Golden hour

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

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…

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…and this presentation by Destination British Columbia entitled The Wild Within.

Have you booked your tickets yet? 🙂

WPC: The Road Taken: Part 2

With the popularity of The Road Taken, my submission to this week’s Photo Challenge from Krista, here are a few more images of the breathtaking Arizona Landscape that is Glen Canyon taken on a memorable late afternoon in April 2015.

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Welcome to 2017

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The golden hour and the Vancouver skyline at the end of New Year’s Day 2017.

cloud illusions I recall

In July last year Ben challenged us to split our photos in two for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half. I had taken a photograph of the Wall Centre here in Vancouver surrounded by clouds and titled my post for the challenge Both Sides Now. Perhaps you remember it.

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For this week’s Discover Challenge: Song Ben asks us this time to “Tell us a story about a piece of music that stayed with you.” How could I not repeat my love of Joni Mitchell’s song Both Sides Now as I explained in this quote from my post in July 2015:

“I took this photo with my iPhone a few weeks ago looking up at the Wall Centre here in Vancouver. The words of Joni Mitchell’s song, Both Sides Now from her album Clouds, instantly came to my mind and a moment of warm reverie came over me as I looked up at the clouds and remembered hearing her voice for the first time in 1969. I was driving my old yellow Triumph TR2 down the Old Kent Road in London, and as she started singing on the car radio I had to pull over to listen to the rest of the song, a magical moment frozen in time and one which has remained with me ever since.”

Both my love of the song and of clouds themselves have never left me.  We are fortunate indeed where we live in Vancouver to enjoy glorious sunsets throughout the year, so often accompanied by wonderful cloud formations.  My camera is always to hand to record these masterpieces of nature that surround us every day.  What better way to share them with you, both as a gallery and a slideshow, and accompanied once again by the unforgettable voice of Joni Mitchell singing one of her greatest songs.

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all.

Joni Mitchell 1967

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the golden bough

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A view of English Bay last night during the golden hour and beneath the golden bough.
I think Virgil would have approved.

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Mirror, mirror on the bay
Who’s the fairest this eve of May?

No contest last night with this glorious sunset over Vancouver’s English Bay.

Studio 365: Day 243

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The Deltaport skyline at sunset from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal causeway on our return from Victoria last night.