Monday, May 30, 2011

It's nice to have money.....

And be living just a stone's throw from our resident billionaire's place.

Looking for lunch....

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fresh snow on the peaks today


The sun came out for a few minutes after a cool rain, and this is the rooftop across the street as it warmed up.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Melting, at last....

The snow on this slide area is usually gone by now. Welcome to Global Warming, Kiddies! My theory: this will eventually become another ice age perhaps. The warming increases evaporation, which increases moisture in the air, which increases precipitation, which causes cooling, which results in snow instead of rain, and there you have it: another ice age. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Computer hint.....

You may already have thought of this, but if not, then try this if your mouse begins to get a bit sticky instead of sliding smoothly on whatever you're using it on..... sprinkle a little baby powder or talcum on the spot where you use it, and spread it around evenly. The mouse will love it, and so will you.

Grouse Mtn from West Vancouver

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Seawall Walk in West Vancouver

Taken from the pier at the foot of 25th Street in West Vancouver, looking east toward Lions Gate Bridge and the inner harbour.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mystery solved....

This isn't a Dogwood - it's a white Magnolia, says our head gardener.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The mists of time.....

A more artistic version of the shot below this, before the fog lifted.

Zooming in....

There's some noise in this because it's around 30 or 40X, but it isn't too bad when we can count the branches on trees that are between 3 and 4 miles away in less than ideal light conditions.

The leaves are mostly out now....

And it's a nice shade of green.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fifty years for $50

The picture is of the front cover of a new book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of B.C. Hydro, and it will only cost you $50.00.

The picture shows the original project on the Peace River, and was taken before the reservoir had reached its normal operating level. When it was built in the 1960s it was one of the 25 largest hydro sites in the world.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring Cleaning

In case the weather improves, it will be nice to have clean windows. His bucket (at the foot of the ladder) fell off the roof a while ago, and we hope he doesn't do that too.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

More flowers

This is a couple of days old, because the weather isn't nice today (again).

Tuesday, May 3, 2011