Thursday, 31 January 2013

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Vedder Crossing Bridge

The Vedder Crossing Bridge (1948) is still in use today...
here the river makes an interesting name change...
on east side of the bridge the river is called the Chilliwack River
and on the west side, the Vedder River.

I am not a fisherwoman : ),
but this is a very well known popular fishing area.
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Monday, 28 January 2013

Dairy Barn Charm - Prairie Central Rd

Taken a few weeks ago...
this dairy barn has been well maintained...

...interestingly enough,
it is msissing one window... the hay loft.
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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Afternoon Cheer

There is nothing better
 than late afternoon sun
 shining its bright rays into the house,
glowing on the fireplace mantel,
at the end of a rainy day. : )
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Friday, 25 January 2013

Foggy World

...we are in a foggy, wet world...
...but it is still beautiful, is it not?
:  )

Thursday, 24 January 2013

My Garden - Colour in winter

The Barberry Bush berries  gives a cheerful red accent
to my winter garden...
...and the Beautyberry  bush is still
in full colour.  What is not to like about these?  :  )
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Wednesday, 23 January 2013


While shooting this picture I noticed a man walking across
the gravel embankment of the river.....

...when suddenly numerous seagulls burst into the air...
and then I realized... many, many birds had been sitting quietly...

..and now, disturbed, were soaring in circles above the river.
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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Valley View in Winter

Here, on the West Coast , we enjoy soggy, mild winters
and very little snow....

...but we have a delightful  front row view of snowy winter
 on the mountain ranges.

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Monday, 21 January 2013

Gambrel Barn Charm - Banford Rd

Last week, as I wandered around

on an optimally gorgeous day...
(we've had a few of those lately.  : )

I found this barn,
 and what really appealed to me was the stunning back drop...

to this weathered, faded, red Gambrel roof barn.
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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Tea House - Grow your Blog

Hi!  My name is Nell and I am joining Vicki's

"Grow your Blog".
A big Thanks to Vicki!
I am a Christian wife, mother and grandmother
and began this blog in 2011 so as to have a reasonable excuse
for taking so many photos, while my dear husband
waits patiently, ... so patiently while
I take one more photo.

I enjoy taking photos of God's beautiful world,
I spend hours tending my large flower garden,
 running is my best medicine,
and I love music.  : )
We live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Last August, while visiting Lake Louise
 we hiked ran up the trail
to the teahouse...
(The Lake Agnes tea house, rebuilt in 1981
has been serving tea since 1905)
 ... a rustic teahouse that
offers a menu of at least
a hundred different teas.

We enjoyed the expansive view
as we sipped our hot chocolate,
a memorable morning
in God's beautiful world.
(yes, they had hot chocolate on the menu as well. : )
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Friday, 18 January 2013

Fog Creeping in at Sunset

The setting sun...

...and the golden tinged, creeping fog...

...mark the end of another...
...beautiful winter day.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

My Garden - Snowberries

The snowberry (shrub) adds interest
to the winter garden...
...however the waxy berries are poisonous.

This Daylily looks like it is going to burst into bloom... does not appear to know that it is winter.....: )

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Winter Water

Enjoying the gorgeous sunhine today...
...the blue sky reflected in the Chilliwack River.....

...the frigid water never ceases
to rush along it's journey. 
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013


The last week has seen freezing temperatures,
creating ice patterns on puddles and.....

...there is so much salt on the road
it appears a startling white.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Barn Charm - Overgrown

Another farm, overgrown.....


with wild blackberries...

...and falling into disrepair...

...neglected, but picturesque
on a beautiful, sunny, winter day.
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