Friday, November 30, 2007

Home a Week

I've been home again for a week. Tomorrow is the day so soon I'll be getting back to normal and taking some photos again. It's been beautiful here. Weather and the view.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Full Moon Rising

There it was. The full moon rising over the city...over the mountains. Notice all of the cranes in the foreground of the first photo. Vancouver is getting ready for the 2010 Olympics.

Morning Fog in Vancouver

I was up early this morning and looking out of my hotel room window. The sun rising between the buildings through the fog caught my eye. If you click on the image and view the larger version you can see the shape of the fog swirling. Beautiful.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ocean Going Traffic

It's been a cloudy rainy day again. Not heavy rain and not constant, but enough to keep me indoors.

Click on the first photo to see an eagle hanging out on the tree top on the right.

The ferry heading out.

A tug, pulling out a log boom. Click on the photo to get a larger view.

Here's the whole boom heading off to market.

November Roses

The climate here is very mild. Our summers aren't extremely warm (usually around 70F) and our winters are mild too (usually around 40F). These roses are still blooming just outside my door. Notice the buds behind the blossom in the second photo. More roses yet to come.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Short Days

It's that time of year. The days are short. It's not light until about 8am and it's dark by about 5:30pm. And we aren't yet to the shortest day of the year so light will continue to be limited for a while yet. On top of short daylight hours, it's been just raining, raining, raining. And who wants to be out with a camera in the rain? Not me and not my pooch.

We've also been having horrific wind storms...which mean power outages. This week we've suffered a power outage and been cut off from the world by a slide that blocked the highway and took three days to open a lane and I hear that today...five or six days since the slide they are still working at the slide site and there are delays in traffic.

I'm working away on things beady so some kind of creative things are happening. I must get out with the camera soon, even if just to record some of the bare trees.