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Dramatic Waterfront

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December ushered in a fresh dose of stormy weather, following November’s sharp, clear snapping cold (unusual for balmy Vancouver).

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Weather shifts make dramatic skies, intense sea-lighting effects below the ever dramatic coast and mountain/skyscraper backdrop.IMGP9674

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MARINE ART AT VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM

Vancouver Maritime Museum:  SALT MIST SEASONS   1A-WEB-SALT MIST-JPGMARINE ART EXHIBITION             1905 Ogden Ave. Vanier Park, Vancouver, BC

TK Gallery  Marine Art 48°- 51° N Latitudes http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com/salt-mist-seasons  Southern Islands, to Vancouver and Howe Sound (featured below with milky turquoise seas and Squamish winds).

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Paintings and Photos of BC Vessels & Coast at VMM

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Snowflake Season in Vancouver

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Sunday afternoon ‘Hot Rum’ yacht racers on English Bay facing drifting condition in mid-December.IMGP7598 All they need is an audience!

 

….while shoppers shop near Vancouver’s waterfront…never far from saltchuck, the city’s core is on a (dozen blocks deep) slim peninsula.

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March: sun and rain days

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Mystery Flower on rock, Bloedel Conservatory

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Rainbow over the cityscape – Indoors or outdoors, March sun and rain days offer gorgeous Vancouver vistas near the shore.

 

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Rain or shine, the weather’s always fine in my house!


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Stanley Park’s seawall in winter blues and greens

On Stanley Park’s Seawall there’s more than meets the eye, from Eagle’s flights announced loudly from high in the Doug Firs, to tiny shells hidden under middens of wave action pounding at low tide. From art inspired by beaches, to bike and walking lanes sporting new red paint separations. Where have you found treasures along this coast shoreline? For more fun info about the Kitsilano Beach side of the seawall visit the seawallchronicles video at  http://insidevancouver.strutta.com/entries/10263

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If you ever catch a glimpse of stark white (heads or tails) on a dark black heavy feathered body, while looking up through the fir branches along the Stanley Park west side seawall, you might also listen for the Bald Eagle’s yodel cry “ee-eeee-ee-eee”. If you’re luckier still you may see baldies swooping low to swipe a fish on the wing. Next post: heron sightings!

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Shell Studies in water color and pencil, or pastels and crayons, match up well with shell searches at low tide after the storms.

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Stanley Park in winter after wind and wave sweeping high tides last month, when part of the seawall was uprooted, trees, rock wall and all.


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Happy New Year, Joyful January!

IMGP4224IMGP4249Beautiful white snow covered mountaintop trees at Hollyburn Dec 31st across town from blue mountain frostings (above) seen from Vancouver, and then one of a series from blue-inspired leaf swirl painting/collages. IMGP4244


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The Christmas Tree and The Maple Leaf, as winter and holidays draw closer and closer. Here in Vancouver we still have lots of red and autumn leaves on  the city maples along boulevards, but not many on this one!

The Christmas Tree and the Maple Leaf (just below on pavement) at Wainborn Park Yaletown Vancouver. A chilly windy night but still holding above freezing, there's snow in the air, and the next morning thick on the mountains!
The Christmas Tree and the Maple Leaf (just below on pavement) at Wainborn Park Yaletown Vancouver. A chilly windy night but still holding above freezing, there’s snow in the air, and the next morning thick on the mountains!
SANTA’S LITTLE REINDEER WORKING HARD!
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Santa’s littlest reindeer can’t figure out where all the others have gone, he’s trying so hard to get that sleigh off the ground, but it doesn’t move an inch…”come on Rudolph, pull your weight! Oops, I think we’re stuck on the beach!”
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