Here’s some pics of the high water at the Falls and in my backyard. By the way, that little stick out in the center of the falls is a huge tree trunk! You can also see and hear a video of the falls HERE and one of the river rushing by my house HERE.
Yay! Some color in the valley today. The sun came out full and warm for awhile and then danced in the clouds for the rest of the day. The colors were so refreshing after a world of grey!
I was looking for the silver lining all day, and this glow near sunset was as good as it got. Very nice when the light pushes through the mist…
High river…but not flooding, thankfully. So different from the other day when it snowed. Compare the videos and sound of the river, low and high…SNOW HERE and RAIN HERE
The sky tells of rain and more rain…the river is rising!
A short tribute to what’s likely to be the last full on snow and ice of the season…we’ll see! It came, it froze, it flurried, it melted, it went.
This was actually a failed shot of a merganser, but I like the way it caught the snow falling on the river.
And here’s my best shot of the mergansers. It was tough to capture them with a zoom in the falling snow and moving river. They were also very busy fishing and were only above the surface for seconds before diving again. While far from perfect, I like the shot and how it shows how well their pattern blends with the snowy rocks and river’s surface.
It was a beautiful day to travel
I felt like I was near the border in no time
The Peace Arch was gorgeous
The sun on the water made the wait seem short as I enjoyed the view
The crow strolled back as we all inched slowly forward to the crossing
I hit another slow down near the George Massey Tunnel and again got to enjoy the pretty evening light
Increasing art and character welcomed me into the city
The mountain views were gorgeous as I progressed across town
And the sunset was striking the surroundings when I reached the home on the knoll where I was staying
We ate one of those meals where every bite is perfection at the new French Bistro, Wagon Rouge
I peeked out the attic windows both ways at sunrise and then went back to sleep in…ahhh vacation
My hosts were working a half day, so I took a leisurely walk to the local coffee shop
I was excited to see this seemingly unspookable Peregrine falcon on my way
It could not have been a more gorgeous day!
The Lions were frolicking in new snow and sunshine
I did some writing at Laughing Bean
The latte’ and pastry were both beautiful and tasty
Sandi picked me up and we enjoyed some more Vancouver character as we drove
We had lunch at The Village, which was, of course built as the Olympic Village a few years ago
Back at the house we had friends over for drinks and appies, and I didn’t take photos since I was catching up with old friends and enjoying new ones. So this photo is from the next day when snow settled in…what a contrast!
The temperature was mild enough that the snow mostly melted as it hit, so we took Kobe for some fun at Brighton Beach park
After we went to the home show, we warmed up at a brand new brew pub, Bomber
We had a fabulous woodfire pizza dinner later and saw a fun burlesque show. But again, I was taking it all in and didn’t take photos.
Sandi and Rodney, my good friends and generous hosts.
On my last day we went out to Deep Cove and shared an amazing donut with coffee
We visited the newly opened Deep Cove brewery, and the gal gave us a tour along with our tasters. Awesome!
She also gave us a taste of a distilled beer drink they are producing and working to perfect. She said they’re calling it a Beer Brandy at this point. A unique treat to try it.
Then it was back to my home away from home to pack up and hit the road. A little snow had accumulated in the neighborhood, but the roads were still clear
But the snow intensified as I went south and became slick on the road near the border
Peace Arch park was gorgeous
The Peace Arch itself couldn’t have looked more different than when I arrived, although it was still beautiful
South of the border the road got really ugly, and I had to skip my scheduled visit in Bellingham. I was very relieved when the roads cleared to heavy rain at Arlington and it was Home again Home again, clickety clack.
This was a fabulous trip. Thanks Sandi and Rodney for a great time!!
It snowed all day, and the wind was crazy. Back to brrrrr!
It’s supposed to return to wintry cold tomorrow, but today we all made the best of the warm sunshine!
I had fun watching the Stellar’s Jay enjoy his snack. CLICK HERE for a video of him ducking in and out between the branches and flashing his beautiful blue. Be sure to click HD for best view.