Thursday, April 24, 2008

Vancouver: Granville market rocks

So I got to spend this past Monday in Vancouver with my lovely wife and my Dad. We spent most of the day in Granville Market, which is where these pictures come from. Granville is Vancouver's answer to Pike Place; probably about the same number of vendors, but laid out much better (more room to walk and places to sit and eat).

Julie and Dad enjoying lunch

Julie being tempted by some pastries

A wide shot of part of the market

This is a new kind of "berry" that none of us had seen before

Me and my Dad trying out some nice chairs

The market is on a small island called Granville Island...makes sense, huh?

Also a fun kids area

Just another night in Bellingham...

I wish we lived someplace beautiful... :-)

Sunset over Bellingham Bay

Monday, April 21, 2008

New and Old

A New Blog Post of some Old Pics. I was watching a slide show of all the pictures I've ever taken and realized that I have quite a catalogue of stuff, so I thought I'd share some of them. Note: all the pictures on this post are taken with an Olympus 2 MP (low resolution, old camera, not a great camera, but took decent pictures).

This pictures was taken from the spot that I asked Julie to marry me.

Some really cool tree bark that Julie spotted

This is arguably the best meal I've ever had. It's a picture from our honeymoon in Maui at a restaurant called "Pacific-O." The fish is called "Opakapaka," also known as "Pink Snapper." It's hard to find in Maui, but they were serving it up this week with a fresh mango salsa and it was awesome.

One more for ya: a dragonfly caught on camera at the Arboretum in Seattle. You can imagine how close I had to get to him with a camera that didn't have much of a zoom.

More to come later!

Saturday, April 12, 2008


So there we were, every day the same; rain, cool, highs in the low 50's, lows in the mid 30's, hail, sleet, gray and misty, ugh. Then, out of the blue, a jolt from the great sunny south...this mysterious yellow orb appeared in the sky casting a warmth not felt in these parts since, well, sometime in 2006 I think.

Needless to say, Julie and I were duped...we went to the market, and went on a hike thinking we were going to have a beautiful summer day. Well, we forgot that it's only early April and none of the snow had melted. Our destination? Lost Lake. Well, needless to say, the lake remained lost and we never found it. However, thanks to my wonderfully adventurous wife, we did wander around in the woods looking for the trail!

"view from the parking spot, overlooking the valley"

"one of the few spots you could actually see the trail

"View of the Canadian Mountains"

Monday, April 07, 2008

More beauty from Stimpson

The sun was out for a little today, and you can tell that Spring is knocking on the door here. The frogs were out and some new things were out too (the mushrooms on the log and the lizard). Speaking of lizard, anyone know anything about what kind of lizard that is? I didn't really know those types of things existed in our NW forests...