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Rainy flower stand

by Carol Browne on March 25, 2015 · 0 comments

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Flower stand

Man. Did it ever come down today! I took some photos over on Granville Street, safe under my umbrella. I somehow got a photo completely out of focus, but totally liked how it turned out. Wonky, splotchy bits of colour and an umbrella! And you can see the lines of the rain coming down.

Could I do this again on purpose?

Probably not.

Here’s the flower stand in focus.

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Sort of like snow.

by Carol Browne on March 19, 2015 · 0 comments

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Kind of like snow.

My in-laws sent over some photos of the weather they’re having in Nova Scotia. BRUTAL! Snow up past the windows! Piles and piles of snow. Something crazy like 72 centimetres in 6 hours. They are snowed in. For realz.

I was thinking of those poor souls today. I have to say, it was miserable and raining all day. A really wet one. But the evening was dry enough to take some photos.

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Chinatown at dusk

by Carol Browne on March 18, 2015 · 0 comments

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Dusk in Chinatown

I had a photoshoot tonight in Chinatown, which was lovely. On my way home, I took some photos on the very quiet street to the skytrain. It was a peaceful walk, which I didn’t even realize until I started typing this just now.

Most of the shops were closed, but the Gum Wing was open.
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Please enjoy this view.

by Carol Browne on March 11, 2015 · 1 comment

in General, Photos, Vancouver

I did today.

The view!

I went to a gaming networking event put on by DigiBC after work tonight. THIS was all around us (we were in a fancy lawyer’s office in a high rise building downtown.). In all my time living in Vancouver, I have never seen the city from this vantage point. And I’ve been in MANY buildings around the Lower Mainland. I used to visit employers at their offices all the time, so I thought I’d pretty much seen all the good views. Obviously not! I love seeing the Marine Building from this view. The Marine building is the oldie time building with the green triangle top.

So. I may or may not have to finish putting the sleeve on my mini-quilt to submit to Quilting Bee tomorrow night. *shifty eyes*.

Yah. This week has pretty much gotten away from me.

I will soldier on and remember this for next time.

Time Management Skills. I need them.

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Totally forced

March 9, 2015

Yes, they are TOTALLY forced because the tulips aren’t supposed to be open until next month. But wait! Or are they? I just checked the RoozenGaarde Bloom map and they are predicting tulips THIS MONTH! WHAT? Yes! Good thing I checked. We need to go across the border to see rows and rows of tulips. […]

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Reflections

March 3, 2015

I took a walk today on my lunch break and enjoyed the sunny sun and the chilly air. It was a teensy bit chilly. I could feel it thought my jean jacket. *Dodging tomatoes and heads of lettuce from out East!* Anyway, I headed out for a quick jaunt toward the library and found this […]

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The green dumpster

February 23, 2015

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 […]

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Counting the sheep

February 22, 2015

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 […]

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Spotted! Blossoms!

February 17, 2015

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

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Mini daffs at night

January 20, 2015

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 […]

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