Nature close to home

  Robins and birds flying all around – close to home! A little photoshop-ping and we have some nature shots right in the city.   Where is my chestnut?  This “little” (prob. was at one point) was right outside my balcony door looking at me ever since I left the one chestnut by the drain.  The little ones had been digging through my pots and spilling the soil all over so I thought I would save them doing it but…. They still like to perch on trees in the garden as others have seeds and birdhouses to draw them all … Continue reading Nature close to home

Art Crawl 2015 – Last Day – Railway Area

Our church just completed a 3 day fast (what’s that? another time to expound) to help us slow down in life to appreciate all that God places before us. Visiting artists one by one by foot is one way to slow down. Modo drove me from Parker Street to Railway. Driver Jackie shared that the cover of this year’s Georgia Straight, Leanne Christie is on Main Street not far from the Railway Ave studios.   I asked Leanne if one of her paintings was futuristic.  She laughed it could be.  I thought the painting at the far right was a … Continue reading Art Crawl 2015 – Last Day – Railway Area

Art Crawl 2015

Expressotec – Coffee machines & more – 1 yr old location at Clark Drive and Parker St. – Cappacino’s or expresso’s by Donation using Rancillo expresso machine. Twenty feet away the Modo vans pick up and drop off every 30 minutes to two other routes. Free 11 to 6pm but hit and miss. While waiting for the shuttle, I spoke with the manager of the shop and she showed me a few of the nicer machines.  They have classes each month about 2 hr per session on Saturday afternoons.  I spoke to her about making real GOOD hot authentic (dark) chocolate … Continue reading Art Crawl 2015

Remembrance Day in Vancouver

A lot of families and shoppers were frequenting DT on 11.11.15. Buses were re-routed so the first stop caught the start of the parade at Beatty and W. Pender Street. Climbed up on a street crane parked off Hastings Street. Lots of spectators and cameras everywhere. Soldier playing lament song on bugle. Medals galore. Returning to The Drive.  Another parade. Grandview Park cenotaph Continue reading Remembrance Day in Vancouver