Vancouver

The green dumpster

by Carol Browne on February 23, 2015 · 0 comments

in Photos, Street photos, Vancouver

Green dumpster

This is another photo from the 3 hour tour of  a photo walk from Saturday. I’m not sure why I like this photo. There’s garbage in it! I think it’s just the colours – red & green. You don’t see that too often in a dreary old alley way. For some reason, I also like the barbed wire. WEIRD. I like how it looks. I don’t want to decorate our house with it or anything. I just like it. I don’t understand that at all.

ANYWAY, I had the nicest surprise for dinner tonight. I stayed downtown to meet some friends. Mike had the day off and took some photos in Steveston AND picked up some delicious meat at place called, The Hog Shack. That was the tastiest meat I’ve ever eaten. I had some pulled pork with a little sauce. I’m not much for any kind of sauce on meat – BBQ sauce? Blech. Teriyaki sauce? GROSS. Just plain old meat with some salt, pepper and spices? Yes!

I am going to be dreaming about that dinner tonight.

Other things I’ll be dreaming about? Being the instagram photographer at the Oscars. Instead, look at these beautiful portraits by Mark Selinger of well dressed famous people. The portraits are awesome.

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Counting the sheep

by Carol Browne on February 22, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, General, Photos, Sewing, Vancouver

Eye level sheep

Yesterday afternoon before the Maria Bamford show, Mike and I wandered around Granville Street and the surrounding areas. After following the drum beats to Holt Renfrew to see the Lion Dancers, we headed a couple of blocks over the Vancouver Art Gallery and found about a billion little sheep covering the grassy area of the VAG (Heh. I know. That’s what the locals call it. VAG. Heh.). Okay, maybe not a billion, but more than 10! I’m good with numbers!
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Spotted! Blossoms!

by Carol Browne on February 17, 2015 · 0 comments

in Photos, Vancouver

Whoa. I guess this is seriously spring. Unless we experience a severe cold snap, I think spring has sprung for us on the West Coast. First, magnolia blossoms, and some of them are nearly open, way past the bud stage.

Magnolia

And…the cherry blossoms aren’t quite as close to opening, but they are getting ready.
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Mini daffs at night

by Carol Browne on January 20, 2015 · 0 comments

in Vancouver

MIni daffs at night

A long, long time ago, back in the 1900s, I lived in a blustery, wintery city in Alberta. And one time in February, I hopped on a plane to visit my aunt & uncle in White Rock. They took me to Granville Island and I could not believe the flowers that were in bloom in February. Just a few hours earlier I was in the freezing prairies. I bought a container of tulips – still planted in dirt – and I was able to take it on the plane back to Calgary as a carry on. THAT’S how long ago that was. Can you imagine anyone bringing dirt and live tulips on a plane now? Probably not going to happen.

I often think back to that visit and am quite appreciative that I’m on this side of the Rockies. Especially when I find a bunch of teeny daffodils in the middle of January. I know they’re forced open, but still, little daffodils! In the dead of winter! In the city! And at night, no less.

I still haven’t quite gotten out during daylight hours too much – except to buy a Flat White at Starbucks. Today was the first day of the portfolio show for work, so I was on a mission all day. After I put the last poster up for the night and walked out on to Hastings Street, I noticed these little guys in the planter.

I love these little flowers.

They make me feel optimistic.

And hopeful!

Must be a pre-spring feeling.

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Look up

January 13, 2015

I quickly snapped this photo near a construction site after work. I didn’t get out during daylight hours again, but I did step out for a late lunch around 4 pm and it was still light out. Hooray! I think the days are slowly getting longer. I spotted this sign in the window of some […]

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The day that sped by like a blur

November 4, 2014

#TinType #Hipstamatic no idea of what this means. But it looks cool! A photo posted by Carol Browne (@carolbrowne) on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:23pm PDT That was weird. Today just flew by. I guess some days are just like that, but I can’t even tell you what I did. Sadly, not much to report today, […]

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A procession at Mountain View Cemetery

November 2, 2014

In stillness, I, light-bodied, set out for the other world Hamon, 1804 (as seen at the graveyard) Last night Mike and I went to the Mountain View Cemetery to attend the procession walking around the burial ground. It’s pretty much the most fun I’ve ever had at a graveyard. I had no idea what to […]

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Chucky’s back

October 27, 2014

A few days ago, one of my work pals said, “Hey! Someone’s got that doll from that movie in their window dressed up like a mummy! I think it’s that Chucky doll.” THIS is how I found about Chucky? Sad, kind of. I wish I had discovered him myself. I did console myself by knowing […]

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Horses in the city

October 24, 2014

My work buddy, Mimi, and I went for a little walk to see the solar eclipse. We walked down to the Vancouver Sun & Province building at the foot of Granville Street to get the perfect view. Sadly, it was so cloudy that we couldn’t even find the sun, let alone see the moon action […]

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Looking

October 7, 2014

Whoa! I am up late on a school night. After meeting up with some friends, I took long train ride home. A very long train ride. I won’t go into the details, but I could not stop looking at someone on the train who had her thumb and her first finger in her nostril. Two […]

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