The New Year started off with a dump of snow in Vancouver and that would be the theme for much of January. The atmospheric stream that brought much-needed precipitation to California continued to travel up the West Coast and brought us more than we needed. Coupled with the politics in the United States, it was a stormy month indeed. Despite the title of this post, you can find a little brightness here. This is a selection of my photos posted to social media in January.
Sunset taken on the pier in White Rock, Canada.
From my difficult hike above Buntzen Lake near Vancouver, after a few hours of climbing, we reached this lake. Yes, this snowy scene is actually on frozen, tiny Wren Lake.
Under stormy skies…
loved these clouds from my walk at Mud Bay in Delta, Canada. When I first felt rain drops, I immediately walked briskly back to the car.
No storms here…
but some brightness from the dahlia, Ferncliff Terracotta, taken at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada. Summer.
Now, this was a frosty tree! I thought it would look good with a little garland and Christmas ornaments. Taken along the Mount Seymour trail, above North Vancouver.
Poppy and azalea…
A look forward to Spring in the gardens of Stanley Park, Vancouver.
It was great to get out for some fresh air and exercise at Buntzen Lake.
What do you see?
I see two faces in the clouds. Taken in the lilac garden at Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver. Springtime.
A snowy scene along the Mount Seymour trail.
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Brightness under stormy skies…
at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival in Abbotsford, Canada. Springtime.
A little cuteness from Springtime…
Gosling at Burnaby Lake in Burnaby, Canada.
Isn’t she pretty? Gloster Canary at the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver.
One of my favourite drives…
along Highway 16 in Jasper National Park, Canada. Summer.
More Spring colour featuring these pretty tulips at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.
Another view from the Mount Seymour trail.
Anemone and forget-me-nots in the gardens of Stanley Park.
For Squirrel Appreciation Day, I posted this from Burnaby Lake.
From my hike above Buntzen Lake, not quite a waterfall but still an amazing frozen formation.
Full moon setting…
Early morning over Vancouver.
A little chilly but I enjoyed a beautiful walk at Crescent Beach in Surrey, Canada.
Walking along the promenade and by the tracks at sunset in White Rock.
Springtime at Park & Tilford Gardens in North Vancouver.
Not a rainbow but a sunbow (I believe) at sunset in Vancouver.
Sunrise over Grouse Mountain above North Vancouver.
Beautiful sunrise over Metro Vancouver.
I certainly didn’t wander far on this cold New Year’s Day morning but I loved this scene after the snowstorm. Taken in the Fraser Valley of Canada.
A look ahead to Springtime and these orange tulips in the gardens of Stanley Park.
A frosty morning in Vancouver. Here we’re looking toward Mount Bishop, Farrer Peak, and Mount Dickens.
Pretty lily from a Summer visit to Darts Hill Garden Park in Surrey.
Enough with snow and ice. I’m really looking forward to Spring! I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for your time 🙂
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