so popular that it is what most Canadians associate with Remembrance Day. The poem begins "In Flanders fields the poppies blow/Between the crosses, row on row," hence the poppies worn on the lapel.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Styling 'stash

Sunday 6 November 2011

Ryan's best friend M, looking awfully dapper.

(Okay, the photo's from yesterday, but we saw M today, too!)

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Prairie Fairie Fowl Supper

Saturday 5 November 2011

A fowl supper is a traditional harvest supper on the Canadian prairies. I attended my first tonight, although I think it was far from traditional. It is a fundraiser for charities helping people with AIDS and gay highschoolers, it was hosted by a drag queen, and it was nautical-themed so Ryan and I dressed as Popeye and Olyve Oyl. Yeah, not exactly what you'd find in small-town Saskatchewan.

There was dancing after dinner, so here's the dance floor.

Friday, November 04, 2011

A moment of sun

Friday 4 November 2011

The flag on the left is British Columbia's - I love the sun on it.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Fishy stencil

Thursday 3 November 2011

Lovely little bit of graffiti on the road.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Wednesday 2 November 2011

I ran upstairs to see the touch of pink on the tops of the mountains today. I love the way a clear day reminds me the city is so much tinier than the mountain.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Arrival times

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Not all bus stops have these, but they're awfully handy when you see them. Fancy, huh?