Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tired snowman rests at Hycroft Christmas fair

Christmas at Hycroft offers many wonderful and expected sights, sounds and smells. But there can be surprises too. Today this tired snowman draped himself across the roof of the food kiosk, apparently in need of a nap.


The usual Christmas decor, treats, and shopping abounded, and while the Langley Ukelele Ensemble played carols in the courtyard, pianist Michael Molnar played indoors.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A fine send-off for The Reverend Dr. Don Grayston: peace worker, author, pilgrim and soul friend

Yesterday Christ Church Cathedral was packed with mourners for the the man known to his friends simply as Don. Former students and friends gathered with family in a service of thanksgiving for the time he shared with all of us. As Don would have wished, this funeral was  a joyful celebration of the time he so generously shared with fellow pilgrims on life's way. It was a sendoff worthy of this intelligent, serious, responsible, vibrant, and witty man.

Rest in Peace, Don Grayston.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Crow and gull add themselves to artistic composition

In the autumn sunshine at White Rock, a crow and a gull vied for the elegance stakes. They took turns posing on top of this sculpture on West Beach.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Rich autumn colour enjoyed in sunshine

These were taken a couple of days ago. After the last couple of days with the first snow and the killing frost, we have to face winter. No more dahlias or heliotrope or or cannas until next year.
Still a good time to plant more bulbs, though. I'll do is when the weather is a tiny bit warmer.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bikers enjoy White Rock sunset on a clear fall evening

This has been a lovely autumn for sunsets, and the good weather is supposed to return after yesterday's heavy rain. With an unexpected pause for snow!

These bikers took advantage of fair weather to ride along the beach at White Rock and enjoy the sunset.