Wednesday, February 29, 2012

From the Dominion of Canada . . .

Wednesday 29 February 2012

. . . I bring you something appropriately odd for leap day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Tuesday 28 February 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bright bushes

Monday 27 February 2012

I love these bushes. They stay green all winter, and in February explode with bright red new leaves. They look so festive and cheerful, all along my walk to school.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Nice day

Sunday 26 February 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Sylvia

Saturday 25 February 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Vancouver Island

Friday 24 February 2012

It's got to be a pretty darn clear day to see to see Vancouver Island this well - normally it's far too cloudy/misty/foggy.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Enthusiastic lawn

Thursday 23 February 2012

This house, which is between the subway stop and my class, always has tons of lawn decorations up. I didn't even know anyone actually decorated for St. Patrick's day . . .

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waterfront property

Wednesday 22 February 2012

This is the tiny glimpse of water we can see from our apartment. It's not the amazing view that a lot of people here have, but to me it's astounding that we can see the water from our window. What a great apartment we have!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rainy . . . month

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Old Ad

Monday 20 February 2012

A building was recently knocked down, revealing this well-preserved old movie ad.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Totem telephone pole

Sunday 19 February 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Saturday 18 February 2012

Ryan's company paid for everyone to go tubing on Cypress mountain today. We very nearly didn't make it up the mountain (heavy snow + small car = trouble. Luckily we had our chains with us!) but it was a ton of fun once we got to the top.

Here's a photo of Ryan enjoying the speed, as we spin down the hill in two tubes, attached at the feet.

Friday, February 17, 2012

White berry

Friday 17 February 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Opening night!

Thursday 16 February 2012

Well, not the official opening night, but the first night of previews anyway. Here we go!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I Love Kaitlin

Wednesday 15 February 2012

These went up all over downtown yesterday. The bottom says "Paid for by the guy that loves her so much and really hasn't shown it lately. Williamsburg."

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Flower stop

Tuesday 14 February 2012

I passed by this flower shop on my way to the theater, and it was packed, almost comically so, with people buying bouquets on their way home.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Monday 13 February 2012

Went in to the theater for the focus (setting up and focusing the stage lights) - here's a picture of the gels (the plastic sheets that color the lights.)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

At the Metro

Sunday 12 February 2012

Well, it's official: I have found some theater in Vancouver. I'll be operating a follow-spot for Fighting Chance Production's "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," a very funny musical based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. (Strange, I know.) Here's Mark, our lighting director, after a long load-in day.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vancouver spring

Saturday 11 February 2012

The crocuses come up at the beginning of February here. It's nice, yes, but it also kinda makes me feel like we haven't truly earned spring.

Friday, February 10, 2012

City Soul

Friday 10 February 2012

Ryan's soul choir through the frosted glass at St. Andrew's Wesley, where they gave a Black History Month performance tonight. It was strange being at a Black History Month event where 99% of the people were not black, but I guess that's Canada!

Thursday, February 09, 2012


Thursday 9 February 2012

Walking over a bridge today, I noticed that the train cars below me were full of sulfur. It is mined here in BC and shipped all over the world, I think mostly for fertilizer. On the shores of North Vancouver you can always see bright yellow mountains of it. Standing right over this much of it, I was surprised that it didn't smell at all.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Front yard totem

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Yep, just a totem pole in someone's front yard. Makes the fountain in our courtyard seem a little tame in comparison.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

After class

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Monday, February 06, 2012

More fog

Monday 6 February 2012

More strange fog rolled in tonight. (Well, strange for me anyway. Perhaps to West Coasters used to living on the sea this is all just white bread.)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Frosty leaves

Sunday 5 February 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Fog day

Saturday 4 February

Strangest weather today. Fog rolled in on a sunny day. Kinda rolled in and out all day. But with the sun above, the fog was bright white. I went upstairs to the 27th floor, and it was so thick you couldn't even see the buildings next door, let alone the bay. And it was so bright, it felt like the building was floating in a pure white heaven.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Ugh, boots!

Friday 3 February 2012

Boots and leggings are all the rage this year. I look around, and every single woman is wearing boots. At the small college where I attend math classes, I'm pretty sure I'm the only woman not wearing boots and yoga pants. I like boots, but seeing every single woman wearing them makes me never want to own a pair.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

When class is over

Thursday 2 February 2012

When I step outside of my math classroom, this is what I see. A year later, I am still amazed by British Columbia.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Neon Cabbage

Wednesday 1 February 2012

I took a photo of a decorative cabbage plant, and it turned out a little flat and boring. So, fun Picassa settings!