photography

dogwood in the window

How much is that dogwood in the window?

British Columbia’s floral emblem in full and glorious bloom outside our window.
 

With apologies to the late Bob Merrill, lyricist, composer and screenwriter, who wrote the song from my childhood, “How much is that doggie in the window?” in 1952.

hoodoo you remind me of


 
Celebrating Victoria Day here in Canada with this photo of the Queen Victoria hoodoo in Bryce Canyon from our memorable visit hiking the hoodoos in 2015.
 

a dedication


 
In posting this beautiful bouquet of the tulips, which we brought back from the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Friday, my thoughts are with the family and friends of Lori Kaye who was murdered in the Poway Synagogue on Saturday and to whose memory they are dedicated.

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Always a special day visiting the annual Chilliwack Tulip Festival in the Fraser Vally.


 

light in the darkness


 
Yesterday I took this picture of one of our beautiful camellia’s illuminated by the afternoon sun. Today I was going to post it for a happy Easter Sunday but now it evokes a very different emotion with the news from Sri Lanka this morning. I post it now with a heavy heart and send heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all those suffering so far away but yet so close, and hope that its beauty will help ease the pain of yet another dark day.

a moment of reflection


 

Amidst the tranquil beauty of the Nitobe Memorial Garden on the University of British Columbia campus this morning this moment of reflection made my day,
hopefully it will make yours too.

 
Vimy Ridge Day 2019, commemorating the 3,598 killed and 7,004 wounded members of the Canadian Corps at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Northern France from April 9th to 12th, 1917, with photos from our moving visit to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy in 2012. 🇨🇦