A photo tour through New Westminster, BC - Royal City - 49°12′25″N 122°54′40″W

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Giant Animals


Especially important in today's world of near total city and digital living are education centres, such as the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. Everyone needs to learn about nature and humanity's role in it (not over it; the correct preposition is important).

Friday, October 28, 2011



Keeping black bears away form human areas is difficult when said human areas are in the bears' area.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Big Leaf Maple


This is what the ground in every local park looks like these days.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Something Spooky


After work tonight a friend and I visited Potter's Haunted House, a yearly event where a local nursery builds an elaborate haunted house that scares the bejeezus out of everyone who enters.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011



Beware the chestnut tree! Nearly got conked on the head as I walked past.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011



Some of the unions represented at the Occupy Vancouver demonstration today.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Soak in the View


Beautiful view from the edge of the cranberry field. The mountain off in the distance is the very tall Mount Baker, in Washington State (USA). It's about 3200m tall, and is a (not very) active volcano.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Separator


After travelling through the long pipes, the cranberries and water are separated as they are pushed upwards towards this contraption at the top of the shipping container loaded on the back of a truck. I think I heard that this container holds something like $30 000 worth of cranberries.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cranberry Travels


After the cranberry boom part of the process, the cranberries and water travel through this tubing along the dykes in the field to reach the final stage: the sorter and shipping truck. Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cranberry Boom


It was the annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival today. To celebrate, I visited the Fort Wine Co and got to see part of the cranberry harvest in process. The cranberries are being sucked into a pipeline that runs them to the loading truck, after which they will be taken to the winery and made into delectable cranberry dessert wines.

Rumour has it, this cranberry bog is haunted by a ghost!

Friday, October 7, 2011



Love the light. Blue sky on one side, storm clouds on the other. There's mountains buried under those clouds!

Thursday, October 6, 2011



Wonder where that barge is heading with all of those crushed automobiles?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Guerilla Gardening


Gardening project created for unfortunate apartment dwellers who cannot convert their backyard into a food making centre. This one is near Joyce SkyTrain Station just across the border from Burnaby into Vancouver. There are quite a few of these around, making good use of what is essentially wasted space.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Standing Guard


These stumps always look like faces to me. The grooves were cut to place boards for the loggers to stand on as they sawed through metre upon metre of tree.

Hiking in North Vancouver, Lynn Loop.