Staring Contest

Spences Bridge
Rocky Mountain Bighorn

A pair of bighorns wandering on the side of the road near Spence’s Bridge, perhaps deciding which way to go next. I’m getting eyeballed by the female as I take the photo while the ram could care less. Maybe he was expecting some birds to show up for the photo session.


Rising Up

Work in Progress
Work in Progress

About a third of the way to the eventual 24 story highrise.  The plan is to keep seniors locked up in the vertical tower for as long as they can afford the premium rents. But look at the nice horizontal lines during construction.

On Track

Southeast to Blaine
Southeast to Blaine

Since WordPress decided to discontinue the weekly photography challenge, I’ve had to question the future direction of this blog. After all, it was set up solely for the purpose of the WPC back in November 2014 when I paused to read one of the emails from WP.  How simple and easy to participate. Wait for the weekly prompt, scroll though my photos until inspiration strikes, encase in a small unobtrusive frame, write a sentence or two, add the link and upload. Then back to resting and contemplating the fate of the universe. Later during yet another relaxing break, I would slowly peruse other posts adding the odd comment and hitting the like button. Always liked the way the button came in various languages – me gusto many entries.

Now I’m left to come up with my own prompts or direction. Each time I think about it all, I tire out and call for a time out. A first possibility, I could run the alphabet for 26 days. Ah yes, A is for aardvark rolled off the tongue. Then I realized there are no aardvarks in my neighbourhood which makes it difficult to grab a photo. Next was A for ants but my camera does not have that thousand dollar close up lens so I would have to call the post – S for spots. A short lived notion was to blindly use Wikipedia pages, my initial random pick was the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Using death, famine, war and pestilence, however would simply be stealing the daily news headlines and trying to pretty them up a bit. Maybe a vacation is needed in order to ease the stress on my aching brain.

About my photo today – two observations. No matter how long I stared into the distance, no answer was forthcoming. And secondly, after an online search I discovered there are a slew of restaurants in North America named ‘Track’s End’. Very original.

And by the way, didn’t take me long to figure out I wasn’t on track – I was on the tracks.

Final Time

Hop, Skip and a Jump

Sad to see the WPC come to an end. Reusing the photo I used for “Leapfrogging into the Distance’ which was my post in response to ‘Depth’. I’ve always considered it quite magical to hike up mountains surrounded by clouds, until you break out to the gorgeous views with only whiteness below. Looking forward to today’s posts.

The Chief

Stawamus Chief
Stawamus Chief

One of my favorite hikes which we try to get in once a year. Since we’re not rock climbers, going up the face is not an option but there is a steep hike up the backside which gets you to the top. This photo was taken from the north summit looking down to the somewhat lower south summit. If you ever find yourself passing through Squamish why not stop by and give it a try.