I was going through some of my older pics the other day, and finding quite a few that never made it into these pages, I thought I could use some of them to make up for the lack of photography I’ve been doing while I’m involved in moving 8-10 years of my accumulated life from one location to another. These types of pictures don’t usually get missed in the first cut because I’m particularly dissatisfied with them, but rather more it’s due to space considerations, or the fact that they are too similar to others that did make it into the original post. So at any rate, I’ve picked four of them for today, and before you think that Spring has come early here on the coast, I assure you, it’s the pictures that are “out of time”.
With all that said, I hope everyone is having a great year so far, I wish you all the best for a gentle Spring when it does come, and until next time, please stay, as I always pray for, happy, healthy, and safe.
Well, the other day when I posted my Blog from Crab Park, I mentioned I might add a few pictures of the location at the bottom of the video. After I got home and looked at the length of that video, however, I decided to postpone those additional pictures for another time. So I guess that time has arrived, and down below I’ve included a Mosaic of several pictures I took around the park, and flanked the group of pictures with a couple of my favorite shots of Canada Place that I took one evening from the roof of my building. I hope you find something there you can enjoy, and even as our weather is turning nice once again just in time for the week-end, I hope yours is doing the same. However it turns out though, have a great week-end, stay healthy, stay safe, and most of all, as crazy as this world may seem at times, remember that it is the only world we have to share between us, and in the end, it’s not really that bad a place if we’re willing to see the good it contains. Unless God has other plans for me, we’ll see you all next week.
Just thought I would sneak in a quick picture of this view I saw the other day, of Stanley Park beckoning to me from across the Bay. From where I took the picture, to the Park is roughly a 40-minute walk, and it’s one that I take quite often as I look for new things to snap pictures of while I work the aches and pains out of these creaky joints (they’re not really that creaky). Anyway, the bridge in the picture is called The Lions Gate, which is where the movie company that films so many of their movies here in Vancouver got their name from, and the people in those cars crossing that bridge are on their way to North Vancouver, or maybe West Vancouver or parts beyond. The North Shore Mountains make up the back-drop. As you can see, our weather has been holding, and I hope yours has also. Everyone take care now, stay safe, and we’ll see you next time.
Just thought I would put up a few of the pictures that I didn’t include in the last post, that were actually taken on the same day. That particular Saturday was just so beautiful that aside from the pictures you’ve already seen, and these that I’m posting right now, I still have over a hundred more that I could pick through in search of enough for at least one more reasonably-sized gallery. You’ll probably get to see those in the next posting. However, since it’s a little cool today, and I have a bunch of reading that I want to get into, I think everything today calls for a short but sweet gallery of about the same size as the last, and with that in mind, here we go. In the meantime, however, I hope all you wonderful people are having a great Spring, and I hope everyone is keeping healthy, happy, and safe. You have my best wishes and fondest thoughts for an amazing summer rapidly approaching, and in a world too often full of rude surprises, my prayers are always with each of you.
Close-Up Of Grouse Mountain Ski Slope Area From East Vancouver
Treasure In The Undergrowth
Dainty Pink Tulips
Definitely A Chubby Little Sparrow
Container Storage At The Port
Contrast In Green And White
Now How Is That For A Powder Puff
Looking Across Burrard Inlet At Cargill Plant And The North Shore Mountains
Dainty Pink-White Funnel-Cluster
Baby-Blue Spray Close-Up
I Never Even Noticed This Second Bird Flying Through The Shot Until Now_Lol
Now here’s a part of reorganizing my newly cleaned computer that I can really get behind. I’ve moved so many files in the last two days, I’m dreaming in alphabetical order. These are even the pictures that I had originally planned to show you, and how they suddenly showed up again is anyone’s guess. I kid you not, I checked the file location they were supposed to be in at least twice, and they weren’t there. Today, I sat down to find some replacement pictures and right there where they were supposed to be all along (and weren’t), they were. So here they are. Just a few shots I took while I was out enjoying one of the first beautiful Saturday’s we’ve had this Spring. I hope you enjoy them.
The Lions As Seen From East Vancouver
Tiny Pink Bells
From L-R_Crown_Dam_Camel Mountains As Seen From East Vancouver
Pretty Purple Clusters
Large Orange Blossoms
Large Orange Blossom Close-Up
When I Came Upon It I Thought It Was A Beautiful Mess_Lol
Trumpeting In The Spring
Must Be The Season For Dandelion Wine
White Blossom Trio
Red-Leafed Sapling 2
Spring Is Most Definitely Here
The Second Narrows Bridge (Iron Workers Memorial Bridge)
Here There Be Both Life And Death
White Blossom Lovers
Pink Tulip Trio_Side View
Large Orange Blossoms Hiding In The Grass
Pink Tulip Duo
I Have Always Been Fascinated By The Buildings Of Industry
Ski Slopes At Grouse Mountain Seen From East Vancouver
I Finally Backed Up Far Enough To Get The Whole Sugar Refinary In One Shot
Sorry about the break here. I had a nice new assortment of pictures all ready to post, when I got a virus, and had to wipe the computer clean. Though I had almost all my older pictures backed up, I cannot say the same for the last two weeks or so, and along with those, I also lost about 3 chapters of the writing I’ve been doing (which was only a rough draft anyway). Most important of all believe it or not, and something I have to admit I never really thought of, was the loss of my Bookmarks when I had to start fresh at Chrome. I never considered the amount of time I’ve put into building up a reference library, and the extensive research materials I had organized. Those things will take me at least a year to recover. My bad. So hopefully you are already smarter than me, but if one or two of you aren’t, and you can learn from my experience to back up your Bookmarks, then it won’t be a complete waste. I also got my computer completely cleaned and refurbished, so that’s also good. At any rate, I’ll be awhile getting things back together, and then just like that MacArthur fellow (if I have the right guy), “I shall return”. (Just so everyone is aware, I got the virus up at Google+, and I wasn’t the only victim. The first sign that you are infected is that you keep ending up on incorrect pages when you click on links. If you catch it then (virus scan) I think you can get rid of it, but if you (like myself) wait too long, you turn your computer on one day and find yourself greeted with a black screen showing only a mouse curser and nothing else. At that point, you’ve got a sizable problem.)
With our weather still on-again-off-again around here in Vancouver, one has to take whatever breaks in the clouds and the rain that can be found to snap whatever pictures happen to be available. What this results in quite often is a large number of pictures that may not follow a common theme, or plan, but are still worth taking a quick look at nonetheless. So what I’ve done, and may even do again in the next little while, is put together a larger-type gallery of photos that may or may not have anything to do with each other. Some will, others won’t. Hopefully, you’ll find one or two that meet with your approval. In the meantime, I hope Spring is breaking out nicely for everyone, and I hope everyone is keeping safe and happy. Until next time, take care.
Magnolias_Like Little White Flames
Cherry-Blossoms Bathed In Heavenly Light
A Pleasant Break In The Weather
About One Third Of The BC Sugar WareHouse
Community Garden By The Railway Tracks In East Vancouver
Got The Time
Doing My Best To Get Two Thirds Of This Massive Warehouse In The Frame
I Love This Building_It Looks Mysterious To Me_Lol
Trumpets Heralding The Start Of Spring
Fresh Snow On The North Shore Mountains
Graineries Down On The Waterfront
And Then The Signs Of Spring Started Appearing Everywhere
One Of My First Hints That Spring Was Arriving
Spring Has Sprung The Grass Has Riz_ I Wonder Where The Birdies Is
Looking Across The Georgia Straits At The North Shore Mountains
What We Need Now Is Some Leaves
Go West Young Man Go West
Cherry Blossoms and Magnolias Have Taken Over My City
We Are Definitely Seeing A Lot Of These In Vancouver Nowadays_So Where Is My Marguerita
Well, it looks like we got a little look at the changing of seasons today. The rain stopped, and the sun came out accompanied by a nice gentle breeze that had springtime pretty much written all over it. Everything smelled so clean and fresh that I had no trouble stepping away from the keyboard for a bit, while I went out for a walk and even snapped a few pictures along the way. Coming back in, I thought I would put out this post, recharge my camera battery, have a quick bite to eat, and then see if I couldn’t get a few more shots in before the sun went down tonight. I figure since I’ve now racked up somewhere in the area of 34,000 words, on 128 pages, spread over 8-9 pretty rough chapters (I’m actually working on smoothing out Part 1 these days, which is why the word-count is not increasing very rapidly), I can manage to justify a couple of consecutive days off to let my thoughts settle down.
So anyway, here’s a few pictures I took this morning, and a couple I took some time ago. I hope you find at least one or two you like. I also hope that your weather is as nice as mine is, and that you are having a wonderful week-end. In the meantime, stay safe, healthy and happy, and we’ll see you next time around. Have a great one.