Tuesday, 31 January 2017

ICE ON THE RIVER

What can we say about this winter? 
We've had more cold weather and snow than normal.
But what really stands out is the ICE 
that appeared on the river!
It gathered around our canoes.... 
....and our neighbour's boats
The ducks....
....and the swans
 were not amused!
Now that January is over, 
life on the river has returned to normal.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

OCTOBER STORMS BRING BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS

October brings lots of rain
 and stormy weather to the river.
Dark clouds cover the sky.
But soon give way to some of the best sunsets of the year.
 It's definitely the month for the
 pinks and purples to come out...
 ...sometimes stretching from West to East.
 And the clouds add their own intensity.
Whether it's stormy or calm, we love it when a swan...
....or a pair of ducks swim into the sunset shot.
Dedicated Sunset photographers 
often set up their equipment 
a bit further down the road at Wellington Point.

The other October event is the arrival 
of the Wrangel Island Snow Geese 
at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, where they spend the winter.
http://www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com/
 Occasionally we see them a few at a time.
 But usually they arrive in huge flocks,
 sometimes blocking the sky.
And settle in at the sanctuary or in nearby farmer's fields....
....where they snack on pumpkins and other crops.




Saturday, 10 September 2016

LADNER VILLAGE MARKET

Sunday, September 11 will be the last
Ladner Village Market Sunday for this 20th season.
Thousands of people come to the village 
to buy from over 160 vendors.
It can get crowded!
 Lots of fruits and veggies
Arts and Crafts
Baked Goods
Pickles, Olives and Oils
Fudge
 and Entertainment
 This is one of our favourite vendors....we have several pieces of his art in our garden
Lots more information on their website
http://ladnervillagemarket.com/

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

LADNER CAR SHOW AND QUILT WALK

The Third Sunday in August sees Ladner Village
 awash in Cars and Quilts.
Red cars, like this gorgeous oldie, were popular this year
....and these
....this red slopeback 
 ...these red flames
 ...and even a red model car!
Black and  Blue Beauties came out to have their photos taken.

Last year, the organizers added a Pin Up Pageant to the event.
and several Local Beauties vied to be this year's Miss Ladner.
Meanwhile, people strolled and admired Quilts
 hanging in windows and heritage buildings.
 
 A few were tastefully displayed with the cars.

 And at the end of the day, everyone wished 
they could take this Woodie home!