Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of This World (Seagull Stampede on Clover Point)

There’s no question that the scenery on Vancouver Island is “out of this world.” That’s the first thing I thought of when I read the theme of this week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post.

But the challenge is also asking us to find a photo that takes a familiar scene and makes it look and feel like something out of this world. Read more

How to Be an Awesome Passenger on a Winter Drive

Last week, my husband and I travelled to Canmore, Alberta, and experienced some real winter weather. As a result, I thought I could write a helpful blog post with tips on safe winter driving.

But, who’s kidding who… I don’t actually drive. So instead, I’ll share some (mostly) helpful tips on how to be an awesome passenger when you’re on a road trip during the winter. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd (Travelling Alberta)

I love the topic of this week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post, to “explore the use of anonymity to express both that which is common to all of us and the uniqueness that stands out even when the most obvious parts of us are hidden.”

This week my husband and I were travelling through Alberta, and I took two photos that seem to fit this theme. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme (Inspired by Magnolias)

Before I moved to the West Coast, the only thing I knew about magnolias was that they were in the title of a very emotional movie called Steel Magnolias.

Then one day I discovered them outside our local library and rushed to take a photo. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

When I think of growth, I think of change – how it broadens our perspective and expands our horizons.

New Year’s Day brought us the first supermoon of 2018, a phenomenon where the moon happens to be full just as it’s orbiting closest to Earth. In July 2014 I photographed a supermoon from the deck of a BC Ferry.

First I watched the sunset. Read more

The “Perfect” New Year’s Photos?

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 is to pull out my long-neglected “real” digital camera and take more photos of the great outdoors. So yesterday, camera in hand, my husband and I headed out to our favourite spot near the ocean. (Yes, you guessed it – Dallas Road.) It was sunny in the early afternoon, so I was sure I was going to get the “perfect” photo of a pre-New Year’s Eve sunset to end 2017 with a bang.

Well, as we got closer to our destination, the clouds started closing in, and raindrops were falling. “But I need my perfect photos!” I told myself, and off we headed down the path. Read more

West Coast Winter: Christmas Edition

On the West Coast, we often sing the song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” and mean it, since white Christmases only happen here in our dreams.

But this year, for the first time I can remember, Victoria got one of those magical snowfalls like the kind in a Hallmark movie, where snowflakes started falling softly on Christmas Eve and created a blanket of white by Christmas morning. Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge – 2017 Favorites

To celebrate the end of the year, The Daily Post has asked us bloggers to share the most meaningful photo(s) we’ve taken in 2017.

This year I spent a lot of time asking my cellphone, “Why can’t you take better pictures?” But sometimes it surprised me by doing a pretty good job, so I’d say my favourite photos of 2017 are these ones. Read more