In the Heights, a suburb of north Burnaby founded in 1909, I found a beautiful Monkey Puzzle tree back in October and couldn't resist taking a few more photos. The first image is of the crown and the second is of the whole tree on a side street. It's not the largest specimen I've seen (there are much larger ones in the area) but it will give you an idea what the tree looks like. There will be more photos later since I plan a trip to Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver where large trees are found.
Monday, December 31, 2007
Well, the lower Fraser Valley may be green, as the above photo of Hastings Park in Vancouver will attest, but the mountains certainly have snow. The image below is of Grouse Mountain on the north side of Burrard Inlet. There is certainly enough snow to make the skiers happy! These photos were taken a week ago today (Monday). It was sunny, above freezing temperature-wise but there was a cold wind blowing which made it feel much colder than the thermometer would suggest.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Christmas is fast approaching, so to get you in the mood, here are some lights from St. Paul's Hospital on Burrard Street in Vancouver. These photos are from last year though but they're up again this year as bright and beautiful as ever. My work schedule (and the weather) doesn't allow me to get around as much as the previous year unless the days off and the weather co-operate. Enjoy these images just the same.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Last week during a break in all the rain and before the colder weather with snow came, I got off the bus early and decided to walk the rest of the way home after a night of work. The fresh air and the walk did me good. Despite the approaching winter, all is not dead and lifeless yet. There are some shrubs in flower and colurful berries to see. Note the holly berries below.
After just over two months without the internet, I'm back. Toward the end of October I took this photo of a grove of cherry trees in colour. They are on the western end of Burnaby Mountain behind the Horizon Restaurant. Enjoy! There will be more to come.