Out walking on Spanish Banks this morning on this beautiful British Columbia Day these two caught my eye and seemed to express what this holiday is all about. Since this week’s Lens-Artist photo challenge is “Blue” what could be better.
Happy BC Day 🇨🇦
We returned from the grandeur of Utah and Colorado this week (post to follow) just in time to enjoy the last few days of the Tulips of the Valley tulip festival in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Just in time also to meet this week’s Photo Challenge: Lines in which Cheri asks us to “share a photo with a composition dominated by lines — hard or soft, straight or curvy, vertical or horizontal, or made in nature…”.
Those of you who follow The Changing Palette may remember my post from last year The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Tra La when we visited the Tulips of the Valley festival almost exactly a year ago. It was a glorious day once again this year and one that needs to be be shared as the Lines for Cheri could not have been more brilliant in every way. Enjoy.
When you walk the Seawall around Stanley Park in Vancouver you will enjoy one of the great city walks of the world. These photos taken on the last day of 2017 on a perfect end-of-the-year sunny Sunday morning show some of the sites you will see as you walk, jog, cycle or rollerblade the 8 kilometre pathway: the majestic totem poles at Brockton Point; Lions Gate Bridge with its backdrop of the snow-covered North Shore mountains; Siwash Rock and English Bay; sailboats moored in Coal Harbour; and the gleaming bronze statue of Harry Jerome who represented Canada in the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games winning the 100 metre bronze medal in 1964.
As your tour guide welcome to some of the gems of Vancouver.
Today’s spectacular Vancouver sunrise silhouetting Burrard and Granville Bridges
Perfect for this week’s Photo Challenge: Reflecting
was this glorious sunrise last weekend reflected in the water lapping Rathtrevor Beach
at the lovely Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort
, Parksville, British Columbia where I was staying.
An early morning walk along the beach followed with equally stunning reflections seen in the tidal pools left by the receding water.
You can see why our Province is known as Super, Natural British Columbia.
Enjoy the slideshow with a few more photos from the walk…
…and this presentation by Destination British Columbia entitled The Wild Within.
Have you booked your tickets yet? 🙂
No, my wanderlust has not taken me to the tulip fields of Holland but to the Tulips of the Valley Festival here in Chilliwack, British Columbia, an hour’s drive from Vancouver. My last visit to the festival was in 2015 and which I shared with you in my post Petal Power. With the Festival’s new location this year our visit on Tuesday was perfect for this week’s Photo Challenge as no borders needed to be crossed to visit this little piece of heaven on earth filled with its seven million blooms. Enjoy the slide show and have your spirits raised with this seasonly perfect Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the Mikado performed by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.